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Python Penetration Testing Essentials

Python Penetration Testing Essentials

Techniques for ethical hacking with Python, 2nd Edition

  • Author: Mohit Raj
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1789136040
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 230
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This book gives you the skills you need to use Python for penetration testing, with the help of detailed code examples. This book has been updated for Python 3.6.3 and Kali Linux 2018.1. Key Features Detect and avoid various attack types that put the privacy of a system at risk Leverage Python to build efficient code and eventually build a robust environment Learn about securing wireless applications and information gathering on a web server Book Description This book gives you the skills you need to use Python for penetration testing (pentesting), with the help of detailed code examples. We start by exploring the basics of networking with Python and then proceed to network hacking. Then, you will delve into exploring Python libraries to perform various types of pentesting and ethical hacking techniques. Next, we delve into hacking the application layer, where we start by gathering information from a website. We then move on to concepts related to website hacking—such as parameter tampering, DDoS, XSS, and SQL injection. By reading this book, you will learn different techniques and methodologies that will familiarize you with Python pentesting techniques, how to protect yourself, and how to create automated programs to find the admin console, SQL injection, and XSS attacks. What you will learn The basics of network pentesting including network scanning and sniffing Wireless, wired attacks, and building traps for attack and torrent detection Web server footprinting and web application attacks, including the XSS and SQL injection attack Wireless frames and how to obtain information such as SSID, BSSID, and the channel number from a wireless frame using a Python script The importance of web server signatures, email gathering, and why knowing the server signature is the first step in hacking Who this book is for If you are a Python programmer, a security researcher, or an ethical hacker and are interested in penetration testing with the help of Python, then this book is for you. Even if you are new to the field of ethical hacking, this book can help you find the vulnerabilities in your system so that you are ready to tackle any kind of attack or intrusion.

Kali Linux Wireless Penetration Testing Essentials

Kali Linux Wireless Penetration Testing Essentials

  • Author: Marco Alamanni
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1785284819
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 164
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Kali Linux is the most popular distribution dedicated to penetration testing that includes a set of free, open source tools. This book introduces you to wireless penetration testing and describes how to conduct its various phases. After showing you how to install Kali Linux on your laptop, you will verify the requirements of the wireless adapter and configure it. Next, the book covers the wireless LAN reconnaissance phase, explains the WEP and WPA/WPA2 security protocols and demonstrates practical attacks against them using the tools provided in Kali Linux, Aircrack-ng in particular. You will then discover the advanced and latest attacks targeting access points and wireless clients and learn how to create a professionally written and effective report.

Penetration Testing Fundamentals

Penetration Testing Fundamentals

A Hands-On Guide to Reliable Security Audits

  • Author: William (Chuck) Easttom II
  • Publisher: Pearson IT Certification
  • ISBN: 0134854543
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 448
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The perfect introduction to pen testing for all IT professionals and students · Clearly explains key concepts, terminology, challenges, tools, and skills · Covers the latest penetration testing standards from NSA, PCI, and NIST Welcome to today’s most useful and practical introduction to penetration testing. Chuck Easttom brings together up-to-the-minute coverage of all the concepts, terminology, challenges, and skills you’ll need to be effective. Drawing on decades of experience in cybersecurity and related IT fields, Easttom integrates theory and practice, covering the entire penetration testing life cycle from planning to reporting. You’ll gain practical experience through a start-to-finish sample project relying on free open source tools. Throughout, quizzes, projects, and review sections deepen your understanding and help you apply what you’ve learned. Including essential pen testing standards from NSA, PCI, and NIST, Penetration Testing Fundamentals will help you protect your assets–and expand your career options. LEARN HOW TO · Understand what pen testing is and how it’s used · Meet modern standards for comprehensive and effective testing · Review cryptography essentials every pen tester must know · Perform reconnaissance with Nmap, Google searches, and ShodanHq · Use malware as part of your pen testing toolkit · Test for vulnerabilities in Windows shares, scripts, WMI, and the Registry · Pen test websites and web communication · Recognize SQL injection and cross-site scripting attacks · Scan for vulnerabilities with OWASP ZAP, Vega, Nessus, and MBSA · Identify Linux vulnerabilities and password cracks · Use Kali Linux for advanced pen testing · Apply general hacking technique ssuch as fake Wi-Fi hotspots and social engineering · Systematically test your environment with Metasploit · Write or customize sophisticated Metasploit exploits

