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Top Ten Free Wi-Fi Security Test Tools

May 10, 2010, 20:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lisa Phifer)

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"All new Wi-Fi CERTIFIED products support WPA2 (AES-CCMP) security, but that's not enough to harden a WLAN against attack. Breaches can still be caused by policy, configuration, and coding mistakes, overly-friendly clients, or unauthorized APs. Continuous surveillance and periodic assessments are important to spot (and then patch!) these and other WLAN vulnerabilities.

"You can't conduct a thorough assessment with just one tool, no matter how great the tool. A well-stocked pentest kit includes many tools – some simple, some sophisticated; some free, some not. Ultimately, the "best" toolkit depends on network size, risk tolerance, budget, and personal preference. Commercial tools can save time and effort, but they aren't for everyone. So here we list our favorite free (open source or beggar-ware) wireless security test tools."

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