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Mastering Kali Linux for Advanced Penetration Testing

Mastering Kali Linux for Advanced Penetration Testing

Secure your network with Kali Linux 2019.1 – the ultimate white hat hackers' toolkit, 3rd Edition

  • Author: Vijay Kumar Velu,Robert Beggs
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1789340616
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 548
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A practical guide to testing your infrastructure security with Kali Linux, the preferred choice of pentesters and hackers Key Features Employ advanced pentesting techniques with Kali Linux to build highly secured systems Discover various stealth techniques to remain undetected and defeat modern infrastructures Explore red teaming techniques to exploit secured environment Book Description This book takes you, as a tester or security practitioner, through the reconnaissance, vulnerability assessment, exploitation, privilege escalation, and post-exploitation activities used by pentesters. To start with, you'll use a laboratory environment to validate tools and techniques, along with an application that supports a collaborative approach for pentesting. You'll then progress to passive reconnaissance with open source intelligence and active reconnaissance of the external and internal infrastructure. You'll also focus on how to select, use, customize, and interpret the results from different vulnerability scanners, followed by examining specific routes to the target, which include bypassing physical security and the exfiltration of data using a variety of techniques. You'll discover concepts such as social engineering, attacking wireless networks, web services, and embedded devices. Once you are confident with these topics, you'll learn the practical aspects of attacking user client systems by backdooring with fileless techniques, followed by focusing on the most vulnerable part of the network – directly attacking the end user. By the end of this book, you'll have explored approaches for carrying out advanced pentesting in tightly secured environments, understood pentesting and hacking techniques employed on embedded peripheral devices. What you will learn Configure the most effective Kali Linux tools to test infrastructure security Employ stealth to avoid detection in the infrastructure being tested Recognize when stealth attacks are being used against your infrastructure Exploit networks and data systems using wired and wireless networks as well as web services Identify and download valuable data from target systems Maintain access to compromised systems Use social engineering to compromise the weakest part of the network - the end users Who this book is for This third edition of Mastering Kali Linux for Advanced Penetration Testing is for you if you are a security analyst, pentester, ethical hacker, IT professional, or security consultant wanting to maximize the success of your infrastructure testing using some of the advanced features of Kali Linux. Prior exposure of penetration testing and ethical hacking basics will be helpful in making the most out of this book.

Mastering Kali Linux for Advanced Penetration Testing

Mastering Kali Linux for Advanced Penetration Testing

  • Author: Robert W. Beggs
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1782163131
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 356
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This book provides an overview of the kill chain approach to penetration testing, and then focuses on using Kali Linux to provide examples of how this methodology is applied in the real world. After describing the underlying concepts, step-by-step examples are provided that use selected tools to demonstrate the techniques.If you are an IT professional or a security consultant who wants to maximize the success of your network testing using some of the advanced features of Kali Linux, then this book is for you. This book will teach you how to become an expert in the pre-engagement, management, and documentation of penetration testing by building on your understanding of Kali Linux and wireless concepts.

Mastering Kali Linux for Advanced Penetration Testing - Second Edition

Mastering Kali Linux for Advanced Penetration Testing - Second Edition

  • Author: Vijay Kumar Velu
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781787120235
  • Category: Computer networks
  • Page: 510
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A practical guide to testing your network's security with Kali Linux, the preferred choice of penetration testers and hackers.About This Book* Employ advanced pentesting techniques with Kali Linux to build highly-secured systems* Get to grips with various stealth techniques to remain undetected and defeat the latest defenses and follow proven approaches* Select and configure the most effective tools from Kali Linux to test network security and prepare your business against malicious threats and save costsWho This Book Is ForPenetration Testers, IT professional or a security consultant who wants to maximize the success of your network testing using some of the advanced features of Kali Linux, then this book is for you.Some prior exposure to basics of penetration testing/ethical hacking would be helpful in making the most out of this title. What You Will Learn* Select and configure the most effective tools from Kali Linux to test network security* Employ stealth to avoid detection in the network being tested* Recognize when stealth attacks are being used against your network* Exploit networks and data systems using wired and wireless networks as well as web services* Identify and download valuable data from target systems* Maintain access to compromised systems* Use social engineering to compromise the weakest part of the network--the end usersIn DetailThis book will take you, as a tester or security practitioner through the journey of reconnaissance, vulnerability assessment, exploitation, and post-exploitation activities used by penetration testers and hackers.We will start off by using a laboratory environment to validate tools and techniques, and using an application that supports a collaborative approach to penetration testing. Further we will get acquainted with passive reconnaissance with open source intelligence and active reconnaissance of the external and internal networks. We will also focus on how to select, use, customize, and interpret the results from a variety of different vulnerability scanners. Specific routes to the target will also be examined, including bypassing physical security and exfiltration of data using different techniques. You will also get to grips with concepts such as social engineering, attacking wireless networks, exploitation of web applications and remote access connections. Later you will learn the practical aspects of attacking user client systems by backdooring executable files. You will focus on the most vulnerable part of the network--directly and bypassing the controls, attacking the end user and maintaining persistence access through social media.You will also explore approaches to carrying out advanced penetration testing in tightly secured environments, and the book's hands-on approach will help you understand everything you need to know during a Red teaming exercise or penetration testingStyle and approachAn advanced level tutorial that follows a practical approach and proven methods to maintain top notch security of your networks.