Penetration Testing

Penetration Testing

A Hands-On Introduction to Hacking

  • Author: Georgia Weidman
  • Publisher: No Starch Press
  • ISBN: 1593275641
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 528
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Penetration testers simulate cyber attacks to find security weaknesses in networks, operating systems, and applications. Information security experts worldwide use penetration techniques to evaluate enterprise defenses. In Penetration Testing, security expert, researcher, and trainer Georgia Weidman introduces you to the core skills and techniques that every pentester needs. Using a virtual machine–based lab that includes Kali Linux and vulnerable operating systems, you’ll run through a series of practical lessons with tools like Wireshark, Nmap, and Burp Suite. As you follow along with the labs and launch attacks, you’ll experience the key stages of an actual assessment—including information gathering, finding exploitable vulnerabilities, gaining access to systems, post exploitation, and more. Learn how to: * Crack passwords and wireless network keys with brute-forcing and wordlists * Test web applications for vulnerabilities * Use the Metasploit Framework to launch exploits and write your own Metasploit modules * Automate social-engineering attacks * Bypass antivirus software * Turn access to one machine into total control of the enterprise in the post exploitation phase You’ll even explore writing your own exploits. Then it’s on to mobile hacking—Weidman’s particular area of research—with her tool, the Smartphone Pentest Framework. With its collection of hands-on lessons that cover key tools and strategies, Penetration Testing is the introduction that every aspiring hacker needs.

Advanced Penetration Testing

Advanced Penetration Testing

Hacking the World's Most Secure Networks

  • Author: Wil Allsopp
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119367662
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 288
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Build a better defense against motivated, organized, professional attacks Advanced Penetration Testing: Hacking the World's Most Secure Networks takes hacking far beyond Kali linux and Metasploit to provide a more complex attack simulation. Featuring techniques not taught in any certification prep or covered by common defensive scanners, this book integrates social engineering, programming, and vulnerability exploits into a multidisciplinary approach for targeting and compromising high security environments. From discovering and creating attack vectors, and moving unseen through a target enterprise, to establishing command and exfiltrating data—even from organizations without a direct Internet connection—this guide contains the crucial techniques that provide a more accurate picture of your system's defense. Custom coding examples use VBA, Windows Scripting Host, C, Java, JavaScript, Flash, and more, with coverage of standard library applications and the use of scanning tools to bypass common defensive measures. Typical penetration testing consists of low-level hackers attacking a system with a list of known vulnerabilities, and defenders preventing those hacks using an equally well-known list of defensive scans. The professional hackers and nation states on the forefront of today's threats operate at a much more complex level—and this book shows you how to defend your high security network. Use targeted social engineering pretexts to create the initial compromise Leave a command and control structure in place for long-term access Escalate privilege and breach networks, operating systems, and trust structures Infiltrate further using harvested credentials while expanding control Today's threats are organized, professionally-run, and very much for-profit. Financial institutions, health care organizations, law enforcement, government agencies, and other high-value targets need to harden their IT infrastructure and human capital against targeted advanced attacks from motivated professionals. Advanced Penetration Testing goes beyond Kali linux and Metasploit and to provide you advanced pen testing for high security networks.

Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux

Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux

  • Author: Joseph Muniz
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1782163174
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 342
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Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux contains various penetration testing methods using BackTrack that will be used by the reader. It contains clear step-by-step instructions with lot of screenshots. It is written in an easy to understand language which will further simplify the understanding for the user."Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux" is ideal for anyone who is interested in learning how to become a penetration tester. It will also help the users who are new to Kali Linux and want to learn the features and differences in Kali versus Backtrack, and seasoned penetration testers who may need a refresher or reference on new tools and techniques. Basic familiarity with web-based programming languages such as PHP, JavaScript and MySQL will also prove helpful.

