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Python: Penetration Testing for Developers by Dave Mound, Benjamin May, Andrew Mabbitt, Terry Ip, Cameron Buchanan, Mohit, Christopher Duffy

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Chapter 4. Wireless Pentesting

The era of wireless connectivity has contributed to flexibility and mobility, but it has also ushered in many security issues. With wired connectivity, the attacker needs physical access in order to connect and attack. In the case of wireless connectivity, an attacker just needs the availability of the signal to launch an attack. Before proceeding, you should be aware of the terminology used:

  • Access Point (AP): It is used to connect wireless devices with wired networks.
  • Service Set Identifier (SSID): It is a 0-32 alphanumeric unique identifier for a wireless LAN; it is human readable, and simply put, it is the network name.
  • Basic Service Set Identification (BSSID): It is the MAC address of the wireless AP.
  • Channel number ...

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