Author: Robert W. Beggs
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Release Date: 2014-06-24
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.
A practical guide to testing your network's security with Kali Linux, the preferred choice of penetration testers and hackers. About This Book Employ advanced pentesting techniques with Kali Linux to build highly-secured systems Get to grips with various stealth techniques to remain undetected and defeat the latest defenses and follow proven approaches Select and configure the most effective tools from Kali Linux to test network security and prepare your business against malicious threats and save costs Who This Book Is For Penetration Testers, IT professional or a security consultant who wants to maximize the success of your network testing using some of the advanced features of Kali Linux, then this book is for you.Some prior exposure to basics of penetration testing/ethical hacking would be helpful in making the most out of this title. What You Will Learn Select and configure the most effective tools from Kali Linux to test network security Employ stealth to avoid detection in the network being tested Recognize when stealth attacks are being used against your network Exploit networks and data systems using wired and wireless networks as well as web services Identify and download valuable data from target systems Maintain access to compromised systems Use social engineering to compromise the weakest part of the network—the end users In Detail This book will take you, as a tester or security practitioner through the journey of reconnaissance, vulnerability assessment, exploitation, and post-exploitation activities used by penetration testers and hackers. We will start off by using a laboratory environment to validate tools and techniques, and using an application that supports a collaborative approach to penetration testing. Further we will get acquainted with passive reconnaissance with open source intelligence and active reconnaissance of the external and internal networks. We will also focus on how to select, use, customize, and interpret the results from a variety of different vulnerability scanners. Specific routes to the target will also be examined, including bypassing physical security and exfiltration of data using different techniques. You will also get to grips with concepts such as social engineering, attacking wireless networks, exploitation of web applications and remote access connections. Later you will learn the practical aspects of attacking user client systems by backdooring executable files. You will focus on the most vulnerable part of the network—directly and bypassing the controls, attacking the end user and maintaining persistence access through social media. You will also explore approaches to carrying out advanced penetration testing in tightly secured environments, and the book's hands-on approach will help you understand everything you need to know during a Red teaming exercise or penetration testing Style and approach An advanced level tutorial that follows a practical approach and proven methods to maintain top notch security of your networks.
Master the art of exploiting advanced web penetration techniques with Kali Linux 2016.2 About This Book Make the most out of advanced web pen-testing techniques using Kali Linux 2016.2 Explore how Stored (a.k.a. Persistent) XSS attacks work and how to take advantage of them Learn to secure your application by performing advanced web based attacks. Bypass internet security to traverse from the web to a private network. Who This Book Is For This book targets IT pen testers, security consultants, and ethical hackers who want to expand their knowledge and gain expertise on advanced web penetration techniques. Prior knowledge of penetration testing would be beneficial. What You Will Learn Establish a fully-featured sandbox for test rehearsal and risk-free investigation of applications Enlist open-source information to get a head-start on enumerating account credentials, mapping potential dependencies, and discovering unintended backdoors and exposed information Map, scan, and spider web applications using nmap/zenmap, nikto, arachni, webscarab, w3af, and NetCat for more accurate characterization Proxy web transactions through tools such as Burp Suite, OWASP's ZAP tool, and Vega to uncover application weaknesses and manipulate responses Deploy SQL injection, cross-site scripting, Java vulnerabilities, and overflow attacks using Burp Suite, websploit, and SQLMap to test application robustness Evaluate and test identity, authentication, and authorization schemes and sniff out weak cryptography before the black hats do In Detail You will start by delving into some common web application architectures in use, both in private and public cloud instances. You will also learn about the most common frameworks for testing, such as OWASP OGT version 4, and how to use them to guide your efforts. In the next section, you will be introduced to web pentesting with core tools and you will also see how to make web applications more secure through rigorous penetration tests using advanced features in open source tools. The book will then show you how to better hone your web pentesting skills in safe environments that can ensure low-risk experimentation with the powerful tools and features in Kali Linux that go beyond a typical script-kiddie approach. After establishing how to test these powerful tools safely, you will understand how to better identify vulnerabilities, position and deploy exploits, compromise authentication and authorization, and test the resilience and exposure applications possess. By the end of this book, you will be well-versed with the web service architecture to identify and evade various protection mechanisms that are used on the Web today. You will leave this book with a greater mastery of essential test techniques needed to verify the secure design, development, and operation of your customers' web applications. Style and approach An advanced-level guide filled with real-world examples that will help you take your web application's security to the next level by using Kali Linux 2016.2.