Effective Python Penetration Testing

Effective Python Penetration Testing

  • Author: Rejah Rehim
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1785280961
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 164
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Pen test your system like a pro and overcome vulnerabilities by leveraging Python scripts, libraries, and tools About This Book Learn to utilize your Python scripting skills to pentest a computer system, network, and web-application Get proficient at the art of assessing vulnerabilities by conducting effective penetration testing This is the ultimate guide that teaches you how to use Python to protect your systems against sophisticated cyber attacks Who This Book Is For This book is ideal for those who are comfortable with Python or a similar language and need no help with basic programming concepts, but want to understand the basics of penetration testing and the problems pentesters face. What You Will Learn Write Scapy scripts to investigate network traffic Get to know application fingerprinting techniques with Python Understand the attack scripting techniques Write fuzzing tools with pentesting requirements Learn basic attack scripting methods Utilize cryptographic toolkits in Python Automate pentesting with Python tools and libraries In Detail Penetration testing is a practice of testing a computer system, network, or web application to find weaknesses in security that an attacker can exploit. Effective Python Penetration Testing will help you utilize your Python scripting skills to safeguard your networks from cyberattacks. We will begin by providing you with an overview of Python scripting and penetration testing. You will learn to analyze network traffic by writing Scapy scripts and will see how to fingerprint web applications with Python libraries such as ProxMon and Spynner. Moving on, you will find out how to write basic attack scripts, and will develop debugging and reverse engineering skills with Python libraries. Toward the end of the book, you will discover how to utilize cryptography toolkits in Python and how to automate Python tools and libraries. Style and approach This is an expert's guide to Python with a practical based approach, where each chapter will help you improve your penetration testing skills using Python to become a master pen tester.

Python: Penetration Testing for Developers

Python: Penetration Testing for Developers

  • Author: Christopher Duffy,Mohit,,Cameron Buchanan,Terry Ip,Andrew Mabbitt,Benjamin May,Dave Mound
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 178712097X
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 650
  • View: 6712
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Unleash the power of Python scripting to execute effective and efficient penetration tests About This Book Sharpen your pentesting skills with Python Develop your fluency with Python to write sharper scripts for rigorous security testing Get stuck into some of the most powerful tools in the security world Who This Book Is For If you are a Python programmer or a security researcher who has basic knowledge of Python programming and wants to learn about penetration testing with the help of Python, this course is ideal for you. Even if you are new to the field of ethical hacking, this course can help you find the vulnerabilities in your system so that you are ready to tackle any kind of attack or intrusion. What You Will Learn Familiarize yourself with the generation of Metasploit resource files and use the Metasploit Remote Procedure Call to automate exploit generation and execution Exploit the Remote File Inclusion to gain administrative access to systems with Python and other scripting languages Crack an organization's Internet perimeter and chain exploits to gain deeper access to an organization's resources Explore wireless traffic with the help of various programs and perform wireless attacks with Python programs Gather passive information from a website using automated scripts and perform XSS, SQL injection, and parameter tampering attacks Develop complicated header-based attacks through Python In Detail Cybercriminals are always one step ahead, when it comes to tools and techniques. This means you need to use the same tools and adopt the same mindset to properly secure your software. This course shows you how to do just that, demonstrating how effective Python can be for powerful pentesting that keeps your software safe. Comprising of three key modules, follow each one to push your Python and security skills to the next level. In the first module, we'll show you how to get to grips with the fundamentals. This means you'll quickly find out how to tackle some of the common challenges facing pentesters using custom Python tools designed specifically for your needs. You'll also learn what tools to use and when, giving you complete confidence when deploying your pentester tools to combat any potential threat. In the next module you'll begin hacking into the application layer. Covering everything from parameter tampering, DDoS, XXS and SQL injection, it will build on the knowledge and skills you learned in the first module to make you an even more fluent security expert. Finally in the third module, you'll find more than 60 Python pentesting recipes. We think this will soon become your trusted resource for any pentesting situation. This Learning Path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products: Learning Penetration Testing with Python by Christopher Duffy Python Penetration Testing Essentials by Mohit Python Web Penetration Testing Cookbook by Cameron Buchanan,Terry Ip, Andrew Mabbitt, Benjamin May and Dave Mound Style and approach This course provides a quick access to powerful, modern tools, and customizable scripts to kick-start the creation of your own Python web penetration testing toolbox.

