BackTrack – Testing Wireless Network Security

Wireless networks are everywhere. You have probably set one up yourself, but have you ever wondered just how safe you are while browsing online? In the majority of cases, the default settings for your networks are not enough to protect you. With your data being transferred over the air, it can be easily plucked and used by anyone who knows how. Don’t let it happen to you.

BackTrack – Testing Wireless Network Security will help you secure your wireless networks and keep your personal data safe. With this book, you will learn how to configure your hardware for optimum security, find network security holes, and fix them.

BackTrack – Testing Wireless Network Security looks at what tools hackers use and shows you how to defend yourself against them. Taking you from no prior knowledge all the way to a fully secure environment, this guide provides useful tips every step of the way. Learn how to select a wireless card to work with the Backtrack tools, run spectrum analysis scans using kismet, set up test networks, and perform attacks against wireless networks. Use the tools aircrack-ng and airodump-ng to crack the wireless encryption used on the network.

You will learn everything you need to know to set up your wireless network for use within Backtrack and also how to defend yourself against the included attack tools.

What you will learn from this book

  • Update and configure the Backtrack tool
  • Analyze your wireless card for compatibility
  • Scavenge access points, even ones with a cloaked SSID
  • Pilfer information from the wireless spectrum and analyze it
  • Scrutinize the Radio Frequency data and identify wireless network traffic
  • Dissect wireless protocols at the packet level
  • Classify attacks against wireless networks
  • Deploy defenses against common attacks

Written in an easy-to-follow step-by-step format, you will be able to get started in next to no time with minimal effort and zero fuss.

Who this book is for
BackTrack – Testing Wireless Network Security is for anyone who has an interest in security and who wants to know more about wireless networks.
All you need is some experience with networks and computers and you will be ready to go.

Book Details

  • Paperback: 108 pages
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing (June 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1782164065
  • ISBN-13: 978-1782164067
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