Discover the exciting world of penetration testing with Backbox using Packt’s new eBook

March 2014 | Linux Servers, MySQL, Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book Penetration Testing with BackBox, an introductory guide that teaches users to perform penetration testing with BackBox. The book is available in all the popular electronic formats such as Amazon, Kindle, e-pub, and PDF. It is 112 pages long and is competitively priced at $17.99.

About the author:
Stefan Umit Uygur has been an IT system and security engineer for 14 years. He loves working in a community environment and is highly experienced in penetration testing. He has been involved in many free open source software projects including BackBox, and helps to promote the open source software culture by participating in and organizing international conferences. Stefan strongly promotes ethical hacking and promotes these activities through national and international magazines and in conferences. He has also contributed to a few periodic and technical publications.

Penetration testing is an attack on a computer system with the intention of finding security weaknesses, potentially gaining access to its functionality and data. A penetration test target may be a white box (where all background and system information is provided) or a black box (where only basic or no information is provided except the company name). Penetration testing using BackBox can be applied to virtually every level of software testing: unit, integration, system, and acceptance.

Penetration Testing with BackBox is a practical guide that is packed with the latest techniques for penetration testing. Readers will get an understanding of the Linux security distribution showing familiarities between Backbox and pen-testing. It explains IT security cases by demonstrating about penetration tests, and trains programmers on all the fundamental skills required for ethical hacking.

The book is dedicated to system administrators and security experts; however, it may also be used by beginners due to its simplified design.

The book consists of the following essential topics:
• Chapter 1: Getting Started with BackBox Linux
• Chapter 2: Penetration Testing Methodologies with BackBox
• Chapter 3: Information Gathering
• Chapter 4: Vulnerability Assessment and Management
• Chapter 5: Exploitation
• Chapter 6: Privilege Escalation
• Chapter 7: Maintaining Access
• Chapter 8: Documentation and Reporting

Packt has also published the following titles related to this topic:
Metasploit Penetration Testing Cookbook, Second Edition
Kali Linux: Assuring Security By Penetration Testing

Packt is one of the most prolific and fastest-growing tech book publishers in the world. Originally focused on open source software, Packt books now focus on practicality, recognizing that readers are ultimately concerned with getting the job done. Packt’s digitally-focused business model allows them to publish up-to-date books in very specific areas.

Penetration Testing with BackBox
An Introductory guide to perfrom crucial penetration testing operations with Backbox

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