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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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In this chapter, you learned how to use VBA and VBS to drop a Command and Control payload. With that payload in place, you've seen how it is possible to infiltrate the Internet Explorer process and subvert two-factor authentication without the need for usernames, passwords, or physical access tokens.

It's important to note that a lot of people think that Macro attacks are some kind of scourge of the ’90s that just sort of went away. The truth is they never went away, but for a long time there were just easier ways of getting malware on to a target's computer (like Adobe Flash for example). As such attacks become less and less viable, the Office Macro has seen a resurgence in popularity.

What are the takeaways from this chapter? Firstly, Macros—how many times have you seen one that you really needed to do your job? If someone seems like they're going all out to get you to click that enable button, it's probably suspect. It's probably...