BackTrack - Testing Wireless Network Security

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Learn
  • 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
About

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.

Features
  • Make your wireless networks bulletproof
  • Easily secure your network from intruders
  • See how the hackers do it and learn how to defend yourself
Page Count 108
Course Length 3 hours 14 minutes
ISBN 9781782164067
Date Of Publication 24 Jun 2013

Authors

Kevin Cardwell

Kevin Cardwell is currently working as a freelance consultant and provides consulting services for companies throughout the world, and he also works as an advisor to numerous government entities within the USA, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the UK. He is an instructor, technical editor, and author for computer forensics and hacking courses. He is the author of the Center for Advanced Security and Training (CAST), Advanced Network Defense, and Advanced Penetration Testing courses. He is technical editor of the Learning Tree Course Penetration Testing Techniques and Computer Forensics courses. He has presented at the Black Hat USA, Hacker Halted, ISSA, and TakeDownCon conferences as well as many others. He has chaired the Cybercrime and Cyber Defense Summit in Oman and was the executive chairman of the Oil and Gas Cyber Defense Summit. He is the author of Building Virtual Pen testing Labs for Advanced Penetration Testing, 1st Edition, Advanced Penetration Testing for Highly Secured Environments, Second Edition, and Backtrack: Testing Wireless Network Security. He holds a bachelor of science degree in computer science from National University in California and a master’s degree in software engineering from the Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Texas. He developed the strategy and training development plan for the first Government CERT in the country of Oman that recently was rated as the top CERT for the Middle East. He serves as a professional training consultant to the Oman Information Technology Authority, and he developed the team to man the first Commercial Security Operations Center in the country of Oman. He has worked extensively with banks and financial institutions throughout the Middle East, Europe, and the UK in the planning of a robust and secure architecture and implementing requirements to meet compliance. He currently provides consultancy to Commercial companies, governments, federal agencies, major banks, and financial institutions throughout the globe. Some of his recent consulting projects include the Muscat Securities Market (MSM), Petroleum Development Oman, and the Central Bank of Oman. He designed and implemented the custom security baseline for the existing Oman Airport Management Company (OAMC) airports and the two new airports opening in 2016 as well as for the Oman Telephone Company. He created custom security baselines for all of the Microsoft Operating Systems, Cisco devices, as well as applications.