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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

Vulnerability scanning tools

There are many types of vulnerability scanning tools out there. Some are commercial products, so you need to pay for them. These products typically have refined GUIs and are easy to use with great reporting functionality. These include scanners such as Rapid7, Qualys, and Tenable. There are others out there that are free. These include products such as OpenVAS, Retina CS, and Nexpose. These free tools are often not as easy to use and don't always have as many features as the paid versions. However, in my experience, OpenVAS is a great free tool. Nessus was one of the most popular free vulnerability scanners until they closed-sourced it, and since then requires an annual subscription.

Vulnerability scanners are designed to scan through an environment and look for known vulnerabilities within the network parameters. Depending on the product, there could be 10,000+ known vulnerability within vulnerability scanner product that can be used against targets. These types...