WarDriving and Wireless Penetration Testing

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Overview

Wireless networking has become standard in many business and government networks. This book is the first book that focuses on the methods used by professionals to perform WarDriving and wireless pentration testing.

Unlike other wireless networking and security books that have been published in recent years, this book is geared primarily to those individuals that are tasked with performing penetration testing on wireless networks. This book continues in the successful vein of books for penetration testers such as Google Hacking for Penetration Testers and Penetration Tester’s Open Source Toolkit. Additionally, the methods discussed will prove invaluable for network administrators tasked with securing wireless networks. By understanding the methods used by penetration testers and attackers in general, these administrators can better define the strategies needed to secure their networks.

* According to a study by the Strategis Group more than one third of the words population will own a wireless device by the end of 2008.

* The authors have performed hundreds of wireless penetration tests, modeling their attack methods after those used by real world attackers.

* Unlike other wireless books, this is geared specifically for those individuals that perform security assessments and penetration tests on wireless networks.

"WarDriving and Wireless Penetration Testing" brings together the premiere wireless penetration testers to outline how successful penetration testing of wireless networks is accomplished, as well as how to defend against these attacks.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597491112
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 1/15/2007
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,025,466
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Hurley is a Senior Penetration Tester in the Washington, DC area. He has more than 10 years of experience performing penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, and general INFOSEC grunt work. He is the founder of the WorldWide WarDrive, a four-year project to assess the security posture of wireless networks deployed throughout the world. Chris was also the original organizer of the DEF CON WarDriving contest. He is the lead author of WarDriving: Drive, Detect, Defend (Syngress Publishing, ISBN: 19318360305). He has contributed to several other Syngress publications, including Penetration Tester's Open Source Toolkit (ISBN: 1-5974490210), Stealing the Network: How to Own an Identity (ISBN: 1597490067), InfoSec Career Hacking (ISBN: 1597490113), and OS X for Hackers at Heart (ISBN: 1597490407). He has a BS from Angelo State University in Computer Science and a whole bunch of certifications to make himself feel important.

Russ Rogers (CISSP, CISM, IAM, IEM, Hon. Sc.D.), author of the popular "Hacking a Terror Network: The Silent Threat of Covert Channels" (Syngress, ISBN: 978-1-928994-98-5), co-author of multiple books, including the best-selling "Stealing the Network: How to Own a Continent" (Syngress, ISBN: 978-1-931836-05-0) and "Network Security Evaluation Using the NSA IEM" (Syngress, ISBN: 978-1-59749-035-1), and former editor-in-chief of The Security Journal, is currently a penetration tester for a federal agency and the co-founder and chief executive officer of Peak Security, Inc., a veteran-owned small business based in Colorado Springs, CO. Russ has been involved in information technology since 1980 and has spent the past 20 years working as both an IT and InfoSec consultant. Russ has worked with the U.S. Air Force (USAF), National Security Agency (NSA), Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), and other federal agencies. He is a globally renowned security expert, speaker, and author who has presented at conferences around the world in Amsterdam, Tokyo, Singapore, São Paulo, Abu Dhabi, and cities all over the United States. Russ has an honorary doctorate of science in information technology from the University of Advancing Technology, a master's degree in computer systems management from the University of Maryland, a bachelor of science degree in computer information systems from the University of Maryland, and an associate's degree in applied communications technology from the Community College of the Air Force. He is a member of ISSA and (ISC)2® (CISSP). Russ also teaches at and fills the role of professor of network security for the University of Advancing Technology (www.uat.edu).

Frank Thornton runs his own technology consulting firm, Blackthorn Systems, which specializes in information security and wireless networks. His specialties include wireless network architecture, design, and implementation, as well as network troubleshooting and optimization. An interest in amateur radio helped him bridge the gap between computers and wireless networks. Having learned at a young age which end of the soldering iron was hot, he has even been known to repair hardware on occasion.

In addition to his computer and wireless interests, Frank was a law enforcement officer for many years. As a detective and forensics expert he has investigated approximately one hundred homicides and thousands of other crime scenes. Combining both professional interests, he was a member of the workgroup that established ANSI Standard "ANSI/NIST-CSL 1-1993 Data Format for the Interchange of Fingerprint Information."

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to WarDriving and Penetration Testing

2. Understanding Antenna Theory

3. WarDriving with Handheld Devices and Direction Finding

4. Performing Penetration Testing on Wireless Networks using Linux

5. Performing Penetration Testing on Wireless Networks using OS X

6. Performing Penetration Testing on Wireless Networks using a Bootable CD Distribution

7. Mapping WarDrives

8. Using Man in the Middle Attacks to Your Advantage

9. Using Custom Firmware

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2007

    VERY VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

    Are you a wireless security administrator? If you are, then this book is for you. Authors Chris Hurley, Russ Rogers, Frank Thornton, Daniel Connelly and Brian Baker, have done an outstanding job of writing a book to show you how to analyze wireless networks through wardriving and penetration testing. Hurley, Rogers, Thornton, Connelly and Baker, begin with a discussion about wardriving and how it applies to a wireless penetration test. Then, the authors discuss how antennas work and how to choose the right antenna for conduction wireless network penetration testing. Next, they show you how to use a handheld device for direction finding and tracking, down to rogue access points and clients. The authors also introduce some basic techniques for wardriving and penetration testing using Microsoft Windows. They continue by describing the steps necessary to configure and utilize the KisMAC WLAN discovery tool in order to successfully wardrive. Then, the authors show you how to identify your specific WLAN target and determine what security measures are being utilized. Next, they show you how to use two of the most popular mapping applications: Kismet and NetStumbler. The authors then discuss the hardware required for a wireless MITM attack. They continue by focusing on the Open WRT firmware. Finally, they focus on how to perform a wireless test against a client, and examine some of the vulnerabilities related to wireless video. This most excellent book assesses wireless networks, while leveraging these free tools to low-cost supporting hardware. Perhaps more importantly, after reading this book, you¿ll get a taste of how wardriving really works in the real world.

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