Wireless Attacks and Penetration Testing (part 1 of 3)

by Jonathan Hassell
Sept. 25, 2017 1 comment Symantec Pen Testing & Audits attacks wireless

The very idea of a wireless network introduces multiple venues for attack and penetration that are either much more difficult or completely impossible to execute with a standard, wired network. Wireless networks only know the boundaries of their own signal: streets, parks, nearby buildings, and cars all offer a virtual "port" into your wireless network. This is the first of a three part series on penetration testing for wireless networks. This installment will detail many common styles of attacks against wireless networks, introduce WEP key-cracking, and then discuss some recent developments in wireless security. Part two of this series will explain the WEP key-cracking process in detail, review standard port scanning techniques, and then explain how to identify and exploit vulnerabilities. The third installment will discuss mitigating strategies to protect your wireless network.


2flash 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Such presentations back in 2004 were really a game changer.