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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.
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There is a certain bitter irony here; the various Linux operating systems were intended to promote openness and collaboration in software development. To see Linux turned into a tool of state control is quite unpleasant.

This final chapter was intended to be something a little different from the format I have otherwise used throughout this book, not just because I wanted to illustrate some open source intelligence gathering techniques, but also because I wanted to finish on a different note, at a different pace. There are several conclusions you can take away from this chapter, perhaps the most obvious being that if you're reading this, then you are likely a free person living in a free society and you probably take that for granted. If there's one lesson that can be learned from this book as a whole, it's that technology is a two-edged sword with very different implications for society, depending on who's wielding it.