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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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Authentication flood attack

When attempting to associate with a wireless network, clients search for an in range access point and request to connect. This authentication process takes place prior to joining the network. Any wireless client must first authenticate to the target network and ensure compatibility before being able to join and forward traffic over a given wireless network.

There are two different methods of authentication. They are as follows:

  • Open System Authentication

  • Shared Key Authentication

In Open System authentication, there is no verification of the identity of the devices and any wireless client can join the network, assuming it has the required characteristics, such as data transfer rates and a wireless protocol.

In Shared Key authentication, a shared key is used to verify both the access point and the wireless client. The shared key is configured on both devices and validated before the connection is made. During the shared key authentication process, the access point sends...