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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

Capturing traffic with Wireshark

Wireshark is a popular open source packet analyzer and a very powerful tool for many IT professionals. It provides a deep level of visibility into network traffic, making it useful for many purposes. A SOC (Security Operations Centre) analyst may use it as an incident response tool to investigate a reported intrusion; a network analyst can use it to troubleshoot connectivity problems; and an application administrator might use it to see what parameters are being sent between nodes. Because of this flexibility and visibility, it is an ideal tool for digging through the traffic captured during our wireless security assessment. In addition to its ability to do after-the-fact analysis, Wireshark has the ability to capture traffic on live interfaces. This enables us to capture wireless traffic via the monitor mode interface on the wireless adapter.

Running Wireshark on Windows is not covered in any depth in this book since Kali is our platform of choice, but be...