Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Guide

Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Guide

The topics described in this book comply with international standards and with what is being taught in international certifications.

Author: Rafay Baloch

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781482231625

Category: Computers

Page: 531

View: 795

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 dont 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.
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Penetration Testing

Penetration Testing

In Penetration Testing, security expert, researcher, and trainer Georgia Weidman introduces you to the core skills and techniques that every pentester needs.

Author: Georgia Weidman

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 9781593275648

Category: Computers

Page: 528

View: 270

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.
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The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing

The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing

This is complemented by PowerPoint slides for use in class. This book is an ideal resource for security consultants, beginning InfoSec professionals, and students.

Author: Patrick Engebretson

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780124116412

Category: Computers

Page: 225

View: 889

The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing, Second Edition, serves as an introduction to the steps required to complete a penetration test or perform an ethical hack from beginning to end. The book teaches students how to properly utilize and interpret the results of the modern-day hacking tools required to complete a penetration test. It provides a simple and clean explanation of how to effectively utilize these tools, along with a four-step methodology for conducting a penetration test or hack, thus equipping students with the know-how required to jump start their careers and gain a better understanding of offensive security. Each chapter contains hands-on examples and exercises that are designed to teach learners how to interpret results and utilize those results in later phases. Tool coverage includes: Backtrack Linux, Google reconnaissance, MetaGooFil, dig, Nmap, Nessus, Metasploit, Fast Track Autopwn, Netcat, and Hacker Defender rootkit. This is complemented by PowerPoint slides for use in class. This book is an ideal resource for security consultants, beginning InfoSec professionals, and students. 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. Written 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 Kali Linux distribution and focuses on the seminal tools required to complete a penetration test.
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Advanced Penetration Testing

Advanced Penetration Testing

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 ...

Author: Wil Allsopp

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119367680

Category: Computers

Page: 288

View: 538

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.
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Einstieg in Kali Linux

Einstieg in Kali Linux

--Nach der Lektüre sind Sie bereit, Kali Linux sowie die wichtigsten mitgelieferten Tools für Penetrationstests einzusetzen und IT-Systeme auf Schwachstellen zu prüfen.

Author: Jürgen Ebner

Publisher:

ISBN: 3747502571

Category:

Page: 384

View: 413

Von der Installation über die Konfiguration bis hin zum Einsatz der wichtigsten Tools Detaillierter Ablauf von Security Assessments und Durchführung von Penetrationstests mit praktischer Checkliste Schwachstellenanalyse mit OpenVAS, Angriffe mit WebScarab und Metasploit, IT-Forensik mit Autopsy, Reporting mit Faraday und viele weitere Tools Die Distribution Kali Linux ist auf Sicherheits- und Penetrationstests spezialisiert. Sie enthält mehrere Hundert Pakete zur Informationssammlung und Schwachstellenanalyse und jede Menge Tools für Angriffe und Exploitation sowie Forensik und Reporting, sodass Penetration Tester aus einem beinahe endlosen Fundus kostenloser Tools schöpfen können. Dieses Buch ermöglicht IT-Sicherheitsexperten und allen, die es werden wollen, einen einfachen Einstieg in Kali Linux. Erfahrung im Umgang mit anderen Linux-Distributionen setzt der Autor dabei nicht voraus. Im ersten Teil des Buches erfahren Sie, wie Sie Kali Linux installieren und an Ihre Bedürfnisse anpassen. Darüber hinaus gibt Ihnen der Autor grundlegende Linux-Kentnisse an die Hand, die Sie für das Penetration Testing mit Kali Linux brauchen. Der zweite Teil erläutert verschiedene Security Assessments sowie die grundlegende Vorgehensweise bei der Durchführung von Penetrationstests. So vorbereitet können Sie im nächsten Schritt gezielt die für Ihren Einsatzzweck passenden Tools für das Penetration Testing auswählen. Aus der Fülle der bei Kali Linux mitgelieferten Tools stellt der Autor im dritten Teil des Buches die wichtigsten vor und zeigt Schritt für Schritt, wie und wofür sie eingesetzt werden, darunter bekannte Tools wie Nmap, OpenVAS, Metasploit und John the Ripper. Nach der Lektüre sind Sie bereit, Kali Linux sowie die wichtigsten mitgelieferten Tools für Penetrationstests einzusetzen und IT-Systeme auf Schwachstellen zu prüfen. Aus dem Inhalt: Hauptfeatures und Richtlinien von Kali Linux Installation und Konfiguration Linux-Dateisystem, Kommandozeile und nützliche Linux-Befehle Sicherheitsrichtlinien Einführung in Security Assessments Durchführung von Pentests Informationssammlung mit Nmap, TheHarvester, HTTrack u.v.m. Schwachstellenanalyse mit OpenVAS, Nikto und Siege Sniffing und Spoofing mit Dsniff, Ettercap und Wireshark Tools für Attacken Wireless-Attacken (aircrack-ng, Ghost Phisher, Kismet) Pentesting von Webseiten (WebScarab, Skipfish, ZAP) Exploitation (Metasploit, Armitage u.v.m.) Passwort-Angriffe (Medusa, JtR u.v.m.) IT-Forensik mit Autopsy,...
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AWS Penetration Testing

