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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

Chapter 8. Web Application Attacks

Web applications provide some of the greatest attack surfaces for organizations. With so many web applications that are publicly available for providing services, one must make sure they are secure. With millions of users utilizing these applications daily, and inputting all sorts of data into them, like personally identifiable information, credit card information, health information just to name a few, having a web application compromised leaves all that data available for the hacker.

With that being said, there are a lot of moving pieces to web applications, so running a penetration test against them can be daunting. I have laid out a couple of different sections that I test when running a penetration test against web applications and included various tools to test within that category. These categories follow OWASP recommendations as some of the important pieces to verify during a penetration test. In case you are not familiar with OWASP, or the open...