Kali Linux Cookbook - Second Edition: Effective penetration testing solutions

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Key Features

  • Learn how to scan networks to find vulnerable computers and servers
  • Hack into devices to control them, steal their data, and make them yours
  • Target wireless networks, databases, and web servers, and password cracking to make the most of Kali Linux

Book Description

Kali Linux is a Linux distribution designed for penetration testing and security auditing. It is the successor to BackTrack, the world's most popular penetration testing distribution. Kali Linux is the most widely used platform and toolkit for penetration testing. Security is currently the hottest field in technology with a projected need for millions of security professionals.

This book focuses on enhancing your knowledge in Kali Linux for security by expanding your skills with toolkits and frameworks that can increase your value as a security professional.

Kali Linux Cookbook, Second Edition starts by helping you install Kali Linux on different options available. You will also be able to understand the lab architecture and install a Windows host for use in the lab. Next, you will understand the concept of vulnerability analysis and look at the different types of exploits. The book will introduce you to the concept and psychology of Social Engineering and password cracking. You will then be able to use these skills to expand the scope of any breaches you create. Finally, the book will guide you in exploiting specific technologies and gaining access to other systems in the environment. By the end of this book, you will have gained the core knowledge and concepts of the penetration testing process.

What you will learn

  • Acquire the key skills of ethical hacking to perform penetration testing
  • Learn how to perform network reconnaissance
  • Discover vulnerabilities in hosts
  • Attack vulnerabilities to take control of workstations and servers
  • Understand password cracking to bypass security
  • Learn how to hack into wireless networks
  • Attack web and database servers to exfiltrate data
  • Obfuscate your command and control connections to avoid firewall and IPS detection

Table of Contents

  1. Installing Kali and the Lab Setup
  2. Reconnaissance and Scanning
  3. Vulnerability Analysis
  4. Finding Exploits in the Target
  5. Social Engineering
  6. Password Cracking
  7. Privilege Escalation
  8. Wireless Specific Recipes
  9. Web and Database Specific Recipes
  10. Maintaining Access

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About the Author:

Corey P. Schultz is a technologist focusing on security research, Internet of Things, and the impact of technology on education and learning. He has over 20 years of experience in the security industry doing security architecture, penetration testing, incident response, and forensic analysis.

Corey is currently a technical solutions architect for Cisco Systems Global Security Sales Organization. He works on a daily basis with large environments on designing and architecting secure enterprise networks.

You can also find Corey active on Twitter @cschultz0000, where you can also see his schedule of speaking engagements and appearances.

Bob Perciaccante is seasoned information security practitioner who has been in the security field for almost 20 years. Currently, he is a consulting systems engineer for Cisco Systems in Pennsylvania where he has worked for the last 10 years focusing on network and data security, network access control, and secure network architectures. His primary day-to-day responsibilities focus on designing secure network solutions for his customers and working to train customers and partners on security solution implementations and daily operations to get the most out of their infrastructure.

When not involved in security activities, Bob enjoys eclectic hobbies such as working on cars, 3D printing, and camping.

Collaborating with his Cisco peer, Corey P. Schultz, this book is his first security publication.

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