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Mastering Kali Linux Wireless Pentesting

By : Brian Sak, Jilumudi Raghu Ram
Book Image

Mastering Kali Linux Wireless Pentesting

By: Brian Sak, Jilumudi Raghu Ram

Overview of this book

Kali Linux is a Debian-based Linux distribution designed for digital forensics and penetration testing. It gives access to a large collection of security-related tools for professional security testing - some of the major ones being Nmap, Aircrack-ng, Wireshark, and Metasploit. This book will take you on a journey where you will learn to master advanced tools and techniques to conduct wireless penetration testing with Kali Linux. You will begin by gaining an understanding of setting up and optimizing your penetration testing environment for wireless assessments. Then, the book will take you through a typical assessment from reconnaissance, information gathering, and scanning the network through exploitation and data extraction from your target. You will get to know various ways to compromise the wireless network using browser exploits, vulnerabilities in firmware, web-based attacks, client-side exploits, and many other hacking methods. You will also discover how to crack wireless networks with speed, perform man-in-the-middle and DOS attacks, and use Raspberry Pi and Android to expand your assessment methodology. By the end of this book, you will have mastered using Kali Linux for wireless security assessments and become a more effective penetration tester and consultant.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Mastering Kali Linux Wireless Pentesting
About the Authors
About the Reviewer

Name resolution spoofing

When a client is looking to access a resource either via a web browser or from a command-line tool, they most often rely upon some sort of name resolution service to map the name of the host, domain, or resource to an IP address rather than specifying it directly. It is impractical to type in every time you want to access, since it is much easier to remember the name rather than the IP address. Furthermore, it is unlikely that an individual will know what IP addresses each hostname maps to since DNS and NBNS have been set up to eliminate this requirement. An attacker can use this to their advantage by manipulating the results that these name resolution services provide to users and then redirecting their requests to resources that he controls and trick them into divulging sensitive information or to sites that can exploit various host or browser vulnerabilities.