A practical guide to testing your network's security with Kali Linux, the preferred choice of penetration testers and hackersKey FeaturesEmploy advanced pentesting techniques with Kali Linux to build highly-secured systemsDiscover various stealth techniques to remain undetected and defeat modern infrastructuresExplore red teaming techniques to exploit secured environmentBook DescriptionThis book will take you, as a tester or security practitioner through the journey of reconnaissance, vulnerability assessment, exploitation, and post-exploitation activities used by penetration testers and hackers.You will start off by using a laboratory environment to validate tools and techniques and using an application that supports a collaborative approach to penetration testing. Next, you will get acquainted with passive reconnaissance with open source intelligence and active reconnaissance of the external and internal networks. You will also focus on how to select, use, customize, and interpret the results from different vulnerability scanners. Specific routes to the target will also be examined, including bypassing physical security and exfiltration of data using different techniques. You will also get to grips with concepts such as social engineering, attacking wireless networks, web services, and remote access connections. Later, you will learn the practical aspects of attacking user client systems by backdooring executable files. You will focus on the most vulnerable part of the network-directly attacking the end user. You will explore approaches to carrying out advanced penetration testing in tightly secured environments and also understand the pentesting and hacking techniques on embedded and peripheral devices.What you will learnSelect and configure the most effective tools from Kali Linux to test network securityEmploy stealth to avoid detection in the network being testedRecognize when stealth attacks are being used against your networkExploit networks and data systems using wired and wireless networks as well as web servicesIdentify and download valuable data from target systemsMaintain access to compromised systemsUse social engineering to compromise the weakest part of the network-the end usersWho This Book Is ForPenetration Testers, Ethical Hackers, IT professionals or security consultants who want to maximize the success of your network testing using some of the advanced features of Kali Linux, then this book is for you. Some prior exposure to basics of penetration testing/ethical hacking would be helpful in making the most out of this title.
Author: Vijay Kumar Velu