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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


In this chapter, we covered an often overlooked element of wireless security assessments and penetration testing, the denial of service attack. Organizations have come to depend on their wireless networks, and having them unavailable can cost the organization both time and money as a result of the lost productivity of their employees or the inability to reach critical systems. A denial of service attack will not enable the attacker to glean any confidential information or compromise the wireless network; however, it should be used as a tool to demonstrate the potential weaknesses of the wireless infrastructure. An organization looking to minimize and quickly react to denial of service attacks should look at investing in Wireless Intrusion Detection Systems and implementing Management Frame Protection on their infrastructure and client systems. In my view, DoS attacks are not only used for bringing the target network down, it can be used along with any other attacks to increase the...