Penetration Testing: A Hands-On Introduction to Hacking

By | June 16, 2019
Penetration Testing: A Hands-On Introduction to Hacking Author Georgia Weidman
ISBN-10 1593275641
ISBN-13 9781593275648
Year 2014-06-08
Pages 528
Language English
Publisher No Starch Press
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Penetration testers simulate cyber attacks to find security weaknesses in networks operating systems and applications Information security experts worldwide use penetration techniques to evaluate enterprise defenses In Penetration Testing security expert researcher and trainer Georgia Weidman introduces you to the core skills and techniques that every pentester needs Using a virtual machine based lab that includes Kali Linux and vulnerable operating systems you ll run through a series of practical lessons with tools like Wireshark Nmap and Burp Suite As you follow along with the labs and launch attacks you ll experience the key stages of an actual assessment including information gathering finding exploitable vulnerabilities gaining access to systems post exploitation and more Learn how to Crack passwords and wireless network keys with brute forcing and wordlistsTest web applications for vulnerabilitiesUse the Metasploit Framework to launch exploits and write your own Metasploit modulesAutomate social engineering attacksBypass antivirus softwareTurn access to one machine into total control of the enterprise in the post exploitation phaseYou ll even explore writing your own exploits Then it s on to mobile hacking Weidman s particular area of research with her tool the Smartphone Pentest Framework With its collection of hands on lessons that cover key tools and strategies Penetration Testing is the introduction that every aspiring hacker needs

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