Wireless penetration testing is the process of identifying vulnerabilities and weaknesses in a wireless network’s security, using a variety of tools and techniques. It can be used to test the security of your own wireless network, or to simulate an attack on a wireless network in order to identify vulnerabilities that an attacker might exploit. However, it’s important to note that wireless penetration testing should only be performed on networks that you have permission to access and test, otherwise you could be breaking the law.
A Raspberry Pi can be used as a small, low-cost platform for wireless penetration testing. Here are a few examples of tools and techniques that can be used for wireless penetration testing on a Raspberry Pi:
- Aircrack-ng: A collection of tools for wireless network auditing and cracking. It includes tools for capturing and analyzing wireless traffic, as well as tools for cracking wireless encryption.
- Wireshark: A popular packet sniffing tool that can be used to capture and analyze wireless traffic. It can be used to identify security issues such as unencrypted traffic or the use of weak encryption methods.
- Reaver: A tool for cracking WPA/WPA2 security on wireless networks. It can be used to recover the passphrase of an access point.
- Kismet: A wireless network detector, sniffer, and intrusion detection system. It can be used to identify the presence of wireless networks, as well as the type of encryption being used and the manufacturer of the wireless devices.
- Evil twin: A method of wireless penetration testing that involves creating a rogue wireless access point with the same SSID as a legitimate access point in order to trick users into connecting to the rogue access point.
- Rogue access point: This can be used to perform man-in-the-middle attack where the Raspberry Pi acts as a rogue access point and logs the data being transmitted by the client.
It’s important to keep in mind that wireless penetration testing can be very complex, and it is recommended to have a good understanding of wireless networks and security before attempting to perform a penetration test. Also, it is important to be aware of the legal jurisdiction you are located, certain wireless penetration testing methods may be illegal in some countries.