Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux Third Edition

Author: Gilberto Nájera-Gutiérrez
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781788623803
Release Date: 2018-02-28
Genre: Computers

Build your defense against web attacks with Kali Linux, including command injection flaws, crypto implementation layers, and web application security holes Key Features - Know how to set up your lab with Kali Linux - Discover the core concepts of web penetration testing - Get the tools and techniques you need with Kali Linux Book Description Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux - Third Edition shows you how to set up a lab, helps you understand the nature and mechanics of attacking websites, and explains classical attacks in great depth. This edition is heavily updated for the latest Kali Linux changes and the most recent attacks. Kali Linux shines when it comes to client-side attacks and fuzzing in particular. From the start of the book, you'll be given a thorough grounding in the concepts of hacking and penetration testing, and you'll see the tools used in Kali Linux that relate to web application hacking. You'll gain a deep understanding of classicalSQL, command-injection flaws, and the many ways to exploit these flaws. Web penetration testing also needs a general overview of client-side attacks, which is rounded out by a long discussion of scripting and input validation flaws. There is also an important chapter on cryptographic implementation flaws, where we discuss the most recent problems with cryptographic layers in the networking stack. The importance of these attacks cannot be overstated, and defending against them is relevant to most internet users and, of course, penetration testers. At the end of the book, you'll use an automated technique called fuzzing to identify flaws in a web application. Finally, you'll gain an understanding of web application vulnerabilities and the ways they can be exploited using the tools in Kali Linux. What you will learn Learn how to set up your lab with Kali Linux Understand the core concepts of web penetration testing Get to know the tools and techniques you need to use with Kali Linux Identify the difference between hacking a web application and network hacking Expose vulnerabilities present in web servers and their applications using server-side attacks Understand the different techniques used to identify the flavor of web applications See standard attacks such as exploiting cross-site request forgery and cross-site scripting flaws Get an overview of the art of client-side attacks Explore automated attacks such as fuzzing web applications Who this book is for Since this book sets out to cover a large number of tools and security fields, it can work as an introduction to practical security skills for beginners in security. In addition, web programmers and also system administrators would benefit from this rigorous introduction to web penetration testing. Basic system administration skills are necessary, and the ability to read code is a must.

Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux

Author: Joseph Muniz
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781782163176
Release Date: 2013-09-25
Genre: Computers

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.

Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux

Author: Juned Ahmed Ansari
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781783554003
Release Date: 2015-11-26
Genre: Computers

Build your defense against web attacks with Kali Linux 2.0 About This Book Gain a deep understanding of the flaws in web applications and exploit them in a practical manner Get hands-on web application hacking experience with a range of tools in Kali Linux 2.0 Develop the practical skills required to master multiple tools in the Kali Linux 2.0 toolkit Who This Book Is For If you are already working as a network penetration tester and want to expand your knowledge of web application hacking, then this book tailored for you. Those who are interested in learning more about the Kali Sana tools that are used to test web applications will find this book a thoroughly useful and interesting guide. What You Will Learn Set up your lab with Kali Linux 2.0 Identify the difference between hacking a web application and network hacking Understand the different techniques used to identify the flavor of web applications Expose vulnerabilities present in web servers and their applications using server-side attacks Use SQL and cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks Check for XSS flaws using the burp suite proxy Find out about the mitigation techniques used to negate the effects of the Injection and Blind SQL attacks In Detail Kali Linux 2.0 is the new generation of the industry-leading BackTrack Linux penetration testing and security auditing Linux distribution. It contains several hundred tools aimed at various information security tasks such as penetration testing, forensics, and reverse engineering. At the beginning of the book, you will be introduced to the concepts of hacking and penetration testing and will get to know about the tools used in Kali Linux 2.0 that relate to web application hacking. Then, you will gain a deep understanding of SQL and command injection flaws and ways to exploit the flaws. Moving on, you will get to know more about scripting and input validation flaws, AJAX, and the security issues related to AJAX. At the end of the book, you will use an automated technique called fuzzing to be able to identify flaws in a web application. Finally, you will understand the web application vulnerabilities and the ways in which they can be exploited using the tools in Kali Linux 2.0. Style and approach This step-by-step guide covers each topic with detailed practical examples. Every concept is explained with the help of illustrations using the tools available in Kali Linux 2.0.

