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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

Manipulation by client-side testing

Client-side testing is an important concern when it comes to web applications. One needs not only to be worried about the ability for others to execute code within the client-side browser but also how that will affect the web server and applications. Client-side testing involves items like XSS (Cross site scripting), JavaScript execution and WebSockets to name just a few.

Client-side issues are not new but with the increased amount of attention and security being added to protect against server-side attacks, hackers have moved to client-side attacks. Client-side attacks revolve around browser-based vulnerabilities that result from unpatched browsers, or zero-day vulnerabilities. Using the web application, one can try and attack the client-side machine, and gain a foothold on that client machine to do whatever they want. It is important for not only the client-side machine to be patched and have an up to date browser, but also the web application programmer...