The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing

Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Made Easy

Author: Patrick Engebretson

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0124116418

Category: Computers

Page: 225

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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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The Basics of Web Hacking

Tools and Techniques to Attack the Web

Author: Josh Pauli

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0124166598

Category: Computers

Page: 160

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The Basics of Web Hacking introduces you to a tool-driven process to identify the most widespread vulnerabilities in Web applications. No prior experience is needed. Web apps are a "path of least resistance" that can be exploited to cause the most damage to a system, with the lowest hurdles to overcome. This is a perfect storm for beginning hackers. The process set forth in this book introduces not only the theory and practical information related to these vulnerabilities, but also the detailed configuration and usage of widely available tools necessary to exploit these vulnerabilities. The Basics of Web Hacking provides a simple and clean explanation of how to utilize tools such as Burp Suite, sqlmap, and Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP), as well as basic network scanning tools such as nmap, Nikto, Nessus, Metasploit, John the Ripper, web shells, netcat, and more. Dr. Josh Pauli teaches software security at Dakota State University and has presented on this topic to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the NSA, BlackHat Briefings, and Defcon. He will lead you through a focused, three-part approach to Web security, including hacking the server, hacking the Web app, and hacking the Web user. With Dr. Pauli’s approach, you will fully understand the what/where/why/how of the most widespread Web vulnerabilities and how easily they can be exploited with the correct tools. You will learn how to set up a safe environment to conduct these attacks, including an attacker Virtual Machine (VM) with all necessary tools and several known-vulnerable Web application VMs that are widely available and maintained for this very purpose. Once you complete the entire process, not only will you be prepared to test for the most damaging Web exploits, you will also be prepared to conduct more advanced Web hacks that mandate a strong base of knowledge. Provides a simple and clean approach to Web hacking, including hands-on examples and exercises that are designed to teach you how to hack the server, hack the Web app, and hack the Web user Covers the most significant new tools such as nmap, Nikto, Nessus, Metasploit, John the Ripper, web shells, netcat, and more! Written by an author who works in the field as a penetration tester and who teaches Web security classes at Dakota State University
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Internet Censorship: A Reference Handbook

A Reference Handbook

Author: Bernadette H. Schell

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610694821

Category: Computers

Page: 333

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Covering topics ranging from web filters to laws aimed at preventing the flow of information, this book explores freedom—and censorship—of the Internet and considers the advantages and disadvantages of policies at each end of the spectrum. • Introduces key concepts and traces the evolution of Internet censorship from its earliest days • Shows how anti-censorship groups—including the American Civil Liberties Union, the OpenNet Initiative, Reporters Without Borders, Anonymous, WikiLeaks, and the Censorware Project—band together to fight for freedom of information • Explores the role of American businesses in facilitating Internet censorship abroad • Shares opinions on Internet freedom versus Internet censorship from experts in a range of fields, including criminology, political science, philosophy, and psychology • Includes an overview of Internet usage and penetration rates by region and an examination of the Freedom on the Net 2012 findings
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Cyber Operations

Building, Defending, and Attacking Modern Computer Networks

Author: Mike O'Leary

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484242947

Category: Computers

Page: 1134

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Know how to set up, defend, and attack computer networks with this revised and expanded second edition. You will learn to configure your network from the ground up, beginning with developing your own private virtual test environment, then setting up your own DNS server and AD infrastructure. You will continue with more advanced network services, web servers, and database servers and you will end by building your own web applications servers, including WordPress and Joomla!. Systems from 2011 through 2017 are covered, including Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2016 as well as a range of Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, Mint, and OpenSUSE. Key defensive techniques are integrated throughout and you will develop situational awareness of your network and build a complete defensive infrastructure, including log servers, network firewalls, web application firewalls, and intrusion detection systems. Of course, you cannot truly understand how to defend a network if you do not know how to attack it, so you will attack your test systems in a variety of ways. You will learn about Metasploit, browser attacks, privilege escalation, pass-the-hash attacks, malware, man-in-the-middle attacks, database attacks, and web application attacks. What You’ll Learn Construct a testing laboratory to experiment with software and attack techniques Build realistic networks that include active directory, file servers, databases, web servers, and web applications such as WordPress and Joomla! Manage networks remotely with tools, including PowerShell, WMI, and WinRM Use offensive tools such as Metasploit, Mimikatz, Veil, Burp Suite, and John the Ripper Exploit networks starting from malware and initial intrusion to privilege escalation through password cracking and persistence mechanisms Defend networks by developing operational awareness using auditd and Sysmon to analyze logs, and deploying defensive tools such as the Snort intrusion detection system, IPFire firewalls, and ModSecurity web application firewalls Who This Book Is For This study guide is intended for everyone involved in or interested in cybersecurity operations (e.g., cybersecurity professionals, IT professionals, business professionals, and students)
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Information Security: The Complete Reference, Second Edition

