Penetration Testing

Penetration Testing Author Georgia Weidman
ISBN-10 9781593275648
Year 2014-06-14
Pages 528
Language en
Publisher No Starch Press
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Penetration testers simulate cyber attacks to find security weaknesses in networks, operating systems, and applications. Information security experts worldwide use penetration techniques to evaluate enterprise defenses. In Penetration Testing, security expert, researcher, and trainer Georgia Weidman introduces you to the core skills and techniques that every pentester needs. Using a virtual machine–based lab that includes Kali Linux and vulnerable operating systems, you’ll run through a series of practical lessons with tools like Wireshark, Nmap, and Burp Suite. As you follow along with the labs and launch attacks, you’ll experience the key stages of an actual assessment—including information gathering, finding exploitable vulnerabilities, gaining access to systems, post exploitation, and more. Learn how to: * Crack passwords and wireless network keys with brute-forcing and wordlists * Test web applications for vulnerabilities * Use the Metasploit Framework to launch exploits and write your own Metasploit modules * Automate social-engineering attacks * Bypass antivirus software * Turn access to one machine into total control of the enterprise in the post exploitation phase You’ll even explore writing your own exploits. Then it’s on to mobile hacking—Weidman’s particular area of research—with her tool, the Smartphone Pentest Framework. With its collection of hands-on lessons that cover key tools and strategies, Penetration Testing is the introduction that every aspiring hacker needs.

Penetration Testing Essentials

Penetration Testing Essentials Author Oriyano
ISBN-10 9781119235309
Year 2016-12-05
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Your pen testing career begins here, with a solid foundation in essential skills and concepts Penetration Testing Essentials provides a starting place for professionals and beginners looking to learn more about penetration testing for cybersecurity. Certification eligibility requires work experience—but before you get that experience, you need a basic understanding of the technical and behavioral ways attackers compromise security, and the tools and techniques you'll use to discover the weak spots before others do. You'll learn information gathering techniques, scanning and enumeration, how to target wireless networks, and much more as you build your pen tester skill set. You'll learn how to break in, look around, get out, and cover your tracks, all without ever being noticed. Pen testers are tremendously important to data security, so they need to be sharp and well-versed in technique, but they also need to work smarter than the average hacker. This book set you on the right path, with expert instruction from a veteran IT security expert with multiple security certifications. IT Security certifications have stringent requirements and demand a complex body of knowledge. This book lays the groundwork for any IT professional hoping to move into a cybersecurity career by developing a robust pen tester skill set. Learn the fundamentals of security and cryptography Master breaking, entering, and maintaining access to a system Escape and evade detection while covering your tracks Build your pen testing lab and the essential toolbox Start developing the tools and mindset you need to become experienced in pen testing today.

The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing

The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing Author Patrick Engebretson
ISBN-10 9780124116412
Year 2013-06-24
Pages 225
Language en
Publisher Elsevier
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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.

Advanced Penetration Testing

Advanced Penetration Testing Author Wil Allsopp
ISBN-10 9781119367680
Year 2017-03-20
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Build a better defense against motivated, organized, professional attacks Advanced Penetration Testing: Hacking the World's Most Secure Networks takes hacking far beyond Kali linux and Metasploit to provide a more complex attack simulation. Featuring techniques not taught in any certification prep or covered by common defensive scanners, this book integrates social engineering, programming, and vulnerability exploits into a multidisciplinary approach for targeting and compromising high security environments. From discovering and creating attack vectors, and moving unseen through a target enterprise, to establishing command and exfiltrating data—even from organizations without a direct Internet connection—this guide contains the crucial techniques that provide a more accurate picture of your system's defense. Custom coding examples use VBA, Windows Scripting Host, C, Java, JavaScript, Flash, and more, with coverage of standard library applications and the use of scanning tools to bypass common defensive measures. Typical penetration testing consists of low-level hackers attacking a system with a list of known vulnerabilities, and defenders preventing those hacks using an equally well-known list of defensive scans. The professional hackers and nation states on the forefront of today's threats operate at a much more complex level—and this book shows you how to defend your high security network. Use targeted social engineering pretexts to create the initial compromise Leave a command and control structure in place for long-term access Escalate privilege and breach networks, operating systems, and trust structures Infiltrate further using harvested credentials while expanding control Today's threats are organized, professionally-run, and very much for-profit. Financial institutions, health care organizations, law enforcement, government agencies, and other high-value targets need to harden their IT infrastructure and human capital against targeted advanced attacks from motivated professionals. Advanced Penetration Testing goes beyond Kali linux and Metasploit and to provide you advanced pen testing for high security networks.

