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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

Chapter 5. Traffic Sniffing and Spoofing

Understanding traffic flow on the network will give you better understanding of not only what is going on within the network, but will also give you clues as to what you may want to go after during the penetration test. Traffic sniffers allow us to monitor or capture traffic on the network to see what is happening among the hosts on the network. They work in a couple of different ways, depending on whether you are just looking at the traffic, or if you want to look and potentially change what you see before it ends up going to its ultimate destination. This is the whole idea around spoofing and man-in-the-middle attacks (MiTM), which we will discuss in this chapter.

The following topics will be discussed in this chapter:

  • Traffic sniffing tools and techniques
  • Tcpdump and filters
  • Understanding and performing spoofing attacks
  • MiTM attacks