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Advanced Penetration Testing for Highly-Secured Environments: The Ultimate Security Guide

By : Lee Allen
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Advanced Penetration Testing for Highly-Secured Environments: The Ultimate Security Guide

By: Lee Allen

Overview of this book

The internet security field has grown by leaps and bounds over the last decade. Everyday more people around the globe gain access to the internet and not all of them with good intentions. The need for penetration testers has grown now that the security industryhas had time to mature. Simply running a vulnerability scanner is a thing of the past and is no longer an effective method of determining a business's true security posture. Learn effective penetration testing skills so that you can effectively meet and manage the rapidly changing security needs of your company. Advanced Penetration Testing for Highly-Secured Environments will teach you how to efficiently and effectively ensure the security posture of environments that have been secured using IDS/IPS, firewalls, network segmentation, hardened system configurations and more. The stages of a penetration test are clearly defined and addressed using step-by-step instructions that you can follow on your own virtual lab.The book follows the standard penetration testing stages from start to finish with step-by-step examples. The book thoroughly covers penetration test expectations, proper scoping and planning, as well as enumeration and footprinting. You'll learn how to clean up and compile proof of concept, exploit code from the web, advanced web application testing techniques, client side attacks, post exploitation strategies, detection avoidance methods, generation of well defined reports and metrics, and setting up a penetration testing virtual lab that mimics a secured environment. The book closes by issuing a challenge to your skills and ability to perform a full penetration test against a fictional corporation; followed by a detailed walk through of the solution.Advanced Penetration Testing for Highly-Secured Environments is packed with detailed examples that reinforce enumeration, exploitation, post-exploitation, reporting skills and more.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Advanced Penetration Testing for Highly-Secured Environments: The Ultimate Security Guide
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Armitage makes pivoting trivial. We know that there is another network available to us from the compromised Windows machine, and now it is just a matter of being able to scan the network and launch attacks from this system. There are manual methods of accomplishing this, but the simplest is to right-click on the graphical representation of the target machine in Armitage and select your Meterpreter | Pivoting | Setup option.

You will be presented with a menu to select your pivot point. Select and click on Add Pivot.

This will add the proper route information to allow you to perform scanning and other attacks through the victim machine. Let's give it a try:

  1. Select your compromised Windows machine.

  2. At the top navigation bar choose Hosts | MSF Scans.

  3. Type in and continue. This may take some time.

  4. Review the findings and choose Find Attacks from the top Attacks menu selection.

You should see something similar to the following screenshot:

Right-click on your new found...