Hacking and Pen Testing

Author: James Smith
ISBN: 9781540489869
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Need to Learn More About Hacking? Keep Reading to Find Out How You Can... Hacking is a skill that can be useful in many different ways. Knowledge of hacking can be used as the backbone to securing your own computers and systems. A favorite quote of mine sums it up very well. "The first step to making yourself secure, is knowing how vulnerable you are."There are many benefits to learning how to hack. The only problem is that it can be a difficult process. Becoming an effective hacker is about learning the right things at the right time. There is so much information on the internet related to the topic that it can be tough to decide what is important to learn about. This book will teach you today's most relevant information in the hacking world. A Preview of What You Will Learn Exactly What Hacking Is Unseen but Obvious Vulnerabilities. The Best Tools to Use Examples of Real Hacks Done in the Past Countermeasures and Good Practice Tips Much, much more! Start learning how to hack today. Scroll up and buy this book!


Author: Gary Hall
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781541289321
Format: PDF, Docs
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Are you interested in learning about how to hack systems? Do you want to learn how to protect yourself from being hacked? Do you wish to learn the art of ethical hacking? Do you want to know the secrets techniques that genius hackers use? Do you want to learn how to protect yourself from some of the most common hacking attacks? Hacking is one of the most misunderstood cyber concepts. The majority of people think of hacking as something evil or illegal, but nothing could be farther from the truth. Indeed, hacking can be a real threat, but if you want to stop someone from hacking you, you must also learn how to hack! In this book, "Hacking: The Ultimate Beginner-to-Expert Guide To Penetration Testing, Hacking, And Security Countermeasures," you will learn: The different types of hackers The different types of attacks The proven steps and techniques that the best hackers use Penetration testing Hacking Wi-Fi Hacking Smartphones Hacking computers The countermeasures you need to protect yourself from hackers The future of hacking And much, much more! This book goes all the way from the basic principles to the intricate techniques and methods that you can use to hack. It is written to suit both beginners, as well as hacking experts. The book uses a language that beginners can understand, without leaving out the complex details that are necessary with hacking. This book is a great place to start learning how to hack and how to protect your devices. If you have been waiting for a book that can break it down for you and then dive into the deep end seamlessly, grab a copy of this book today! Buy your copy today!

Professional Penetration Testing

Author: Thomas Wilhelm
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 0124046185
Format: PDF, ePub
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Professional Penetration Testing walks you through the entire process of setting up and running a pen test lab. Penetration testing—the act of testing a computer network to find security vulnerabilities before they are maliciously exploited—is a crucial component of information security in any organization. With this book, you will find out how to turn hacking skills into a professional career. Chapters cover planning, metrics, and methodologies; the details of running a pen test, including identifying and verifying vulnerabilities; and archiving, reporting and management practices. Author Thomas Wilhelm has delivered penetration testing training to countless security professionals, and now through the pages of this book you can benefit from his years of experience as a professional penetration tester and educator. After reading this book, you will be able to create a personal penetration test lab that can deal with real-world vulnerability scenarios. All disc-based content for this title is now available on the Web. Find out how to turn hacking and pen testing skills into a professional career Understand how to conduct controlled attacks on a network through real-world examples of vulnerable and exploitable servers Master project management skills necessary for running a formal penetration test and setting up a professional ethical hacking business Discover metrics and reporting methodologies that provide experience crucial to a professional penetration tester

Computer Security and Penetration Testing

Author: Alfred Basta
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0840020937
Format: PDF
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Delivering up-to-the-minute coverage, COMPUTER SECURITY AND PENETRATION TESTING, Second Edition offers readers of all backgrounds and experience levels a well-researched and engaging introduction to the fascinating realm of network security. Spotlighting the latest threats and vulnerabilities, this cutting-edge text is packed with real-world examples that showcase today’s most important and relevant security topics. It addresses how and why people attack computers and networks--equipping readers with the knowledge and techniques to successfully combat hackers. This edition also includes new emphasis on ethics and legal issues. The world of information security is changing every day - readers are provided with a clear differentiation between hacking myths and hacking facts. Straightforward in its approach, this comprehensive resource teaches the skills needed to go from hoping a system is secure to knowing that it is. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Hacking with Kali Practical Penetration Testing Techniques Broad Bindner 2014

