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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

Detecting a web application firewall

Network-based firewalls are not the only type of firewall you may discover along the way. Web Application Firewalls, or WAFs, are very commonly used to protect web-based applications. If you are unfamiliar with an environment, detecting a WAF can help lay out the web application infrastructure. To help us figure out this bit of information, we are going to utilize a tool called WAFW00F. WAFW00F can help you determine whether there is that extra layer of security prior to the web servers.

WAFW00F can detect the presence of a lot of different WAF types. By running the wafw00f command with the -l flag, you can see list of currently defined WAFs. Here is the current list from my lab. If one of these is not detected, don't fret; the wafw00f command will still inform you that a generic WAF has been detected:

Incapsula WAF
USP Secure Entry Server
Cisco ACE XML Gateway
Barracuda Application Firewall
Art of DefenceHyperGuard