Author: Mark Rhodes-Ousley

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071784365

Category: Computers

Page: 928

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Develop and implement an effective end-to-end security program Today’s complex world of mobile platforms, cloud computing, and ubiquitous data access puts new security demands on every IT professional. Information Security: The Complete Reference, Second Edition (previously titled Network Security: The Complete Reference) is the only comprehensive book that offers vendor-neutral details on all aspects of information protection, with an eye toward the evolving threat landscape. Thoroughly revised and expanded to cover all aspects of modern information security—from concepts to details—this edition provides a one-stop reference equally applicable to the beginner and the seasoned professional. Find out how to build a holistic security program based on proven methodology, risk analysis, compliance, and business needs. You’ll learn how to successfully protect data, networks, computers, and applications. In-depth chapters cover data protection, encryption, information rights management, network security, intrusion detection and prevention, Unix and Windows security, virtual and cloud security, secure application development, disaster recovery, forensics, and real-world attacks and countermeasures. Included is an extensive security glossary, as well as standards-based references. This is a great resource for professionals and students alike. Understand security concepts and building blocks Identify vulnerabilities and mitigate risk Optimize authentication and authorization Use IRM and encryption to protect unstructured data Defend storage devices, databases, and software Protect network routers, switches, and firewalls Secure VPN, wireless, VoIP, and PBX infrastructure Design intrusion detection and prevention systems Develop secure Windows, Java, and mobile applications Perform incident response and forensic analysis
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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.
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Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Cert Guide

Author: Michael Gregg

Publisher: Pearson IT Certification

ISBN: 0133413020

Category: Computers

Page: 704

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This is the eBook version of the print title. Note that the eBook does not provide access to the practice test software that accompanies the print book. Learn, prepare, and practice for CEH v8 exam success with this cert guide from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT certification learning. Master CEH exam topics Assess your knowledge with chapter-ending quizzes Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Cert Guide is a best-of-breed exam study guide. Leading security consultant and certification expert Michael Gregg shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics. You'll get a complete test preparation routine organized around proven series elements and techniques. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. Review questions help you assess your knowledge, and a final preparation chapter guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your final study plan. This EC-Council authorized study guide helps you master all the topics on the CEH v8 (312-50) exam, including: Ethical hacking basics Technical foundations of hacking Footprinting and scanning Enumeration and system hacking Linux and automated assessment tools Trojans and backdoors Sniffers, session hijacking, and denial of service Web server hacking, web applications, and database attacks Wireless technologies, mobile security, and mobile attacks IDS, firewalls, and honeypots Buffer overflows, viruses, and worms Cryptographic attacks and defenses Physical security and social engineering
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CEH Certified Ethical Hacker Bundle, Second Edition

Author: Matt Walker

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071835601

Category: Computers

Page: 748

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Fully revised for the CEH v8 exam objectives, this money-saving self-study bundle includes two eBooks, electronic content, and a bonus quick review guide. CEH Certified Ethical Hacker All-in-One Exam Guide, Second Edition Complete coverage of all CEH exam objectives Ideal as both a study tool and an on-the-job resource Electronic content includes hundreds of practice exam questions CEH Certified Ethical Hacker Practice Exams, Second Edition 650+ practice exam questions covering all CEH exam objectives Realistic questions with detailed answer explanations NEW pre-assessment test CEH Quick Review Guide Final overview of key exam topics CEH Certified Ethical Hacker Bundle, Second Edition covers all exam topics, including: Introduction to ethical hacking Reconnaissance and footprinting Scanning and enumeration Sniffing and evasion Attacking a system Hacking web servers and applications Wireless network hacking Trojans and other attacks Cryptography Social engineering and physical security Penetration testing
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