Author: Syngress - Elsevier Inc
Publisher: Bukupedia
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Book Audience Technical Professionals Technical professionals in a wide range of specialties can gain benefit from learning how penetration testers work. By gaining this understanding these professionals will be􀄴er know the basic concepts and techniques used by penetration testers, this knowledge can then be used to be􀄴er secure their information systems. These specialties include, but are not limited to, server administrators, network administrators, D atabase Administrators, and Help Desk Professionals. Those technical professionals that want to transition into becoming a professional penetration tester will gain a good deal of knowledge by reading this book. The underlying understanding that these technical experts have in the various specialties gives them a distinct advantage when becoming a penetration tester. Who be􀄴er to test the secure configuration of a server than a penetration tester that has extensive knowledge in the administration of server technologies? This is true for other specialties as well. This book will introduce these technical professionals to the world of penetration testing, and the most common tool used by penetration testers, the Linux Live D isk. By following the examples and instructions in the coming chapters, these professionals will be on the way to understanding or becoming a penetration tester. Security Engineers Those security engineers that are striving to be􀄴er secure the systems they develop and maintain will gain a wealth of knowledge by understanding the penetration testing mindset and lifecycle. A rmed with this knowledge, these engineers can “bake in” security features on the systems they are developing and supporting. Students in Information Security and Information Assurance Programs Understanding the world of penetration testing will give these students insight into one of the most rewarding, and frustrating, professions in the information technology field. By being introduced to penetration testing early in their careers, these students may decide a career in penetration testing is the right choice for them. Who This Book Is Not for This book will not give you the skills and experience to break into the N ational S ecurity A gency (N S A) or a local bank branch, and I suggest no one a􀄴empts to do this. This book is not for someone that has been conducting professional penetration tests for a number of years and fully understands how each tool on the Backtrack/Kali Linux disk works. A nyone with intentions of breaking the law, as the intention of the book is to introduce more people to penetration testing as a way to be􀄴er secure information systems. Diagrams, Figures, and Screen Captures D iagrams figures and charts in this book are simplified to provide a solid understanding of the material presented. This is done to illustrate the basic technical concepts and techniques that will be explained in this text. S creen captures are used throughout this book to illustrate commands and actions that will be occurring in the Kali Linux environment and are included to provide further clarification of the topic. D epending on the configuration and version of Kail Linux, these screen captures may differ slightly from what will be displayed locally. This should not impact learning the basics of penetration testing and should only be slight. Welcome This chapter will serve as an introduction to the exciting and ever expanding world of the professional ethical penetration tester. Penetration testing, or more simply pentesting, is a technical process and methodology that allows technical experts to simulate the actions and techniques of a hacker or hackers a􀄴empting to exploit a network or an information system. This book will walk the reader through the steps that are normally taken as a penetration tester develops an understanding of a target, analyzes the target, and a􀄴empts to break in. The book wraps up with a chapter on writing the reports and other documents that will be used to present findings to organizational leadership on the activities of the penetration test team and the flaws discovered in the system. The last chapter also includes a basic ROE template that should be formalized and approved before any penetration testing starts. I t is important to only conduct penetration tests on systems that have been authorized and to work within the requirements of the approved ROE. Penetration Testing Lifecycle There are a number of different penetration testing lifecycle models in use today. By far the most common is the methodology and lifecycle defined and used by the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (EC C|EH) program. This five-phase process takes the teste through Reconnaissance, Scanning, Gaining Access, Maintaining Access, and Covering Tracks [1]. This book will follow the modified penetration testing lifecycle illustrated by Patrick Engebretson in his book “The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing”[ 2]. This process follows the basic phases used by the C|EH but will not cover the final phase, Covering Tracks. This was a conscious decision to remove this phase from this book as many of the techniques in that final phase are best explained in a more advanced book. Terms Terms There are a number of common terms that often come into debate when discussing penetration testing. Different professions, technical specialties, and even members of the same team have slightly different understandings of the terms used in this field. For this reason, the following terms and associated definitions will be used in this book. Penetration Testing, Pentesting Penetration testing is the methodology, process, and procedures used by testers within specific and approved guidelines to a􀄴empt to circumvent an information systems protections including defeating the integrated security features of that system. This type of testing is associated with assessing the technical, administrative, and operational se􀄴ings and controls of a system. Normally penetration tests only assess the security of the information system as it is built. The target network system administrators and staff may or may not know that a penetration test is taking place. Red Team, Red Teaming Red Teams simulate a potential adversary in methodology and techniques. These teams are normally larger than a penetration testing team and have a much broader scope. Penetration testing itself is often a subcomponent of a Red Team Exercise, but these exercises test other functions of an organizations security apparatus. Red Teams often a􀄴ack an organization through technical, social, and physical means, often using the same techniques used by Black Hat Hackers to test the organization or information systems protections against these hostile actors. I n addition to Penetration Testing, the Red Team will perform Social Engineering a􀄴acks, including phishing and spear phishing and physical a􀄴acks including dumpster diving and lock picking to gain information and access. In most cases, with the exception a relatively small group, the target organizations staff will not know a Red Team Exercise is being conducted. Ethical Hacking An Ethical Hacker is a professional penetration tester that a􀄴acks systems on behalf of the system owner or organization owning the information system. For the purposes of this book, Ethical Hacking is synonymous with Penetration Testing. White Hat White Hat is a slang term for an Ethical Hacker or a computer security professional that specializes in methodologies that improve the security of information systems. Black Hat Black Hat is a term that identifies a person that uses technical techniques to bypass a systems security without permission to commit computer crimes. Penetration Testers and Red Team members often use the techniques used by Black Hats to simulate these individuals while conducting authorized exercises or tests. Black Hats conduct their activities without permission and illegally. Grey Hat Grey Hat refers to a technical expert that straddles the line between White Hat and Black Hat. These individuals often a􀄴empt to bypass the security features of an information system without permission, not for profit but rather to inform the system administrators of discovered weaknesses. Grey Hats normally do not have permission to test systems but are usually not after personal monetary gain. Vulnerability Assessment, Vulnerability Analysis A vulnerability analysis is used to evaluate the security se􀄴ings of an information system. These types of assessments include the evaluation of security patches applied to and missing from the system. The Vulnerability Assessment Team, or VAT, can be external to the information system or part of the information systems supporting staff. Security Controls Assessment ct Security Controls Assessments evaluate the information systems compliance with specific legal or regulatory requirements. Examples of these requirements include, but are not limited to, the Federal I nformation Security Management Act (FI SMA), th Payment Card I ndustry (PCI ), and Health I nsurance Portability and Accountability A (HI PAA). Security Control Assessments are used as part of the Body of Evidence (BOE used by organizations to authorize an information system for operation in a production environment. Some systems require penetration tests as part of the security control assessment. Malicious User Testing, Mal User Testing I n Malicious User Testing, the assessor assumes the role of trusted insider acting maliciously, a malicious user, or more simply a maluser. I n these tests, the assessor is issued the credentials of an authorized general or administrative user, normally as a test account. The assessor will use these credentials to a􀄴empt to bypass security restrictions including viewing documents and se􀄴ings in a way the account was not authorized, changing se􀄴ings that should not be changed, and elevating his or her own permissions beyond the level the account should have. Mal user testing simulates the actions of a rogue trusted insider. Social Engineering Social Engineering involves a􀄴empting to trick system users or administrators into doing something in the interest if the social engineer, but beyond the engineer’s access or rights. Social Engineering a􀄴acks are normally harmful to the information system or user. The Social Engineer uses people’s inherent need to help others to compromise the information system. Common Social Engineering techniques include trying to get help desk analysts to reset user account passwords or have end users reveal their passwords enabling the Social Engineer to log in to accounts they are not authorized. Other Social Engineering techniques include phishing and spear phishing. Phishing I n Phishing (pronounced like fishing), the social engineer a􀄴empts to get the targeted individual to disclose personal information like user names, account numbers, and passwords. This is often done by using authentic looking, but fake, emails from corporations, banks, and customer support staff. Other forms of phishing a􀄴empt to get users to click on phony hyperlinks that will allow malicious code to be installed on the targets computer without their knowledge. This malware will then be used to remove data from the computer or use the computer to a􀄴ack others. Phishing normally is not targeted at specific users but may be everyone on a mailing list or with a specific email address extension, for example every user with an “@foo.com” extension. Spear Phishing Spear Phishing is a form of phishing in which the target users are specifically identified. For example, the a􀄴acker may research to find the email addresses of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a company and other executives and only phish these people. Dumpster Diving I n Dumpster D iving, the assessor filters through trash discarded by system users and administrators looking for information that will lead to further understanding of the target. This information could be system configurations and se􀄴ings, network diagrams, software versions and hardware components, and even user names and passwords. The term refers to entering a large trash container, however “diving” small office garbage cans if given the opportunity can lead to lucrative information as well. Live CD, Live Disk, or LiveOS A live CD or live disk refers to an optical disk that contains an entire operating system

