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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
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewer
www.PacktPub.com
Customer Feedback
Preface

Fingerprinting systems with P0f


P0f is a great little utility to help identify or passively fingerprint another system based on network connections that are being observed by p0f. Each operating system handles things a little differently and has slight differences in the network stack. Because of this, p0f can usually determine the host machine's operating system. This is useful as you can note the operating system for all the hosts for future exploit testing.

P0f is pretty straightforward to use. It can be run against live traffic coming from or to the host you are on, or you can also feed in a network capture to determine operating systems. Here is the output of the command-line arguments to help determine your method of use:

If you wish to run tests against hosts on the network, you can run p0f by specifying the correct interface and any filters in place to limit what gets into p0f. In our case, I will be checking for any traffic leaving this box going to TCP 3389. I will start p0f by specifying...