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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

Command and control servers

Command and control servers, or C&C servers, have a negative perception due to their extensive use for malicious purposes, such as delivering malware or other malicious payloads. For the same reasons they are used in a negative manner, they can also be used in a positive way. These C&C servers serve as the perfect way to get the data or evidence you are collecting to an offsite server so that you can review, arrange, and finalize it. You never want to leave any evidence that you were on a particular system or even leave any files or findings behind. This is where C&C servers come into play, as they can be a single source for all your penetration-testing evidence.

Where your C&C server resides is really up to you. Most of the time, C&C servers reside in someone's cloud. This could be within AWS, Azure, or any other cloud flavor of your choice. However, it doesn't have to be a cloud-based solution. You could have a server in your company office...