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Kali Linux 2: Windows Penetration Testing

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Kali Linux 2: Windows Penetration Testing

Overview of this book

Microsoft Windows is one of the two most common OS and managing its security has spawned the discipline of IT security. Kali Linux is the premier platform for testing and maintaining Windows security. Kali is built on the Debian distribution of Linux and shares the legendary stability of that OS. This lets you focus on using the network penetration, password cracking, forensics tools and not the OS. This book has the most advanced tools and techniques to reproduce the methods used by sophisticated hackers to make you an expert in Kali Linux penetration testing. First, you are introduced to Kali's top ten tools and other useful reporting tools. Then, you will find your way around your target network and determine known vulnerabilities to be able to exploit a system remotely. Next, you will prove that the vulnerabilities you have found are real and exploitable. You will learn to use tools in seven categories of exploitation tools. Further, you perform web access exploits using tools like websploit and more. Security is only as strong as the weakest link in the chain. Passwords are often that weak link. Thus, you learn about password attacks that can be used in concert with other approaches to break into and own a network. Moreover, you come to terms with network sniffing, which helps you understand which users are using services you can exploit, and IP spoofing, which can be used to poison a system's DNS cache. Once you gain access to a machine or network, maintaining access is important. Thus, you not only learn penetrating in the machine you also learn Windows privilege’s escalations. With easy to follow step-by-step instructions and support images, you will be able to quickly pen test your system and network.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Kali Linux 2: Windows Penetration Testing
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Chapter 9. Reverse Engineering and Stress Testing

If you want to know how a malware will behave, the easiest way to achieve that goal is to let it run rampant in your network, and track its behavior in the wild. This is not how you want to get to understand the malware's behavior. You might easily miss something that your network environment doesn't enact, and now you have to remove the malware from all of the machines in your network. Kali has some selected tools to help you do that. This chapter also covers stress testing your Windows server or application. This is a great idea, if you want to discover how much DDoS will turn your server belly-up. This chapter is the beginning of how to develop an anti-fragile, self-healing, Windows network.

This chapter will cover the following topics:

  • Setting up a test environment

  • Reverse engineering theory

  • Working with Boolean logic

  • Practicing reverse engineering

    • Debuggers

    • Disassembly

    • Miscellaneous RE tools

  • Stress testing your Windows machine

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