Penetration Testing with the Bash shell

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Learn
  • Perform network enumeration techniques with Dig, whois, dnsenum, dnsmap, and others
  • Learn how to fuzz and reverse engineer using the Kali Linux command line tools
  • Exploit common web application vulnerabilities using skipfish, arcachi, and sqlmap
  • Accomplish man-in-the-middle attacks straight from your command line
  • Assess SSL security using sslyze and openssl
  • Carry out network traffic analysis using tcpdump
About

This book teaches you to take your problem solving capabilities to the next level with the Bash shell, to assess network and application level security by leveraging the power of the command-line tools available with Kali Linux.

The book begins by introducing some of the fundamental bash scripting and information processing tools. Building on this, the next few chapters focus on detailing ways to customize your Bash shell using functionalities such as tab completion and rich text formatting. After the fundamental customization techniques and general purpose tools have been discussed, the book breaks into topics such as the command-line-based security tools in the Kali Linux operating system. The general approach in discussing these tools is to involve general purpose tools discussed in previous chapters to integrate security assessment tools. This is a one stop solution to learn Bash and solve information security problems.

Features
  • Utilize the command line to create, run, and execute tests
  • Learn useful command line based information processing utilities and unlock the problem solving power of a Linux terminal
  • Practical demonstrations using in-depth explanations and screenshots to help you use the Linux Bash terminal to tackle a collection of common security-related problems.
Page Count 150
Course Length 4 hours 30 minutes
ISBN 9781849695107
Date Of Publication 25 May 2014

Authors

Keith Makan

Keith Makan is the lead author of Android Security Cookbook, Packt Publishing. He is an avid computer security enthusiast and a passionate security researcher. Keith has published numerous vulnerabilities in Android applications, WordPress plugins, and popular browser security software such as Firefox's NoScript and Google Chrome's XSS Auditor. His research has also won him numerous listings on the Google Application Security Hall of Fame. Keith has been working as a professional security assessment specialist, penetration tester, and security advisory for over 2 years.