Mastering Kali Linux for Web Penetration Testing

Mastering Kali Linux for Web Penetration Testing

  • Author: Michael McPhee
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1784396214
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 338
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Master the art of exploiting advanced web penetration techniques with Kali Linux 2016.2 About This Book Make the most out of advanced web pen-testing techniques using Kali Linux 2016.2 Explore how Stored (a.k.a. Persistent) XSS attacks work and how to take advantage of them Learn to secure your application by performing advanced web based attacks. Bypass internet security to traverse from the web to a private network. Who This Book Is For This book targets IT pen testers, security consultants, and ethical hackers who want to expand their knowledge and gain expertise on advanced web penetration techniques. Prior knowledge of penetration testing would be beneficial. What You Will Learn Establish a fully-featured sandbox for test rehearsal and risk-free investigation of applications Enlist open-source information to get a head-start on enumerating account credentials, mapping potential dependencies, and discovering unintended backdoors and exposed information Map, scan, and spider web applications using nmap/zenmap, nikto, arachni, webscarab, w3af, and NetCat for more accurate characterization Proxy web transactions through tools such as Burp Suite, OWASP's ZAP tool, and Vega to uncover application weaknesses and manipulate responses Deploy SQL injection, cross-site scripting, Java vulnerabilities, and overflow attacks using Burp Suite, websploit, and SQLMap to test application robustness Evaluate and test identity, authentication, and authorization schemes and sniff out weak cryptography before the black hats do In Detail You will start by delving into some common web application architectures in use, both in private and public cloud instances. You will also learn about the most common frameworks for testing, such as OWASP OGT version 4, and how to use them to guide your efforts. In the next section, you will be introduced to web pentesting with core tools and you will also see how to make web applications more secure through rigorous penetration tests using advanced features in open source tools. The book will then show you how to better hone your web pentesting skills in safe environments that can ensure low-risk experimentation with the powerful tools and features in Kali Linux that go beyond a typical script-kiddie approach. After establishing how to test these powerful tools safely, you will understand how to better identify vulnerabilities, position and deploy exploits, compromise authentication and authorization, and test the resilience and exposure applications possess. By the end of this book, you will be well-versed with the web service architecture to identify and evade various protection mechanisms that are used on the Web today. You will leave this book with a greater mastery of essential test techniques needed to verify the secure design, development, and operation of your customers' web applications. Style and approach An advanced-level guide filled with real-world examples that will help you take your web application's security to the next level by using Kali Linux 2016.2.

Mastering Wireless Penetration Testing for Highly Secured Environments

Mastering Wireless Penetration Testing for Highly Secured Environments

  • Author: Aaron Johns
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1782163190
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 220
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This book is intended for security professionals who want to enhance their wireless penetration testing skills and knowledge. Since this book covers advanced techniques, you will need some previous experience in computer security and networking.

Python Penetration Testing Essentials

Python Penetration Testing Essentials

  • Author: Mohit
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1784395889
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 178
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If you are a Python programmer or a security researcher who has basic knowledge of Python programming and want to learn about penetration testing with the help of Python, this book is ideal 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.

