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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


In this chapter, we talked about the importance of information gathering and how it can make or break how successful the penetration test will be. Gathering as much information as possible prior to starting the exploitation phases save you time and effort as you will know what to attack and how to attack it, rather than wasting cycles trying to exploit things that will not work.

We went over a couple of tools in my toolbox for gathering some information. Each tool compliments each other and is powerful in what it can discover. These tools included whois, dnsmap, Nmap, p0f, Firewalk, DotDotPwn and Netdiscover. This is by no means an exhaustive list of tools but some of the more popular and effective ones that I use.

When going through these tools, I showed some examples on how I use them, but I also noted all the command-line arguments that are available. This way you can play around with them and discover which options and tools work best for your environment.

In the next chapter, we...