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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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Next Generation Technology

There are numerous technologies available that claim to be able to prevent APTs, capable of blocking unknown malware. Some of these products are not bad and do indeed add another layer of security by providing some degree of behavioral analysis—for example catching a Metasploit callback by looking at what the .exe is doing rather than relying on an antivirus signature, which can be easily bypassed. However, that is trivial to model simply because the behavior of such tooling is very well understood. A genuine APT will be carried out by skilled threat actors capable of developing their own tools with a very strong understanding of how modern intrusion detection and prevention systems work. Thus, in describing modeling techniques, I make heavy use of the SSH protocol as it solves a lot of problems while masking activity from monitoring systems and at the same time gives the appearance of legitimate traffic. It is wise at this point to reflect on what an...