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.
There are several issues with using something other than the approved USB adapter as not all of them support the required functions.
The required hardware is the Alfa AWUS051NH 500m W High Gain 802.11a/b/g/n high power Wireless USB.
A GPS is a necessity to properly perform an RF assessment.
Without this it's simply impossible to determine where and how far RF signals are propagating.
Retina is an an automated network vulnerability scanner that can be managed from a single web-based console.
It can be used in conjunction with Metasploit where if an exploit exists in Metasploit, it can be launched directly from Retina to verify that the vulnerability exists.
This section is designed to be the PTES technical guidelines that help define certain procedures to follow during a penetration test.
Something to be aware of is that these are only baseline methods that have been used in the industry.
A good example of a reasonably priced spectrum analyzer is the Kaltman Creations HF4060 RF Spectrum Analyzer.