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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

Management and control frames

Management frames and control frames in wireless networks are used to establish and maintain communication between two wireless devices. Typically, wireless clients send probe request frames to check for the presence of preferred networks. Once the preferred wireless network is identified, authentication takes place and then the association frames are used to complete the joining process. Even if encryption techniques, such as WEP, WPA, or WPA2, are configured and utilized on the wireless network, management frames are not encrypted, and thus, anyone in range of the AP and capable of sniffing can capture the traffic and analyze it later. Management frames do not contain sensitive information, nor is any client data passed using them. You would then assume that there is no harm in sending these frames, which handle the setup and teardown of connections, in the clear. This assumption is false, and these frames can be spoofed and manipulated by an attacker, which...