IT security professionals: Learn how to identify and repair vulnerabilities in your wireless networks. This course is part of our Certified Ethical Hacker test prep series.
Wireless networks are convenient and popular, but poor configuration and encryption leave them open to attack. Hackers can use Wi-Fi vulnerabilities to infiltrate your entire network. Security professionals need to know how to detect, prevent, and counter these kinds of attacks using the latest tools and techniquesâthe subject of this course with cybersecurity expert Malcolm Shore. Malcolm covers everything from configuring basic security to understanding how hackers extract passwords, harvest connections at rogue access point, and attack networks via Bluetooth. He also explains how to select the right antennae for testing and introduces some sophisticated Windows and Linux tools to scan for vulnerabilities, including Acrylic, Ekahau, and Wireshark. By the end of the course, you should be able to shore up your wireless connections and gain confidence that your local network is safe to use.
Note: This course is part of our test prep series for the Certified Ethical Hacker exam. Review the complete exam objectives at https://www.eccouncil.org/programs/certified-ethical-hacker-ceh/.
Ensuring wireless networks are secure
What you should know before watching this course
1. Wi-Fi Networks
Understanding wireless networks
Selecting an antenna for wireless network testing
Configuring security in wireless networks
Understanding the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Extracting WEP passwords using Wifite
Extracting network passwords through WPS
Using WiFite and Aircrack-ng to test WPA passwords