Kali Linux Wireless Penetration Testing Beginner's Guide, Third Edition presents wireless pentesting from the ground up, and has been updated with the latest methodologies, including full coverage of the KRACK attack. About This Book Learn wireless penetration testing with Kali Linux Detect hidden wireless networks and discover their names Explore advanced Wi-Fi hacking techniques including rogue access point hosting and probe sniffing Develop your encryption cracking skills and gain an insight into the methods used by attackers and the underlying technologies that facilitate these attacks Who This Book Is For Kali Linux Wireless Penetration Testing Beginner's Guide, Third Edition is suitable for anyone who wants to learn more about pentesting and how to understand and defend against the latest wireless network attacks. What You Will Learn Understand the KRACK attack in full detail Create a wireless lab for your experiments Sniff out wireless packets, hidden networks, and SSIDs Capture and crack WPA-2 keys Sniff probe requests and track users through their SSID history Attack radius authentication systems Sniff wireless traffic and collect interesting data Decrypt encrypted traffic with stolen keys In Detail As wireless networks become ubiquitous in our lives, wireless penetration testing has become a key skill in the repertoire of the professional penetration tester. This has been highlighted again recently with the discovery of the KRACK attack which enables attackers to potentially break into Wi-Fi networks encrypted with WPA2. The Kali Linux security distribution comes with a myriad of tools used for networking attacks and detecting security loopholes. Kali Linux Wireless Penetration Testing Beginner's Guide, Third Edition has been updated to Kali Linux 2017.3 with the latest methodologies, including full coverage of the KRACK attack and how to defend against it. The book presents wireless pentesting from the ground up, introducing all elements of penetration testing with each new technology. You'll learn various wireless testing methodologies by example, from the basics of wireless routing and encryption through to detailed coverage of hacking methods and attacks such as the Hirte and Caffe Latte. Style and approach Kali Linux Wireless Penetration Testing Beginner's Guide, Third Edition is a practical, hands-on guide to modern wi-fi network hacking. It covers both the theory and practice of wireless pentesting, offering detailed, real-world coverage of the latest vulnerabilities and attacks.
If you are a security professional, pentester, or anyone interested in getting to grips with wireless penetration testing, this is the book for you. Some familiarity with Kali Linux and wireless concepts is beneficial.
Wireless has become ubiquitous in today’s world. The mobility and flexibility provided by it makes our lives more comfortable and productive. But this comes at a cost – Wireless technologies are inherently insecure and can be easily broken. BackTrack is a penetration testing and security auditing distribution that comes with a myriad of wireless networking tools used to simulate network attacks and detect security loopholes. Backtrack 5 Wireless Penetration Testing Beginner’s Guide will take you through the journey of becoming a Wireless hacker. You will learn various wireless testing methodologies taught using live examples, which you will implement throughout this book. The engaging practical sessions very gradually grow in complexity giving you enough time to ramp up before you get to advanced wireless attacks. This book will take you through the basic concepts in Wireless and creating a lab environment for your experiments to the business of different lab sessions in wireless security basics, slowly turn on the heat and move to more complicated scenarios, and finally end your journey by conducting bleeding edge wireless attacks in your lab. There are many interesting and new things that you will learn in this book – War Driving, WLAN packet sniffing, Network Scanning, Circumventing hidden SSIDs and MAC filters, bypassing Shared Authentication, Cracking WEP and WPA/WPA2 encryption, Access Point MAC spoofing, Rogue Devices, Evil Twins, Denial of Service attacks, Viral SSIDs, Honeypot and Hotspot attacks, Caffe Latte WEP Attack, Man-in-the-Middle attacks, Evading Wireless Intrusion Prevention systems and a bunch of other cutting edge wireless attacks. If you were ever curious about what wireless security and hacking was all about, then this book will get you started by providing you with the knowledge and practical know-how to become a wireless hacker. Hands-on practical guide with a step-by-step approach to help you get started immediately with Wireless Penetration Testing
Author: Alan T. Norman
Release Date: 2016-12-28
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Kali Linux is the most popular distribution dedicated to penetration testing that includes a set of free, open source tools. This book introduces you to wireless penetration testing and describes how to conduct its various phases. After showing you how to install Kali Linux on your laptop, you will verify the requirements of the wireless adapter and configure it. Next, the book covers the wireless LAN reconnaissance phase, explains the WEP and WPA/WPA2 security protocols and demonstrates practical attacks against them using the tools provided in Kali Linux, Aircrack-ng in particular. You will then discover the advanced and latest attacks targeting access points and wireless clients and learn how to create a professionally written and effective report.
Over 60 powerful recipes to scan, exploit, and crack wireless networks for ethical purposes About This Book Expose wireless security threats through the eyes of an attacker, Recipes to help you proactively identify vulnerabilities and apply intelligent remediation, Acquire and apply key wireless pentesting skills used by industry experts Who This Book Is For If you are a security professional, administrator, and a network professional who wants to enhance their wireless penetration testing skills and knowledge then this book is for you. Some prior experience with networking security and concepts is expected. What You Will Learn Deploy and configure a wireless cyber lab that resembles an enterprise production environment Install Kali Linux 2017.3 on your laptop and configure the wireless adapter Learn the fundamentals of commonly used wireless penetration testing techniques Scan and enumerate Wireless LANs and access points Use vulnerability scanning techniques to reveal flaws and weaknesses Attack Access Points to gain access to critical networks In Detail More and more organizations are moving towards wireless networks, and Wi-Fi is a popular choice. The security of wireless networks is more important than ever before due to the widespread usage of Wi-Fi networks. This book contains recipes that will enable you to maximize the success of your wireless network testing using the advanced ethical hacking features of Kali Linux. This book will go through techniques associated with a wide range of wireless penetration tasks, including WLAN discovery scanning, WEP cracking, WPA/WPA2 cracking, attacking access point systems, operating system identification, vulnerability mapping, and validation of results. You will learn how to utilize the arsenal of tools available in Kali Linux to penetrate any wireless networking environment. You will also be shown how to identify remote services, how to assess security risks, and how various attacks are performed. By finishing the recipes, you will feel confident conducting wireless penetration tests and will be able to protect yourself or your organization from wireless security threats. Style and approach The book will provide the foundation principles, techniques, and in-depth analysis to effectively master wireless penetration testing. It will aid you in understanding and mastering many of the most powerful and useful wireless testing techniques in the industry.
