Wireless penetration testing

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As the shift from wired to wireless infrastructure continues, so do the methods used for detecting attack paths and backdoors. We scan your network for entry points and prevent attackers from gaining access.

  • Information gathering phase: Engineers find and map wireless networks with 802.11 sniffing techniques. Identify SSIDs (including cloaked), encryption protocols, and authentication methods.
  • Offensive tests: We evaluate your organization’s detection and response capabilities against commonly exploited attack vectors. 
  • Wireless tests: Evaluate the security of your access point deployment. Our engineers check configurations, credentials, and encryptions. Verify AP isolation and investigate the remote management of the devices. Validate the configurations of your captive portals, VLAN segmentation, and hardware. 

Wireless testing checklist

Our testing engineers look for a variety of exploits during wireless penetration testing. Here are some of the ways we find them:

Specific Wireless IPS Tests

Evaluate the detection and response capabilities of the Wireless IDS/IPS.

Captive Portal Testing

Bypass the Captive Portal’s authentication for the guest wireless network.

VLAN Isolation Verification

Connect or reach the internal corporate network via the guest wireless network.

Signal Radiation Testing

Analyze the wireless solution’s signal coverage using standard endpoint and directional antennas.

Evaluation of AP deployment

Evaluate access point configuration (and other wireless networking devices) against vulnerabilities such as weak passwords in remote management of the device.

Specific Vulnerabilities of Wireless Devices

Exploit known vulnerabilities in the wireless network’s equipment.

Authentication Protocols

Verify correct protocol deployment. This protocol is immune to both cracking and brute force attacks due to Public Key Certificates at the Access Point sides, but only if deployed properly.

AP Isolation

Verify if AP isolation or client isolation is enabled on the access points.

Offensive testing checklist

We simulate real-world attacks. Here are a few of the attack methods we use to test your defenses:

Accidental Association

Determine if the WIPS sensor reports and/or terminates an authorized client that connects to a non-company network.

Spoofing (Client Impersonation)

Spoof an authorized client’s MAC address to verify if the IDS/IPS sensor detects the masquerading attempt.

Evil Twin/Man-in-the-Middle

Deploy an AP to mimic the real access point. Verify if clients connect and if the IDS/IPS sensors detect it. This test depends, both from a feasibility and time perspective, on the availability of authorized clients connecting to the wireless infrastructure.

Open AP/Hotspots

Deploy an open AP (AP implementing no security features) within the reach of the IDS/IPS sensors to evaluate if they’re found.

Fake/Rogue AP

Deploy a rogue AP within the reach of the IDS/IPS sensors to evaluate if they’re found and reported.

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