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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

Running Kali on Android phones and tablets

When it comes to portability, nothing beats the form factor of today's tablets and phones. Most of the current smartphones on the market boast of multicore processors, a decent amount of RAM, expandable storage using SD cards, and most of all, they fit in your pocket. While it's probably not very effective to use them as a full-fledged hacking platform, there are some cases where Android devices can provide a great complimentary device to either a full distribution on a laptop or even a Raspberry Pi or OpenWrt concealable.

In this section, we will show you how to load Kali on a rooted Android device with minimal effort and add it to your security assessment toolkit:

  1. To begin, ensure that the device you intend to load Kali on meets the following prerequisites of the software used to bootstrap and load Kali Linux:

    • A rooted device (this book will not cover the details of rooting your Android platform; however, there are many tutorials available online...