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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

Configuring Ettercap for DNS spoofing

To use Ettercap in order to carry out DNS spoofing, we need to give Ettercap some additional privileges. Follow these steps:

  1. Use a text editor and edit the /etc/ettercap/etter.conf file.

    #nano /etc/ettercap/etter.conf
  2. Change the gid and uid that Ettercap uses to 0. This will allow the process to run as root and manipulating interface or operating settings to accomplish our goals will not be an issue.

  3. Edit the configuration for dns_spoof plugin for Ettercap. Again, use a text editor and edit the file at /etc/ettercap/etter.dns.

  4. In the redirection section of the file titled microsoft sucks ;), you will be adding in the domain names you would like to redirect to your local server. In this example, we will be adding the gateway.local DNS name. You can also add other hostnames, domain names, or wildcard domain names such as the given * example. When the user attempts to access anything at the domain name, they will be redirected to...