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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

Identity-based testing

Identity controls are a key function of web applications. You want to make sure that people are who they say they are, and that they can only do what they should be allowed to do.

Most, if not all web applications today, require some sort of authentication prior to using that app, so it is one of the first items that a person or hacker is presented with. Therefore, it is important that it works when it's supposed to, and denies users that shouldn't be there.

Testing your web applications for default usernames and passwords is an important part of identity testing across all your applications. Changing default usernames and passwords is a low-hanging fruit when it comes to a strong web application posture. You also want to make sure users have access to what they need based on their role. There shouldn't be 27 administrative privileged users when only 2 need full access. I will explore some of the tests you can perform on your web applications to make you have strong...