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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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Background and Mission Briefing

A large and prestigious university in the UK had been awarded a license from the home office to conduct research into human brain perfusion on behalf of the British Army. This is a controversial area of study, as its goal is to keep human brains alive and functioning outside of the body. If you're a member of the armed forces and wondering where they get live brains from, I suggest you read your contract very carefully. The research itself was not technically classified—the home office license was a matter of public record—but data security was a paramount feature of the project not because of the controversy but because such information would be considered equally useful to an enemy state. A penetration test was commissioned and it ended up on my desk. The timeframe for the attack was two weeks and the scope was as open as was legally possible. The dean of the university himself attended the scoping meeting as did a cadre of army officers...