Nowadays every company, department or even home has a wireless network, connected to the internet or even to the local network. Also, most new electronic devices nowadays have wireless adapters such as laptops, mobiles or even printers, that increases the opportunity of wireless hacking. Wireless is here to stay and become more and more pervasive. Understanding wireless and the risks and vulnerabilities involved with its use is crucial concern to your organization’s security staff.
A Wireless Penetration test, is an authorized hacking attempt, which is designed to detect and exploit vulnerabilities in security controls employed by a number of wireless technologies and standards, misconfigured access points, and weak security protocols.
A wireless network test generally includes:
- Identifying Wi-Fi networks, including wireless fingerprinting, information leakage and signal leakage;
- Determining encryption weaknesses, such as encryption cracking, wireless sniffing and session hijacking;
- Identifying opportunities to penetrate a network by using wireless or evading WLAN access control measures; and
- Identifying legitimate users’ identities and credentials to access otherwise private networks and services.
Benefits of Wireless penetration testing
Because of the widespread of wireless networks, and the noticeable increment
of using it in each company, the risk also increased, and the penetration testing
become a required to be conducted
Wireless penetration testing detect vulnerabilities, misconfigured wireless
devices, and rogue access points, In addition to reduce the risk and legal
ramifications of a business breach, and harden the wireless access path
to your internal network