Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux

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Learn
  • Perform vulnerability reconnaissance to gather information on your targets
  • Expose server vulnerabilities and take advantage of them to gain privileged access
  • Exploit client-based systems using web application protocols
  • Learn how to use SQL and cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks
  • Steal authentications through session hijacking techniques
  • Harden systems so other attackers do not exploit them easily
  • Generate reports for penetration testers
  • Learn tips and trade secrets from real world penetration testers
About

Kali Linux is built for professional penetration testing and security auditing. It is the next-generation of BackTrack, the most popular open-source penetration toolkit in the world. Readers will learn how to think like real attackers, exploit systems, and expose vulnerabilities.

Even though web applications are developed in a very secure environment and have an intrusion detection system and firewall in place to detect and prevent any malicious activity, open ports are a pre-requisite for conducting online business. These ports serve as an open door for attackers to attack these applications. As a result, penetration testing becomes essential to test the integrity of web-applications. Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux is a hands-on guide that will give you step-by-step methods on finding vulnerabilities and exploiting web applications.

"Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux" looks at the aspects of web penetration testing from the mind of an attacker. It provides real-world, practical step-by-step instructions on how to perform web penetration testing exercises.

You will learn how to use network reconnaissance to pick your targets and gather information. Then, you will use server-side attacks to expose vulnerabilities in web servers and their applications. Client attacks will exploit the way end users use web applications and their workstations. You will also learn how to use open source tools to write reports and get tips on how to sell penetration tests and look out for common pitfalls.

On the completion of this book, you will have the skills needed to use Kali Linux for web penetration tests and expose vulnerabilities on web applications and clients that access them.

Features
  • Learn key reconnaissance concepts needed as a penetration tester
  • Attack and exploit key features, authentication, and sessions on web applications
  • Learn how to protect systems, write reports, and sell web penetration testing services
Page Count 342
Course Length 10 hours 15 minutes
ISBN 9781782163169
Date Of Publication 24 Sep 2013

Authors

Joseph Muniz

Joseph Muniz is a consultant at Cisco Systems and security researcher. He started his career in software development and later managed networks as a contracted technical resource. Joseph moved into consulting and found a passion for security while meeting with a variety of customers. He has been involved with the design and implementation of multiple projects ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to large federal networks. Joseph is the author and contributor of several books as well as a speaker for popular security conferences. Check out his blog www.thesecurityblogger.com showcasing the latest security events, research, and technologies.

Aamir Lakhani

Aamir Lakhani is a leading cyber security architect, senior strategist, and researcher. He is responsible for providing IT security solutions to major commercial and federal enterprise organizations. Lakhani leads projects that implement security postures for Fortune 500 companies, government organizations, major healthcare providers, educational institutions, and financial and media organizations. Lakhani has designed offensive counter-defense measures, and has assisted organizations in defending themselves from active strike-back attacks perpetrated by underground cyber groups. Lakhani is considered an industry leader in support of detailed architectural engagements and projects on topics related to cyber defense, mobile application threats, malware, advanced persistent threat (APT) research, and Dark Security. Lakhani is the author and contributor of several books that include Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux and XenMobile MDM, both by Packt Publishing, and he has appeared on National Public Radio as an expert on cyber security.

Lakhani runs the blog DrChaos.com, which was ranked as a leading source for cyber security by FedTech Magazine. He has been named one of the top personalities to follow on social media, ranked highly as leader in his field, and he continues to dedicate his career to cyber security, research, and education.