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Kali Linux Web Penetration Testing Cookbook

By : Gilberto Najera-Gutierrez
Book Image

Kali Linux Web Penetration Testing Cookbook

By: Gilberto Najera-Gutierrez

Overview of this book

Web applications are a huge point of attack for malicious hackers and a critical area for security professionals and penetration testers to lock down and secure. Kali Linux is a Linux-based penetration testing platform and operating system that provides a huge array of testing tools, many of which can be used specifically to execute web penetration testing. This book will teach you, in the form step-by-step recipes, how to detect a wide array of vulnerabilities, exploit them to analyze their consequences, and ultimately buffer attackable surfaces so applications are more secure, for you and your users. Starting from the setup of a testing laboratory, this book will give you the skills you need to cover every stage of a penetration test: from gathering information about the system and the application to identifying vulnerabilities through manual testing and the use of vulnerability scanners to both basic and advanced exploitation techniques that may lead to a full system compromise. Finally, we will put this into the context of OWASP and the top 10 web application vulnerabilities you are most likely to encounter, equipping you with the ability to combat them effectively. By the end of the book, you will have the required skills to identify, exploit, and prevent web application vulnerabilities.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Kali Linux Web Penetration Testing Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Using previously saved pages to create a phishing site

In the previous recipe, we used SET to duplicate a website and used it to harvest passwords. Sometimes, duplicating only the login page won't work with more advanced users; they may get suspicious when they type the correct password and get redirected to the login page again or will try to browse to some other link in the page and we will lose them as they leave our page and go to the original one.

In this recipe, we will use the page we copied in the Downloading a page for offline analysis with Wget recipe in Chapter 3, Crawlers and Spiders, to build a more elaborate phishing site, as it will have almost full navigation and will log in to the original site after the credentials are captured.

Getting ready

We need to save a web page following the instructions from the Downloading a page for offline analysis with Wget recipe in Chapter 3, Crawlers and Spiders. In short, that can be done through the following command:

wget -r -P bodgeit_offline...