Hacking Wireless Networks for Dummies

ISBN-10: 0764597302

ISBN-13: 9780764597305

Edition: 2005

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List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/13/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Who Should Read This Book?
About This Book
How to Use This Book
Foolish Assumptions
How This Book Is Organized
Icons Used in This Book
Where to Go from Here
Building the Foundation for Testing Wireless Networks
Introduction to Wireless Hacking
Why You Need to Test Your Wireless Systems
Knowing the dangers your systems face
Understanding the enemy
Wireless-network complexities
Getting Your Ducks in a Row
Gathering the Right Tools
To Protect, You Must Inspect
Non-technical attacks
Network attacks
Software attacks
The Wireless Hacking Process
Obeying the Ten Commandments of Ethical Hacking
Thou shalt set thy goals
Thou shalt plan thy work, lest thou go off course
Thou shalt obtain permission
Thou shalt work ethically
Thou shalt keep records
Thou shalt respect the privacy of others
Thou shalt do no harm
Thou shalt use a "scientific" process
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's tools
Thou shalt report all thy findings
Understanding Standards
Using ISO 17799
Using CobiT
Implementing a Testing Methodology
Determining What Others Know
What you should look for
Footprinting: Gathering what's in the public eye
Mapping Your Network
Scanning Your Systems
Determining More about What's Running
Performing a Vulnerability Assessment
Manual assessment
Automatic assessment
Finding more information
Penetrating the System
Amassing Your War Chest
Choosing Your Hardware
The personal digital assistant
The portable or laptop
Hacking Software
Using software emulators
Linux distributions on CD
Stumbling tools
You got the sniffers?
Picking Your Transceiver
Determining your chipset
Buying a wireless NIC
Extending Your Range
Using GPS
Signal Jamming
Getting Rolling with Common Wi-Fi Hacks
Human (In) Security
What Can Happen
Ignoring the Issues
Social Engineering
Passive tests
Active tests
Unauthorized Equipment
Default Settings
Weak Passwords
Human (In)Security Countermeasures
Enforce a wireless security policy
Train and educate
Keep people in the know
Scan for unauthorized equipment
Secure your systems from the start
Containing the Airwaves
Signal Strength
Using Linux Wireless Extension and Wireless Tools
Using Wavemon
Using Wscan
Using Wmap
Using XNetworkStrength
Using Wimon
Other link monitors
Network Physical Security Countermeasures
Checking for unauthorized users
Antenna type
Adjusting your signal strength
Hacking Wireless Clients
What Can Happen
Probing for Pleasure
Port scanning
Using VPNMonitor
Looking for General Client Vulnerabilities
Common AP weaknesses
Linux application mapping
Windows null sessions
Ferreting Out WEP Keys
Wireless Client Countermeasures
Discovering Default Settings
Collecting Information
Are you for Ethereal?
This is AirTraf control, you are cleared to sniff
Let me AiroPeek at your data
Another CommView of your data
That's Mognet not magnet
Other analyzers
Cracking Passwords
Using Cain & Abel
Using dsniff
Gathering IP Addresses
Gathering SSIDs
Using essid_jack
Using SSIDsniff
Default-Setting Countermeasures
Change SSIDs
Don't broadcast SSIDs
Using pong
Detecting sniffers
Introducing Wardriving
Installing and Running NetStumbler
Setting Up NetStumbler
Interpreting the Results
Mapping Your Stumbling
Using StumbVerter and MapPoint
Using Microsoft Streets & Trips
Using DiGLE
Advanced Wi-Fi Hacks
Still at War
Using Advanced Wardriving Software
Installing and using Kismet
Installing and using Wellenreiter
Using WarLinux
Installing and using MiniStumbler
Using other wardriving software
Organization Wardriving Countermeasures
Using Kismet
Disabling probe responses
Increasing beacon broadcast intervals
