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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

Generating rainbow tables and wordlists

Rainbow tables and wordlists are the bedrock of any password cracking software. Rainbow tables are a precomputed table of hashes with some sort of encoding function, such as Base64, for example. Hash tables are a hash of each word stored within a table. They are often confused with each other. Both are used for reverse-engineering cryptographic hash functions. The purpose of these tables is to crack password hashes. Rainbow tables and hash tables are typically used against a hash file that has been downloaded. They tend to be used for offline attacks.

Rainbow tables are typically very good for harder passwords, while hash tables tend to work better for simple, more common passwords.Wordlists are just that: a list of passwords that will be tried against the system in real time. Because of this, wordlists are typically used in online attacks.

Dictionary attacks are the type of attack we are trying to accomplish with these tools. A dictionary attack uses...