Wireless Pentesting

At Securityium, our Wireless Penetration Testing (Wireless PT) service focuses on assessing and securing wireless networks, specifically those using the WiFi protocol (IEEE 802.11). We identify vulnerabilities to strengthen your wireless security and protect against unauthorized access and data breaches.

Wireless penetration testing, often referred to as wireless pentesting, is a thorough security assessment process aimed at evaluating the security of wireless networks and devices. This involves simulating real-world attacks to uncover vulnerabilities and weaknesses in wireless infrastructure and protocols.

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Common Vulnerabilities

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    Weak encryption protocols

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    Default or weak passwords

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    Insecure Wi-Fi authentication mechanisms

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    Misconfigured access controls

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    SSID broadcasting

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    Rogue access points

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    Weak physical security

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    Denial of Service (DoS) attacks

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    Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attacks

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    Lack of patch management

Approach

Securityium's Wireless Pentesting service employs a comprehensive methodology to safeguard your Wi-Fi networks. Our experts meticulously examine the efficacy of security controls such as Wireless Intrusion Detection Systems (WIDS), Access Control Lists (ACLs), and encryption protocols. We scrutinize these measures to pinpoint potential weaknesses. Our analysis includes evaluating Wi-Fi encryption (e.g., WPA2/WPA3) and authentication mechanisms (e.g., 802.1x) to ensure resilience against common attacks. We use specialized tools to uncover vulnerabilities within wireless access points (WAPs) and network devices, including firmware f laws and misconfigurations. By simulating attack scenarios, we assess the performance of WIDS, gauging its accuracy in alert generation and response. Finally, we provide tailored recommendations for protocol upgrades and policy implementations, empowering clients to effectively fortify their wireless networks.

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    Preparation

    • Define objectives and scope of the wireless pentest, including target wireless networks, devices, and locations.
    • Gather information about the wireless infrastructure, such as SSIDs, signal strength, encryption methods, and access point locations.

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    Reconnaissance

    • Conduct passive reconnaissance to gather information about target wireless networks, including SSIDs and signal strength.
    • Perform active reconnaissance to identify active wireless devices and access points using tools like Airodump-ng or Kismet.

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    Enumeration and Analysis

    • Enumerate active wireless access points, client devices, and associated services.
    • Identify potential attack vectors, such as weak encryption protocols, default passwords, or misconfigured access controls.

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    Vulnerability Assessment

    • Assess the security of wireless encryption protocols, authentication mechanisms, and access controls.
    • Identify vulnerabilities and weaknesses in the wireless infrastructure, including insecure authentication methods, weak encryption protocols, and misconfigured access controls.

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    Exploitation

    • Attempt to exploit discovered vulnerabilities to gain unauthorized access to the wireless network or intercept wireless communications.
    • Utilize tools like Aircrack-ng for password cracking, Evil Twin attacks, or exploiting vulnerabilities in wireless routers and access points.

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    Post-exploitation

    • Establish persistence within the wireless network, escalate privileges, and pivot to other systems if possible.
    • Perform additional reconnaissance to identify potential targets for further exploitation or data exfiltration.

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Tools Used : • Aircrack-ng Suite• Wireshark• Airgeddon• Kismet

Benefits

Engaging in wireless PT with Securityium results in improved wireless network security, prevention of unauthorized access, protection of sensitive data transmissions, and compliance with wireless security standards.

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Secure your wireless network with Securityium's Wireless Pentesting service. Contact us today to schedule an assessment and safeguard your data against unauthorized access and breaches.

Certifications

Our team holds prestigious certifications, including CREST, CERIN, CEH, OSCP, OSCE, CRT, and CPSA, ensuring high-quality and
professional testing services.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Wireless Penetration Testing, commonly known as wireless PT, is a security assessment technique used to evaluate the security of wireless networks and devices. It involves simulating real-world attacks to identify vulnerabilities and weaknesses in wireless infrastructure, protocols, and configurations.

Wireless PT is crucial because wireless networks are often targets for attackers due to their inherent vulnerabilities and the prevalence of wireless devices. By conducting wireless PT, organizations can identify and mitigate security risks, safeguard sensitive data transmitted over wireless connections, and enhance overall network security posture.

Common tools used in wireless PT include Aircrack-ng for wireless packet capture and analysis, Kismet for wireless network detection and monitoring, and Wireshark for analyzing network traffic. Techniques used may include wireless network scanning, rogue access point detection, and exploiting vulnerabilities in wireless encryption protocols.

Common vulnerabilities found in wireless networks include weak encryption protocols (e.g., WEP), insecure authentication mechanisms, misconfigured access controls, rogue access points, and lack of physical security measures. Additionally, vulnerabilities in wireless client devices, such as outdated firmware or unpatched software, can also pose security risks.

Organizations can benefit from wireless PT by identifying and remediating vulnerabilities before they are exploited by attackers. By conducting wireless PT regularly, organizations can enhance the security of their wireless networks, protect sensitive data, ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, and improve overall security posture.

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