Wireless Penetration Testing

Wireless penetration tests target an organization’s Wi-Fi networks to evaluate the security of wireless configurations and identify potential vulnerabilities. This includes both internal corporate networks as well as any guest Wi-Fi access.

Common techniques in a wireless pen test include:

  • Cracking WEP and WPA/WPA2 encryption keys through brute force or dictionary attacks.
  • Exploiting vulnerabilities in wireless access point configurations.
  • Spoofing legitimate wireless clients to gain unauthorized access.
  • Performing man – in – the – middle attacks against wireless clients .
  • Scanning for rogue access points installed without IT approval .
  • Evaluating wireless guest network security policies .
wireless penetration testing

The results of a wireless pen test can identify weaknesses that would allow hackers to gain free Wi – Fi access , intercept wireless traffic , or penetrate the corporate network through a compromised access point . Remediating these issues helps ensure the organization’s wireless networks are securely configured and managed .