A good example of a reasonably priced spectrum analyzer is the Kaltman Creations HF4060 RF Spectrum Analyzer.An 802.11 USB adapter allow for the easy connection of a wireless adapter to the penetration testing system.A spectrum analyzer is a device used to examine the spectral composition of some electrical, acoustic, or optical waveform.A spectrum analyzer is used to determine whether or not a wireless transmitter is working according to federally defined standards and is used to determine, by direct observation, the bandwidth of a digital or analog signal.Since the Alfa comes with an Omni-directional antenna, we need to obtain a directional antenna.The best choice is a panel antenna as it provides the capabilities required in a package that travels well.The operating systems listed below should be run as a guest system within VMware. The Linux platform is versatile, and the system kernel provides low-level support for leading-edge technologies and protocols.All mainstream IP-based attack and penetration tools can be built and run under Linux with no problems.
Without the ability to encrypt the data collected on a VM confidential information will be at risk, therefore versions that do not support encryption are not to be used.
In general terms, the following tools are mandatory to complete a penetration test with the expected results.
Selecting the operating platforms to use during a penetration test is often critical to the successfully exploitation of a network and associated system. With standard command shells (such as sh, csh, and bash) and native network utilities that can be used during a penetration test (including telnet, ftp, rpcinfo, snmpwalk, host, and dig) it is the system of choice and is the underlying host system for our penetration testing tools.
External antennas come in a variety of shapes, based upon the usage and with a variety of connectors.
All external antennas must have RP-SMA connectors that are compatible with the Alfa.
Retina is an an automated network vulnerability scanner that can be managed from a single web-based console.