Mobile Application Penetration Testing

Mobile Application Penetration Testing Author Vijay Kumar Velu
ISBN-10 9781785888694
Year 2016-03-11
Pages 312
Language en
Publisher Packt Publishing Ltd
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Explore real-world threat scenarios, attacks on mobile applications, and ways to counter them About This Book Gain insights into the current threat landscape of mobile applications in particular Explore the different options that are available on mobile platforms and prevent circumventions made by attackers This is a step-by-step guide to setting up your own mobile penetration testing environment Who This Book Is For If you are a mobile application evangelist, mobile application developer, information security practitioner, penetration tester on infrastructure web applications, an application security professional, or someone who wants to learn mobile application security as a career, then this book is for you. This book will provide you with all the skills you need to get started with Android and iOS pen-testing. What You Will Learn Gain an in-depth understanding of Android and iOS architecture and the latest changes Discover how to work with different tool suites to assess any application Develop different strategies and techniques to connect to a mobile device Create a foundation for mobile application security principles Grasp techniques to attack different components of an Android device and the different functionalities of an iOS device Get to know secure development strategies for both iOS and Android applications Gain an understanding of threat modeling mobile applications Get an in-depth understanding of both Android and iOS implementation vulnerabilities and how to provide counter-measures while developing a mobile app In Detail Mobile security has come a long way over the last few years. It has transitioned from "should it be done?" to "it must be done!"Alongside the growing number of devises and applications, there is also a growth in the volume of Personally identifiable information (PII), Financial Data, and much more. This data needs to be secured. This is why Pen-testing is so important to modern application developers. You need to know how to secure user data, and find vulnerabilities and loopholes in your application that might lead to security breaches. This book gives you the necessary skills to security test your mobile applications as a beginner, developer, or security practitioner. You'll start by discovering the internal components of an Android and an iOS application. Moving ahead, you'll understand the inter-process working of these applications. Then you'll set up a test environment for this application using various tools to identify the loopholes and vulnerabilities in the structure of the applications. Finally, after collecting all information about these security loop holes, we'll start securing our applications from these threats. Style and approach This is an easy-to-follow guide full of hands-on examples of real-world attack simulations. Each topic is explained in context with respect to testing, and for the more inquisitive, there are more details on the concepts and techniques used for different platforms.

Advanced Penetration Testing for Highly Secured Environments

Advanced Penetration Testing for Highly Secured Environments Author Lee Allen
ISBN-10 9781849517751
Year 2012-01-01
Pages 414
Language en
Publisher Packt Publishing Ltd
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An intensive hands-on guide to perform professional penetration testing for highly-secured environments from start to finish. You will learn to provide penetration testing services to clients with mature security infrastructure. Understand how to perform each stage of the penetration test by gaining hands-on experience in performing attacks that mimic those seen in the wild. In the end, take the challenge and perform a virtual penetration test against a fictional corporation. If you are looking for guidance and detailed instructions on how to perform a penetration test from start to finish, are looking to build out your own penetration testing lab, or are looking to improve on your existing penetration testing skills, this book is for you. Although the books attempts to accommodate those that are still new to the penetration testing field, experienced testers should be able to gain knowledge and hands-on experience as well. The book does assume that you have some experience in web application testing and as such the chapter regarding this subject may require you to understand the basic concepts of web security. The reader should also be familiar with basic IT concepts, and commonly used protocols such as TCP/IP.

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.

