Investigation and Discovery

Because we have a defined target in mind, we can immediately start the audit. In this stage of the hack attempt, we will be investigating and probing our wireless network to see what information can be gleaned that can help us punch through to the wired network beyond. This is an important part of any hacking process, and can take several days—or even weeks, if probing all aspects of a network. In fact, many hacking attempts never truly leave this stage of attack because they demand a constant state of discovery and research. Only when the attack is successful can a hacker honestly say he is done probing and investigating his target.

As previously mentioned, the juxtaposition of wired and wireless networks will often ...

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