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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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Working with Boolean logic

Computer programs are made up data structures which use conditions and decisions that bring the desired outputs. We will use Python notation here, as it is simple, and you may have seen it before. The basic data structures are:

  • Iterators such as while loops and for loops. An iterator loops as many times as it is told to, running other commands each time it goes around

  • Decision Points such as If structures and Case structures. The preceding image is a diagram of a set of nested If structures

    Boolean Operators




    X == Y

    X is equivalent to Y. This is not always a numeric value set

    X != Y

    X is not equivalent to Y

    X <= Y

    X is smaller than OR equivalent of Y

    X >= Y

    X is greater than or equivalent of Y

    X < Y

    X is less than Y

    X > Y

    X is greater than Y

  • X and Y are both true

  • X and Y are both false

  • Either X or Y is true

  • Anything but X

  • Anything but Y

    Boolean Variables





    Produces a Boolean comparison...