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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


With us at the end of Day 4, let us go back and review what we have done. On day 4, the main goal was to start probing the environment for vulnerabilities using our vulnerability scanner of choice, OpenVAS. With OpenVAS, we were able to create a scheduled scan with all the required variables that would, when finished, email me if there were any vulnerabilities found with a severity greater then 5. A great way to save some time.

We then jumped into Metasploit to try and exploit some of the vulnerabilities that I discovered during the vulnerability scan. This allowed me to verify that the findings contained within the vulnerability scan were true. Verification is important, as we want to make sure we document what is really vulnerable and not just a false positive.

Lastly, we also wanted to perform some social engineering tests to go after some browser-based security holes using BeEF as well as SET. Social engineering is an important phase in a penetration test, as the user is often...