BackTrack 5 Wireless Penetration Testing Beginner's Guide by Vivek Ramachandran

By Vivek Ramachandran

Written in Packt's Beginner's consultant layout, you could simply snatch the recommendations and comprehend the suggestions to accomplish instant assaults on your lab. each new assault is defined within the kind of a lab workout with wealthy illustrations of the entire steps linked. you are going to virtually enforce quite a few assaults as you cross alongside. while you're an IT protection specialist or a safety advisor who desires to start with instant trying out with go into reverse, or simply simple interested in instant safeguard and hacking, then this booklet is for you. The booklet assumes that you've got familiarity with go into reverse and simple instant techniques.

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1. If the network connection has been set up properly, then you should see the responses from the access point. You can additionally issue an arp –a to verify that the response is coming from the access point. 1 is the access point's MAC address we have noted earlier. It is important to note that some of the more recent access points might have response to ICMP Echo Request packets disabled. This is typically done to make the access point secure out-of-the-box with only the bare minimum configuration settings available.

This is what hidden SSIDs are all about: [ 53 ] Bypassing WLAN Authentication 4. In order to bypass them, first we will use the passive technique of waiting for a legitimate client to connect the access point. This will generate Probe Request and Probe Response packets which will contain the SSID of the network, thus revealing its presence: 5. Alternatively, you can use aireplay-ng to send Deauthentication packets to all stations on behalf of the Wireless Lab access point by typing aireplayng -0 5 -a 00:21:91:D2:8E:25 mon0.

Once you are within the console, enter iwconfig to confirm that your card has been detected and the driver has been loaded properly: 2. Use the ifconfig wlan0 up command to bring the card up. Verify the card is up by running ifconfig wlan0. You should see the word UP in the second line of the output as shown: [ 26 ] Chapter 2 3. To put our card into monitor mode, we will use the airmon-ng utility which is available by default on BackTrack. First run airmon-ng to verify it detects the available cards.

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