Effective Python Penetration Testing

Effective Python Penetration Testing Author Rejah Rehim
ISBN-10 9781785280962
Year 2016-06-29
Pages 164
Language en
Publisher Packt Publishing Ltd
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Pen test your system like a pro and overcome vulnerabilities by leveraging Python scripts, libraries, and tools About This Book Learn to utilize your Python scripting skills to pentest a computer system, network, and web-application Get proficient at the art of assessing vulnerabilities by conducting effective penetration testing This is the ultimate guide that teaches you how to use Python to protect your systems against sophisticated cyber attacks Who This Book Is For This book is ideal for those who are comfortable with Python or a similar language and need no help with basic programming concepts, but want to understand the basics of penetration testing and the problems pentesters face. What You Will Learn Write Scapy scripts to investigate network traffic Get to know application fingerprinting techniques with Python Understand the attack scripting techniques Write fuzzing tools with pentesting requirements Learn basic attack scripting methods Utilize cryptographic toolkits in Python Automate pentesting with Python tools and libraries In Detail Penetration testing is a practice of testing a computer system, network, or web application to find weaknesses in security that an attacker can exploit. Effective Python Penetration Testing will help you utilize your Python scripting skills to safeguard your networks from cyberattacks. We will begin by providing you with an overview of Python scripting and penetration testing. You will learn to analyze network traffic by writing Scapy scripts and will see how to fingerprint web applications with Python libraries such as ProxMon and Spynner. Moving on, you will find out how to write basic attack scripts, and will develop debugging and reverse engineering skills with Python libraries. Toward the end of the book, you will discover how to utilize cryptography toolkits in Python and how to automate Python tools and libraries. Style and approach This is an expert's guide to Python with a practical based approach, where each chapter will help you improve your penetration testing skills using Python to become a master pen tester.

Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux

Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux Author Joseph Muniz
ISBN-10 9781782163176
Year 2013-09-25
Pages 342
Language en
Publisher Packt Publishing Ltd
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Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux contains various penetration testing methods using BackTrack that will be used by the reader. It contains clear step-by-step instructions with lot of screenshots. It is written in an easy to understand language which will further simplify the understanding for the user."Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux" is ideal for anyone who is interested in learning how to become a penetration tester. It will also help the users who are new to Kali Linux and want to learn the features and differences in Kali versus Backtrack, and seasoned penetration testers who may need a refresher or reference on new tools and techniques. Basic familiarity with web-based programming languages such as PHP, JavaScript and MySQL will also prove helpful.

CISO s Guide to Penetration Testing

CISO s Guide to Penetration Testing Author James S. Tiller
ISBN-10 9781439880289
Year 2016-04-19
Pages 389
Language en
Publisher CRC Press
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CISO's Guide to Penetration Testing: A Framework to Plan, Manage, and Maximize Benefits details the methodologies, framework, and unwritten conventions penetration tests should cover to provide the most value to your organization and your customers. Discussing the process from both a consultative and technical perspective, it provides an overview of the common tools and exploits used by attackers along with the rationale for why they are used. From the first meeting to accepting the deliverables and knowing what to do with the results, James Tiller explains what to expect from all phases of the testing life cycle. He describes how to set test expectations and how to identify a good test from a bad one. He introduces the business characteristics of testing, the imposed and inherent limitations, and describes how to deal with those limitations. The book outlines a framework for protecting confidential information and security professionals during testing. It covers social engineering and explains how to tune the plethora of options to best use this investigative tool within your own environment. Ideal for senior security management and anyone else responsible for ensuring a sound security posture, this reference depicts a wide range of possible attack scenarios. It illustrates the complete cycle of attack from the hacker’s perspective and presents a comprehensive framework to help you meet the objectives of penetration testing—including deliverables and the final report.

