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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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Chapter 8. Denial of Service Attacks

While most penetration tests tend to focus on the exploitation of networks and the extraction of sensitive data, the loss of service and the inability of an organization to utilize its own wireless network can also have a significant impact on their productivity. Denial of Service attacks on wireless networks are typically given less importance compared to other attacks; however, they can still pose a very credible threat to the network, and the identification and response to such attacks need to be a part of the administrator's repertoire. Attackers can temporarily disable a wireless network using various techniques and can render the network unavailable to legitimate users.

In this chapter, we will look at some common techniques that can be deployed by the attacker to degrade or potentially render the wireless network unusable. We will discuss the following four major techniques to perform DoS attacks on the target wireless network:

  • The authentication...