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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

Traffic sniffing tools and techniques

Being able to see what is happening on the network is not only important for understanding traffic patterns and flow, but also to see where issues may be or even understand what may become a target. For example, if I am on the network, and sniffing traffic as a penetration tester, and I notice encrypted traffic going somewhere, I may try to understand what more is going on.

I could attempt MiTM on that connection to try and harvest information to verify that the user pays attention to whether the site is secure or not, or I may just try to see if the network has controls in place to even allow it. The other option is that I could just try and hijack the session. Obviously, as a penetration tester, I only want to see what I can and can't do, so I can alert the stakeholders about what needs to be improved. But, as a hacker, I wouldn't be so kind.

There are a lot of sniffers out there, and you should find your favorite and go with that one. However, before...