Become the hacker you need to be to protect your networkKey FeaturesSet up, configure, and run a newly installed Kali-Linux 2018.xFootprint, monitor, and audit your network and investigate any ongoing infestationsCustomize Kali Linux with this professional guide so it becomes your pen testing toolkitBook DescriptionMicrosoft Windows is one of the two most common OS and managing its security has spawned the discipline of IT security. Kali Linux is the premier platform for testing and maintaining Windows security. Kali is built on the Debian distribution of Linux and shares the legendary stability of that OS. This lets you focus on using the network penetration, password cracking, forensics tools and not the OS.This book has the most advanced tools and techniques to reproduce the methods used by sophisticated hackers to make you an expert in Kali Linux penetration testing. You will start by learning the various desktop environments that now come with Kali. The book covers network sniffers and analysis tools to uncover the Windows protocols in use on the network. You will see several tools to improve your average in password acquisition from hash-cracking, online attacks, offline attacks, and rainbow tables to social engineering. It also demonstrates several use cases for Kali Linux tools like Social Engineering toolkit, Metasploit and so on to exploit Windows vulnerabilities. Finally, you will learn how to gain full SYSTEM level access to your compromised system and then maintain that access. By the end of this book, you will be able to quickly pen test your system and network using easy to follow instructions and support images.What You Will LearnLearn advanced set-up techniques for Kali and the Linux operating systemUnderstand footprinting and reconnaissance of both internal and public networksDiscover new advances and improvements to the Kali operating systemMap and enumerate your Windows networkExploit several common Windows network vulnerabilitiesAttack and defeat password schemes on WindowsDebug and reverse-engineer Windows programsRecover lost files, investigate successful hacks and discover hidden data in innocent-looking filesWho This Book Is ForIf you are a working ethical hacker who is looking to expand the offensive skillset with a thorough understanding of Kali Linux, then this is the book for you. Prior knowledge about Linux operating systems, BASH terminal, and Windows command line would be highly beneficial.
Author: Bo Weaver