AWS Penetration Testing

Get to grips with security assessment, vulnerability exploitation, workload security, and encryption with this guide to ethical hacking and learn to secure your AWS environment Key Features Perform cybersecurity events such as red or blue ...

Author: Jonathan Helmus

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781839213861

Category: Computers

Page: 330

View: 744

Get to grips with security assessment, vulnerability exploitation, workload security, and encryption with this guide to ethical hacking and learn to secure your AWS environment Key Features Perform cybersecurity events such as red or blue team activities and functional testing Gain an overview and understanding of AWS penetration testing and security Make the most of your AWS cloud infrastructure by learning about AWS fundamentals and exploring pentesting best practices Book Description Cloud security has always been treated as the highest priority by AWS while designing a robust cloud infrastructure. AWS has now extended its support to allow users and security experts to perform penetration tests on its environment. This has not only revealed a number of loopholes and brought vulnerable points in their existing system to the fore, but has also opened up opportunities for organizations to build a secure cloud environment. This book teaches you how to perform penetration tests in a controlled AWS environment. You'll begin by performing security assessments of major AWS resources such as Amazon EC2 instances, Amazon S3, Amazon API Gateway, and AWS Lambda. Throughout the course of this book, you'll also learn about specific tests such as exploiting applications, testing permissions flaws, and discovering weak policies. Moving on, you'll discover how to establish private-cloud access through backdoor Lambda functions. As you advance, you'll explore the no-go areas where users can't make changes due to vendor restrictions and find out how you can avoid being flagged to AWS in these cases. Finally, this book will take you through tips and tricks for securing your cloud environment in a professional way. By the end of this penetration testing book, you'll have become well-versed in a variety of ethical hacking techniques for securing your AWS environment against modern cyber threats. What you will learn Set up your AWS account and get well-versed in various pentesting services Delve into a variety of cloud pentesting tools and methodologies Discover how to exploit vulnerabilities in both AWS and applications Understand the legality of pentesting and learn how to stay in scope Explore cloud pentesting best practices, tips, and tricks Become competent at using tools such as Kali Linux, Metasploit, and Nmap Get to grips with post-exploitation procedures and find out how to write pentesting reports Who this book is for If you are a network engineer, system administrator, or system operator looking to secure your AWS environment against external cyberattacks, then this book is for you. Ethical hackers, penetration testers, and security consultants who want to enhance their cloud security skills will also find this book useful. No prior experience in penetration testing is required; however, some understanding of cloud computing or AWS cloud is recommended.
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Python for Offensive PenTest

Python for Offensive PenTest

Plenty of open source hacking tools are written in Python, which can be easily integrated within your script. This book is packed with step-by-step instructions and working examples to make you a skilled penetration tester.

