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Analysis of Security and Penetration Tests for Wireless Networks With Backtrack Linux

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Executive Summary

The decreasing prices of wireless devices create a tendency to increase the use of wireless routers anywhere. So, it is important to have a basic security level of encryption protocols. This paper focuses in doing penetration tests with an attack that compares the encrypted password of a wireless router with a file that contains an alphanumeric dictionary with the use of a Linux distribution, BackTrack, which has a collection of security and forensics tools. This paper shows penetration practical tests in WEP and WPA/WPA2 protocols, how these protocols are broken with simple attacks and it implements a code script that classifies the most vulnerable access point protocol to help the network administrators to protect their networks.

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