Mastering Kali Linux for Advanced Penetration Testing - Third Edition

A practical guide to testing your network’s security with Kali Linux, the preferred choice of penetration testers and hackers.
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Mastering Kali Linux for Advanced Penetration Testing - Third Edition

Vijay Kumar Velu

A practical guide to testing your network’s security with Kali Linux, the preferred choice of penetration testers and hackers.
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ISBN 139781789340563
Paperback597 pages

Book Description

This book will take you, as a tester or security practitioner through the journey of reconnaissance, vulnerability assessment, exploitation, and post-exploitation activities used by penetration testers and hackers.

You will start off by using a laboratory environment to validate tools and techniques and using an application that supports a collaborative approach to penetration testing. Next, you will get acquainted with passive reconnaissance with open source intelligence and active reconnaissance of the external and internal networks. You will also focus on how to select, use, customize, and interpret the results from different vulnerability scanners. Specific routes to the target will also be examined, including bypassing physical security and exfiltration of data using different techniques. You will also get to grips with concepts such as social engineering, attacking wireless networks, web services, and remote access connections. Later, you will learn the practical aspects of attacking user client systems by backdooring executable files. You will focus on the most vulnerable part of the network—directly attacking the end user. You will explore approaches to carrying out advanced penetration testing in tightly secured environments and also understand the pentesting and hacking techniques on embedded and peripheral devices.

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What You Will Learn

  • Select and configure the most effective tools from Kali Linux to test network security
  • Employ stealth to avoid detection in the network being tested
  • Recognize when stealth attacks are being used against your network
  • Exploit networks and data systems using wired and wireless networks as well as web services
  • Identify and download valuable data from target systems
  • Maintain access to compromised systems
  • Use social engineering to compromise the weakest part of the network—the end users

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