Wireless Reconnaissance in Penetration Testing

Wireless Reconnaissance in Penetration Testing

1st Edition - October 29, 2012

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  • Authors: Matthew Neely, Alex Hamerstone, Chris Sanyk
  • eBook ISBN: 9781597497329
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781597497312

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Description

In many penetration tests, there is a lot of useful information to be gathered from the radios used by organizations. These radios can include two-way radios used by guards, wireless headsets, cordless phones and wireless cameras. Wireless Reconnaissance in Penetration Testing describes the many ways that a penetration tester can gather and apply the information available from radio traffic. Stopping attacks means thinking like an attacker, and understanding all the ways that attackers gather information, or in industry terms profile, specific targets. With information from what equipment to use and how to find frequency information, to tips for reducing radio information leakage, to actual case studies describing how this information can be used to attack computer systems, this book is the go-to resource for penetration testing and radio profiling.

Key Features

  • Author Matthew Neely is a respected and well-known expert and speaker on radio reconnaissance and penetration testing
  • Includes real-world case studies of actual penetration tests using radio profiling
  • Covers data leakage, frequency, attacks, and information gathering

Readership

Information Security Professionals, Penetration Testers, Risk Analysts, Security Operations, Wireless Network Engineers

Table of Contents

  • Dedication

    Author Biography

    Preface

    Chapter 1. Why Radio Profiling?

    Guard Radios, Wireless Headsets, Cordless Phones, Wireless Cameras, Building Control Systems

    Case Study

    Chapter 2. Basic Radio Theory and Introduction to Radio Systems

    The Electromagnetic Spectrum

    Regulatory Agencies

    Applying the Science: Radio Technology Basics

    Antennas

    Modulation

    Radio Systems

    Summary

    Further Learning

    Chapter 3. Targets

    Two-Way Radios Used for Verbal Communication

    Devices that Use Radio Frequencies

    Chapter 4. Offsite Profiling

    What is Offsite Profiling?

    Case Study: Offsite Profiling

    Chapter 5. Onsite Radio Profiling

    Initial Onsite Reconnaissance

    The Guard Force

    Using a Frequency Counter

    Visual Recon

    Search Common Frequency Ranges

    Common Ranges

    Scanner Tips

    Finding Trunked Systems

    Case Study: Onsite Profiling

    Chapter 6. How to Use the Information You Gather

    Who is Guarding the Guards?

    Monitoring Phone Calls

    Wireless Cameras

    Chapter 7. Basic Overview of Equipment and How it Works

    Common Scanner Controls and Features

    Selecting a Scanner

    Scanners Recommended for Wireless Reconnaissance

    Building You Kit: Helpful Accessories

    Chapter 8. The House Doesn’t Always Win: A Wireless Reconnaissance Case Study

    Introduction

    Office Work

    Out in the Field

    Glitz and Glamour

    Learning the Local Lingo

    Time to Gamble

    Inside

    Chapter 9. New Technology

    Everything is Going Digital

    Software-Defined Radios (SDRs)

    Network-Enabled Dispatch Systems

    Conclusions and Looking Forward

    Glossary

    Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 226
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Syngress 2012
  • Published: October 29, 2012
  • Imprint: Syngress
  • eBook ISBN: 9781597497329
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781597497312

About the Authors

Matthew Neely

Matthew Neely
Matthew Neely (CISSP, CTGA, GCIH, GCWN) is the Profiling Team Manager at SecureState, a Cleveland, Ohio-based security consulting company.

Affiliations and Expertise

Matthew Neely (CISSP, CTGA, GCIH, GCWN) is the Profiling Team Manager at SecureState, a Cleveland, Ohio-based security consulting company.

Alex Hamerstone

Alex Hamerstone, CTGA – Security Consultant, Risk Management.

Affiliations and Expertise

Alex Hamerstone, CTGA – Security Consultant, Risk Management.

Chris Sanyk

Chris Sanyk is a journeyman IT professional with over twelve years of experience with everything from desktop publishing and web design, to user support, to system administration, to software development. In his spare time, he blogs and develops video games at his website, csanyk.com.

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