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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

Wireless discovery using Android PCAP

Android PCAP makes use of an external USB wireless adapter to identify and capture wireless traffic from the Android OS. This eliminates any specific radio concerns or hardware compatibility with the wireless testing tools since you can use a chipset that supports these features.

Review the following requirements before attempting to proceed with this setup on your own Android device:

  • Android 4.0+ (Ice Cream Sandwich)

  • A USB wireless adapter with an RTL 8187 chipset (such as ALFA AWUS036H)

  • A device that supports USB Host Mode

  • USB OTG (On the Go) adapter

  • External Power Adapter or HDD Y-Cable

Once done, follow these steps:

  1. Download Android PCAP from the Google Play Store or install it from the .APK file.

  2. Connect the USB OTG adapter, USB Wireless Adapter, HDD Y-Cable, and External Power Source in the following manner:

  3. The USB Wireless Adapter will now be detected and you will be able to capture and log wireless traffic that is seen in the area. The log files can be...