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Kali Linux Cookbook - Second Edition by Bob Perciaccante, Corey P. Schultz

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Scanning for wireless networks

Wireless networking is very popular due to its ease of use, reduction of cabling, and ease of deployment. Fortunately for us, the very same features that make it easy to use on a day-to-day setting also make it easy to monitor and to perform attacks from areas that do not rely on physical access to the network. Often the wireless signal bleeds into public areas, such as parking lots, adjacent office spaces, shopping malls, and more. Unless the wireless network administrator has taken great pains to limit the wireless coverage to only their facility, it is very likely that you can begin your wireless reconnaissance using a smart phone to identify a good location to set up your Kali Linux platform within the range. ...

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