WarDriving & Wireless Penetration Testing

WarDriving & Wireless Penetration Testing

  • Author: Chris Hurley,Russ Rogers,Frank Thornton
  • Publisher: Syngress
  • ISBN: 9781597491112
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 400
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Provides information on analyzing wireless networks through wardriving and penetration testing.

Burp Suite Essentials

Burp Suite Essentials

  • Author: Akash Mahajan
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1783550120
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 144
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If you are interested in learning how to test web applications and the web part of mobile applications using Burp, then this is the book for you. It is specifically designed to meet your needs if you have basic experience in using Burp and are now aiming to become a professional Burp user.

Metasploit Penetration Testing Cookbook

Metasploit Penetration Testing Cookbook

Second Edition

  • Author: Monika Agarwal,Abhinav Singh
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1782166793
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 320
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This book follows a Cookbook style with recipes explaining the steps for penetration testing with WLAN, VOIP, and even cloud computing. There is plenty of code and commands used to make your learning curve easy and quick.This book targets both professional penetration testers as well as new users of Metasploit, who wish to gain expertise over the framework and learn an additional skill of penetration testing, not limited to a particular OS. The book requires basic knowledge of scanning, exploitation, and the Ruby language.

Advanced Infrastructure Penetration Testing

Advanced Infrastructure Penetration Testing

Defend your systems from methodized and proficient attackers

  • Author: Chiheb Chebbi
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 178862341X
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 396
  • View: 4003
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A highly detailed guide to performing powerful attack vectors in many hands-on scenarios and defending significant security flaws in your company's infrastructure Key Features Advanced exploitation techniques to breach modern operating systems and complex network devices Learn about Docker breakouts, Active Directory delegation, and CRON jobs Practical use cases to deliver an intelligent endpoint-protected system Book Description It has always been difficult to gain hands-on experience and a comprehensive understanding of advanced penetration testing techniques and vulnerability assessment and management. This book will be your one-stop solution to compromising complex network devices and modern operating systems. This book provides you with advanced penetration testing techniques that will help you exploit databases, web and application servers, switches or routers, Docker, VLAN, VoIP, and VPN. With this book, you will explore exploitation abilities such as offensive PowerShell tools and techniques, CI servers, database exploitation, Active Directory delegation, kernel exploits, cron jobs, VLAN hopping, and Docker breakouts. Moving on, this book will not only walk you through managing vulnerabilities, but will also teach you how to ensure endpoint protection. Toward the end of this book, you will also discover post-exploitation tips, tools, and methodologies to help your organization build an intelligent security system. By the end of this book, you will have mastered the skills and methodologies needed to breach infrastructures and provide complete endpoint protection for your system. What you will learn Exposure to advanced infrastructure penetration testing techniques and methodologies Gain hands-on experience of penetration testing in Linux system vulnerabilities and memory exploitation Understand what it takes to break into enterprise networks Learn to secure the configuration management environment and continuous delivery pipeline Gain an understanding of how to exploit networks and IoT devices Discover real-world, post-exploitation techniques and countermeasures Who this book is for If you are a system administrator, SOC analyst, penetration tester, or a network engineer and want to take your penetration testing skills and security knowledge to the next level, then this book is for you. Some prior experience with penetration testing tools and knowledge of Linux and Windows command-line syntax is beneficial.

