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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

Performing scans against the environment

Before starting the process of scanning with OpenVAS, let's first talk about the different types of scan. You will notice that there are many types, including those that mention the following keywords full: deep, fast, and ultimate. When I first went through them, I was confused as to the differences. The OpenVAS documentation does a great job in describing these options:

  • Full and fast: This scan exploits the majority of NVTs and uses information previously collected.
  • Full and fast completed: This scan exploits the majority of NVTs and uses previously collected information as well. However, there are some checks that may cause a shutdown of the service/remote system.
  • Full and very deep: This scan exploits most of NVTs but is slower because it doesn't use previously collected information.
  • Full and very deep ultimate: This scan exploits majority NVTs but doesn't use previously collected information, so it is slower. There are some that may cause a shutdown...