Author: Hussam Khrais

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781788832465

Category: Computers

Page: 176

View: 583

Your one-stop guide to using Python, creating your own hacking tools, and making the most out of resources available for this programming language Key Features Comprehensive information on building a web application penetration testing framework using Python Master web application penetration testing using the multi-paradigm programming language Python Detect vulnerabilities in a system or application by writing your own Python scripts Book Description Python is an easy-to-learn and cross-platform programming language that has unlimited third-party libraries. Plenty of open source hacking tools are written in Python, which can be easily integrated within your script. This book is packed with step-by-step instructions and working examples to make you a skilled penetration tester. It is divided into clear bite-sized chunks, so you can learn at your own pace and focus on the areas of most interest to you. This book will teach you how to code a reverse shell and build an anonymous shell. You will also learn how to hack passwords and perform a privilege escalation on Windows with practical examples. You will set up your own virtual hacking environment in VirtualBox, which will help you run multiple operating systems for your testing environment. By the end of this book, you will have learned how to code your own scripts and mastered ethical hacking from scratch. What you will learn Code your own reverse shell (TCP and HTTP) Create your own anonymous shell by interacting with Twitter, Google Forms, and SourceForge Replicate Metasploit features and build an advanced shell Hack passwords using multiple techniques (API hooking, keyloggers, and clipboard hijacking) Exfiltrate data from your target Add encryption (AES, RSA, and XOR) to your shell to learn how cryptography is being abused by malware Discover privilege escalation on Windows with practical examples Countermeasures against most attacks Who this book is for This book is for ethical hackers; penetration testers; students preparing for OSCP, OSCE, GPEN, GXPN, and CEH; information security professionals; cybersecurity consultants; system and network security administrators; and programmers who are keen on learning all about penetration testing.
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Hands on Hacking

Hands on Hacking

This book holds no punches and explains the tools, tactics and procedures used by ethical hackers and criminal crackers alike.

Author: Matthew Hickey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119561453

Category: Computers

Page: 608

View: 999

A fast, hands-on introduction to offensive hacking techniques Hands-On Hacking teaches readers to see through the eyes of their adversary and apply hacking techniques to better understand real-world risks to computer networks and data. Readers will benefit from the author's years of experience in the field hacking into computer networks and ultimately training others in the art of cyber-attacks. This book holds no punches and explains the tools, tactics and procedures used by ethical hackers and criminal crackers alike. We will take you on a journey through a hacker’s perspective when focused on the computer infrastructure of a target company, exploring how to access the servers and data. Once the information gathering stage is complete, you’ll look for flaws and their known exploits—including tools developed by real-world government financed state-actors. • An introduction to the same hacking techniques that malicious hackers will use against an organization • Written by infosec experts with proven history of publishing vulnerabilities and highlighting security flaws • Based on the tried and tested material used to train hackers all over the world in the art of breaching networks • Covers the fundamental basics of how computer networks are inherently vulnerable to attack, teaching the student how to apply hacking skills to uncover vulnerabilities We cover topics of breaching a company from the external network perimeter, hacking internal enterprise systems and web application vulnerabilities. Delving into the basics of exploitation with real-world practical examples, you won’t find any hypothetical academic only attacks here. From start to finish this book will take the student through the steps necessary to breach an organization to improve its security. Written by world-renowned cybersecurity experts and educators, Hands-On Hacking teaches entry-level professionals seeking to learn ethical hacking techniques. If you are looking to understand penetration testing and ethical hacking, this book takes you from basic methods to advanced techniques in a structured learning format.
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The Advanced Penetrating Testing

The Advanced Penetrating Testing

The book provides a simple and clean explanation of how to effectively utilize the tools and introduces a four-step methodology for conducting a penetration test or hack.

Author: Dr Patrick Jeff

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798591344221

Category:

Page: 50

View: 151

You will learn how to properly utilize and interpret the results of modern day hacking tools, which are required to complete a penetration test. Tool coverage includes Backtrack and Kali Linux, Google reconnaissance, MetaGooFil, DNS interrogation, Nmap, Nessus, Metasploit, the Social Engineer Toolkit (SET), w3af, Netcat, post exploitation tactics, the Hacker Defender rootkit, and more. The book provides a simple and clean explanation of how to effectively utilize the tools and introduces a four-step methodology for conducting a penetration test or hack. You will be provided with the know-how required to jump start your career or gain a better understanding of offensive security. The book walks through each of the steps and tools in a structured, orderly manner, allowing readers to understand how the output from each tool can be fully utilized in the subsequent phases of the penetration test. This process allows readers to clearly see how the tools and phases function and relate.-The second edition includes updated information covering Kali Linux as well as focusing on the seminal tools required to complete a penetration test New tools added including the Social Engineer Toolkit, Meterpreter, w3af and more!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
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Hacking and Penetration Testing with Low Power Devices

Hacking and Penetration Testing with Low Power Devices

Understand how to plan and execute an effective penetration test using an army of low-power devices Learn how to configure and use open-source tools and easy-to-construct low-power devices Leverage IEEE 802.15.4 networking to perform ...

