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Learn Kali Linux 2019

By : Glen D. Singh
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Learn Kali Linux 2019

By: Glen D. Singh

Overview of this book

The current rise in hacking and security breaches makes it more important than ever to effectively pentest your environment, ensuring endpoint protection. This book will take you through the latest version of Kali Linux and help you use various tools and techniques to efficiently deal with crucial security aspects. Through real-world examples, you’ll understand how to set up a lab and later explore core penetration testing concepts. Throughout the course of this book, you’ll get up to speed with gathering sensitive information and even discover different vulnerability assessment tools bundled in Kali Linux 2019. In later chapters, you’ll gain insights into concepts such as social engineering, attacking wireless networks, exploitation of web applications and remote access connections to further build on your pentesting skills. You’ll also focus on techniques such as bypassing controls, attacking the end user and maintaining persistence access through social media. Finally, this pentesting book covers best practices for performing complex penetration testing techniques in a highly secured environment. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to use Kali Linux to detect vulnerabilities and secure your system by applying penetration testing techniques of varying complexity.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
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Section 1: Kali Linux Basics
Section 2: Reconnaissance
Section 3: Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing with Kali Linux 2019

Targeted packet sniffing using airodump-ng

In this section, we are going to learn about additional features in airodump-ng. Most importantly, we will use airodump-ng to target a specific network; this will allow us to focus our attack on a specific target and not cause any harm to other nearby wireless networks.

Even though you're filtering your view, the traffic (packets) are not being saved offline for post-analysis. Using the -w parameter will allow you to specify the file location to save the content. Therefore, the following command will help you to achieve this task:

airodump-ng --bissid <bssid value> -c <channel number> wlan0mon -w /root/capture

Using the ls -l command on your Terminal, you'll see that the data has been written offline in the root directory:

airodump-ng usually writes the captured data into five file types; these are the .cap, .csv...