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BackTrack 5 Wireless Penetration Testing Beginner’s Guide by Vivek Ramachandran

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Software requirements

We will need the following software to set up the wireless lab:

  • BackTrack 5: BackTrack can be downloaded from their official website located at http://www.backtrack-linux.org. The software is open source and you should be able to download it directly from the website.
  • Windows XP/Vista/7: You will need any one of Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 installed in one of the laptops. This laptop will be used as the victim machine for the rest of the book.

It is important to note that even though we are using a Windows-based OS for our tests, the techniques learnt can be applied to any Wi-Fi capable devices such as Smart Phones and Tablets, among others.

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