Author: Philip Polstra

Publisher: Syngress

ISBN: 9780128008249

Category: Computers

Page: 260

View: 285

Hacking and Penetration Testing with Low Power Devices shows you how to perform penetration tests using small, low-powered devices that are easily hidden and may be battery-powered. It shows how to use an army of devices, costing less than you might spend on a laptop, from distances of a mile or more. Hacking and Penetration Testing with Low Power Devices shows how to use devices running a version of The Deck, a full-featured penetration testing and forensics Linux distribution, and can run for days or weeks on batteries due to their low power consumption. Author Philip Polstra shows how to use various configurations, including a device the size of a deck of cards that can easily be attached to the back of a computer. While each device running The Deck is a full-featured pen-testing platform, connecting systems together via 802.15.3 networking gives you even more power and flexibility. This reference teaches you how to construct and power these devices, install operating systems, and fill out your toolbox of small low-power devices with hundreds of tools and scripts from the book's companion website. Hacking and Pen Testing with Low Power Devices puts all these tools into your hands and will help keep you at the top of your game performing cutting-edge pen tests from anywhere in the world! Understand how to plan and execute an effective penetration test using an army of low-power devices Learn how to configure and use open-source tools and easy-to-construct low-power devices Leverage IEEE 802.15.4 networking to perform penetration tests from up to a mile away, or use 802.15.4 gateways to perform pen tests from anywhere in the world Access penetration testing operating systems with hundreds of tools and scripts on the book's companion web site
Categories: Computers

Hands on Hacking

Hands on Hacking

This book holds no punches and explains the tools, tactics and procedures used by ethical hackers and criminal crackers alike.

Author: Matthew Hickey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119561514

Category: Computers

Page: 608

View: 558

A fast, hands-on introduction to offensive hacking techniques Hands-On Hacking teaches readers to see through the eyes of their adversary and apply hacking techniques to better understand real-world risks to computer networks and data. Readers will benefit from the author's years of experience in the field hacking into computer networks and ultimately training others in the art of cyber-attacks. This book holds no punches and explains the tools, tactics and procedures used by ethical hackers and criminal crackers alike. We will take you on a journey through a hacker’s perspective when focused on the computer infrastructure of a target company, exploring how to access the servers and data. Once the information gathering stage is complete, you’ll look for flaws and their known exploits—including tools developed by real-world government financed state-actors. • An introduction to the same hacking techniques that malicious hackers will use against an organization • Written by infosec experts with proven history of publishing vulnerabilities and highlighting security flaws • Based on the tried and tested material used to train hackers all over the world in the art of breaching networks • Covers the fundamental basics of how computer networks are inherently vulnerable to attack, teaching the student how to apply hacking skills to uncover vulnerabilities We cover topics of breaching a company from the external network perimeter, hacking internal enterprise systems and web application vulnerabilities. Delving into the basics of exploitation with real-world practical examples, you won’t find any hypothetical academic only attacks here. From start to finish this book will take the student through the steps necessary to breach an organization to improve its security. Written by world-renowned cybersecurity experts and educators, Hands-On Hacking teaches entry-level professionals seeking to learn ethical hacking techniques. If you are looking to understand penetration testing and ethical hacking, this book takes you from basic methods to advanced techniques in a structured learning format.
Categories: Computers

Hacking and Penetration Testing with Low Power Devices

Hacking and Penetration Testing with Low Power Devices

Understand how to plan and execute an effective penetration test using an army of low-power devices Learn how to configure and use open-source tools and easy-to-construct low-power devices Leverage IEEE 802.15.4 networking to perform ...

