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Mastering Kali Linux for Advanced Penetration Testing. - Third Edition

By : Vijay Kumar Velu, Robert Beggs
Book Image

Mastering Kali Linux for Advanced Penetration Testing. - Third Edition

By: Vijay Kumar Velu, Robert Beggs

Overview of this book

This book takes you, as a tester or security practitioner, through the reconnaissance, vulnerability assessment, exploitation, privilege escalation, and post-exploitation activities used by pentesters. To start with, you'll use a laboratory environment to validate tools and techniques, along with an application that supports a collaborative approach for pentesting. You'll then progress to passive reconnaissance with open source intelligence and active reconnaissance of the external and internal infrastructure. You'll also focus on how to select, use, customize, and interpret the results from different vulnerability scanners, followed by examining specific routes to the target, which include bypassing physical security and the exfiltration of data using a variety of techniques. You'll discover concepts such as social engineering, attacking wireless networks, web services, and embedded devices. Once you are confident with these topics, you'll learn the practical aspects of attacking user client systems by backdooring with fileless techniques, followed by focusing on the most vulnerable part of the network – directly attacking the end user. By the end of this book, you'll have explored approaches for carrying out advanced pentesting in tightly secured environments, understood pentesting and hacking techniques employed on embedded peripheral devices.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Title Page
About Packt

Launching a phishing attack

There are prerequisites that need to be set up in Gophish before launching the phishing campaign. These can be broadly divided into four important things to do before launching a successful campaign:

  • Templates: Templates are a very crucial part of phishing; you must be able to create your own templates based on your game plan. The most commonly used templates are Office365, Webmail, and internal Facebook and Gmail login. Some of the templates can be found at
  • Pages: The effectiveness of the phishing will always relate to how you redirect the victims to a legitimate website using the landing pages.
  • Profiles: A profile is the place where you will have all the SMTP details and sender details; Gophish allows attackers to have multiple profiles defined, along with custom email headers.
  • Users and groups: Upload single or bulk targeted victims email...