Test your wireless network's security and master advanced wireless penetration techniques using Kali Linux About This Book Develop your skills using attacks such as wireless cracking, Man-in-the-Middle, and Denial of Service (DOS), as well as extracting sensitive information from wireless networks Perform advanced wireless assessment and penetration tests Use Embedded Platforms, Raspberry PI, and Android in wireless penetration testing with Kali Linux Who This Book Is For If you are an intermediate-level wireless security consultant in Kali Linux and want to be the go-to person for Kali Linux wireless security in your organisation, then this is the book for you. Basic understanding of the core Kali Linux concepts is expected. What You Will Learn Fingerprint wireless networks with the various tools available in Kali Linux Learn various techniques to exploit wireless access points using CSRF Crack WPA/WPA2/WPS and crack wireless encryption using Rainbow tables more quickly Perform man-in-the-middle attack on wireless clients Understand client-side attacks, browser exploits, Java vulnerabilities, and social engineering Develop advanced sniffing and PCAP analysis skills to extract sensitive information such as DOC, XLS, and PDF documents from wireless networks Use Raspberry PI and OpenWrt to perform advanced wireless attacks Perform a DOS test using various techniques and tools In Detail Kali Linux is a Debian-based Linux distribution designed for digital forensics and penetration testing. It gives access to a large collection of security-related tools for professional security testing - some of the major ones being Nmap, Aircrack-ng, Wireshark, and Metasploit. This book will take you on a journey where you will learn to master advanced tools and techniques to conduct wireless penetration testing with Kali Linux. You will begin by gaining an understanding of setting up and optimizing your penetration testing environment for wireless assessments. Then, the book will take you through a typical assessment from reconnaissance, information gathering, and scanning the network through exploitation and data extraction from your target. You will get to know various ways to compromise the wireless network using browser exploits, vulnerabilities in firmware, web-based attacks, client-side exploits, and many other hacking methods. You will also discover how to crack wireless networks with speed, perform man-in-the-middle and DOS attacks, and use Raspberry Pi and Android to expand your assessment methodology. By the end of this book, you will have mastered using Kali Linux for wireless security assessments and become a more effective penetration tester and consultant. Style and approach This book uses a step-by-step approach using real-world attack scenarios to help you master the wireless penetration testing techniques.
Whether you're a veteran or an absolute n00b, this is the best place to start with Kali Linux, the security professional's platform of choice, and a truly industrial-grade, and world-class operating system distribution-mature, secure, and enterprise-ready.
This book is intended for security professionals who want to enhance their wireless penetration testing skills and knowledge. Since this book covers advanced techniques, you will need some previous experience in computer security and networking.
Over 80 recipes to effectively test your network and boost your career in security About This Book Learn how to scan networks to find vulnerable computers and servers Hack into devices to control them, steal their data, and make them yours Target wireless networks, databases, and web servers, and password cracking to make the most of Kali Linux Who This Book Is For If you are looking to expand your career into penetration testing, you will need a good understanding of Kali Linux and the variety of tools it includes. This book will work as a perfect guide for anyone who wants to have a practical approach in leveraging penetration testing mechanisms using Kali Linux What You Will Learn Acquire the key skills of ethical hacking to perform penetration testing Learn how to perform network reconnaissance Discover vulnerabilities in hosts Attack vulnerabilities to take control of workstations and servers Understand password cracking to bypass security Learn how to hack into wireless networks Attack web and database servers to exfiltrate data Obfuscate your command and control connections to avoid firewall and IPS detection In Detail Kali Linux is a Linux distribution designed for penetration testing and security auditing. It is the successor to BackTrack, the world's most popular penetration testing distribution. Kali Linux is the most widely used platform and toolkit for penetration testing. Security is currently the hottest field in technology with a projected need for millions of security professionals. This book focuses on enhancing your knowledge in Kali Linux for security by expanding your skills with toolkits and frameworks that can increase your value as a security professional. Kali Linux Cookbook, Second Edition starts by helping you install Kali Linux on different options available. You will also be able to understand the lab architecture and install a Windows host for use in the lab. Next, you will understand the concept of vulnerability analysis and look at the different types of exploits. The book will introduce you to the concept and psychology of Social Engineering and password cracking. You will then be able to use these skills to expand the scope of any breaches you create. Finally, the book will guide you in exploiting specific technologies and gaining access to other systems in the environment. By the end of this book, you will have gained the core knowledge and concepts of the penetration testing process. Style and approach This book teaches you everything you need to know about Kali Linux from the perspective of a penetration tester. It is filled with powerful recipes and practical examples that will help you gain in-depth knowledge of Kali Linux.
