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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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  1. There are several alternative email clients that can serve as a replacement to Microsoft Outlook. Some have Exchange integration and some not. Investigate how email boxes could be stolen from workstations with the following mail clients installed:
    • Opera Mail
    • Dreammail
    • i.Scribe
    • Postbox
    • Evolution
  2. You have to attack a host only accessible via the Tor network in a traditional network penetration test. You will immediately run into DNS issues resolving the .onion addresses. How would you resolve these issues so that you could bring your favorite tools to bear against the target?
  3. Imagine you are running a Tor Hidden Service to provision a black market online business. Think about some ways that the anonymity of your web server could be compromised and how you could protect yourself against them. Read about Ross Ulbricht and the Silk Road for context.