Author: Philip Polstra

Publisher: Syngress Press

ISBN: 0128007516

Category: Computers

Page: 260

View: 295

Hacking and Penetration Testing with Low Power Devices shows you how to perform penetration tests using small, low-powered devices that are easily hidden and may be battery-powered. It shows how to use an army of devices, costing less than you might spend on a laptop, from distances of a mile or more. Hacking and Penetration Testing with Low Power Devices shows how to use devices running a version of The Deck, a full-featured penetration testing and forensics Linux distribution, and can run for days or weeks on batteries due to their low power consumption. Author Philip Polstra shows how to use various configurations, including a device the size of a deck of cards that can easily be attached to the back of a computer. While each device running The Deck is a full-featured pen-testing platform, connecting systems together via 802.15.3 networking gives you even more power and flexibility. This reference teaches you how to construct and power these devices, install operating systems, and fill out your toolbox of small low-power devices with hundreds of tools and scripts from the book's companion website. Hacking and Pen Testing with Low Power Devices puts all these tools into your hands and will help keep you at the top of your game performing cutting-edge pen tests from anywhere in the world! Understand how to plan and execute an effective penetration test using an army of low-power devices Learn how to configure and use open-source tools and easy-to-construct low-power devices Leverage IEEE 802.15.4 networking to perform penetration tests from up to a mile away, or use 802.15.4 gateways to perform pen tests from anywhere in the world Access penetration testing operating systems with hundreds of tools and scripts on the book's companion web site
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The Pentester BluePrint

The Pentester BluePrint

This book will teach you: The foundations of pentesting, including basic IT skills like operating systems, networking, and security systems The development of hacking skills and a hacker mindset Where to find educational options, including ...

Author: Phillip L. Wylie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119684305

Category: Computers

Page: 192

View: 421

JUMPSTART YOUR NEW AND EXCITING CAREER AS A PENETRATION TESTER The Pentester BluePrint: Your Guide to Being a Pentester offers readers a chance to delve deeply into the world of the ethical, or "white-hat" hacker. Accomplished pentester and author Phillip L. Wylie and cybersecurity researcher Kim Crawley walk you through the basic and advanced topics necessary to understand how to make a career out of finding vulnerabilities in systems, networks, and applications. You'll learn about the role of a penetration tester, what a pentest involves, and the prerequisite knowledge you'll need to start the educational journey of becoming a pentester. Discover how to develop a plan by assessing your current skillset and finding a starting place to begin growing your knowledge and skills. Finally, find out how to become employed as a pentester by using social media, networking strategies, and community involvement. Perfect for IT workers and entry-level information security professionals, The Pentester BluePrint also belongs on the bookshelves of anyone seeking to transition to the exciting and in-demand field of penetration testing. Written in a highly approachable and accessible style, The Pentester BluePrint avoids unnecessarily technical lingo in favor of concrete advice and practical strategies to help you get your start in pentesting. This book will teach you: The foundations of pentesting, including basic IT skills like operating systems, networking, and security systems The development of hacking skills and a hacker mindset Where to find educational options, including college and university classes, security training providers, volunteer work, and self-study Which certifications and degrees are most useful for gaining employment as a pentester How to get experience in the pentesting field, including labs, CTFs, and bug bounties
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Penetration Testing For Dummies

Penetration Testing For Dummies

This book provides IT enthusiasts at all levels with the techniques that allow them to gather intelligence on a target, build the appropriate test, and use best practices to analyze, report on, and solve vulnerability issues.

Author: Robert Shimonski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119577485

Category: Computers

Page: 256

View: 407

Target, test, analyze, and report on security vulnerabilities with pen testing Pen Testing is necessary for companies looking to target, test, analyze, and patch the security vulnerabilities from hackers attempting to break into and compromise their organizations data. It takes a person with hacking skills to look for the weaknesses that make an organization susceptible to hacking. Pen Testing For Dummies aims to equip IT enthusiasts at various levels with the basic knowledge of pen testing. It is the go-to book for those who have some IT experience but desire more knowledge of how to gather intelligence on a target, learn the steps for mapping out a test, and discover best practices for analyzing, solving, and reporting on vulnerabilities. The different phases of a pen test from pre-engagement to completion Threat modeling and understanding risk When to apply vulnerability management vs penetration testing Ways to keep your pen testing skills sharp, relevant, and at the top of the game Get ready to gather intelligence, discover the steps for mapping out tests, and analyze and report results!
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Hacking Essentials

Hacking Essentials

Originally, the term “hacker” referred to a programmer who was skilled in computer operating systems and machine code.

