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Hands-On Penetration Testing with Kali NetHunter

By : Glen D. Singh, Sean-Philip Oriyano
Book Image

Hands-On Penetration Testing with Kali NetHunter

By: Glen D. Singh, Sean-Philip Oriyano

Overview of this book

Kali NetHunter is a version of the popular and powerful Kali Linux pentesting platform, designed to be installed on mobile devices. Hands-On Penetration Testing with Kali NetHunter will teach you the components of NetHunter and how to install the software. You’ll also learn about the different tools included and how to optimize and use a package, obtain desired results, perform tests, and make your environment more secure. Starting with an introduction to Kali NetHunter, you will delve into different phases of the pentesting process. This book will show you how to build your penetration testing environment and set up your lab. You will gain insight into gathering intellectual data, exploiting vulnerable areas, and gaining control over target systems. As you progress through the book, you will explore the NetHunter tools available for exploiting wired and wireless devices. You will work through new ways to deploy existing tools designed to reduce the chances of detection. In the concluding chapters, you will discover tips and best practices for integrating security hardening into your Android ecosystem. By the end of this book, you will have learned to successfully use a mobile penetration testing device based on Kali NetHunter and Android to accomplish the same tasks you would traditionally, but in a smaller and more mobile form factor.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
About Packt

Chapter 1. Introduction to Kali NetHunter

Hacking is an interesting topic of discussion for lots of people, whether they work in the field of cybersecurity or are simply interested in learning the details of how it’s done. Often, TV shows and movies incorporate hackers into the plot. Some TV shows, fictional or non-fictional, are solely based on hacking, notable one being Mr. Robot. In the show, a young man orchestrates and executes various cyberattacks on multiple organizations using real-world techniques.

Many TV shows and movies often show a hacker using a mobile or other handheld devices to infiltrate a target network. This begs the question: is hacking from a mobile device, such as a phone, possible? The answer to this question is yes. We are surrounded by so much technology and so many smart devices. Imagine using your smart device to test a network or system for vulnerabilities and perhaps exploit it; this would definitely be very cool.

In this chapter, we will be covering the following topics:

  • Introducing Kali NetHunter
  • The Android platform and Security model
  • Installing Kali NetHunter