Mastering Kali Linux Wireless Pentesting

Test your wireless network’s security and master advanced wireless penetration techniques using Kali Linux

Mastering Kali Linux Wireless Pentesting

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Brian Sak, Jilumudi Raghu Ram

Test your wireless network’s security and master advanced wireless penetration techniques using Kali Linux
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ISBN 139781785285561
Paperback310 pages

Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Wireless Penetration Testing Fundamentals
Wireless communication
Wireless standards
Choosing the right equipment
Kali Linux for the wireless pentester
Summary
Chapter 2: Wireless Network Scanning
Wireless network discovery
802.11 network terminology
The scanning phase
Tools of the trade
Summary
Chapter 3: Exploiting Wireless Devices
Attacking the firmware
Attacking the services
Attacking SNMP
Attacking UPnP
Checks on misconfiguration
Summary
Chapter 4: Wireless Cracking
Overview of different wireless security protocols
Cracking WPA
Summary
Chapter 5: Man-in-the-Middle Attacks
MAC address Spoofing/ARP poisoning
Rogue DHCP server
Name resolution spoofing
DNS spoofing
Configuring Ettercap for DNS spoofing
NBNS spoofing
Summary
Chapter 6: Man-in-the-Middle Attacks Using Evil Twin Access Points
Creating virtual access points with Hostapd
Creating virtual access points with airbase-ng
Session hijacking using Tamper Data
Credential harvesting
Web-based malware
SSL stripping attack
Browser AutoPwn
Summary
Chapter 7: Advanced Wireless Sniffing
Capturing traffic with Wireshark
Extracting data from unencrypted protocols
Merging packet capture files
Summary
Chapter 8: Denial of Service Attacks
An overview of DoS attacks
Management and control frames
Authentication flood attack
The fake beacon flood attack
Metasploit's fake beacon flood attack
The Metasploit deauthentication flood attack
The Metasploit CTS/RTS flood attack
Summary
Chapter 9: Wireless Pentesting from Non-Traditional Platforms
Using OpenWrt for wireless assessments
Using Raspberry Pi for wireless assessments
Accessing Kali Linux from a remote location
Using AutoSSH for reverse shell
Powering and concealing your Raspberry Pi or OpenWrt embedded device
Running Kali on Android phones and tablets
Wireless discovery using Android PCAP
Summary

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

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Wireless Penetration Testing Fundamentals
Wireless communication
Wireless standards
Choosing the right equipment
Kali Linux for the wireless pentester
Summary
Chapter 2: Wireless Network Scanning
Wireless network discovery
802.11 network terminology
The scanning phase
Tools of the trade
Summary
Chapter 3: Exploiting Wireless Devices
Attacking the firmware
Attacking the services
Attacking SNMP
Attacking UPnP
Checks on misconfiguration
Summary
Chapter 4: Wireless Cracking
Overview of different wireless security protocols
Cracking WPA
Summary
Chapter 5: Man-in-the-Middle Attacks
MAC address Spoofing/ARP poisoning
Rogue DHCP server
Name resolution spoofing
DNS spoofing
Configuring Ettercap for DNS spoofing
NBNS spoofing
Summary
Chapter 6: Man-in-the-Middle Attacks Using Evil Twin Access Points
Creating virtual access points with Hostapd
Creating virtual access points with airbase-ng
Session hijacking using Tamper Data
Credential harvesting
Web-based malware
SSL stripping attack
Browser AutoPwn
Summary
Chapter 7: Advanced Wireless Sniffing
Capturing traffic with Wireshark
Extracting data from unencrypted protocols
Merging packet capture files
Summary
Chapter 8: Denial of Service Attacks
An overview of DoS attacks
Management and control frames
Authentication flood attack
The fake beacon flood attack
Metasploit's fake beacon flood attack
The Metasploit deauthentication flood attack
The Metasploit CTS/RTS flood attack
Summary
Chapter 9: Wireless Pentesting from Non-Traditional Platforms
Using OpenWrt for wireless assessments
Using Raspberry Pi for wireless assessments
Accessing Kali Linux from a remote location
Using AutoSSH for reverse shell
Powering and concealing your Raspberry Pi or OpenWrt embedded device
Running Kali on Android phones and tablets
Wireless discovery using Android PCAP
Summary

Book Details

ISBN 139781785285561
Paperback310 pages
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