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BackTrack 5 wireless penetration testing : beginner's guide

Author: Vivek Ramachandran
Publisher: Birmingham, UK : Packt Pub., 2011.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ramachandran, Vivek.
Backtrack 5 wireless penetration testing.
Birmingham, UK : Packt Publishing 2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vivek Ramachandran
ISBN: 9781849515597 184951559X 1283308274 9781283308274
OCLC Number: 761692548
Description: 1 online resource (iv, 207 pages) : illustrations
Other Titles: BackTrack Five wireless penetration testing
Back Track 5 wireless penetration testing
Back Track Five wireless penetration testing
Responsibility: Vivek Ramachandran.



Wireless has become ubiquitous in todays 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 Beginners 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.


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