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Initial Access with Aircrack-ng

by Ricardo Reimao

Attacking wireless networks is one of the main tasks during a red team exercise. The Aircrack-ng suite is a framework for WiFi security assessments. In this course, we cover how to get initial access on wireless networks using the Aircrack-ng tool.

What you'll learn

Exploiting wireless networks is one of the most effective ways to get access to the internal network of a company. It usually gives you the same level of access as regular employees at the office, and WiFi networks can usually be accessed from outside of the building. In this course, Initial Access with Aircrack-ng, we explore the Aircrack-ng WiFi security assessment tool. First, you will see how to identify potential target networks and exploit vulnerabilities in both WEP and WPA/WPA2 protocols. Then, you will learn how to crack the passwords for WEP networks and how to brute force credentials for networks. Finally, you will discover how to cause denial of service in the WiFi network, which can be a good distraction mechanism for a bigger attack. By the end of this course, you will be able to protect your networks with three important tactics from the Mittre Att&ck framework: WiFi Access Points (Initial Access - T1465), Brute Force (Credential Access - T1110), and Denial of Service (Impact - T1464).

About the author

Ricardo is a Cybersecurity Consultant based in Toronto (Canada). He has 14+ years of IT experience, 10 of them in the IT Security field. His main interests are: SIEM solutions (IBM QRadar), Enterprise Security Risk, Penetration Testing, Security processes/procedures and Network Security.

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