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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

Chapter 3. Setting up and maintaining the Command and Control Server

After gathering as much intelligence as possible over the last two days, it is now time to start thinking about the penetration test itself, and how we will execute it. On Day 4, we will start the actual testing or penetrate the various systems that we found during our investigational phase, but before we get there, there are still some items to think about. First, where do we plan to place any of the evidence that is acquired during the test? We don't want to leave it on the server in case it is found and potentially changed (or the vulnerability is patched before we can report it). We may also need to perform some off-server analysis depending on the device we have within the network running the test. This is where a command and control (C&C) server comes into play.

In this chapter, we will discuss the use of a C&C server within a penetration-testing exercise and how it plays a pivotal role. We will also dive into...