This book is intended for security professionals who want to enhance their wireless penetration testing skills and knowledge. Since this book covers advanced techniques, you will need some previous experience in computer security and networking.
Master wireless testing techniques to survey and attack wireless networks with Kali Linux About This Book Learn wireless penetration testing with Kali Linux; Backtrack's evolution Detect hidden wireless networks and discover their names Explore advanced Wi-Fi hacking techniques including rogue access point hosting and probe sniffing Develop your encryption cracking skills and gain an insight into the methods used by attackers and the underlying technologies that facilitate these attacks Who This Book Is For If you are a security professional, pentester, or anyone interested in getting to grips with wireless penetration testing, this is the book for you. Some familiarity with Kali Linux and wireless concepts is beneficial. In Detail As wireless networks become ubiquitous in our lives, wireless penetration testing has become a key skill in the repertoire of the professional penetration tester. The Kali Linux security distribution comes with a myriad of tools used for networking attacks and detecting security loopholes. Kali Linux Wireless Penetration Testing Beginner's Guide presents wireless pentesting from the ground up, introducing all elements of penetration testing with each new technology. Learn various wireless testing methodologies by example, from the basics of wireless routing and encryption through to detailed coverage of hacking methods and attacks such as the Hirte and Caffe Latte."
Test your wireless network's security and master advanced wireless penetration techniques using Kali Linux About This Book Develop your skills using attacks such as wireless cracking, Man-in-the-Middle, and Denial of Service (DOS), as well as extracting sensitive information from wireless networks Perform advanced wireless assessment and penetration tests Use Embedded Platforms, Raspberry PI, and Android in wireless penetration testing with Kali Linux Who This Book Is For If you are an intermediate-level wireless security consultant in Kali Linux and want to be the go-to person for Kali Linux wireless security in your organisation, then this is the book for you. Basic understanding of the core Kali Linux concepts is expected. What You Will Learn Fingerprint wireless networks with the various tools available in Kali Linux Learn various techniques to exploit wireless access points using CSRF Crack WPA/WPA2/WPS and crack wireless encryption using Rainbow tables more quickly Perform man-in-the-middle attack on wireless clients Understand client-side attacks, browser exploits, Java vulnerabilities, and social engineering Develop advanced sniffing and PCAP analysis skills to extract sensitive information such as DOC, XLS, and PDF documents from wireless networks Use Raspberry PI and OpenWrt to perform advanced wireless attacks Perform a DOS test using various techniques and tools In Detail 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. Style and approach This book uses a step-by-step approach using real-world attack scenarios to help you master the wireless penetration testing techniques.
This book is an exploration of Kali Linux 2. It helps you know how you can use the various tools provided by Kali Linux for various tasks such as penetration testing, hacking and cracking passwords. The book also helps you understand Kali Linux further. The author guides you on how to test WPA/WEP2 WIFI networks. You will know how to use the Kali Linux tools to lure hosts into connecting to a WIFI network in order to get the WIFI password. Web penetration testing has also been explored. You will know how to identify the vulnerabilities of a particular network and exploit them. Database penetration testing has also been discussed, so you will know how to identify database vulnerabilities and launch attacks. With Kali Linux 2, one can also bypass a network firewall and intrude into a network. The author guides you on how to do this. With Kali Linux, you can also use various tools to crack passwords. This is explored in this book. The reader is guided on how to use Kali Linux 2 in Digital Forensics. The following topics have been discussed in this book: - What is Kali Linux? - Testing WPA/WEP2 WiFi - Website Penetration Testing - Database Penetration testing - Bypassing Firewalls - Cracking Passwords - Digital Forensics
Penetration testers simulate cyber attacks to find security weaknesses in networks, operating systems, and applications. Information security experts worldwide use penetration techniques to evaluate enterprise defenses. In Penetration Testing, security expert, researcher, and trainer Georgia Weidman introduces you to the core skills and techniques that every pentester needs. Using a virtual machine–based lab that includes Kali Linux and vulnerable operating systems, you’ll run through a series of practical lessons with tools like Wireshark, Nmap, and Burp Suite. As you follow along with the labs and launch attacks, you’ll experience the key stages of an actual assessment—including information gathering, finding exploitable vulnerabilities, gaining access to systems, post exploitation, and more. Learn how to: * Crack passwords and wireless network keys with brute-forcing and wordlists * Test web applications for vulnerabilities * Use the Metasploit Framework to launch exploits and write your own Metasploit modules * Automate social-engineering attacks * Bypass antivirus software * Turn access to one machine into total control of the enterprise in the post exploitation phase You’ll even explore writing your own exploits. Then it’s on to mobile hacking—Weidman’s particular area of research—with her tool, the Smartphone Pentest Framework. With its collection of hands-on lessons that cover key tools and strategies, Penetration Testing is the introduction that every aspiring hacker needs.
Whether you're a veteran or an absolute n00b, this is the best place to start with Kali Linux, the security professional's platform of choice, and a truly industrial-grade, and world-class operating system distribution-mature, secure, and enterprise-ready.