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

Summary

During the course of this chapter, we discussed the different types of hackers while outlining their primary characteristics. The various types of penetration tests and phases were covered, including an exploration of popular testing methodologies and approaches used in the cybersecurity industry.

You are now able to compare and contrast the different types of hackers. You have gained knowledge and understanding of various terms used within the cybersecurity industry, and you have got to grips with the importance of and different phases of penetration testing. You are able to distinguish between various types of penetration testing, such as network, web, and even cloud penetration testing.

In Chapter 2, Setting Up Kali - Part 1, and Chapter 3, Setting Up Kali - Part 2, we will be covering the steps involved in setting up your own virtual penetration testing lab for practicing...