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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)
Free Chapter
1
Cover
2
Title Page
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Summary

By necessity, a lot of new information was crammed into this chapter. We looked at covert command and control, the ever-present danger of ransomware, and how awareness of this threat should fit into an APT modeling exercise. We covered different ways to use an already familiar technology to crack border security and alternative ways to bypass antivirus technology. Finally, the concepts of keyloggers, stealing email, and cached encrypted passwords were discussed.

The next chapter is no different. Lots of new concepts will be covered. Not the least, we will be covering privilege escalation techniques in depth. This is a core APT modeling skill that we've thus far only touched on.