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Mastering Kali Linux for Advanced Penetration Testing - Third Edition

By : Vijay Kumar Velu, Robert Beggs
Book Image

Mastering Kali Linux for Advanced Penetration Testing - Third Edition

By: Vijay Kumar Velu, Robert Beggs

Overview of this book

This book takes you, as a tester or security practitioner, through the reconnaissance, vulnerability assessment, exploitation, privilege escalation, and post-exploitation activities used by pentesters. To start with, you'll use a laboratory environment to validate tools and techniques, along with an application that supports a collaborative approach for pentesting. You'll then progress to passive reconnaissance with open source intelligence and active reconnaissance of the external and internal infrastructure. You'll also focus on how to select, use, customize, and interpret the results from different vulnerability scanners, followed by examining specific routes to the target, which include bypassing physical security and the exfiltration of data using a variety of techniques. You'll discover concepts such as social engineering, attacking wireless networks, web services, and embedded devices. Once you are confident with these topics, you'll learn the practical aspects of attacking user client systems by backdooring with fileless techniques, followed by focusing on the most vulnerable part of the network – directly attacking the end user. By the end of this book, you'll have explored approaches for carrying out advanced pentesting in tightly secured environments, understood pentesting and hacking techniques employed on embedded peripheral devices.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Title Page
About Packt

Compromising enterprise implementations of WPA/WPA2

WPA enterprise is a technology that's utilized in widespread corporations. It does not use a single WPA-PSK, which most of the users use to connect to the wireless network. To maintain the governance and the flexibility of the domain accounts, corporates utilize the implementation of WPA enterprise.

A typical approach to compromising an enterprise wireless would be first to enumerate the wireless devices and finally attack the connected clients to find out the authentication details. This consists of spoofing a target network and also providing a good signal to the client. Then, the original valid access point later leads into a MiTM attack between the Access Point (AP) and the clients connecting to the AP. To simulate an enterprise WPA attack, attackers must be physically near to the target when they have a range of access points. Attackers can also sniff the traffic using Wireshark to identify the wireless network traffic handshake.