Mastering Kali Linux for Advanced Penetration Testing

Secure your network with Kali Linux 2019.1 – the ultimate white hat hackers' toolkit, 3rd Edition

Vijay Kumar Velu , Robert Beggs

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This book takes you, as a tester or security practitioner, through the reconnaissance, vulnerability assessment, exploitation, privilege escalation, and post-exploitation activities used by pentesters.

To start with, you'll use a laboratory environment to validate tools and techniques, along with an application that supports a collaborative approach for pentesting. You'll then progress to passive reconnaissance with open source intelligence and active reconnaissance of the external and internal infrastructure. You'll also focus on how to select, use, customize, and interpret the results from different vulnerability scanners, followed by examining specific routes to the target, which include bypassing physical security and the exfiltration of data using a variety of techniques. You'll discover concepts such as social engineering, attacking wireless networks, web services, and embedded devices.

Once you are confident with these topics, you'll learn the practical aspects of attacking user client systems by backdooring with fileless techniques, followed by focusing on the most vulnerable part of the network – directly attacking the end user. By the end of this book, you'll have explored approaches for carrying out advanced pentesting in tightly secured environments, understood pentesting and hacking techniques employed on embedded peripheral devices.

What will you learn from this book

  • Confiure the most effective Kali Linux tools to test infrastructure security
  • Employ stealth to avoid detection in the infrastructure being tested
  • Recognize when stealth attacks are being used against your infrastructure
  • 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
Language English
ISBN-10 178934056X
ISBN-13 978-1789340563
No of pages 548
Book Publisher Packt Publishing
Published Date 30 Jan 2019

About Author

Author : Robert Beggs

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  • Employ advanced pentesting techniques with Kali Linux to build highly secured systems
  • Discover various stealth techniques to remain undetected and defeat modern infrastructures
  • Explore red teaming techniques to exploit secured environment

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