Towards Ethical Hacking—The Performance of Hacking a Router

Lewis Golightly, Victor Chang, Qianwen Ariel Xu

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The increase and advancements of network technology play a significant role in the lives of us. This is through homes, businesses and people in a professional and social capacity. The way we use technology in everyday life aids the friendships, achievements and entertainment parts of our day to day life. This makes the fundamental device in the network important to every one of us for conducting our day to day life–that device is the router. Much like a fridge or cooker would have in the 1950 s, the router is considered as a critical device in the home and business setting. This paper aims to demonstrate a penetration test documentation of a standard home or small business Router–TP-Link WR940N by using the operating system Kali Linux 2019/2020. The main aim of the paper is to show the extent of what someone can do and the lengths someone can go from essentially sitting outside your house in a car with a raspberry pi, a Wi-Fi adapter, a seven-inch screen, and a travel battery for power.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Security Technologies for Controlling Pandemics Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications
EditorsH Jahankhani, S Kendzierskyj, B Akhgar
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9783030721206
ISBN (Print)9783030721190
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2021

Publication series

NameAdvanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications
ISSN (Print)1613-5113
ISSN (Electronic)2363-9466

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