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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

Creating virtual access points with airbase-ng

We discussed earlier how to use Hostapd to configure our access point. In this example, we will also demonstrate another Kali Linux application, known as airbase-ng, to accomplish the same outcome. This is an alternative to the earlier procedure. When the wireless clients connect to our access point, we provide them with Internet connectivity through our wired Ethernet connection. While in this example, we assume that there is an available Ethernet connection on the attacker machine; this can also be accomplished via another wireless adapter or 3G/4G card.

Follow these steps:

  1. To begin, you will need a wireless adapter mapped to and enabled in the Kali Linux Virtual Machine. You can check the status of the adapter on Kali using the following command:


    The following output shows that the wireless adapter is up and ready for our attack setup. #ifconfig –a shows all interfaces present in the system; in our case, wlan0 is the wireless interface...