Practical Linux Security Cookbook

Practical Linux Security Cookbook

  • Author: Tajinder Kalsi
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1785285300
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 276
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Secure your Linux machines and keep them secured with the help of exciting recipes About This Book This book provides code-intensive discussions with detailed recipes that help you understand better and learn faster. More than 50 hands-on recipes to create and administer a secure Linux system locally as well as on a network Enhance file system security and local and remote user authentication by using various security tools and different versions of Linux for different tasks Who This Book Is For Practical Linux Security Cookbook is intended for all those Linux users who already have knowledge of Linux File systems and administration. You should be familiar with basic Linux commands. Understanding Information security and its risks to a Linux system is also helpful in understanding the recipes more easily. However, even if you are unfamiliar with Information security, you will be able to easily follow and understand the recipes discussed. Since Linux Security Cookbook follows a practical approach, following the steps is very easy. What You Will Learn Learn about various vulnerabilities and exploits in relation to Linux systems Configure and build a secure kernel and test it Learn about file permissions and security and how to securely modify files Explore various ways to authenticate local users while monitoring their activities. Authenticate users remotely and securely copy files on remote systems Review various network security methods including firewalls using iptables and TCP Wrapper Explore various security tools including Port Sentry, Squid Proxy, Shorewall, and many more Understand Bash vulnerability/security and patch management In Detail With the growing popularity of Linux, more and more administrators have started moving to the system to create networks or servers for any task. This also makes Linux the first choice for any attacker now. Due to the lack of information about security-related attacks, administrators now face issues in dealing with these attackers as quickly as possible. Learning about the different types of Linux security will help create a more secure Linux system. Whether you are new to Linux administration or experienced, this book will provide you with the skills to make systems more secure. With lots of step-by-step recipes, the book starts by introducing you to various threats to Linux systems. You then get to walk through customizing the Linux kernel and securing local files. Next you will move on to manage user authentication locally and remotely and also mitigate network attacks. Finally, you will learn to patch bash vulnerability and monitor system logs for security. With several screenshots in each example, the book will supply a great learning experience and help you create more secure Linux systems. Style and approach An easy-to-follow cookbook with step-by-step practical recipes covering the various Linux security administration tasks. Each recipe has screenshots, wherever needed, to make understanding more easy.

Learning SaltStack

Learning SaltStack

  • Author: Colton Myers
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1784399019
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 174
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If you are a system administrator who manages multiple servers, then you know how difficult it is to keep your infrastructure in line. If you've been searching for an easier way, this book is for you. No prior experience with SaltStack is required.

Mastering Kali Linux Wireless Pentesting

Mastering Kali Linux Wireless Pentesting

  • Author: Jilumudi Raghu Ram,Brian Sak
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1785282859
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 310
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Test your wireless network's security and master advanced wireless penetration techniques using Kali Linux About This Book Develop your skills using attacks such as wireless cracking, Man-in-the-Middle, and Denial of Service (DOS), as well as extracting sensitive information from wireless networks Perform advanced wireless assessment and penetration tests Use Embedded Platforms, Raspberry PI, and Android in wireless penetration testing with Kali Linux Who This Book Is For If you are an intermediate-level wireless security consultant in Kali Linux and want to be the go-to person for Kali Linux wireless security in your organisation, then this is the book for you. Basic understanding of the core Kali Linux concepts is expected. What You Will Learn Fingerprint wireless networks with the various tools available in Kali Linux Learn various techniques to exploit wireless access points using CSRF Crack WPA/WPA2/WPS and crack wireless encryption using Rainbow tables more quickly Perform man-in-the-middle attack on wireless clients Understand client-side attacks, browser exploits, Java vulnerabilities, and social engineering Develop advanced sniffing and PCAP analysis skills to extract sensitive information such as DOC, XLS, and PDF documents from wireless networks Use Raspberry PI and OpenWrt to perform advanced wireless attacks Perform a DOS test using various techniques and tools In Detail Kali Linux is a Debian-based Linux distribution designed for digital forensics and penetration testing. It gives access to a large collection of security-related tools for professional security testing - some of the major ones being Nmap, Aircrack-ng, Wireshark, and Metasploit. This book will take you on a journey where you will learn to master advanced tools and techniques to conduct wireless penetration testing with Kali Linux. You will begin by gaining an understanding of setting up and optimizing your penetration testing environment for wireless assessments. Then, the book will take you through a typical assessment from reconnaissance, information gathering, and scanning the network through exploitation and data extraction from your target. You will get to know various ways to compromise the wireless network using browser exploits, vulnerabilities in firmware, web-based attacks, client-side exploits, and many other hacking methods. You will also discover how to crack wireless networks with speed, perform man-in-the-middle and DOS attacks, and use Raspberry Pi and Android to expand your assessment methodology. By the end of this book, you will have mastered using Kali Linux for wireless security assessments and become a more effective penetration tester and consultant. Style and approach This book uses a step-by-step approach using real-world attack scenarios to help you master the wireless penetration testing techniques.

Mastering Kali Linux

Mastering Kali Linux

  • Author: Nelson Saxton
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781983703058
  • Category:
  • Page: 210
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Penetration Testers, IT professional or a security consultant who wants to maximize the success of your network testing using some of the advanced features of Kali Linux, then this book is for you.Some prior exposure to basics of penetration testing/ethical hacking would be helpful in making the most out of this title.This book will take you, as a tester or security practitioner through the journey of reconnaissance, vulnerability assessment, exploitation, and post-exploitation.