Metasploit Penetration Testing Cookbook

Metasploit Penetration Testing Cookbook Author Monika Agarwal
ISBN-10 9781782166795
Year 2013-10-25
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Packt Publishing Ltd
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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.

Kali Linux Web Penetration Testing Cookbook

Kali Linux Web Penetration Testing Cookbook Author Gilberto Nájera-Gutiérrez
ISBN-10 9781784390853
Year 2016-02-29
Pages 296
Language en
Publisher Packt Publishing Ltd
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Over 80 recipes on how to identify, exploit, and test web application security with Kali Linux 2 About This Book Familiarize yourself with the most common web vulnerabilities a web application faces, and understand how attackers take advantage of them Set up a penetration testing lab to conduct a preliminary assessment of attack surfaces and run exploits Learn how to prevent vulnerabilities in web applications before an attacker can make the most of it Who This Book Is For This book is for IT professionals, web developers, security enthusiasts, and security professionals who want an accessible reference on how to find, exploit, and prevent security vulnerabilities in web applications. You should know the basics of operating a Linux environment and have some exposure to security technologies and tools. What You Will Learn Set up a penetration testing laboratory in a secure way Find out what information is useful to gather when performing penetration tests and where to look for it Use crawlers and spiders to investigate an entire website in minutes Discover security vulnerabilities in web applications in the web browser and using command-line tools Improve your testing efficiency with the use of automated vulnerability scanners Exploit vulnerabilities that require a complex setup, run custom-made exploits, and prepare for extraordinary scenarios Set up Man in the Middle attacks and use them to identify and exploit security flaws within the communication between users and the web server Create a malicious site that will find and exploit vulnerabilities in the user's web browser Repair the most common web vulnerabilities and understand how to prevent them becoming a threat to a site's security In Detail Web applications are a huge point of attack for malicious hackers and a critical area for security professionals and penetration testers to lock down and secure. Kali Linux is a Linux-based penetration testing platform and operating system that provides a huge array of testing tools, many of which can be used specifically to execute web penetration testing. This book will teach you, in the form step-by-step recipes, how to detect a wide array of vulnerabilities, exploit them to analyze their consequences, and ultimately buffer attackable surfaces so applications are more secure, for you and your users. Starting from the setup of a testing laboratory, this book will give you the skills you need to cover every stage of a penetration test: from gathering information about the system and the application to identifying vulnerabilities through manual testing and the use of vulnerability scanners to both basic and advanced exploitation techniques that may lead to a full system compromise. Finally, we will put this into the context of OWASP and the top 10 web application vulnerabilities you are most likely to encounter, equipping you with the ability to combat them effectively. By the end of the book, you will have the required skills to identify, exploit, and prevent web application vulnerabilities. Style and approach Taking a recipe-based approach to web security, this book has been designed to cover each stage of a penetration test, with descriptions on how tools work and why certain programming or configuration practices can become security vulnerabilities that may put a whole system, or network, at risk. Each topic is presented as a sequence of tasks and contains a proper explanation of why each task is performed and what it accomplishes.

Metasploit Toolkit for Penetration Testing Exploit Development and Vulnerability Research

Metasploit Toolkit for Penetration Testing  Exploit Development  and Vulnerability Research Author David Maynor
ISBN-10 9780080549255
Year 2011-04-18
Pages 350
Language en
Publisher Elsevier
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Metasploit Toolkit for Penetration Testing, Exploit Development, and Vulnerability Research is the first book available for the Metasploit Framework (MSF), which is the attack platform of choice for one of the fastest growing careers in IT security: Penetration Testing. The book will provide professional penetration testers and security researchers with a fully integrated suite of tools for discovering, running, and testing exploit code. This book discusses how to use the Metasploit Framework (MSF) as an exploitation platform. The book begins with a detailed discussion of the three MSF interfaces: msfweb, msfconsole, and msfcli .This chapter demonstrates all of the features offered by the MSF as an exploitation platform. With a solid understanding of MSF’s capabilities, the book then details techniques for dramatically reducing the amount of time required for developing functional exploits. By working through a real-world vulnerabilities against popular closed source applications, the reader will learn how to use the tools and MSF to quickly build reliable attacks as standalone exploits. The section will also explain how to integrate an exploit directly into the Metasploit Framework by providing a line-by-line analysis of an integrated exploit module. Details as to how the Metasploit engine drives the behind-the-scenes exploitation process will be covered, and along the way the reader will come to understand the advantages of exploitation frameworks. The final section of the book examines the Meterpreter payload system and teaches readers to develop completely new extensions that will integrate fluidly with the Metasploit Framework. A November 2004 survey conducted by "CSO Magazine" stated that 42% of chief security officers considered penetration testing to be a security priority for their organizations The Metasploit Framework is the most popular open source exploit platform, and there are no competing books

Kali Linux Cookbook

Kali Linux Cookbook Author Willie L. Pritchett
ISBN-10 9781783289608
Year 2013-10-15
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Packt Publishing Ltd
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A practical, cookbook style with numerous chapters and recipes explaining the penetration testing. The cookbook-style recipes allow you to go directly to your topic of interest if you are an expert using this book as a reference, or to follow topics throughout a chapter to gain in-depth knowledge if you are a beginner.This book is ideal for anyone who wants to get up to speed with Kali Linux. It would also be an ideal book to use as a reference for seasoned penetration testers.