Over 120 recipes to perform advanced penetration testing with Kali Linux About This Book Practical recipes to conduct effective penetration testing using the powerful Kali Linux Leverage tools like Metasploit, Wireshark, Nmap, and many more to detect vulnerabilities with ease Confidently perform networking and application attacks using task-oriented recipes Who This Book Is For This book is aimed at IT security professionals, pentesters, and security analysts who have basic knowledge of Kali Linux and want to conduct advanced penetration testing techniques. What You Will Learn Installing, setting up and customizing Kali for pentesting on multiple platforms Pentesting routers and embedded devices Bug hunting 2017 Pwning and escalating through corporate network Buffer overflows 101 Auditing wireless networks Fiddling around with software-defned radio Hacking on the run with NetHunter Writing good quality reports In Detail With the current rate of hacking, it is very important to pentest your environment in order to ensure advanced-level security. This book is packed with practical recipes that will quickly get you started with Kali Linux (version 2016.2) according to your needs, and move on to core functionalities. This book will start with the installation and configuration of Kali Linux so that you can perform your tests. You will learn how to plan attack strategies and perform web application exploitation using tools such as Burp, and Jexboss. You will also learn how to perform network exploitation using Metasploit, Sparta, and Wireshark. Next, you will perform wireless and password attacks using tools such as Patator, John the Ripper, and airoscript-ng. Lastly, you will learn how to create an optimum quality pentest report! By the end of this book, you will know how to conduct advanced penetration testing thanks to the book's crisp and task-oriented recipes. Style and approach This is a recipe-based book that allows you to venture into some of the most cutting-edge practices and techniques to perform penetration testing with Kali Linux.
this book Mastering Kali Linux for. Advanced Penetration Testing. A practical guide to testing your network's security with. Kali Linux, the preferred choice of penetration testers and hackers Kali Linux has not only become the information security professional's platform of choice, but evolved into an industrial-grade, and world-class operating system distribution--mature, secure, and enterprise-ready. Through the decade-long development process, Muts and his team, along with countless volunteers from the hacker community, have taken on the burden of streamlining and organizing our work environment, freeing us from much of the drudgery. They provided a secure and reliable foundation, allowing us to concentrate on securing our digital world. An amazing community has built up around Kali Linux. Every month, more than 300,000 of us download a version of Kali. We come together in online and real-world training rooms and grind through the sprawling Offensive Security Penetration Testing Labs, pursuing the near-legendary Offensive Security certifications. We come together on the Kali forums, some 40,000 strong, and hundreds of us at a time can be found on the Kali IRC channel. We gather at conferences and attend Kali Dojos to learn from the developers themselves how to best leverage Kali. However, the Kali team has never released an official Kali Linux manual, until now. In this book, we'll focus on the Kali Linux platform itself, and help you understand and maximize Kali from the ground up. The developers will walk you through Kali Linux features and fundamentals, provide a crash course in basic Linux commands and concepts, and then walk you through the most common Kali Linux installation scenarios. You'll learn how to configure, troubleshoot and secure Kali Linux and then dive into the powerful Debian package manager. Throughout this expansive section, you'll learn how to install and configure packages, how to update and upgrade your Kali installation, and how to create your own custom packages. Then you'll learn how to deploy your custom installation across massive enterprise networks. Finally, you'll be guided through advanced topics such as kernel compilation, custom ISO creation, industrial-strength encryption, and even how to install crypto kill switches to safeguard your sensitive information. Whether you're a veteran or an absolute n00b, this is the best place to start with Kali Linux, the security professional's platform of choice
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.
With more than 600 security tools in its arsenal, the Kali Linux distribution can be overwhelming. Experienced and aspiring security professionals alike may find it challenging to select the most appropriate tool for conducting a given test. This practical book covers Kali’s expansive security capabilities and helps you identify the tools you need to conduct a wide range of security tests and penetration tests. You’ll also explore the vulnerabilities that make those tests necessary. Author Ric Messier takes you through the foundations of Kali Linux and explains methods for conducting tests on networks, web applications, wireless security, password vulnerability, and more. You’ll discover different techniques for extending Kali tools and creating your own toolset. Learn tools for stress testing network stacks and applications Perform network reconnaissance to determine what’s available to attackers Execute penetration tests using automated exploit tools such as Metasploit Use cracking tools to see if passwords meet complexity requirements Test wireless capabilities by injecting frames and cracking passwords Assess web application vulnerabilities with automated or proxy-based tools Create advanced attack techniques by extending Kali tools or developing your own Use Kali Linux to generate reports once testing is complete
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 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 For This book is for security professionals and penetration testers who want to speed up their modern web application penetrating testing. It will also benefit those at an intermediate level 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 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 techniques Get to know how to test REST APIs to discover security issues in them In Detail Web 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, Web API testing methodologies and XML vectors used by hackers. Some lesser discussed attack vectors such as RPO (relative path overwrite), DOM clobbering, PHP Object Injection and etc. has been covered in this book. We'll explain various old school techniques in depth such as XSS, CSRF, SQL Injection through the ever-dependable SQLMap and reconnaissance. Websites nowadays provide APIs to allow integration with third party applications, thereby exposing a lot of attack surface, we cover testing of these APIs using real-life examples. This pragmatic guide will be a great benefit and will help you prepare fully secure applications. Style and approach This master-level guide covers various techniques serially. It is power-packed with real-world examples that focus more on the practical aspects of implementing the techniques rather going into detailed theory.
