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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


Now that we are at the end of Day 5, we can review some of the topics we talked about. This chapter focused on traffic sniffing techniques and spoofing. We talked about the importance of sniffers and explored various type of sniffers such as tcpdump, Windump, and Wireshark. We then moved onto various spoofing attacks. The foundation of any spoofing attack and MiTM attack is ARP spoofing. Utilities such as arpspoof and Ettercap were discussed, as both are viable options to spoof traffic. Finally, since more and more traffic is moving to SSL, and any traffic worth grabbing is secure, we talked about two methods for harvesting information from those traffic flows. These methods include sslstrip and SSLsplit.

In the next chapter, we will explore password-based attacks. This will include discussions around rainbow tables and password lists, along with various tools to utilize for these types of attacks. We will also touch on the importance of social engineering experiments, since users...