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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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Browser AutoPwn

Modern browsers are often the target for attackers as a way to compromise a client since it is the primary application used to access most content on the Internet. If a vulnerability is found in a browser or browser extension, then it is an easy-to-deliver malware and compromises remote machines and is often more successful than other techniques required to distribute malware. Typically, an attacker will fingerprint the web client (the browser) on the victim machines and deliver the exploit that is known to exist in that particular version. This fingerprint is determined based on a number of factors, including the browser being used, the operating system on which it is installed, and various other factors. The exploits come in many varieties and range from a malicious shockwave flash file to an Adobe Acrobat file or a Silverlight or a Java exploit. Major exploit kits in the wild target web browsers by delivering an exploit that takes advantage of the latest vulnerabilities...