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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

An overview of DoS attacks

Denial of Service attacks do not reveal any sensitive information to attackers. Rather, they disable access to critical resources and cause inconvenience to administrators and users alike. These attacks can also be combined with other attack techniques in order to make them more devastating and efficient.

As with most Denial of Service conditions, there are no hard and fast solutions to prevent them. However, it is possible to detect the attacks when they are occurring and have an appropriate procedure in place in order to respond to them and mitigate them. Most wireless Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and other monitoring systems can detect and alert about DoS attacks, making them an essential tool for protecting your wireless network.

A Denial of Service attack

When compared to a wired Ethernet scenario, DoS attacks are easier to perform on wireless networks. On networks that fail to protect management frames—read nearly every wireless network—a single packet...