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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

Understanding client-side attacks

Client-side attacks are becoming more and more popular because they work, and they work well. They take advantage of the client-server architecture that is in use today. These clients or endpoints run full operating systems with all types of application running on them. Both the operating systems as well as the applications contained on these clients have vulnerabilities. This demonstrates the importance of patch management.

Client-side attacks exploit these vulnerabilities in different ways. In the following examples, we use BeEF to leverage a browser-based attack. However, that is not the only way. You can get files onto the machine via email or other methods to exploit Java or Adobe Reader on the client side to take whatever you want from that machine or just control it for some other purpose down the road. The choice is yours, which is why it's important not to gloss over client-side attacks.