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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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Using AutoSSH for reverse shell

For a persistent reverse SSH connection, you can use AutoSSH to set up an SSH session via a wired connection on the target network, or if you've taken the time to set up a 3G connection with USB, it can run completely wireless. AutoSSH is a package that enables you to create persistent outbound SSH connections from the Raspberry Pi to a server that you control sitting somewhere on the Internet. When the Raspberry Pi boots and has a network connection, either wired or 3G, it will automatically call home and establish a secure session to the device.

Follow this example to install and configure AutoSSH on your Kali instance. This can be used to access and carry out your attacks from a remote location.

  • To begin, install AutoSSH on your Raspberry Pi. This can, and should, be done before using it for your penetration test. Use the apt-get command to install the latest version of autossh from the repository:

    #apt-get install autossh

To set up AutoSSH, we'll need to...