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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

Where to look for information – checking out the toolbox!

Now that we have discussed why the information gathering phase is so important, let's jump into some of the tools to gain various types of information. The first thing you may notice very quickly is that there are a lot of tools and methods to gain increased intelligence from the environment. The second thing is that there is a lot of overlap of these tools and their respective function and outputs. This is a good thing, as with experience, every penetration tester will come to learn the tools they like to use the most, the ones they find the most beneficial, and the ones they want to avoid.

The following tools are the ones that I have used in my lab environment and in the real world to discover more information about what exactly is on the network I am running the penetration test on.

Search engines as an information source

Search engines provide us with the means to answer any questions that we may have. Tools such as Google, Yahoo...