PacktLib: BackTrack - Testing Wireless Network Security

BackTrack – Testing Wireless Network Security

Credits

About the Author

About the Reviewers

www.PacktPub.com

Preface

Installing and Configuring BackTrack

Downloading and configuring BackTrack

Installing BackTrack

Updating BackTrack

Validating the interfaces

Customizing Gnome

Creating a virtual machine

Summary

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

Surveying Your Wireless Zone

Exploring devices

Working with tools

Using Kismet for access point discovery

Discovering hidden access points

Summary

Breaching Wireless Security

Different types of attacks

Cracking WEP and WPA

Performing an attack using WEP and ChopChop

Summary

Securing Your Wireless Network

Configuring initial wireless security

Defending from surveillance

Configuring encryption

Settings that provide protection from masquerade and rogue AP attacks

Summary

Wireless Tools

Index