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Penetration Testing of IEEE 802.11 Encryption Protocols using Kali Linux Hacking Tools

by Michael Kyei Kissi, Michael Asante
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 176 - Number 32
Year of Publication: 2020
Authors: Michael Kyei Kissi, Michael Asante

Michael Kyei Kissi, Michael Asante . Penetration Testing of IEEE 802.11 Encryption Protocols using Kali Linux Hacking Tools. International Journal of Computer Applications. 176, 32 ( Jun 2020), 26-33. DOI=10.5120/ijca2020920365

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author = { Michael Kyei Kissi, Michael Asante },
title = { Penetration Testing of IEEE 802.11 Encryption Protocols using Kali Linux Hacking Tools },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { Jun 2020 },
volume = { 176 },
number = { 32 },
month = { Jun },
year = { 2020 },
issn = { 0975-8887 },
pages = { 26-33 },
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publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
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The use of wireless network as a medium of communication has tremendously increased due to its flexibility, mobility and easy accessibility. Its usage is inevitable at hotels and restaurants, airports, organizations and currently predominant in homes. As large number of devices connect to wireless network, valuable and sensitive information are shared among users in the open air, attackers can easily sniff and capture data packets. This paper aims at using penetration testing to assess vulnerabilities and conduct attacks on Wireless Equivalent Privacy (WEP), Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) and 802.11i (WPA2) security protocols. The penetration testing was conducted using Kali Linux with its Aircrack-ng tools.

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Computer Science
Information Sciences


IEEE 802.11 WEP WPA WPA2 Kali Linux Aircrack-ng WLAN Wireless Penetration Testing Encryption Security.