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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


Ethercap is a great tool for performing an MiTM attack using the GUI as opposed to the CLI. Ettercap has a CLI-based utility, but the GUI version is quite powerful and a great alternative to arpspoof.

When starting up Ethercap, you first need to decide which mode you want to run it in. The available options are either Bridge sniffing or Unified sniffing. If you are physically wired inline, you can select Bridge sniffing. But if you are not, you should select Unified sniffing, which is what I will select:

Next, we will select the appropriate interface, which in this case is eth0 since it's the only interface we have online:

Once the menu comes up, you will start to see items being loaded and finally the message saying Starting Unified sniffing.... At this point, the utility is ready to go:

Now I need to set up my targets. I need to go into the Targets menu, and select Current targets. In this screen, I shouldn't see any targets listed. I can then add the first target by hitting on Add...