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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

Lateral movement tactics

Lateral movement allows an attacker to pivot all attacks through a compromised machine to other subnets within an organization. Let's imagine you're conducting a penetration test on a client's network. Their organization contains multiple subnets but they haven't informed you about the number of networks that actually exist. So, you start to scan the network to look for live hosts and vulnerabilities, and to discover the topology.

You've discovered and mapped the entire network and you begin to exploit as many machines as possible. However, during your exploitation phase, you notice something interesting on a particular victim machine, and, on the Meterpreter shell, you execute the ipconfig command to view the IP configurations on the victim's machine:

In our scenario, Interface 11 is connected to the same subnet...