BackTrack - Testing Wireless Network Security


BackTrack - Testing Wireless Network Security
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  • Make your wireless networks bulletproof
  • Easily secure your network from intruders
  • See how the hackers do it and learn how to defend yourself

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 108 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : June 2013
ISBN : 1782164065
ISBN 13 : 9781782164067
Author(s) : Kevin Cardwell
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Networking and Servers, Networking & Telephony, Open Source

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Installing and Configuring BackTrack
Chapter 2: Working with the Wireless Card
Chapter 3: Surveying Your Wireless Zone
Chapter 4: Breaching Wireless Security
Chapter 5: Securing Your Wireless Network
Appendix: Wireless Tools
Index
    • Chapter 2: Working with the Wireless Card
      • Checking card compatibility
      • Detecting the wireless card during the boot process
      • Detecting the wireless card using iwconfig
      • Configuring the wireless card
      • Wireless card modes
      • Protocol analysis with the network card
      • Summary
          • Chapter 5: Securing Your Wireless Network
            • Configuring initial wireless security
            • Defending from surveillance
            • Configuring encryption
            • Settings that provide protection from masquerade and rogue AP attacks
            • Summary

            Kevin Cardwell

            Kevin Cardwell currently works as a freelance consultant and provides consulting services for companies throughout the world. He developed the Strategy and Training Development Plan for the first Government CERT in the country of Oman and developed the team to man the first Commercial Security Operations Center there. He has worked extensively with banks and financial institutions throughout Middle East, Africa, Europe, and the UK. He currently provides consultancy to Commercial companies, governments, major banks, and financial institutions across the globe. He is author of Backtrack: Testing Wireless Network Security.

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            What you will learn from this book

            • Update and configure the Backtrack tool
            • Analyze your wireless card for compatibility
            • Scavenge access points, even ones with a cloaked SSID
            • Pilfer information from the wireless spectrum and analyze it
            • Scrutinize the Radio Frequency data and identify wireless network traffic
            • Dissect wireless protocols at the packet level
            • Classify attacks against wireless networks
            • Deploy defenses against common attacks

            In Detail

            Wireless networks are everywhere. You have probably set one up yourself, but have you ever wondered just how safe you are while browsing online? In the majority of cases, the default settings for your networks are not enough to protect you. With your data being transferred over the air, it can be easily plucked and used by anyone who knows how. Don't let it happen to you.

            BackTrack - Testing Wireless Network Security will help you secure your wireless networks and keep your personal data safe. With this book, you will learn how to configure your hardware for optimum security, find network security holes, and fix them.

            BackTrack - Testing Wireless Network Security looks at what tools hackers use and shows you how to defend yourself against them. Taking you from no prior knowledge all the way to a fully secure environment, this guide provides useful tips every step of the way. Learn how to select a wireless card to work with the Backtrack tools, run spectrum analysis scans using kismet, set up test networks, and perform attacks against wireless networks. Use the tools aircrack-ng and airodump-ng to crack the wireless encryption used on the network.

            You will learn everything you need to know to set up your wireless network for use within Backtrack and also how to defend yourself against the included attack tools.

            Approach

            Written in an easy-to-follow step-by-step format, you will be able to get started in next to no time with minimal effort and zero fuss.

            Who this book is for

            BackTrack - Testing Wireless Network Security is for anyone who has an interest in security and who wants to know more about wireless networks.
            All you need is some experience with networks and computers and you will be ready to go.

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