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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


Sometimes, a successful penetration test relies on having multiple options available as the need arises. OpenWrt, combined with embedded systems and Raspberry Pi, offers the tester a way to potentially hide their testing equipment in the target and run the majority of their test remotely. This can be a great way to deliver results without being forced to be the person in their car with a directional antenna pointed at the front of a building, arousing suspicion from passersby. Mobile device platforms add a new dimension to the wireless penetration test and can take advantage of the technology being integrated into today's smartphones and tablets. While restricted by their limited hardware platforms or usability, these devices can be a great tool in the toolbox for a wireless penetration tester.

With this, we've reached the end of the book. We hope that it will prove a useful resource and guide as you learn to master Kali as a wireless testing platform. Numerous techniques and tools...