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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

Using Raspberry Pi for wireless assessments

While OpenWrt and embedded system platforms that have been discussed previously are advantageous because of their size, it is clear that their functionality is limited due to their constrained and limited platforms. Another platform that has gained popularity in recent years is the Raspberry Pi. It is an inexpensive, credit card-sized computer that is modular and flexible. It has a built-in wired Ethernet port and four USBs that allow for wireless adapters, 3G or Bluetooth interfaces, and more. The beauty of this platform is that the storage is based on a MicroSD card, so multiple gigs of dumps or rainbow tables are not an issue.

The specifications for the current shipping Raspberry Pi 2 are as follows:

  • Quad-core AMD Cortex-A7 CPU @ 900 MHz

  • 1 GB RAM

  • Four USB ports

  • One Ethernet port

  • An HDMI port

You may have noticed that the Raspberry Pi does not have built-in wireless capabilities specific to our application. You can use a USB wireless adapter to add...