Author: Adidas Wilson

Publisher: Adidas Wilson

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page:

View: 523

Originally, the term “hacker” referred to a programmer who was skilled in computer operating systems and machine code. Today, it refers to anyone who performs hacking activities. Hacking is the act of changing a system’s features to attain a goal that is not within the original purpose of the creator. The word “hacking” is usually perceived negatively especially by people who do not understand the job of an ethical hacker. In the hacking world, ethical hackers are good guys. What is their role? They use their vast knowledge of computers for good instead of malicious reasons. They look for vulnerabilities in the computer security of organizations and businesses to prevent bad actors from taking advantage of them. For someone that loves the world of technology and computers, it would be wise to consider an ethical hacking career. You get paid (a good amount) to break into systems. Getting started will not be a walk in the park—just as with any other career. However, if you are determined, you can skyrocket yourself into a lucrative career. When you decide to get started on this journey, you will have to cultivate patience. The first step for many people is usually to get a degree in computer science. You can also get an A+ certification (CompTIA)—you must take and clear two different exams. To be able to take the qualification test, you need to have not less than 500 hours of experience in practical computing. Experience is required, and a CCNA or Network+ qualification to advance your career.
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Hacking

Hacking

Hacking is one of the most misunderstood cyber concepts. The majority of people think of hacking as something evil or illegal, but nothing could be farther from the truth.

Author: Gary Hall

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1541289323

Category:

Page: 134

View: 392

Are you interested in learning about how to hack systems? Do you want to learn how to protect yourself from being hacked? Do you wish to learn the art of ethical hacking? Do you want to know the secrets techniques that genius hackers use? Do you want to learn how to protect yourself from some of the most common hacking attacks? Hacking is one of the most misunderstood cyber concepts. The majority of people think of hacking as something evil or illegal, but nothing could be farther from the truth. Indeed, hacking can be a real threat, but if you want to stop someone from hacking you, you must also learn how to hack! In this book, "Hacking: The Ultimate Beginner-to-Expert Guide To Penetration Testing, Hacking, And Security Countermeasures," you will learn: The different types of hackers The different types of attacks The proven steps and techniques that the best hackers use Penetration testing Hacking Wi-Fi Hacking Smartphones Hacking computers The countermeasures you need to protect yourself from hackers The future of hacking And much, much more! This book goes all the way from the basic principles to the intricate techniques and methods that you can use to hack. It is written to suit both beginners, as well as hacking experts. The book uses a language that beginners can understand, without leaving out the complex details that are necessary with hacking. This book is a great place to start learning how to hack and how to protect your devices. If you have been waiting for a book that can break it down for you and then dive into the deep end seamlessly, grab a copy of this book today! Buy your copy today!
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Hands On Penetration Testing on Windows

Hands On Penetration Testing on Windows

This book will enable you to distinguish yourself to your clients. In this book, you'll learn advanced techniques to attack Windows environments from the indispensable toolkit that is Kali Linux.

