BackTrack 5 Wireless Penetration Testing Beginner's Guide

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Learn
  • Create a Wireless Lab for conducting experiments
  • Monitor the air and sniff wireless packets
  • Bypass WLAN authentication mechanism
  • Crack WEP/WPA/WPA2 encryption mechanisms
  • Break into a WLAN network using infrastructure flaws
  • Break into a Wireless client such as a laptop
  • Advanced attacks such as Man-in-the-Middle attacks and Evading WIPS
  • Conduct wireless penetration test in a methodical way
About

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.

Features
  • Learn Wireless Penetration Testing with the most recent version of Backtrack
  • The first and only book that covers wireless testing with BackTrack
  • Concepts explained with step-by-step practical sessions and rich illustrations
  • Written by Vivek Ramachandran - world renowned security research and evangelist, and discoverer of the wireless 'Caffe Latte Attack'
Page Count 220
Course Length 6 hours 36 minutes
ISBN 9781849515580
Date Of Publication 8 Sep 2011

Authors

Vivek Ramachandran

Vivek Ramachandran has been working on Wi-Fi security since 2003. He discovered the Caffe Latte attack and also broke WEP Cloaking, a WEP protection schema, publicly in 2007 at DEF CON. In 2011, he was the first to demonstrate how malware could use Wi-Fi to create backdoors, worms, and even botnets.

Earlier, Vivek was one of the programmers of the 802.1x protocol and Port Security in Cisco's 6500 Catalyst series of switches, and he was also one of the winners of the Microsoft Security Shootout contest held in India among a reported 65,000 participants. He is best known in the hacker community as the founder of SecurityTube.net, where he routinely posts videos on Wi-Fi security, assembly language, exploitation techniques, and so on. SecurityTube.net receives over 100,000 unique visitors a month.

Vivek's work on wireless security has been quoted in BBC Online, InfoWorld, MacWorld, The Register, IT World Canada, and so on. This year, he will speak or train at a number of security conferences, including Blackhat, DEF CON, Hacktivity, 44con, HITB-ML, BruCON Derbycon, Hashdays, SecurityZone, and SecurityByte.