Penetration Testing

Author: Georgia Weidman
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593275641
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Penetration testers simulate cyber attacks to find security weaknesses in networks, operating systems, and applications. Information security experts worldwide use penetration techniques to evaluate enterprise defenses. In Penetration Testing, security expert, researcher, and trainer Georgia Weidman introduces you to the core skills and techniques that every pentester needs. Using a virtual machine–based lab that includes Kali Linux and vulnerable operating systems, you’ll run through a series of practical lessons with tools like Wireshark, Nmap, and Burp Suite. As you follow along with the labs and launch attacks, you’ll experience the key stages of an actual assessment—including information gathering, finding exploitable vulnerabilities, gaining access to systems, post exploitation, and more. Learn how to: * Crack passwords and wireless network keys with brute-forcing and wordlists * Test web applications for vulnerabilities * Use the Metasploit Framework to launch exploits and write your own Metasploit modules * Automate social-engineering attacks * Bypass antivirus software * Turn access to one machine into total control of the enterprise in the post exploitation phase You’ll even explore writing your own exploits. Then it’s on to mobile hacking—Weidman’s particular area of research—with her tool, the Smartphone Pentest Framework. With its collection of hands-on lessons that cover key tools and strategies, Penetration Testing is the introduction that every aspiring hacker needs.