Security for Web Developers

Security for Web Developers

Using JavaScript, HTML, and CSS

  • Author: John Paul Mueller
  • Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • ISBN: 1491928719
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 384
  • View: 474
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As a web developer, you may not want to spend time making your web app secure, but it definitely comes with the territory. This practical guide provides you with the latest information on how to thwart security threats at several levels, including new areas such as microservices. You’ll learn how to help protect your app no matter where it runs, from the latest smartphone to an older desktop, and everything in between. Author John Paul Mueller delivers specific advice as well as several security programming examples for developers with a good knowledge of CSS3, HTML5, and JavaScript. In five separate sections, this book shows you how to protect against viruses, DDoS attacks, security breaches, and other nasty intrusions. Create a security plan for your organization that takes the latest devices and user needs into account Develop secure interfaces, and safely incorporate third-party code from libraries, APIs, and microservices Use sandboxing techniques, in-house and third-party testing techniques, and learn to think like a hacker Implement a maintenance cycle by determining when and how to update your application software Learn techniques for efficiently tracking security threats as well as training requirements that your organization can use

Mastering Modern Web Penetration Testing

Mastering Modern Web Penetration Testing

  • Author: Prakhar Prasad
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1785289144
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 298
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Master the art of conducting modern pen testing attacks and techniques on your web application before the hacker does! About This Book This book covers the latest technologies such as Advance XSS, XSRF, SQL Injection, Web API testing, XML attack vectors, OAuth 2.0 Security, and more involved in today's web applications Penetrate and secure your web application using various techniques Get this comprehensive reference guide that provides advanced tricks and tools of the trade for seasoned penetration testers Who This Book Is For This book is for security professionals and penetration testers who want to speed up their modern web application penetrating testing. It will also benefit those at an intermediate level and web developers who need to be aware of the latest application hacking techniques. What You Will Learn Get to know the new and less-publicized techniques such PHP Object Injection and XML-based vectors Work with different security tools to automate most of the redundant tasks See different kinds of newly-designed security headers and how they help to provide security Exploit and detect different kinds of XSS vulnerabilities Protect your web application using filtering mechanisms Understand old school and classic web hacking in depth using SQL Injection, XSS, and CSRF Grasp XML-related vulnerabilities and attack vectors such as XXE and DoS techniques Get to know how to test REST APIs to discover security issues in them In Detail Web penetration testing is a growing, fast-moving, and absolutely critical field in information security. This book executes modern web application attacks and utilises cutting-edge hacking techniques with an enhanced knowledge of web application security. We will cover web hacking techniques so you can explore the attack vectors during penetration tests. The book encompasses the latest technologies such as OAuth 2.0, Web API testing methodologies and XML vectors used by hackers. Some lesser discussed attack vectors such as RPO (relative path overwrite), DOM clobbering, PHP Object Injection and etc. has been covered in this book. We'll explain various old school techniques in depth such as XSS, CSRF, SQL Injection through the ever-dependable SQLMap and reconnaissance. Websites nowadays provide APIs to allow integration with third party applications, thereby exposing a lot of attack surface, we cover testing of these APIs using real-life examples. This pragmatic guide will be a great benefit and will help you prepare fully secure applications. Style and approach This master-level guide covers various techniques serially. It is power-packed with real-world examples that focus more on the practical aspects of implementing the techniques rather going into detailed theory.

