Kali Linux Network Scanning Cookbook – Second Edition

Key FeaturesLearn the fundamentals behind commonly used scanning techniquesDeploy powerful scanning tools that are integrated into the Kali Linux testing platformPractical recipes that will help you automate menial tasks and build your own script libraryBook DescriptionThis book, an update to the Kali Linux Network Scanning Cookbook, ensures you become proficient with critical scanning concepts based on version 2016.2Starting with the fundamentals of managing Kali Services, this book will help you map your target with a wide range of network scanning tasks, including discovery, port scanning, fingerprinting, and so on. You will learn how to utilize the arsenal of tools available in Kali Linux to conquer any network environment. The book offers expanded coverage of the popular Burp Suite and has new and updated scripts for automating scanning and target exploitation. You will also be shown how to identify remote services, how to assess security risks, and how various attacks are performed. You will cover the latest features of Kali Linux 2016.2, which includes the enhanced Sparta tool, new KDE, MATE, LXDE builds, and many more.This immersive guide will also encourage the creation of personally scripted tools and the skills required to create them.What you will learnDevelop a network-testing environment that can be used to test scanning tools and techniquesUnderstand the underlying principles of network scanning technologies by building custom scripts and toolsIdentify distinct vulnerabilities in both web applications and remote services and understand the techniques that are used to exploit themPerform comprehensive scans to identify listening on TCP and UDP socketsGet an overview of the different desktop environments for Kali Linux such as KDE, MATE, LXDE, XFC, and so onUse Sparta for information gathering, port scanning, fingerprinting, vulnerability scanning, and so onEvaluate Denial of Service threats and develop an understanding of how common Denial of Service attacks are performed

Author: Michael Hixon

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