Penetration Testing Network Threat Testing

Penetration Testing  Network Threat Testing Author EC-Council
ISBN-10 9781435483705
Year 2010-06-23
Pages 250
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning
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The Security Analyst Series from EC-Council Press is comprised of five books covering a broad base of topics in advanced penetration testing and information security analysis. The content of this program is designed to expose the reader to groundbreaking methodologies in conducting thorough information security analysis, as well as advanced penetration testing techniques. Armed with the knowledge from the Security Analyst series, along with proper experience, readers will be able to perform the intensive assessments required to effectively identify and mitigate risks to the security of the organization’s infrastructure. PENETRATION TESTING: NETWORK THREAT TESTING coverage includes penetration testing of denial of service, password cracking, applications, database, viruses and Trojans, log management, data leakage and file integrity. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Penetration Testing Procedures Methodologies

Penetration Testing  Procedures   Methodologies Author EC-Council
ISBN-10 9781435483675
Year 2010-05-04
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning
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The Security Analyst Series from EC-Council | Press is comprised of five books covering a broad base of topics in advanced penetration testing and information security analysis. The content of this program is designed to expose the reader to groundbreaking methodologies in conducting thorough information security analysis, as well as advanced penetration testing techniques. Armed with the knowledge from the Security Analyst series, along with proper experience, readers will be able to perform the intensive assessments required to effectively identify and mitigate risks to the security of the organization’s infrastructure. Penetration Testing: Network and Perimeter Testing. Network and Perimeter Testing coverage includes firewall and ids penetration testing as well as penetration testing of laptops, PDA’s, cellphones, e-mail, and security patches. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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.

Penetration Testing

Penetration Testing Author Kevin Henry
ISBN-10 9781849283724
Year 2012-06-21
Pages 221
Language en
Publisher IT Governance Publishing
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This book is a preparation guide for the CPTE examination, yet is also a general reference for experienced penetration testers, ethical hackers, auditors, security personnel and anyone else involved in the security of an organization’s computer systems.

Learning Penetration Testing with Python

Learning Penetration Testing with Python Author Christopher Duffy
ISBN-10 9781785289552
Year 2015-09-30
Pages 314
Language en
Publisher Packt Publishing Ltd
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Utilize Python scripting to execute effective and efficient penetration tests About This Book Understand how and where Python scripts meet the need for penetration testing Familiarise yourself with the process of highlighting a specific methodology to exploit an environment to fetch critical data Develop your Python and penetration testing skills with real-world examples Who This Book Is For If you are a security professional or researcher, with knowledge of different operating systems and a conceptual idea of penetration testing, and you would like to grow your knowledge in Python, then this book is ideal for you. What You Will Learn Familiarise yourself with the generation of Metasploit resource files Use the Metasploit Remote Procedure Call (MSFRPC) to automate exploit generation and execution Use Python's Scapy, network, socket, office, Nmap libraries, and custom modules Parse Microsoft Office spreadsheets and eXtensible Markup Language (XML) data files Write buffer overflows and reverse Metasploit modules to expand capabilities Exploit Remote File Inclusion (RFI) to gain administrative access to systems with Python and other scripting languages Crack an organization's Internet perimeter Chain exploits to gain deeper access to an organization's resources Interact with web services with Python In Detail Python is a powerful new-age scripting platform that allows you to build exploits, evaluate services, automate, and link solutions with ease. Python is a multi-paradigm programming language well suited to both object-oriented application development as well as functional design patterns. Because of the power and flexibility offered by it, Python has become one of the most popular languages used for penetration testing. This book highlights how you can evaluate an organization methodically and realistically. Specific tradecraft and techniques are covered that show you exactly when and where industry tools can and should be used and when Python fits a need that proprietary and open source solutions do not. Initial methodology, and Python fundamentals are established and then built on. Specific examples are created with vulnerable system images, which are available to the community to test scripts, techniques, and exploits. This book walks you through real-world penetration testing challenges and how Python can help. From start to finish, the book takes you through how to create Python scripts that meet relative needs that can be adapted to particular situations. As chapters progress, the script examples explain new concepts to enhance your foundational knowledge, culminating with you being able to build multi-threaded security tools, link security tools together, automate reports, create custom exploits, and expand Metasploit modules. Style and approach This book is a practical guide that will help you become better penetration testers and/or Python security tool developers. Each chapter builds on concepts and tradecraft using detailed examples in test environments that you can simulate.