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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
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Chapter 6. Man-in-the-Middle Attacks Using Evil Twin Access Points

As discussed in the previous chapter, man-in-the-middle attacks represent a real threat to the confidentiality and integrity of the wireless network and the clients who access it. We saw how traffic can be captured and manipulated between legitimate clients and the resources they are trying to access. We also explored how we can manipulate an existing wireless network to redirect client traffic flows. Another, and potentially more effective, way to see all of a client's wireless traffic is to become the access point they connect to.

In this chapter, we will set up an evil twin access point and, effectively, become the network infrastructure. This access point will act just like the legitimate access point in servicing clients; however, since we are in control of the configuration and the device running the AP services, we are able to capture and manipulate any of the traffic that traverses it. This opens up many new possibilities...