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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

Using bulk transfer as a mode of phishing

Attackers can also utilize bulk file transfer software such as Send, Smash, Hightail, Terashare, WeTransfer, SendSpace, and DropSend.

Let's take a simple scenario: assume we have two victims, ceo and vijay. Attackers can simply send files between these two victims, visiting one of the bulk transfer website [email protected] as sender and [email protected] as receiver. Once the file is uploaded, both parties will receive the emails with the file link; in this case, [email protected] will receive an email stating your file is sent successfully, and [email protected] will receive something similar, as shown in the following screenshot. Sometimes, these bulk transfers are not on the blocked list in a corporate environment (if one is blocked, attackers can switch to another), so providing direct access to internal staff and creating an effective message and undetectable payload will provide a better success rate, without revealing the identity of the attackers...