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Kali Linux Cookbook

Willie L. Pritchett, David De Smet

When you know what hackers know, you’re better able to protect your online information. With this book you’ll learn just what Kali Linux is capable of and get the chance to use a host of recipes.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781783289592
Paperback260 pages

About This Book

  • Recipes designed to educate you extensively on the penetration testing principles and Kali Linux tools
  • Learning to use Kali Linux tools, such as Metasploit, Wire Shark, and many more through in-depth and structured instructions
  • Teaching you in an easy-to-follow style, full of examples, illustrations, and tips that will suit experts and novices alike

Who This Book Is For

This book is ideal for anyone who wants to get up to speed with Kali Linux. It would also be an ideal book to use as a reference for seasoned penetration testers.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Up and Running with Kali Linux
Installing to a hard disk drive
Installing to a USB drive with persistent memory
Installing in VirtualBox
Installing VMware Tools
Fixing the splash screen
Starting network services
Setting up the wireless network
Chapter 2: Customizing Kali Linux
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: Advanced Testing Lab
Getting comfortable with VirtualBox
Downloading Windows Targets
Downloading Linux Targets
Attacking WordPress and other applications
Chapter 4: Information Gathering
Service enumeration
Determining network range
Identifying active machines
Finding open ports
Operating system fingerprinting
Service fingerprinting
Threat assessment with Maltego
Mapping the network
Chapter 5: Vulnerability Assessment
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 6: Exploiting Vulnerabilities
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 browser_autopwn
Chapter 7: Escalating Privileges
Using impersonation tokens
Local privilege escalation attack
Mastering the Social Engineering Toolkit (SET)
Collecting the victim's data
Cleaning up the tracks
Creating a persistent backdoor
Man In The Middle (MITM) attack
Chapter 8: Password Attacks
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 9: Wireless Attacks
Wireless network WEP cracking
Wireless network WPA/WPA2 cracking
Automating wireless network cracking
Accessing clients using a fake AP
URL traffic manipulation
Port redirection
Sniffing network traffic

What You Will Learn

  • Install and setup Kali Linux on multiple platforms
  • Customize Kali Linux to your individual needs
  • Locate vulnerabilities with Nessus and OpenVAS
  • Exploit vulnerabilities you've found with Metasploit
  • Learn multiple solutions to escalate privileges on a compromised machine
  • Understand how to use Kali Linux in all phases of a penetration test
  • Crack WEP/WPA/WPA2 encryption
  • Simulate an actual penetration test using Kali Linux

In Detail

In this age, where online information is at its most vulnerable, knowing how to execute the same attacks that hackers use to break into your system or network helps you plug the loopholes before it's too late and can save you countless hours and money. Kali Linux is a Linux distribution designed for penetration testing and security auditing. It is the successor to BackTrack, the world’s most popular penetration testing distribution.

Discover a variety of popular tools of penetration testing, such as information gathering, vulnerability identification, exploitation, privilege escalation, and covering your tracks.

Packed with practical recipes, this useful guide begins by covering the installation of Kali Linux and setting up a virtual environment to perform your tests. You will then learn how to eavesdrop and intercept traffic on wireless networks, bypass intrusion detection systems, and attack web applications, as well as checking for open ports, performing data forensics, and much more. The book follows the logical approach of a penetration test from start to finish with many screenshots and illustrations that help to explain each tool in detail. The Kali Linux Cookbook will serve as an excellent source of information for the security professional and novice alike!


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