Web Security Testing Cookbook

Web Security Testing Cookbook Author Paco Hope
ISBN-10 9780596554033
Year 2008-10-14
Pages 314
Language en
Publisher "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
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Among the tests you perform on web applications, security testing is perhaps the most important, yet it's often the most neglected. The recipes in the Web Security Testing Cookbook demonstrate how developers and testers can check for the most common web security issues, while conducting unit tests, regression tests, or exploratory tests. Unlike ad hoc security assessments, these recipes are repeatable, concise, and systematic-perfect for integrating into your regular test suite. Recipes cover the basics from observing messages between clients and servers to multi-phase tests that script the login and execution of web application features. By the end of the book, you'll be able to build tests pinpointed at Ajax functions, as well as large multi-step tests for the usual suspects: cross-site scripting and injection attacks. This book helps you: Obtain, install, and configure useful-and free-security testing tools Understand how your application communicates with users, so you can better simulate attacks in your tests Choose from many different methods that simulate common attacks such as SQL injection, cross-site scripting, and manipulating hidden form fields Make your tests repeatable by using the scripts and examples in the recipes as starting points for automated tests Don't live in dread of the midnight phone call telling you that your site has been hacked. With Web Security Testing Cookbook and the free tools used in the book's examples, you can incorporate security coverage into your test suite, and sleep in peace.

Metasploit

Metasploit Author Jim O'Gorman
ISBN-10 9781593272883
Year 2011
Pages 328
Language en
Publisher No Starch Press
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"The Metasploit Framework makes discovering, exploiting, and sharing vulnerabilities quick and relatively painless. But while Metasploit is used by security professionals everywhere, documentation is lacking and the tool can be hard to grasp for first-time users. Metasploit: A Penetration Tester's Guide fills this gap by teaching you how to harness the Framework, use its many features, and interact with the vibrant community of Metasploit contributors. The authors begin by building a foundation for penetration testing and establishing a fundamental methodology. From there, they explain the Framework's conventions, interfaces, and module system, as they show you how to assess networks with Metasploit by launching simulated attacks. Having mastered the essentials, you'll move on to advanced penetration testing techniques, including network reconnaissance and enumeration, client-side attacks, devastating wireless attacks, and targeted social engineering attacks. Metasploit: A Penetration Tester's Guide willteach you how to: Find and exploit unmaintained, misconfigured, and unpatched systems Perform reconnaissance and find valuable information about your target Bypass anti-virus technologies and circumvent security controls Integrate Nmap, NeXpose, and Nessus with Metasploit to automate discovery Use the Meterpreter shell to launch further attacks from inside the network Harness standalone Metasploit utilities, third-party tools, and plug-ins Learn how to write your own Meterpreter post exploitation modules and scripts You'll even touch on exploit discovery for zero-day research, write a fuzzer, port existing exploits into the Framework, and learn how to cover your tracks. Whether your goal is to make your own networks more secure or to put someone else's to the test, Metasploit: A Penetration Tester's Guide will take you there and beyond"--

Instant Kali Linux

Instant Kali Linux Author Abhinav Singh
ISBN-10 9781849695671
Year 2013-10-25
Pages 68
Language en
Publisher Packt Publishing Ltd
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Get to grips with a new technology, understand what it is and what it can do for you, and then get to work with the most important features and tasks. A quick and handy guide for those who are willing to get straight into the business. This book will build a strong foundation for those who are willing to cover different security assessment areas by mastering various tools and techniques.If you are a beginners or an experienced security professional who is willing to dive deeper into the world of information security, then this book is perfect for you. The book is written is simple technical language which requires only a basic knowledge of security assessments and the Linux operating system.

Mastering Kali Linux for Advanced Penetration Testing

Mastering Kali Linux for Advanced Penetration Testing Author Robert W. Beggs
ISBN-10 9781782163138
Year 2014-06-24
Pages 356
Language en
Publisher Packt Publishing Ltd
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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.