Mastering Kali Linux for Web Penetration Testing

Author: Michael McPhee
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781784396213
Release Date: 2017-06-28
Genre: Computers

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.

Kali Linux Web Penetration Testing Cookbook

Author: Gilberto Najera-Gutierrez
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781789134179
Release Date: 2018-08-31
Genre: Computers

Discover the most common web vulnerabilities and prevent them from becoming a threat to your site's security Key Features Familiarize yourself with the most common web vulnerabilities Conduct a preliminary assessment of attack surfaces and run exploits in your lab Explore new tools in the Kali Linux ecosystem for web penetration testing Book Description 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 that provides a broad array of testing tools, many of which can be used to execute web penetration testing. Kali Linux Web Penetration Testing Cookbook gives you the skills you need to cover every stage of a penetration test – from gathering information about the system and application, to identifying vulnerabilities through manual testing. You will also cover the use of vulnerability scanners and look at basic and advanced exploitation techniques that may lead to a full system compromise. You will start by setting up a testing laboratory, exploring the latest features of tools included in Kali Linux and performing a wide range of tasks with OWASP ZAP, Burp Suite and other web proxies and security testing tools. As you make your way through the book, you will learn how to use automated scanners to find security flaws in web applications and understand how to bypass basic security controls. In the concluding chapters, you will look at what you have learned in the context of the Open Web Application Security Project (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 this book, you will have acquired the skills you need to identify, exploit, and prevent web application vulnerabilities. What you will learn Set up a secure penetration testing laboratory Use proxies, crawlers, and spiders to investigate an entire website Identify cross-site scripting and client-side vulnerabilities Exploit vulnerabilities that allow the insertion of code into web applications Exploit vulnerabilities that require complex setups Improve testing efficiency using automated vulnerability scanners Learn how to circumvent security controls put in place to prevent attacks Who this book is for Kali Linux Web Penetration Testing Cookbook 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. The basics of operating a Linux environment and prior exposure to security technologies and tools are necessary.

Kali Linux Web Penetration Testing Cookbook

Author: Gilberto Nájera-Gutiérrez
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781784390853
Release Date: 2016-02-29
Genre: Computers

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.

Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux Second Edition

Author: Juned Ahmed Ansari
Publisher: Packt Publishing
ISBN: 1783988525
Release Date: 2015-11-26
Genre: Computers

Build your defense against web attacks with Kali Linux 2.0About This Book• Gain a deep understanding of the flaws in web applications and exploit them in a practical manner• Get hands-on web application hacking experience with a range of tools in Kali Linux 2.0• Develop the practical skills required to master multiple tools in the Kali Linux 2.0 toolkitWho This Book Is ForIf you are already working as a network penetration tester and want to expand your knowledge of web application hacking, then this book tailored for you. Those who are interested in learning more about the Kali Sana tools that are used to test web applications will find this book a thoroughly useful and interesting guide.What You Will Learn• Set up your lab with Kali Linux 2.0• Identify the difference between hacking a web application and network hacking• Understand the different techniques used to identify the flavor of web applications• Expose vulnerabilities present in web servers and their applications using server-side attacks• Use SQL and cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks• Check for XSS flaws using the burp suite proxy• Find out about the mitigation techniques used to negate the effects of the Injection and Blind SQL attacksIn DetailKali Linux 2.0 is the new generation of the industry-leading BackTrack Linux penetration testing and security auditing Linux distribution. It contains several hundred tools aimed at various information security tasks such as penetration testing, forensics, and reverse engineering.At the beginning of the book, you will be introduced to the concepts of hacking and penetration testing and will get to know about the tools used in Kali Linux 2.0 that relate to web application hacking. Then, you will gain a deep understanding of SQL and command injection flaws and ways to exploit the flaws. Moving on, you will get to know more about scripting and input validation flaws, AJAX, and the security issues related to AJAX.At the end of the book, you will use an automated technique called fuzzing to be able to identify flaws in a web application. Finally, you will understand the web application vulnerabilities and the ways in which they can be exploited using the tools in Kali Linux 2.0.Style and approachThis step-by-step guide covers each topic with detailed practical examples. Every concept is explained with the help of illustrations using the tools available in Kali Linux 2.0.

