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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
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewer
www.PacktPub.com
Customer Feedback
Preface

Infrastructure and design weaknesses


Many understand how infrastructure is important to a solid and secure network, but they overlook that fact that infrastructure is important to web applications as well. A poorly designed infrastructure can also lead to security issues within the web application. For example, if you have a webserver and database server on the exact same network, then a compromised webserver would most likely lead to a compromised database server.

Just like infrastructure design, the actual design of the web application is key to a successful and secure web application. Therefore, as a penetration tester, you will want to make sure the web application is secure and doesn't have any design flaws that may lead to secure incidents.

Using the following tools, I will examine my web application for any infrastructure or design weaknesses.

Uniscan

Uniscan is a quick and easy vulnerability scanner that is aimed at Remote File Include, Local File Include, and Remote Command Execution...