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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

Intercepting SSL traffic with SSLsplit

SSLsplit is similar to sslstrip; in this, you can intercept the SSL traffic to glean credentials and other information that you would want to stay confidential. However, the one major difference is that SSLsplit utilizes a certificate that I generate to the end user. This way, the connection will still stay SSL on the end user, unlike sslstrip, which will get back to the end user as a HTTP connection. The one caveat that will have to happen is that the certificate you create will need to be put in the user's trusted certificate store so that the user will not see the untrusted cert message.

The first thing I have to do is create a certificate. The important thing here is to create a certificate for the site in which I want to intercept.


It is not mandatory that you create a certificate that matches the site that you want to intercept for the user. However, if you pick another site, the user will see a site mismatch error, and if they look at the certificate...