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Penetration Testing Bootcamp

By : Jason Beltrame
Book Image

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

Probing the network with Nmap

Nmap is arguably one of the greatest penetration-testing tools out there. It is a network mapping utility that generates network packets for anything you are looking to put on the wire. That is what makes it such a great tool. You can generate a packet of your choice and then see how both the network and systems respond to it. But with this power comes some complexity. Nmap does have a little bit of a learning curve. I will go through some examples that I use in my lab for testing. Check out the main page of Nmap as there are tons of options available to you.

Let's look at some examples:

  nmap -v -A
  nmap -v -sn
  nmap -v -iR 10000 -Pn -p 80

Here, we can also refer to the main page at for more options and examples.

Now, let's try some real-world examples:

  1. We typically use the following scan when we want to see what is up and running on the network:

Nmap -v -sS -sV -p0-65535
  1. Now...