Fake 'em out with a honeypot
Unauthorized Wireless Devices
What Can Happen
Wireless System Configurations
Characteristics of Unauthorized Systems
Wireless Client Software
Stumbling Software
Network-Analysis Software
Browsing the network
Probing further
Additional Software Options
Online Databases
Unauthorized System Countermeasures
Network Attacks
What Can Happen
MAC-Address Spoofing
Changing your MAC in Linux
Tweaking your Windows settings
SMAC'ing your address
A walk down MAC-Spoofing Lane
Who's that Man in the Middle?
Management-frame attacks
ARP-poisoning attacks
SNMP: That's Why They Call It Simple
All Hail the Queensland Attack
Sniffing for Network Problems
Network-analysis programs
Network analyzer tips
Weird stuff to look for
Network Attack Countermeasures
Denial-of-Service Attacks
What Can Happen
Types of DoS attacks
It's so easy
We Be Jamming
Common signal interrupters
What jamming looks like
Fight the power generators
AP Overloading
Guilty by association
Too much traffic
Are You Dis'ing Me?
Invalid authentications via fata_jack
Physical Insecurities
DoS Countermeasures
Know what's normal
Contain your radio waves
Limit bandwidth
Use a Network Monitoring System
Use a WIDS
Attack back
Demand fixes
Cracking Encryption
What Can Happen
Protecting Message Privacy
Protecting Message Integrity
Using Encryption
WEP Weaknesses
Other WEP Problems to Look For
Attacking WEP
Active traffic injection
Active attack from both sides
Table-based attack
Passive attack decryption
Cracking Keys
Using WEPcrack
Using AirSnort
Using aircrack
Using WepLab
Finding other tools
Countermeasures Against Home Network-Encryption Attacks
Rotating keys
Using WPA
Organization Encryption Attack Countermeasures
Using WPA2
Using a VPN
Authenticating Users
Three States of Authentication
Authentication according to IEEE 802.11
I Know Your Secret
Have We Got EAP?
This method seems easy to digest
Not another PEAP out of you
Another big LEAP for mankind
That was EAP-FAST
Beam me up, EAP-TLS
EAP-TTLS: That's funky software
Implementing 802.1X
Cracking LEAP
Using asleap
Using THC-LEAPcracker
Using anwrap
Network Authentication Countermeasures
WPA improves the 8021.1 picture
Using WPA2
Using a VPN
Use the right EAP
Setting up a WDMZ
Using the Auditor Collection
The Part of Tens
Ten Essential Tools for Hacking Wireless Networks
Laptop Computer
Wireless Network Card
Antennas and Connecting Cables
GPS Receiver
Stumbling Software
Wireless Network Analyzer
Port Scanner
Vulnerability Assessment Tool
An 802.11 Reference Guide
Ten Wireless Security-Testing Mistakes
Skipping the Planning Process
Not Involving Others in Testing
Not Using a Methodology
Forgetting to Unbind the NIC When Wardriving
Failing to Get Written Permission to Test
Failing to Equip Yourself with the Proper Tools
Over-Penetrating Live Networks
Using Data Improperly
Failing to Report Results or Follow Up
Breaking the Law
Ten Tips for Following Up after Your Testing
Organize and Prioritize Your Results
Prepare a Professional Report
Retest If Necessary
Obtain Sign-Off
Plug the Holes You Find
Document the Lessons Learned
Repeat Your Tests
Monitor Your Airwaves
Practice Using Your Wireless Tools
Keep Up with Wireless Security Issues
Wireless Hacking Resources
General Resources
Hacker Stuff
Wireless Organizations
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE): www.ieee.org
Wi-Fi Alliance (formerly WECA): www.wifialliance.com
Local Wireless Groups
Security Awareness and Training
Wireless Tools
General tools
Vulnerability databases
Linux distributions
Software emulators
RF prediction software
RF monitoring
Wireless IDS/IPS vendors
Wireless sniffers
WEP/WPA cracking
Cracking passwords
Dictionary files and word lists
Gathering IP addresses and SSIDs
LEAP crackers
Network mapping
Network scanners
Glossary of Acronyms
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