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BackTrack 5 Cookbook

Willie L. Pritchett, David De Smet

Over 80 recipes to execute many of the best known and little known penetration testing aspects of BackTrack 5 book and ebook.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849517386
Paperback296 pages

About This Book

  • Learn to perform penetration tests with BackTrack 5
  • Nearly 100 recipes designed to teach penetration testing principles and build knowledge of BackTrack 5 Tools
  • Provides detailed step-by-step instructions on the usage of many of BackTrack’s popular and not-so- popular tools

Who This Book Is For

This book is for anyone who desires to come up to speed in using BackTrack 5 or for use as a reference for seasoned penetration testers.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Up and Running with BackTrack
Installing BackTrack to a hard disk drive
Installing BackTrack to a USB drive with persistent memory
Installing BackTrack on VirtualBox
Installing BackTrack using VMware Tools
Fixing the splash screen
Changing the root password
Starting network services
Setting up the wireless network
Chapter 2: Customizing BackTrack
Preparing kernel headers
Installing Broadcom drivers
Installing and configuring ATI video card drivers
Installing and configuring NVIDIA video card drivers
Applying updates and configuring extra security tools
Setting up ProxyChains
Directory encryption
Chapter 3: Information Gathering
Service enumeration
Determining the network range
Identifying active machines
Finding open ports
Operating system fingerprinting
Service fingerprinting
Threat assessment with Maltego
Mapping the network
Chapter 4: Vulnerability Identification
Installing, configuring, and starting Nessus
Nessus – finding local vulnerabilities
Nessus – finding network vulnerabilities
Nessus – finding Linux-specific vulnerabilities
Nessus – finding Windows-specific vulnerabilities
Installing, configuring, and starting OpenVAS
OpenVAS – finding local vulnerabilities
OpenVAS – finding network vulnerabilities
OpenVAS – finding Linux-specific vulnerabilities
OpenVAS – finding Windows-specific vulnerabilities
Chapter 5: Exploitation
Implementing exploits from BackTrack
Installing and configuring Metasploitable
Mastering Armitage – the graphical management tool for Metasploit
Mastering the Metasploit Console (MSFCONSOLE)
Mastering the Metasploit CLI (MSFCLI)
Mastering Meterpreter
Metasploitable MySQL
Metasploitable PostgreSQL
Metasploitable Tomcat
Metasploitable PDF
Implementing the browser_autopwn module
Chapter 6: Privilege Escalation
Using impersonation tokens
Local privilege escalation attack
Mastering the Social-Engineer Toolkit (SET)
Collecting victims' data
Cleaning up the tracks
Creating a persistent backdoor
Man-in-the-middle attack (MITM)
Chapter 7: Wireless Network Analysis
Cracking a WEP wireless network
Cracking a WPA/WPA2 wireless network
Automating wireless network cracking
Accessing clients using a fake AP
URL traffic manipulation
Port redirection
Sniffing network traffic
Accessing an e-mail by stealing cookies
Chapter 8: Voice over IP (VoIP)
Using Svmap
Finding valid extensions
Monitoring, capturing, and eavesdropping on VoIP traffic
Using VoIPong
Mastering UCSniff
Mastering Xplico
Capturing SIP authentication
Mastering VoIP Hopper
Causing a denial of service
Attacking VoIP using Metasploit
Sniffing DECT phones
Chapter 9: Password Cracking
Online password attacks
Cracking HTTP passwords
Gaining router access
Password profiling
Cracking a Windows password using John the Ripper
Using dictionary attacks
Using rainbow tables
Using NVIDIA Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA)
Using ATI Stream
Physical access attacks
Chapter 10: BackTrack Forensics
Intrusion detection and log analysis
Recursive directory encryption/decryption
Scanning for signs of rootkits
Recovering data from a problematic source
Retrieving a Windows password
Resetting a Windows password
Looking at the Windows registry entries

What You Will Learn

  • Install and set up BackTrack 5 on multiple platforms
  • Customize BackTrack to fit your individual needs
  • Exploit vulnerabilities found with Metasploit
  • Locate vulnerabilities Nessus and OpenVAS
  • Provide several solutions to escalate privileges on a compromised machine
  • Learn how to use BackTrack in all phases of a penetration test
  • Crack WEP/WPA/WPA2 Encryption
  • Learn how to monitor and eavesdrop on VOIP networks

In Detail

BackTrack is a Linux-based penetration testing arsenal that aids security professionals in the ability to perform assessments in a purely native environment dedicated to hacking. BackTrack is a distribution based on the Debian GNU/Linux distribution aimed at digital forensics and penetration testing use. It is named after backtracking, a search algorithm.

"BackTrack 5 Cookbook" provides you with practical recipes featuring many popular tools that cover the basics of a penetration test: information gathering, vulnerability identification, exploitation, priviledge escalation, and covering your tracks.

The book begins by covering the installation of BackTrack 5 and setting up a virtual environment to perform your tests.

We then dip into recipes involving the basic principles of a penetration test such as information gathering, vulnerability identification, and exploitation. You will further learn about privilege escalation, radio network analysis, Voice over IP, Password cracking, and BackTrack forensics.

"BackTrack 5 Cookbook" will serve as an excellent source of information for the security professional and novice alike.


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