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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
About the Reviewer


Wireless networks are prone to sniffing. Anyone within the range of the wireless network can sniff the data passing through the network. Capturing the traffic on a wireless network is a passive attack, whereas the manipulation of the traffic requires an attacker to be in the middle of the communication. There are many ways to perform MITM attacks. In this chapter, we have chosen to create a virtual access point, and whenever a victim connects to our network, we have forwarded the traffic to and from the Internet while silently capturing the traffic in background. These kinds of passive attacks are not easily detectable.

Once a MITM platform is set up, there are endless possibilities to attack the client. We saw how to extract usernames and password flowing through plain text protocols, such as HTTP. Although an attack is easy to set up, it can lead to a full compromise of the target network. Credential harvesting was also performed by poisoning the DNS of the client and directing...