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Penetration Testing Bootcamp

By : Jason Beltrame
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Penetration Testing Bootcamp

By: Jason Beltrame

Overview of this book

Penetration Testing Bootcamp delivers practical, learning modules in manageable chunks. Each chapter is delivered in a day, and each day builds your competency in Penetration Testing. This book will begin by taking you through the basics and show you how to set up and maintain the C&C Server. You will also understand how to scan for vulnerabilities and Metasploit, learn how to setup connectivity to a C&C server and maintain that connectivity for your intelligence gathering as well as offsite processing. Using TCPDump filters, you will gain understanding of the sniffing and spoofing traffic. This book will also teach you the importance of clearing up the tracks you leave behind after the penetration test and will show you how to build a report from all the data obtained from the penetration test. In totality, this book will equip you with instructions through rigorous tasks, practical callouts, and assignments to reinforce your understanding of penetration testing.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Title Page
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewer
www.PacktPub.com
Customer Feedback
Preface

Attacking WEP with wifite


Wifite is the quintessential WEP and WPS attacking tool. It is also a great wireless auditing tool that provides some great information on the SSIDs within range as well as their encryption type. But, besides just giving you the wireless information it sees, you can also try to attack the wireless networks using various attack scenarios. If the wireless network is using WPS (Wireless Protected Setup), it will attempt to break into it using various attacks. While WPS makes it easier for home users to set up and connect to wireless who have little wireless experience, there are lots of security concerns around WPS. Basically, the PIN can be compromised fairly easily after a couple of hours of attacking, and unfortunately, a lot of these home devices enable this feature by default. Wifite understands this, and if the network does have WPS enabled, it will attempt to brute force this with various attacks first.

Now, if the wireless network is WEP, wifite will recognize...