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Practical Web Penetration Testing

By : Gus Khawaja
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Practical Web Penetration Testing

By: Gus Khawaja

Overview of this book

Companies all over the world want to hire professionals dedicated to application security. Practical Web Penetration Testing focuses on this very trend, teaching you how to conduct application security testing using real-life scenarios. To start with, you’ll set up an environment to perform web application penetration testing. You will then explore different penetration testing concepts such as threat modeling, intrusion test, infrastructure security threat, and more, in combination with advanced concepts such as Python scripting for automation. Once you are done learning the basics, you will discover end-to-end implementation of tools such as Metasploit, Burp Suite, and Kali Linux. Many companies deliver projects into production by using either Agile or Waterfall methodology. This book shows you how to assist any company with their SDLC approach and helps you on your journey to becoming an application security specialist. By the end of this book, you will have hands-on knowledge of using different tools for penetration testing.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Metasploit Cheat Sheet

Bridged versus NAT versus Internal Network

People are totally confused regarding how the network configurations in VirtualBox and VMware work. The three most popular configurations are Bridged, NAT, and Internal Network.

Let's start with the easiest option, which is the Bridged network. This architecture will let your Kali Linux connect directly to your network (LAN), and will get an automatic IP address from your home router. So, if your network is, then your Kali IP address will be something like 192.168.0.x (for example, Now, you can interact with the machines on your network by using Kali Linux:

Some people are afraid of connecting Kali to the network, because it's open to personal computers. If you're anxious about it, you can choose NAT or NAT Network (on VirtualBox). If you're using VirtualBox, then use an NAT Network instead...