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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

Powering and concealing your Raspberry Pi or OpenWrt embedded device

The Raspberry Pi will need to be powered and plugging it into a wall outlet may not be possible in the place where you choose to conceal it. This is where a USB power bank can help you out. The Raspberry Pi is powered through a micro USB port, which can be connected to a battery. This can enable you to operate your remote testing kit for hours without the need to plug it in. This scenario was tested with a 6000mAh power bank, and it was able to run with the RPi and the attached Alfa USB wireless adapter for nearly 8 hours. Your mileage may vary and larger power banks are available out there, but this is a viable way to be able to drop off the Pi in the morning and complete your penetration test before having to retrieve the unit from the target.

It can be a little bulky if you have a larger wireless adapter, Raspberry Pi, and a battery to run everything; however, it's a great addition to your penetration testing tool kit...