Kali Linux 2 – Assuring Security by Penetration Testing

Kali Linux 2 – Assuring Security by Penetration Testing

  • Author: Gerard Johansen,Lee Allen,Tedi Heriyanto,Shakeel Ali
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1785886061
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 568
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Achieve the gold standard in penetration testing with Kali using this masterpiece, now in its third edition! About This Book Get a rock-solid insight into penetration testing techniques and test your corporate network against threats like never before Formulate your pentesting strategies by relying on the most up-to-date and feature-rich Kali version in town—Kali Linux 2 (aka Sana). Experience this journey with new cutting-edge wireless penetration tools and a variety of new features to make your pentesting experience smoother Who This Book Is For If you are an IT security professional or a student with basic knowledge of Unix/Linux operating systems, including an awareness of information security factors, and you want to use Kali Linux for penetration testing, this book is for you. What You Will Learn Find out to download and install your own copy of Kali Linux Properly scope and conduct the initial stages of a penetration test Conduct reconnaissance and enumeration of target networks Exploit and gain a foothold on a target system or network Obtain and crack passwords Use the Kali Linux NetHunter install to conduct wireless penetration testing Create proper penetration testing reports In Detail Kali Linux is a comprehensive penetration testing platform with advanced tools to identify, detect, and exploit the vulnerabilities uncovered in the target network environment. With Kali Linux, you can apply appropriate testing methodology with defined business objectives and a scheduled test plan, resulting in a successful penetration testing project engagement. Kali Linux – Assuring Security by Penetration Testing is a fully focused, structured book providing guidance on developing practical penetration testing skills by demonstrating cutting-edge hacker tools and techniques with a coherent, step-by-step approach. This book offers you all of the essential lab preparation and testing procedures that reflect real-world attack scenarios from a business perspective, in today's digital age. Style and approach This practical guide will showcase penetration testing through cutting-edge tools and techniques using a coherent, step-by-step approach.

Learn Python in 7 Days

Learn Python in 7 Days

  • Author: Mohit,,Bhaskar N. Das
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1787287777
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 280
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Learn efficient Python coding within 7 days About This Book Make the best of Python features Learn the tinge of Python in 7 days Learn complex concepts using the most simple examples Who This Book Is For The book is aimed at aspiring developers and absolute novice who want to get started with the world of programming. We assume no knowledge of Python for this book. What You Will Learn Use if else statement with loops and how to break, skip the loop Get acquainted with python types and its operators Create modules and packages Learn slicing, indexing and string methods Explore advanced concepts like collections, class and objects Learn dictionary operation and methods Discover the scope and function of variables with arguments and return value In Detail Python is a great language to get started in the world of programming and application development. This book will help you to take your skills to the next level having a good knowledge of the fundamentals of Python. We begin with the absolute foundation, covering the basic syntax, type variables and operators. We'll then move on to concepts like statements, arrays, operators, string processing and I/O handling. You'll be able to learn how to operate tuples and understand the functions and methods of lists. We'll help you develop a deep understanding of list and tuples and learn python dictionary. As you progress through the book, you'll learn about function parameters and how to use control statements with the loop. You'll further learn how to create modules and packages, storing of data as well as handling errors. We later dive into advanced level concepts such as Python collections and how to use class, methods, objects in python. By the end of this book, you will be able to take your skills to the next level having a good knowledge of the fundamentals of Python. Style and approach Fast paced guide to get you up-to-speed with the language. Every chapter is followed by an exercise that focuses on building something with the language. The codes of the exercises can be found on the Packt website

The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing

The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing

Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Made Easy

  • Author: Patrick Engebretson
  • Publisher: Syngress Press
  • ISBN: 9780124116443
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 204
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The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing serves as an introduction to the steps required to complete a penetration test or perform an ethical hack. You learn how to properly utilize and interpret the results of modern day hacking tools; which are required to complete a penetration test. Tool coverage will include, Backtrack Linux, Google, Whois, Nmap, Nessus, Metasploit, Netcat, Netbus, and more. A simple and clean explanation of how to utilize these tools will allow you to gain a solid understanding of each of the four phases and prepare them to take on more in-depth texts and topics. This book includes the use of a single example (pen test target) all the way through the book which allows you to clearly see how the tools and phases relate. Named a 2011 Best Hacking and Pen Testing Book by InfoSec Reviews Each chapter contains hands-on examples and exercises that are designed to teach you how to interpret the results and utilize those results in later phases. Writen by an author who works in the field as a Penetration Tester and who teaches Offensive Security, Penetration Testing, and Ethical Hacking, and Exploitation classes at Dakota State University. Utilizes the Backtrack Linus distribution and focuses on the seminal tools required to complete a penetration test.

