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Advanced Penetration Testing

By : Wil Allsopp
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Advanced Penetration Testing

By: Wil Allsopp

Overview of this book

Today's threats are organized, professionally-run, and very much for-profit. Advanced Penetration Testing?goes beyond Kali Linux and Metasploit and to provide you advanced pen testing for high security networks. This book integrates social engineering, programming, and vulnerability exploits into a multidisciplinary approach for targeting and compromising high security environments. From discovering and creating attack vectors, and moving unseen through a target enterprise, to establishing command and exfiltrating data—even from organizations without a direct Internet connection—this guide contains the crucial techniques that provide a more accurate picture of your system's defense. Custom coding examples use VBA, Windows Scripting Host, C, Java, JavaScript, Flash, and more, with coverage of standard library applications and the use of scanning tools to bypass common defensive measures. By the end of this book, you’ll be in a position to detect threats and defend your high security network.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
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Chapter 8
Hack Journalists

In this chapter I want to talk about social engineering—we've talked about it a little throughout the book but now that we're nearing the end I, want to add some depth. Rather than replicate what I've written about in the past, I'd like to discuss a new framework to approach social engineering using what stage mediums and other performers call cold reading.

Additionally, I'll introduce some emerging and extant technologies that are useful when looking for more creative ways to deliver a payload.

Finally, I'll introduce some advanced concepts in C2 agent management that will be vital to understand in an environment where you need to manage a number of agents without utilizing too much of the target's bandwidth.