Chapter 11Wireless Hacking


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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