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Project ID: 311
Author: Gonzalo Villegas
Project Title: Analysis of Tools for Conducting Wireless Penetration Testing
Semester: Fall 2008
Committe Chair: Dr. Mario Garcia
Committee Member 1: Dr. Dulal Kar
Committee Member 2: Dr. David Thomas
Project Description: Wireless Penetration testing is a new discipline which is included within the information security field. This new discipline is an emerging field of study. The huge adoption of wireless technologies over recent years has placed wireless data networks as one of the major attack vectors for organizations nowadays. Incident handlers and law enforcement have been forced to deal with the complexity associated with these technologies when managing and responding to security incidents. Thus, the need of new tools for identifying the exploits and vulnerabilities in a wireless environment has increased in the past few years. The purpose of this project is to conduct a wireless penetration test, and analyze the software tools needed to conduct this test in a wireless network. By implementing a testing methodology, the project is going to address different types of security flaws that companies face while using wireless networks. Also, some common tests are going to be discussed. Furthermore, the methodology used by the pen-tester to deploy these tests is going to be addressed. Finally, after analyzing all the attacks deployed in the wireless penetration test, security countermeasures will be discussed.
Project URL:   311.pdf