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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

Getting started with Metasploit

Metasploit is a powerful framework used to test exploits against target hosts. Metasploit is far and away the de facto standard in exploit testing. We will be using the information we gleaned from our OpenVAS scans to try and exploit the systems to verify whether or not they are truly vulnerable to those vulnerabilities that were found. I will then take the results that I obtain from my tests and include them in the penetration report. This way the management and stakeholders involved within the company can patch the vulnerabilities if patches are available or created with the necessary compensating controls.

Metasploit has four versions that are currently available: the community version, the express version, the ultimate version, and the pro version. The community version is free but has limitations because it's free. The other versions increase in cost as more features and abilities are added. Here is a great breakdown of the features between the versions...