Chapter 11Wireless Hacking

Introduction

Over time, many homes and organizations have moved toward wireless networks. One of the reasons people are switching to wireless networks is to overcome physical limitations. From a hacker’s perspective, wireless networks are an easy target; when compared with wired networks, they are easy to sniff and attack.

In this chapter, we will cover a wide variety of attacks that can be performed against a wireless network. We will start by discussing how to bypass a low-level security that a network administrator often implements, such as hiding SSID and enabling MAC filtering. After that, we will dive into the essence of this chapter, where I will demonstrate how easy it is to crack WEP/WPA/WPA preshared keys. ...

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