Improving your Penetration Testing Skills

Improving your Penetration Testing Skills: Strengthen your defense against web attacks with Kali Linux and Metasploit
English | Size: 30.36 MB
Genre: eLearning

Evade antiviruses and bypass firewalls with the most widely used penetration testing frameworks

Key Features
Gain insights into the latest antivirus evasion techniques
Set up a complete pentesting environment using Metasploit and virtual machines
Discover a variety of tools and techniques that can be used with Kali Linux

Book Description
Penetration testing or ethical hacking is a legal and foolproof way to identify vulnerabilities in your system. With thorough penetration testing, you can secure your system against the majority of threats.

This Learning Path starts with an in-depth explanation of what hacking and penetration testing is. You’ll gain a deep understanding of classical SQL and command injection flaws, and discover ways to exploit these flaws to secure your system. You’ll also learn how to create and customize payloads to evade antivirus software and bypass an organization’s defenses. Whether it’s exploiting server vulnerabilities and attacking client systems, or compromising mobile phones and installing backdoors, this Learning Path will guide you through all this and more to improve your defense against online attacks.

By the end of this Learning Path, you’ll have the knowledge and skills you need to invade a system and identify all its vulnerabilities.

This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt products:

Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux – Third Edition by Juned Ahmed Ansari and Gilberto Najera-Gutierrez
Metasploit Penetration Testing Cookbook – Third Edition by Abhinav Singh , Monika Agarwal, et al

What you will learn
Build and analyze Metasploit modules in Ruby
Integrate Metasploit with other penetration testing tools
Use server-side attacks to detect vulnerabilities in web servers and their applications
Explore automated attacks such as fuzzing web applications
Identify the difference between hacking a web application and network hacking
Deploy Metasploit with the Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES)
Use MSFvenom to generate payloads and backdoor files, and create shellcode
Who this book is for
This Learning Path is designed for security professionals, web programmers, and pentesters who want to learn vulnerability exploitation and make the most of the Metasploit framework. Some understanding of penetration testing and Metasploit is required, but basic system administration skills and the ability to read code are a must.

Table of Contents
Introduction to Penetration Testing and Web Applications
Setting Up Your Lab with Kali Linux
Reconnaissance and Profiling the Web Server
Authentication and Session Management Flaws
Detecting and Exploiting Injection-Based Flaws
Finding and Exploiting Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerabilities
Cross-Site Request Forgery, Identification, and Exploitation
Attacking Flaws in Cryptographic Implementations
Using Automated Scanners on Web Applications
Metasploit Quick Tips for Security Professionals
Information Gathering and Scanning
Server-Side Exploitation
Using MSFvenom
Client-Side Exploitation and Antivirus Bypass
Social-Engineer Toolkit
Working with Modules for Penetration Testing

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