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Chapter 7. Planning the Attack

"It is best to thwart people by intelligent planning."

óWang Xi

The majority of specific IT security literature sources would list the available tools and appropriate commands and call it a day. We call it an early caffeinated morning. Knowing the basics of wireless networking and which tools to use to discover access points, dump the traffic, crack WEP, and so on is not enough. In fact, it only brings the attacker to the "script kiddie" level, whereas a wireless security professional should be far above it. You should understand how the protocols involved and the available attack methodologies work (something that is slowly uncovered through this book). Apart from that, you should also have a precise calculated plan of your penetration testing procedure, taking into account all known peculiarities of the network you are after.

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