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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
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Accessing Kali Linux from a remote location

Now that your Raspberry Pi or OpenWrt device is ready to go, how will you control it remotely if you are outside the target's firewall or restricted by the carrier firewall? This is where a reverse shell comes handy. You can configure a process to set up an outbound connection to a box that you control somewhere on the Internet. Most organizations allow outbound connections and prohibit inbound ones. If you configure Kali on your Raspberry Pi to build an outbound tunnel on a port that is typically not filtered, you have a good chance of successfully establishing remote access to it.

To set this up, you'll need a server to which you can control inbound access. You'll need to either port forward or open a port in your firewall to allow the traffic through. The Raspberry Pi left on the site will build a tunnel to this server, and you will be able to type commands to it, as if you were directly connected via Telnett, or SSH to it.

The simplest way to...