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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

Utilizing whois for information gathering

When a domain gets registered, there is some specific contact information that must be entered. You can elect to have this information publicly shown or pay a fee to have it hidden so that others can't see this personal information. This includes items such as name, physical address, email address, and telephone number. Besides the contact information, there is other relevant information there such as domain registration dates and assigned nameservers. Information can be useful.

Using whois against the company's domain allows us to see some of the pertinent information such as who maintains the DNS records and their contact information. Using the registration dates lets you know when the domain may expire, and you could use this information to potentially register it yourself when it expires, if the company forgets. This has happened to many high-profile sites in the past.

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