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Penetration Testing Bootcamp

By : Jason Beltrame
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Penetration Testing Bootcamp

By: Jason Beltrame

Overview of this book

Penetration Testing Bootcamp delivers practical, learning modules in manageable chunks. Each chapter is delivered in a day, and each day builds your competency in Penetration Testing. This book will begin by taking you through the basics and show you how to set up and maintain the C&C Server. You will also understand how to scan for vulnerabilities and Metasploit, learn how to setup connectivity to a C&C server and maintain that connectivity for your intelligence gathering as well as offsite processing. Using TCPDump filters, you will gain understanding of the sniffing and spoofing traffic. This book will also teach you the importance of clearing up the tracks you leave behind after the penetration test and will show you how to build a report from all the data obtained from the penetration test. In totality, this book will equip you with instructions through rigorous tasks, practical callouts, and assignments to reinforce your understanding of penetration testing.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Chapter 2. Information Gathering

With all the information that was received from the scoping meeting, it is now time to not only validate that information, but also learn as much as you can from your own information gathering research. The goal is to gain as much knowledge as possible about the network and systems before starting to scan for vulnerabilities and then exploiting them.

In this chapter, you will learn to use various tools to start and map out the network and systems and then enumerate your findings. The more information you can get from this phase, the easier it will be to find vulnerabilities and exploits. This step can save you a lot of time later in the lab. For example, if you learn that a web server is a Microsoft Windows 2012 server, you can utilize this information for a better understanding of how to approach the exploitation phase. Without this information, you may try a bunch of exploits against this server but they will not work because they are not meant for a Windows...