Mastering Kali Linux for Advanced Penetration Testing

Author: Shailesh kori
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1986167585
Release Date: 2018-03-02
Genre:

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

Penetration Testing with Kali Linux

Author: Ajay Kumar Tiwari
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 151688924X
Release Date: 2015-08-13
Genre:

Testing web security is best done through simulating an attack. Kali Linux lets you do this to professional standards and this is the book you need to be fully up-to-speed with this powerful open-source toolkit. Overview Learn key reconnaissance concepts needed as a penetration tester Attack and exploit key features, authentication, and sessions on web applications Learn how to protect systems, write reports, and sell web penetration testing services In Detail Kali Linux is built for professional penetration testing and security auditing. It is the next-generation of BackTrack, the most popular open-source penetration toolkit in the world. Readers will learn how to think like real attackers, exploit systems, and expose vulnerabilities. Even though web applications are developed in a very secure environment and have an intrusion detection system and firewall in place to detect and prevent any malicious activity, open ports are a pre-requisite for conducting online business. These ports serve as an open door for attackers to attack these applications. As a result, penetration testing becomes essential to test the integrity of web-applications. Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux is a hands-on guide that will give you step-by-step methods on finding vulnerabilities and exploiting web applications. "Penetration Testing with Kali Linux" looks at the aspects of web penetration testing from the mind of an attacker. It provides real-world, practical step-by-step instructions on how to perform web penetration testing exercises. You will learn how to use network reconnaissance to pick your targets and gather information. Then, you will use server-side attacks to expose vulnerabilities in web servers and their applications. Client attacks will exploit the way end users use web applications and their workstations. You will also learn how to use open source tools to write reports and get tips on how to sell penetration tests and look out for common pitfalls. On the completion of this book, you will have the skills needed to use Kali Linux for web penetration tests and expose vulnerabilities on web applications and clients that access them. What you will learn from this book Perform vulnerability reconnaissance to gather information on your targets Expose server vulnerabilities and take advantage of them to gain privileged access Exploit client-based systems using web application protocols Learn how to use SQL and cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks Steal authentications through session hijacking techniques Harden systems so other attackers do not exploit them easily Generate reports for penetration testers Learn tips and trade secrets from real world penetration testers Approach "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.

Kali Linux 2 Windows Penetration Testing

Author: Wolf Halton
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781782168508
Release Date: 2016-06-28
Genre: Computers

