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Hacking Wireless Networks For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-7645-9730-5
384 pages
September 2005
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Become a cyber-hero - know the common wireless weaknesses

"Reading a book like this one is a worthy endeavor toward becoming an experienced wireless security professional."
--Devin Akin - CTO, The Certified Wireless Network Professional (CWNP) Program

Wireless networks are so convenient - not only for you, but also for those nefarious types who'd like to invade them. The only way to know if your system can be penetrated is to simulate an attack. This book shows you how, along with how to strengthen any weak spots you find in your network's armor.

Discover how to:

  • Perform ethical hacks without compromising a system
  • Combat denial of service and WEP attacks
  • Understand how invaders think
  • Recognize the effects of different hacks
  • Protect against war drivers and rogue devices
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Foreword.

Introduction.

Part I: Building the Foundation for Testing Wireless Networks.

Chapter 1: Introduction to Wireless Hacking.

Chapter 2: The Wireless Hacking Process.

Chapter 3: Implementing a Testing Methodology.

Chapter 4: Amassing Your War Chest.

Part II: Getting Rolling with Common Wi-Fi Hacks.

Chapter 5: Human (In)Security.

Chapter 6: Containing the Airwaves.

Chapter 7: Hacking Wireless Clients.

Chapter 8: Discovering Default Settings.

Chapter 9: Wardriving.

Part III: Advanced Wi-Fi Hacks.

Chapter 10: Still at War.

Chapter 11: Unauthorized Wireless Devices.

Chapter 12: Network Attacks.

Chapter 13: Denial-of-Service Attacks.

Chapter 14: Cracking Encryption.

Chapter 15: Authenticating Users.

Part IV: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 16: Ten Essential Tools for Hacking Wireless Networks.

Chapter 17: Ten Wireless Security-Testing Mistakes.

Chapter 18: Ten Tips for Following Up after Your Testing.

Part V: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Wireless Hacking Resources.

Appendix B: Glossary of Acronyms.

Index.

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Kevin Beaver, CISSP, is a 16-year specialist in security assessments and incident response.

Peter T. Davis, CISSP, has worked with information systems audits and security for 24 years.

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