Author: Phil Bramwell

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781788295093

Category: Computers

Page: 452

View: 201

Master the art of identifying vulnerabilities within the Windows OS and develop the desired solutions for it using Kali Linux. Key Features Identify the vulnerabilities in your system using Kali Linux 2018.02 Discover the art of exploiting Windows kernel drivers Get to know several bypassing techniques to gain control of your Windows environment Book Description Windows has always been the go-to platform for users around the globe to perform administration and ad hoc tasks, in settings that range from small offices to global enterprises, and this massive footprint makes securing Windows a unique challenge. This book will enable you to distinguish yourself to your clients. In this book, you'll learn advanced techniques to attack Windows environments from the indispensable toolkit that is Kali Linux. We'll work through core network hacking concepts and advanced Windows exploitation techniques, such as stack and heap overflows, precision heap spraying, and kernel exploitation, using coding principles that allow you to leverage powerful Python scripts and shellcode. We'll wrap up with post-exploitation strategies that enable you to go deeper and keep your access. Finally, we'll introduce kernel hacking fundamentals and fuzzing testing, so you can discover vulnerabilities and write custom exploits. By the end of this book, you'll be well-versed in identifying vulnerabilities within the Windows OS and developing the desired solutions for them. What you will learn Get to know advanced pen testing techniques with Kali Linux Gain an understanding of Kali Linux tools and methods from behind the scenes See how to use Kali Linux at an advanced level Understand the exploitation of Windows kernel drivers Understand advanced Windows concepts and protections, and how to bypass them using Kali Linux Discover Windows exploitation techniques, such as stack and heap overflows and kernel exploitation, through coding principles Who this book is for This book is for penetration testers, ethical hackers, and individuals breaking into the pentesting role after demonstrating an advanced skill in boot camps. Prior experience with Windows exploitation, Kali Linux, and some Windows debugging tools is necessary
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Mastering Modern Web Penetration Testing

Mastering Modern Web Penetration Testing

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 ...

Author: Prakhar Prasad

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ISBN: 1785284584

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Page: 314

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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, Evading WAFs, 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 ForThis book targets security professionals and penetration testers who want to speed up their modern web application penetrating testing. It will also benefit intermediate-level readers 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 see 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 using billon laughs/quadratic-blow-up.In DetailWeb 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, evading WAFs, and XML vectors used by hackers. We'll explain various old school techniques in depth such as SQL Injection through the ever-dependable SQLMap.This pragmatic guide will be a great benefit and will help you prepare fully secure applications.
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The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing

The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing

This book makes ethical hacking and penetration testing easy - no prior hacking experience is required. It shows how to properly utilize and interpret the results of the modern-day hacking tools required to complete a penetration test.

Author: Patrick Engebretson

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ISBN: OCLC:1103549100

Category: Computer networks

Page: 180

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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 from beginning to end. This book makes ethical hacking and penetration testing easy - no prior hacking experience is required. It shows how to properly utilize and interpret the results of the modern-day hacking tools required to complete a penetration test. With a simple and clean explanation of how to effectively utilize these tools - as well as the introduction to a four-step methodology for conducting a penetration test or hack - the book provides students with the know-how required to jump start their careers and gain a better understanding of offensive security. The book is organized into 7 chapters that cover hacking tools such as Backtrack Linux, Google reconnaissance, MetaGooFil, dig, Nmap, Nessus, Metasploit, Fast Track Autopwn, Netcat, and Hacker Defender rootkit. Each chapter contains hands-on examples and exercises that are designed to teach learners how to interpret results and utilize those results in later phases. PowerPoint slides are available for use in class. This book is an ideal reference for security consultants, beginning InfoSec professionals, and students. 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.
Categories: Computer networks

Google Hacking for Penetration Testers

Google Hacking for Penetration Testers

This third edition includes completely updated content throughout and all new hacks such as Google scripting and using Google hacking with other search engines and APIs.

Author: Johnny Long

Publisher: Syngress

ISBN: 0128029641

Category: Computers

Page: 234

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Google is the most popular search engine ever created, but Google's search capabilities are so powerful, they sometimes discover content that no one ever intended to be publicly available on the Web, including social security numbers, credit card numbers, trade secrets, and federally classified documents. Google Hacking for Penetration Testers, Third Edition, shows you how security professionals and system administratord manipulate Google to find this sensitive information and "self-police" their own organizations. You will learn how Google Maps and Google Earth provide pinpoint military accuracy, see how bad guys can manipulate Google to create super worms, and see how they can "mash up" Google with Facebook, LinkedIn, and more for passive reconnaissance. This third edition includes completely updated content throughout and all new hacks such as Google scripting and using Google hacking with other search engines and APIs. Noted author Johnny Long, founder of Hackers for Charity, gives you all the tools you need to conduct the ultimate open source reconnaissance and penetration testing. Third edition of the seminal work on Google hacking Google hacking continues to be a critical phase of reconnaissance in penetration testing and Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Features cool new hacks such as finding reports generated by security scanners and back-up files, finding sensitive info in WordPress and SSH configuration, and all new chapters on scripting Google hacks for better searches as well as using Google hacking with other search engines and APIs
Categories: Computers