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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

Chapter 7. Advanced Wireless Sniffing

The goal of most penetration testing exercises is the extraction of sensitive information from the target network. To achieve this goal, the pentester will typically pursue many different avenues, such as crafting and sending spear phishing e-mails with malicious attachments, invasive vulnerability scanning, intricate social engineering exercises, or fuzzing and reverse engineering software packages looking for holes. Although this type of methodology can be effective, it is often very tedious and the chance of success may be reduced based on factors such as the patching cycle of software, security applications/appliances deployed, user security awareness, and so on. It is very possible that in order to get that much-needed foothold into a target, an often overlooked and much less complex tactic can be utilized. We are not suggesting that these other efforts are not worthwhile, especially in a full-scale penetration test for a client; however, a lot...