Kali Linux Wireless Penetration Testing Beginner's Guide, Third Edition presents wireless pentesting from the ground up, and has been updated with the latest methodologies, including full coverage of the KRACK attack. About This Book Learn wireless penetration testing with Kali Linux Detect hidden wireless networks and discover their names Explore advanced Wi-Fi hacking techniques including rogue access point hosting and probe sniffing Develop your encryption cracking skills and gain an insight into the methods used by attackers and the underlying technologies that facilitate these attacks Who This Book Is For Kali Linux Wireless Penetration Testing Beginner's Guide, Third Edition is suitable for anyone who wants to learn more about pentesting and how to understand and defend against the latest wireless network attacks. What You Will Learn Understand the KRACK attack in full detail Create a wireless lab for your experiments Sniff out wireless packets, hidden networks, and SSIDs Capture and crack WPA-2 keys Sniff probe requests and track users through their SSID history Attack radius authentication systems Sniff wireless traffic and collect interesting data Decrypt encrypted traffic with stolen keys In Detail As wireless networks become ubiquitous in our lives, wireless penetration testing has become a key skill in the repertoire of the professional penetration tester. This has been highlighted again recently with the discovery of the KRACK attack which enables attackers to potentially break into Wi-Fi networks encrypted with WPA2. The Kali Linux security distribution comes with a myriad of tools used for networking attacks and detecting security loopholes. Kali Linux Wireless Penetration Testing Beginner's Guide, Third Edition has been updated to Kali Linux 2017.3 with the latest methodologies, including full coverage of the KRACK attack and how to defend against it. The book presents wireless pentesting from the ground up, introducing all elements of penetration testing with each new technology. You'll learn various wireless testing methodologies by example, from the basics of wireless routing and encryption through to detailed coverage of hacking methods and attacks such as the Hirte and Caffe Latte. Style and approach Kali Linux Wireless Penetration Testing Beginner's Guide, Third Edition is a practical, hands-on guide to modern wi-fi network hacking. It covers both the theory and practice of wireless pentesting, offering detailed, real-world coverage of the latest vulnerabilities and attacks.
Over 60 powerful recipes to scan, exploit, and crack wireless networks for ethical purposes About This Book Expose wireless security threats through the eyes of an attacker, Recipes to help you proactively identify vulnerabilities and apply intelligent remediation, Acquire and apply key wireless pentesting skills used by industry experts Who This Book Is For If you are a security professional, administrator, and a network professional who wants to enhance their wireless penetration testing skills and knowledge then this book is for you. Some prior experience with networking security and concepts is expected. What You Will Learn Deploy and configure a wireless cyber lab that resembles an enterprise production environment Install Kali Linux 2017.3 on your laptop and configure the wireless adapter Learn the fundamentals of commonly used wireless penetration testing techniques Scan and enumerate Wireless LANs and access points Use vulnerability scanning techniques to reveal flaws and weaknesses Attack Access Points to gain access to critical networks In Detail More and more organizations are moving towards wireless networks, and Wi-Fi is a popular choice. The security of wireless networks is more important than ever before due to the widespread usage of Wi-Fi networks. This book contains recipes that will enable you to maximize the success of your wireless network testing using the advanced ethical hacking features of Kali Linux. This book will go through techniques associated with a wide range of wireless penetration tasks, including WLAN discovery scanning, WEP cracking, WPA/WPA2 cracking, attacking access point systems, operating system identification, vulnerability mapping, and validation of results. You will learn how to utilize the arsenal of tools available in Kali Linux to penetrate any wireless networking environment. You will also be shown how to identify remote services, how to assess security risks, and how various attacks are performed. By finishing the recipes, you will feel confident conducting wireless penetration tests and will be able to protect yourself or your organization from wireless security threats. Style and approach The book will provide the foundation principles, techniques, and in-depth analysis to effectively master wireless penetration testing. It will aid you in understanding and mastering many of the most powerful and useful wireless testing techniques in the industry.