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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
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Getting started with OpenVAS

When installing OpenVAS, you will notice there are a lot of moving parts to it. Because of this, one can initially become overwhelmed when starting with OpenVAS. However, once you play around with it and understand the flow, it's quite a powerful product.

After installing OpenVAS, you need to run the setup script to help finish the various tasks that need to be completed. This is done via the handy openvas-setup CLI command. This will ensure that not only is your OpenVAS setup all ready to go, but also ensures its update date with the latest rules:

Next, you need to make sure that necessary services are working and listening on the correct ports. The last thing you want to do is to start working on it and spend hours troubleshooting a stopped service. There are three services that you need to make sure are working, and they consist of the manager, the scanner, and the GSAD service. Using the netstat command, we will verify that these services are listening before...