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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

Chapter 9. Wireless Pentesting from Non-Traditional Platforms

The preceding chapters have taught you the skills you need to be able to use Kali Linux to conduct a penetration test using your laptop and a wireless adapter. The challenge with wireless penetration testing is that in order to assess the target network, you have to physically be within the transmitting distance of the target's RF signal rather than from across the Internet. There may be times when you'd like to be able to conduct a wireless assessment remotely, say, from the comfort of your office or home. Or there may be times where a full size laptop is too large or cumbersome for the task at hand.

If you run into either of these scenarios, you'll need to adapt your methodology and testing platforms. To do this, you'll need a Wi-Fi-enabled device running Kali or another platform that supports the aircrack-ng suite that can either be accessed remotely or is small enough to be easily carried on premises. Enter several hardware...