Kali Linux: a complete pentesting toolkit facilitating smooth backtracking for working hackers About This Book Conduct network testing, surveillance, pen testing and forensics on MS Windows using Kali Linux Footprint, monitor, and audit your network and investigate any ongoing infestations Customize Kali Linux with this professional guide so it becomes your pen testing toolkit Who This Book Is For If you are a working ethical hacker who is looking to expand the offensive skillset with a thorough understanding of Kali Linux, then this is the book for you. Prior knowledge about Linux operating systems and the BASH terminal emulator along with Windows desktop and command line would be highly beneficial. What You Will Learn Set up Kali Linux for pen testing Map and enumerate your Windows network Exploit several common Windows network vulnerabilities Attack and defeat password schemes on Windows Debug and reverse-engineer Windows programs Recover lost files, investigate successful hacks and discover hidden data in innocent-looking files Catch and hold admin rights on the network, and maintain backdoors on the network after your initial testing is done In Detail Microsoft Windows is one of the two most common OS and managing its security has spawned the discipline of IT security. Kali Linux is the premier platform for testing and maintaining Windows security. Kali is built on the Debian distribution of Linux and shares the legendary stability of that OS. This lets you focus on using the network penetration, password cracking, forensics tools and not the OS. This book has the most advanced tools and techniques to reproduce the methods used by sophisticated hackers to make you an expert in Kali Linux penetration testing. First, you are introduced to Kali's top ten tools and other useful reporting tools. Then, you will find your way around your target network and determine known vulnerabilities to be able to exploit a system remotely. Next, you will prove that the vulnerabilities you have found are real and exploitable. You will learn to use tools in seven categories of exploitation tools. Further, you perform web access exploits using tools like websploit and more. Security is only as strong as the weakest link in the chain. Passwords are often that weak link. Thus, you learn about password attacks that can be used in concert with other approaches to break into and own a network. Moreover, you come to terms with network sniffing, which helps you understand which users are using services you can exploit, and IP spoofing, which can be used to poison a system's DNS cache. Once you gain access to a machine or network, maintaining access is important. Thus, you not only learn penetrating in the machine you also learn Windows privilege's escalations. With easy to follow step-by-step instructions and support images, you will be able to quickly pen test your system and network. Style and approach This book is a hands-on guide for Kali Linux pen testing. This book will provide all the practical knowledge needed to test your network's security using a proven hacker's methodology. The book uses easy-to-understand yet professional language for explaining concepts.

Hands On Penetration Testing on Windows

Author: Phil Bramwell
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781788295093
Release Date: 2018-07-30
Genre: Computers

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

Kali Linux 2 Assuring Security by Penetration Testing

Author: Gerard Johansen
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781785886065
Release Date: 2016-09-22
Genre: Computers

Achieve the gold standard in penetration testing with Kali using this masterpiece, now in its third edition! About This Book Get a rock-solid insight into penetration testing techniques and test your corporate network against threats like never before Formulate your pentesting strategies by relying on the most up-to-date and feature-rich Kali version in town—Kali Linux 2 (aka Sana). Experience this journey with new cutting-edge wireless penetration tools and a variety of new features to make your pentesting experience smoother Who This Book Is For If you are an IT security professional or a student with basic knowledge of Unix/Linux operating systems, including an awareness of information security factors, and you want to use Kali Linux for penetration testing, this book is for you. What You Will Learn Find out to download and install your own copy of Kali Linux Properly scope and conduct the initial stages of a penetration test Conduct reconnaissance and enumeration of target networks Exploit and gain a foothold on a target system or network Obtain and crack passwords Use the Kali Linux NetHunter install to conduct wireless penetration testing Create proper penetration testing reports In Detail Kali Linux is a comprehensive penetration testing platform with advanced tools to identify, detect, and exploit the vulnerabilities uncovered in the target network environment. With Kali Linux, you can apply appropriate testing methodology with defined business objectives and a scheduled test plan, resulting in a successful penetration testing project engagement. Kali Linux – Assuring Security by Penetration Testing is a fully focused, structured book providing guidance on developing practical penetration testing skills by demonstrating cutting-edge hacker tools and techniques with a coherent, step-by-step approach. This book offers you all of the essential lab preparation and testing procedures that reflect real-world attack scenarios from a business perspective, in today's digital age. Style and approach This practical guide will showcase penetration testing through cutting-edge tools and techniques using a coherent, step-by-step approach.

Penetration Testing A Survival Guide

Author: Wolf Halton
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781787289888
Release Date: 2017-01-18
Genre: Computers

