Instant Kali Linux [Instant]

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Learn in an Instant - Short, Fast, Focused
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  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results
  • Covers over 30 different tools included in Kali Linux
  • Easy guide to sett up and install Kali Linux under different hardware sets
  • Step by step examples to get started with pen-testing tools

Book Details

Language : English
eBook : 68 pages
Release Date : October 2013
ISBN : 1849695660
ISBN 13 : 9781849695664
Author(s) : Abhinav Singh
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Instant, Networking and Servers, Other

Table of Contents

Instant Kali Linux
  • Instant Kali Linux
    • So, what is Kali Linux?
    • Installation
      • Step 1 – download and boot
      • Step 2 – setting the dual boot
      • Step 3 – beginning with the installation
        • Installing Kali as a virtual machine
        • Updating Kali Linux
      • And that's it
    • Quick start – getting your tools right
      • Understanding the memory layout
      • Information gathering and sniffing with Kali Linux
        • DNSmap analysis
        • Network scanners
        • Detecting live hosts
        • SSL analysis
        • Network sniffing
      • Working with vulnerability assessment tools
      • Web app penetration testing in Kali
        • WebScarab proxy
        • Attacking the database using sqlninja
        • The Websploit framework
      • Breaking passwords
        • John the Ripper
        • Working with RainbowCrack
      • Targeting wireless networks
        • Working with Kismet
        • Fern WIFI Cracker
        • Bluetooth auditing
      • Exploitation frameworks and tools
        • Browser Exploitation Framework
        • Social Engineer Toolkit
      • Working with forensics tools
        • Autopsy Forensic Browser
        • The Sleuth Kit
    • Top 5 features you need to know about
      • Information gathering with Nmap
      • Breaking wireless passwords using Aircrack
      • Web app penetration testing with Burp Suite
        • Burp proxy
        • Burp Spider
        • Burp Intruder
      • Metasploit Exploitation Framework
        • Features of Metasploit
      • Network forensics using Kali Linux
        • Network analysis with Wireshark
        • Rootkit-scanning forensics with chkrootkit
        • File analysis using md5deep
    • People and places you should get to know
      • Official sites
      • Articles and tutorials
      • Community
      • Blogs
      • Twitter

Abhinav Singh

Abhinav Singh is a young Information Security specialist from India. He has a keen interest in the field of hacking and network security and has adopted it as his full-time profession. He is also the author of Metasploit Penetration Testing Cookbook, Packt Publishing. He is an active contributor to the SecurityXploded community. Abhinav's works have been quoted in several security and technology magazines and portals.
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What you will learn from this book

  • Install Kali Linux on standalone or virtual machines
  • Understand the file structure of Kali Linux
  • Gather information and scanning using tools like Nmap
  • Undertake vulnerability assessments and penetration testing
  • Work with exploitation frameworks
  • Penetration testing with web applications
  • Break passwords, create backdoors, and rooting etc
  • Complete forensic analysis using Kali

In Detail

Kali Linux is currently the de-facto standard operating system of the security industry. It acts as a Swiss army knife and is a one-stop solution to most of the problems faced by security professionals. The availability of different open source and free tools under a single banner makes it easy and quick while dealing with security assessments.

Teaching you how to use various tools and techniques effectively using Kali while working on real time scenarios, this concise and practical guide wastes no time, moving straight in to the core topic sand covering various important security assessment tools bundled in Kali Linux.

Beginning with the journey through security assessments, from basic features such as information gathering to working on vulnerability assessment tools, web application pen-testing, cracking passwords, and more. The book also moves on to some advanced concepts such as exploitation frameworks and their architecture, forensic tools, and more. The book eloquently covers various levels of information security.


Get to grips with a new technology, understand what it is and what it can do for you, and then get to work with the most important features and tasks. A quick and handy guide for those who are willing to get straight into the business. This book will build a strong foundation for those who are willing to cover different security assessment areas by mastering various tools and techniques.

Who this book is for

If you are a beginners or an experienced security professional who is willing to dive deeper into the world of information security, then this book is perfect for you. The book is written is simple technical language which requires only a basic knowledge of security assessments and the Linux operating system.

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