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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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SSL stripping attack

In a wireless network, when two parties are communicating with each other over plain text protocols, it is easy for a third party to intercept the traffic, extract useful information, or manipulate the communication. To reduce the possibility of an attacker sniffing on the wireless network, network-based encryption mechanisms, such as WPA or WPA2, are used. If the attacker has been able to derive the wireless network password, as demonstrated in previous chapters, they can still extract the data exchanged between two endpoints.

As a secondary form of security, many applications use additional encryption protocols, such as SSL or TLS. When using TLS, two clients set up an encrypted tunnel and securely pass the data through the tunnel rather than passing the data unencrypted. This does not prevent the attacker from sniffing the network, but capturing encrypted traffic without knowing the encryption key is generally pointless. The private encryption key resides on endpoints...