CHAPTER 13 Detecting and Targeting Wireless

In addition to standard wired networks, you will encounter a myriad of wireless networks and devices during your investigations. As such, you must have a strong knowledge of what they are, how they work with them, and how to potentially strike at them during your pentest.

Wireless technology extends a company’s network into areas that wired networks cannot go (or go easily). Reception for wireless networks can now easily extend into nontraditional areas such as coffee shops, hotels, libraries, public parks, lobbies, shopping malls, and restaurants, to name a few. This greater range, as well as issues such as access, ease of setup, and unique security and setup requirements, has made wireless a prime ...

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