A complete pentesting guide facilitating smooth backtracking for working hackers About This Book Conduct network testing, surveillance, pen testing and forensics on MS Windows using Kali Linux Gain a deep understanding of the flaws in web applications and exploit them in a practical manner Pentest Android apps and perform various attacks in the real world using real case studies Who This Book Is For This course is for anyone who wants to learn about security. Basic knowledge of Android programming would be a plus. What You Will Learn Exploit several common Windows network vulnerabilities Recover lost files, investigate successful hacks, and discover hidden data in innocent-looking files Expose vulnerabilities present in web servers and their applications using server-side attacks Use SQL and cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks Check for XSS flaws using the burp suite proxy Acquaint yourself with the fundamental building blocks of Android Apps in the right way Take a look at how your personal data can be stolen by malicious attackers See how developers make mistakes that allow attackers to steal data from phones In Detail The need for penetration testers has grown well over what the IT industry ever anticipated. Running just a vulnerability scanner is no longer an effective method to determine whether a business is truly secure. This learning path will help you develop the most effective penetration testing skills to protect your Windows, web applications, and Android devices. The first module focuses on the Windows platform, which is one of the most common OSes, and managing its security spawned the discipline of IT security. Kali Linux is the premier platform for testing and maintaining Windows security. Employs the most advanced tools and techniques to reproduce the methods used by sophisticated hackers. In this module first,you'll be introduced to Kali's top ten tools and other useful reporting tools. Then, you will find your way around your target network and determine known vulnerabilities so you can exploit a system remotely. You'll not only learn to penetrate in the machine, but will also learn to work with Windows privilege escalations. The second module will help you get to grips with the tools used in Kali Linux 2.0 that relate to web application hacking. You will get to know about scripting and input validation flaws, AJAX, and security issues related to AJAX. You will also use an automated technique called fuzzing so you can identify flaws in a web application. Finally, you'll understand the web application vulnerabilities and the ways they can be exploited. In the last module, you'll get started with Android security. Android, being the platform with the largest consumer base, is the obvious primary target for attackers. You'll begin this journey with the absolute basics and will then slowly gear up to the concepts of Android rooting, application security assessments, malware, infecting APK files, and fuzzing. You'll gain the skills necessary to perform Android application vulnerability assessments and to create an Android pentesting lab. This Learning Path is a blend of content from the following Packt products: Kali Linux 2: Windows Penetration Testing by Wolf Halton and Bo Weaver Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux, Second Edition by Juned Ahmed Ansari Hacking Android by Srinivasa Rao Kotipalli and Mohammed A. Imran Style and approach This course uses easy-to-understand yet professional language for explaining concepts to test your network's security.

Mastering Kali Linux Wireless Pentesting

Author: Jilumudi Raghu Ram
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781785282850
Release Date: 2016-02-25
Genre: Computers

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.

Practical Web Penetration Testing

Author: Gus Khawaja
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781788628723
Release Date: 2018-06-22
Genre: Computers

Learn how to execute web application penetration testing end-to-end Key Features Build an end-to-end threat model landscape for web application security Learn both web application vulnerabilities and web intrusion testing Associate network vulnerabilities with a web application infrastructure Book Description Companies all over the world want to hire professionals dedicated to application security. Practical Web Penetration Testing focuses on this very trend, teaching you how to conduct application security testing using real-life scenarios. To start with, you’ll set up an environment to perform web application penetration testing. You will then explore different penetration testing concepts such as threat modeling, intrusion test, infrastructure security threat, and more, in combination with advanced concepts such as Python scripting for automation. Once you are done learning the basics, you will discover end-to-end implementation of tools such as Metasploit, Burp Suite, and Kali Linux. Many companies deliver projects into production by using either Agile or Waterfall methodology. This book shows you how to assist any company with their SDLC approach and helps you on your journey to becoming an application security specialist. By the end of this book, you will have hands-on knowledge of using different tools for penetration testing. What you will learn Learn how to use Burp Suite effectively Use Nmap, Metasploit, and more tools for network infrastructure tests Practice using all web application hacking tools for intrusion tests using Kali Linux Learn how to analyze a web application using application threat modeling Know how to conduct web intrusion tests Understand how to execute network infrastructure tests Master automation of penetration testing functions for maximum efficiency using Python Who this book is for Practical Web Penetration Testing is for you if you are a security professional, penetration tester, or stakeholder who wants to execute penetration testing using the latest and most popular tools. Basic knowledge of ethical hacking would be an added advantage.