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Penetrating Testing and Web Security is one of the booming fields in the job market. Almost every other business has moved to Cloud and amongst all Networking has gained the most important position. But along with it the risks of getting compromised has increased significantly. We have explained in an earlier post about penetrating testing and its importance and in this post, we shall list the Best Wireless Penetration Testing Tools. So follow along.
Basically, wireless hacking tools are of two types. One of which can be used to sniff the network and monitor what is happening in the network. And other kinds of tools are used to hack WEP/WPA keys. Let’s go through them one by one.
It is perhaps the most popular and widely-known wireless password cracking tool. It is used as 802.11 WEP and WPA-PSK keys cracking tool and one of the favorite tools among pentester’s or black hat hackers. Aircrack-ng is a suite consisting of a set of other tools like airmon-ng, airodump-ng, and aireplay-ng. Normally they work together during a live testing and used to captures packets of the network and then try to recover password of the network by analyzing packets.
Silica from Immunity, which is a veritable Swiss army knife of wireless hacking. Silica runs on Linux; however, it’s distributed as a bootable USB drive and virtual machine image, making it easy to run on any laptop. What makes Silica interesting and particularly in my point of view is that it combines the features of network and client exploitation tools. Once Silica has compromised a network (say by cracking the network key) or wireless client (via MITM), it can unleash a host of client penetration exploits, much like Metasploit, which is the best point.
Download and Learn More about Silica Here
AirSnort is a wireless LAN (WLAN) tool which cracks encryption keys on 802.11b WEP networks. AirSnort operates by passively monitoring transmissions, computing the encryption key when enough packets have been gathered. This tool is freely available for Linux and Windows platform. It is also simple to use. The tool has not been updated for around three years. Therefore, we recommend trying other tools first.
Download AirSnort: http://sourceforge.net/projects/airsnort/
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