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Kali Linux Wireless Penetration Testing Essentials by Marco Alamanni

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Chapter 1. Introduction to Wireless Penetration Testing

In this chapter, we are going to cover the key concepts of the penetration testing process, with particular reference to wireless penetration testing.

Penetration testing is the process of simulating attacks against a system or a network to point out its misconfigurations, weaknesses, or security vulnerabilities and their relative exploits that could be used by real attackers to gain access to the system or network.

The process of identifying and evaluating vulnerabilities is called vulnerability assessment and it is sometimes used as a synonym for penetration testing, but they are actually distinct processes; indeed, penetration testing generally includes vulnerability assessment and also ...

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