Violent Python

Violent Python Author TJ O'Connor
ISBN-10 9781597499644
Year 2012-12-28
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Newnes
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Violent Python shows you how to move from a theoretical understanding of offensive computing concepts to a practical implementation. Instead of relying on another attacker’s tools, this book will teach you to forge your own weapons using the Python programming language. This book demonstrates how to write Python scripts to automate large-scale network attacks, extract metadata, and investigate forensic artifacts. It also shows how to write code to intercept and analyze network traffic using Python, craft and spoof wireless frames to attack wireless and Bluetooth devices, and how to data-mine popular social media websites and evade modern anti-virus. Demonstrates how to write Python scripts to automate large-scale network attacks, extract metadata, and investigate forensic artifacts Write code to intercept and analyze network traffic using Python. Craft and spoof wireless frames to attack wireless and Bluetooth devices Data-mine popular social media websites and evade modern anti-virus

Certified Ethical Hacker CEH Foundation Guide

Certified Ethical Hacker  CEH  Foundation Guide Author Sagar Ajay Rahalkar
ISBN-10 9781484223253
Year 2016-11-29
Pages 198
Language en
Publisher Apress
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Prepare for the CEH training course and exam by gaining a solid foundation of knowledge of key fundamentals such as operating systems, databases, networking, programming, cloud, and virtualization. Based on this foundation, the book moves ahead with simple concepts from the hacking world. The Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Foundation Guide also takes you through various career paths available upon completion of the CEH course and also prepares you to face job interviews when applying as an ethical hacker. The book explains the concepts with the help of practical real-world scenarios and examples. You'll also work with hands-on exercises at the end of each chapter to get a feel of the subject. Thus this book would be a valuable resource to any individual planning to prepare for the CEH certification course. What You Will Learn Gain the basics of hacking (apps, wireless devices, and mobile platforms) Discover useful aspects of databases and operating systems from a hacking perspective Develop sharper programming and networking skills for the exam Explore the penetration testing life cycle Bypass security appliances like IDS, IPS, and honeypots Grasp the key concepts of cryptography Discover the career paths available after certification Revise key interview questions for a certified ethical hacker Who This Book Is For Beginners in the field of ethical hacking and information security, particularly those who are interested in the CEH course and certification.

Kali Linux Intrusion and Exploitation Cookbook

Kali Linux Intrusion and Exploitation Cookbook Author Ishan Girdhar
ISBN-10 9781783982172
Year 2017-04-21
Pages 504
Language en
Publisher Packt Publishing Ltd
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Over 70 recipes for system administrators or DevOps to master Kali Linux 2 and perform effective security assessments About This Book - Set up a penetration testing lab to conduct a preliminary assessment of attack surfaces and run exploits - Improve your testing efficiency with the use of automated vulnerability scanners - Work through step-by-step recipes to detect a wide array of vulnerabilities, exploit them to analyze their consequences, and identify security anomalies Who This Book Is For This book is intended for those who want to know more about information security. In particular, it's ideal for system administrators and system architects who want to ensure that the infrastructure and systems they are creating and managing are secure. This book helps both beginners and intermediates by allowing them to use it as a reference book and to gain in-depth knowledge. What You Will Learn - Understand the importance of security assessments over merely setting up and managing systems/processes - Familiarize yourself with tools such as OPENVAS to locate system and network vulnerabilities - Discover multiple solutions to escalate privileges on a compromised machine - Identify security anomalies in order to make your infrastructure secure and further strengthen it - Acquire the skills to prevent infrastructure and application vulnerabilities - Exploit vulnerabilities that require a complex setup with the help of Metasploit In Detail With the increasing threats of breaches and attacks on critical infrastructure, system administrators and architects can use Kali Linux 2.0 to ensure their infrastructure is secure by finding out known vulnerabilities and safeguarding their infrastructure against unknown vulnerabilities. This practical cookbook-style guide contains chapters carefully structured in three phases - information gathering, vulnerability assessment, and penetration testing for the web, and wired and wireless networks. It's an ideal reference guide if you're looking for a solution to a specific problem or learning how to use a tool. We provide hands-on examples of powerful tools/scripts designed for exploitation. In the final section, we cover various tools you can use during testing, and we help you create in-depth reports to impress management. We provide system engineers with steps to reproduce issues and fix them. Style and approach This practical book is full of easy-to-follow recipes with based on real-world problems faced by the authors. Each recipe is divided into three sections, clearly defining what the recipe does, what you need, and how to do it. The carefully structured recipes allow you to go directly to your topic of interest.

BackTrack 4

BackTrack 4 Author Shakeel Ali
ISBN-10 9781849513951
Year 2011-04-14
Pages 371
Language en
Publisher Packt Publishing Ltd
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Master the art of penetration testing with BackTrack.

Kali Linux Network Scanning Cookbook

Kali Linux Network Scanning Cookbook Author Justin Hutchens
ISBN-10 9781783982158
Year 2014-08-21
Pages 452
Language en
Publisher Packt Publishing Ltd
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Kali Linux Network Scanning Cookbook is intended for information security professionals and casual security enthusiasts alike. It will provide the foundational principles for the novice reader but will also introduce scripting techniques and in-depth analysis for the more advanced audience. Whether you are brand new to Kali Linux or a seasoned veteran, this book will aid in both understanding and ultimately mastering many of the most powerful and useful scanning techniques in the industry. It is assumed that the reader has some basic security testing experience.