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Learn Kali Linux 2019

By : Glen D. Singh
Book Image

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)
Free Chapter
1
Section 1: Kali Linux Basics
6
Section 2: Reconnaissance
9
Section 3: Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing with Kali Linux 2019

Questions

The following are some questions based on the topics we have covered in this chapter:

  1. After installing Nessus in Kali Linux, what command is used to enable the Nessus service?
  2. Many financial institutions provide their customers with card payment functionality. To ensure the institution is compliant with industry standards, what framework should be used?
  3. What types of reports can be exported from Nessus?
  4. Can you name two or three web vulnerability scanners that are preinstalled in Kali Linux?
  5. What tool can be used to scan WordPress websites for security vulnerabilities?