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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


During the course of this chapter, we discussed the benefits of using the Kali Linux operating system as the preferred penetration testing distribution. We covered the basics of maneuvering and finding our way around the operating system, just as you would with any other operating system. Then, we took a look at updating our source file and upgrading our existing packages, and we demonstrated how to install a new application and remove outdated packages. Lastly, we covered how to use the find, locate, and which utilities to quickly find files and directories within the Kali Linux operating system.

Learning the essentials of Kali Linux will prove to be fruitful in your journey ahead. The skills taught in this chapter will help you understand the simple things when using Kali Linux, some of which are often overlooked. It would be pointless to know how to gather information...