BackTrack 5 Cookbook

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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
About

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.

Features
  • 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
Page Count 296
Course Length 8 hours 52 minutes
ISBN 9781849517386
Date Of Publication 21 Dec 2012

Authors

Willie L. Pritchett

Willie L. Pritchett has a Master's in Business Administration. He is a seasoned developer and security enthusiast who has over 20 years of experience in the IT field. He is currently the Chief Executive at Mega Input Data Services, Inc., a full service database management firm specializing in secure, data-driven, application development, and staffing services. He has worked with state and local government agencies as well as helping many small businesses reach their goals through technology. Willie has several industry certifications and currently trains students on various topics including ethical hacking and penetration testing.

David De Smet

David De Smet has worked in the software industry since 2007 and is the founder and CEO of iSoftDev Co., where he is responsible for many varying tasks, including but not limited to consultancy, customer requirements specification analysis, software design, software implementation, software testing, software maintenance, database development, and web design. He is very passionate about what he does and spends inordinate amounts of time in the software development area. He also has a keen interest in the hacking and network security field and provides network security assessments to several companies.