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Mastering Kali Linux Wireless Pentesting

By : Brian Sak, Jilumudi Raghu Ram
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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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Credential harvesting

The most common security incidents result from account compromises due to credential theft. Credential harvesting is a technique employed by an attacker to compromise the user credentials. There are various ways to steal credentials from the victim; in this section, we will discuss one of them: phishing.

Phishing is a technique where an attacker constructs a website designed to look and feel like a legitimate website in an attempt to trick a user into providing their credentials or other sensitive information. Typically, an attacker will host this fake web page on a web server that they control and will send the link to victims through e-mail, social networking, or other communication tools. The attack is successful if the user follows the link and submits their credentials, where they are captured by the attacker in turn. This attack, when combined with MITM, can yield a higher rate of success since the attacker is in control of other services, such as DNS, which the...