The hands-on guide to attacking and defending wireless networks. In-depth, step-by-step coverage of attacks and countermeasures. Build your own world-class wireless hacking/auditing toolkit.
From wardriving to wireless VPNs and intrusion detection. Up-to-the-minute coverage, including potential vulnerabilities in new 802.11i standards. For every wireless network hacker, security professional, administrator, and user.
The Secrets of Wireless Hacking. The definitive guide to penetrating and defending wireless networks Straight from the field, this is the definitive guide to hacking wireless networks.
Authored by world-renowned wireless security auditors, this hands-on, practical guide covers everything you need to attack - or protect - any wireless network. The authors introduce the "battlefield," exposing today's "wide open" 802.11 wireless networks and their attackers.
One step at a time, you'll master the attacker's entire arsenal of hardware and software tools: crucial knowledge for crackers and auditors alike. Next, you'll learn systematic countermeasures for building hardened wireless "citadels" - including cryptography-based techniques, authentication, wireless VPNs, intrusion detection, and more.
Coverage includes: Step-by-step walkthroughs and explanations of typical attacks; Building wireless hacking/auditing toolkit: detailed recommendations, ranging from discovery tools to chipsets and antennas; Wardriving: network mapping and site surveying; Potential weaknesses in current and emerging standards, including 802.11i, PPTP, and IPSec; Implementing strong, multilayered defenses; Wireless IDS: why attackers aren't as untraceable as they think; Wireless hacking and the law: what's legal, what isn't.
If you're a hacker or security auditor, this book will get you in. If you're a netadmin, sysadmin, consultant, or home user, it'll keep everyone else out.