Hacking Wireless Networks For Dummies by Peter T. Davis, Kevin Beaver, Devin K. Akin

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By Peter T. Davis, Kevin Beaver, Devin K. Akin

Turn into a cyber-hero - be aware of the typical instant weaknesses
"Reading a ebook like this one is a precious undertaking towards changing into an skilled instant safety professional."
--Devin Akin - CTO, The qualified instant community expert (CWNP) Program

Wireless networks are so handy - not just for you, but in addition for these nefarious kinds who'd prefer to invade them. the one method to understand in the event that your approach could be penetrated is to simulate an assault. This e-book indicates you the way, besides the way to increase any vulnerable spots you discover on your network's armor.

Discover how to:

Perform moral hacks with out compromising a system
Combat denial of carrier and WEP attacks
Understand how invaders think
Recognize the consequences of alternative hacks
Protect opposed to conflict drivers and rogue units

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Vulnerability: A vulnerability is a weakness within an information system that can be exploited by a threat. Some examples are wireless networks not using encryption, weak passwords on wireless access points or APs (which is the central hub for a set of wireless computers), and an AP sending wireless signals outside the building. Wireless-network vulnerabilities are what we’ll be seeking out in this book. Beyond these basics, quite a few things can happen when a threat actually exploits the vulnerabilities of a various wireless network.

Htm Check your software licenses — even on free software — to make sure you’re abiding by their restrictions. Many licenses state that the software cannot be used for commercial purposes. If you’re doing your own internal testing, that might be okay, but testing wireless networks for paying clients is likely a nono with this type of license limitation. This port-scanning information helps create an even more detailed picture of what’s available on your wireless network. No wonder hackers love it.

You should take care in compiling your records. Be diligent in your work and your documentation. Thou shalt respect the privacy of others Treat the information you gather with the utmost respect. You must protect the secrecy of confidential or personal information. All information you obtain during your testing — for example, encryption keys or clear text passwords — must be kept private. Don’t abuse your authority; use it responsibly. This means you won’t (for example) snoop into confidential corporate records or private lives.

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