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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 have reached the end of Day 6, let's recap what we talked about. This chapter was all about password- based attacks. I started the chapter off by talking about rainbow tables and wordlists. I discussed some of the utilities that I used in the lab, such as RainbowCrack and Crunch, to generate my own wordlist and rainbow tables. I also discussed some other ways to get these resources online as well. After getting those lists created, I discussed a couple of cracking utilities that I use in my tests. These utilities included John the Ripper, THC-Hydra, Medusa, and finally Ncrack-all great utilities that make password cracking easy.

Finally, I finished off the chapter by talking about social engineering experiments that are probably the easiest way to crack a password, that is, letting the user give it to you themselves.

In the next chapter, I will talk about and display attacks on the infrastructure. This will include wired, wireless, and Bluetooth-based attacks, as well as...