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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 4. Vulnerability Scanning and Metasploit

How about we start the fun stuff now! Having completed the setup of our tools and systems, and completed the necessary information gathering, it is now time to start acting upon the data we have collected. Our focus in this chapter will be on scanning the environment for vulnerabilities and then attempting to exploit these vulnerabilities with tools such as Metasploit. We will also explore the user side by utilizing tools called Browser Exploitation Framework (BeEF) and Social Engineering Toolkit (SET).

We will cover the following topics in this chapter:

  • Vulnerability scanning tools
  • Scanning techniques
  • OpenVAS
  • Getting started with OpenVAS
  • Performing scans against the environment
  • Getting started with Metasploit
  • Exploiting our targets with Metasploit
  • Using BeEF for browser-based exploitation
  • Using SET for client-side attacks