Penetration Testing Basics

Penetration Testing Basics

A Quick-Start Guide to Breaking into Systems

  • Author: Ric Messier
  • Publisher: Apress
  • ISBN: 1484218574
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 115
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Learn how to break systems, networks, and software in order to determine where the bad guys might get in. Once the holes have been determined, this short book discusses how they can be fixed. Until they have been located, they are exposures to your organization. By reading Penetration Testing Basics, you'll gain the foundations of a simple methodology used to perform penetration testing on systems and networks for which you are responsible. What You Will Learn Identify security vulnerabilities Use some of the top security tools to identify holes Read reports from testing tools Spot and negate common attacks Identify common Web-based attacks and exposures as well as recommendations for closing those holes Who This Book Is For Anyone who has some familiarity with computers and an interest in information security and penetration testing.

Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Guide

Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Guide

  • Author: Rafay Baloch
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1351381342
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 531
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Requiring no prior hacking experience, Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Guide supplies a complete introduction to the steps required to complete a penetration test, or ethical hack, from beginning to end. You will learn how to properly utilize and interpret the results of modern-day hacking tools, which are required to complete a penetration test. The book covers a wide range of tools, including Backtrack Linux, Google reconnaissance, MetaGooFil, dig, Nmap, Nessus, Metasploit, Fast Track Autopwn, Netcat, and Hacker Defender rootkit. Supplying a simple and clean explanation of how to effectively utilize these tools, it details a four-step methodology for conducting an effective penetration test or hack.Providing an accessible introduction to penetration testing and hacking, the book supplies you with a fundamental understanding of offensive security. After completing the book you will be prepared to take on in-depth and advanced topics in hacking and penetration testing. The book walks you through each of the steps and tools in a structured, orderly manner allowing you to understand how the output from each tool can be fully utilized in the subsequent phases of the penetration test. This process will allow you to clearly see how the various tools and phases relate to each other. An ideal resource for those who want to learn about ethical hacking but don?t know where to start, this book will help take your hacking skills to the next level. The topics described in this book comply with international standards and with what is being taught in international certifications.

Python Penetration Testing Cookbook

Python Penetration Testing Cookbook

Practical recipes on implementing information gathering, network security, intrusion detection, and post-exploitation

  • Author: Rejah Rehim
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1784394092
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 226
  • View: 1034
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Over 50+ hands-on recipes to help you pen test networks using Python, discover vulnerabilities, and find a recovery path About This Book Learn to detect and avoid various types of attack that put system privacy at risk Enhance your knowledge of wireless application concepts and information gathering through practical recipes Learn a pragmatic way to penetration-test using Python, build efficient code, and save time Who This Book Is For If you are a developer with prior knowledge of using Python for penetration testing and if you want an overview of scripting tasks to consider while penetration testing, this book will give you a lot of useful code for your toolkit. What You Will Learn Learn to configure Python in different environment setups. Find an IP address from a web page using BeautifulSoup and Scrapy Discover different types of packet sniffing script to sniff network packets Master layer-2 and TCP/ IP attacks Master techniques for exploit development for Windows and Linux Incorporate various network- and packet-sniffing techniques using Raw sockets and Scrapy In Detail Penetration testing is the use of tools and code to attack a system in order to assess its vulnerabilities to external threats. Python allows pen testers to create their own tools. Since Python is a highly valued pen-testing language, there are many native libraries and Python bindings available specifically for pen-testing tasks. Python Penetration Testing Cookbook begins by teaching you how to extract information from web pages. You will learn how to build an intrusion detection system using network sniffing techniques. Next, you will find out how to scan your networks to ensure performance and quality, and how to carry out wireless pen testing on your network to avoid cyber attacks. After that, we'll discuss the different kinds of network attack. Next, you'll get to grips with designing your own torrent detection program. We'll take you through common vulnerability scenarios and then cover buffer overflow exploitation so you can detect insecure coding. Finally, you'll master PE code injection methods to safeguard your network. Style and approach This book takes a recipe-based approach to solving real-world problems in pen testing. It is structured in stages from the initial assessment of a system through exploitation to post-exploitation tests, and provides scripts that can be used or modified for in-depth penetration testing.