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Learn Kali Linux 2019

By : Glen D. Singh
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Learn Kali Linux 2019

By: Glen D. Singh

Overview of this book

The current rise in hacking and security breaches makes it more important than ever to effectively pentest your environment, ensuring endpoint protection. This book will take you through the latest version of Kali Linux and help you use various tools and techniques to efficiently deal with crucial security aspects. Through real-world examples, you’ll understand how to set up a lab and later explore core penetration testing concepts. Throughout the course of this book, you’ll get up to speed with gathering sensitive information and even discover different vulnerability assessment tools bundled in Kali Linux 2019. In later chapters, you’ll gain insights into concepts such as social engineering, attacking wireless networks, exploitation of web applications and remote access connections to further build on your pentesting skills. You’ll also focus on techniques such as bypassing controls, attacking the end user and maintaining persistence access through social media. Finally, this pentesting book covers best practices for performing complex penetration testing techniques in a highly secured environment. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to use Kali Linux to detect vulnerabilities and secure your system by applying penetration testing techniques of varying complexity.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
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Section 1: Kali Linux Basics
Section 2: Reconnaissance
Section 3: Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing with Kali Linux 2019

Analyzing Nessus results

Creating and performing a vulnerability scan with Nessus is quite easy; however, the mindset of a cybersecurity professional is most needed during the analysis phase. Nessus makes the analysis of the results easy. When a scan has been completed, you'll be able to view the list of vulnerabilities found by selecting the Vulnerabilities tab, as shown in the following screenshot:

Now, we are able to see a list of vulnerabilities found on the target. Nessus provides us with the severity rating, name of the vulnerability, and the amount found:

To get more details on a vulnerability, click on the specific vulnerability, such as the one highlighted in the preceding screenshot. Nessus will provide you with a detailed description of the selected vulnerability, the risk information, plugin details, remediation, and external referencing, as shown in the following...