Hacking For Dummies

Author: Kevin Beaver
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119485517
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Stop hackers before they hack you! In order to outsmart a would-be hacker, you need to get into the hacker’s mindset. And with this book, thinking like a bad guy has never been easier. In Hacking For Dummies, expert author Kevin Beaver shares his knowledge on penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, security best practices, and every aspect of ethical hacking that is essential in order to stop a hacker in their tracks. Whether you’re worried about your laptop, smartphone, or desktop computer being compromised, this no-nonsense book helps you learn how to recognize the vulnerabilities in your systems so you can safeguard them more diligently—with confidence and ease. Get up to speed on Windows 10 hacks Learn about the latest mobile computing hacks Get free testing tools Find out about new system updates and improvements There’s no such thing as being too safe—and this resourceful guide helps ensure you’re protected.

Google Hacking for Penetration Testers

Author: Johnny Long
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080478050
Format: PDF, ePub
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Google, the most popular search engine worldwide, provides web surfers with an easy-to-use guide to the Internet, with web and image searches, language translation, and a range of features that make web navigation simple enough for even the novice user. What many users don’t realize is that the deceptively simple components that make Google so easy to use are the same features that generously unlock security flaws for the malicious hacker. Vulnerabilities in website security can be discovered through Google hacking, techniques applied to the search engine by computer criminals, identity thieves, and even terrorists to uncover secure information. This book beats Google hackers to the punch, equipping web administrators with penetration testing applications to ensure their site is invulnerable to a hacker’s search. Penetration Testing with Google Hacks explores the explosive growth of a technique known as "Google Hacking." When the modern security landscape includes such heady topics as "blind SQL injection" and "integer overflows," it's refreshing to see such a deceptively simple tool bent to achieve such amazing results; this is hacking in the purest sense of the word. Readers will learn how to torque Google to detect SQL injection points and login portals, execute port scans and CGI scans, fingerprint web servers, locate incredible information caches such as firewall and IDS logs, password databases, SQL dumps and much more - all without sending a single packet to the target! Borrowing the techniques pioneered by malicious "Google hackers," this talk aims to show security practitioners how to properly protect clients from this often overlooked and dangerous form of information leakage. *First book about Google targeting IT professionals and security leaks through web browsing. *Author Johnny Long, the authority on Google hacking, will be speaking about "Google Hacking" at the Black Hat 2004 Briefing. His presentation on penetrating security flaws with Google is expected to create a lot of buzz and exposure for the topic. *Johnny Long's Web site hosts the largest repository of Google security exposures and is the most popular destination for security professionals who want to learn about the dark side of Google.

Hacking the Hacker

Author: Roger A. Grimes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119396239
Format: PDF, ePub
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Meet the world's top ethical hackers and explore the tools of the trade Hacking the Hacker takes you inside the world of cybersecurity to show you what goes on behind the scenes, and introduces you to the men and women on the front lines of this technological arms race. Twenty-six of the world's top white hat hackers, security researchers, writers, and leaders, describe what they do and why, with each profile preceded by a no-experience-necessary explanation of the relevant technology. Dorothy Denning discusses advanced persistent threats, Martin Hellman describes how he helped invent public key encryption, Bill Cheswick talks about firewalls, Dr. Charlie Miller talks about hacking cars, and other cybersecurity experts from around the world detail the threats, their defenses, and the tools and techniques they use to thwart the most advanced criminals history has ever seen. Light on jargon and heavy on intrigue, this book is designed to be an introduction to the field; final chapters include a guide for parents of young hackers, as well as the Code of Ethical Hacking to help you start your own journey to the top. Cybersecurity is becoming increasingly critical at all levels, from retail businesses all the way up to national security. This book drives to the heart of the field, introducing the people and practices that help keep our world secure. Go deep into the world of white hat hacking to grasp just how critical cybersecurity is Read the stories of some of the world's most renowned computer security experts Learn how hackers do what they do—no technical expertise necessary Delve into social engineering, cryptography, penetration testing, network attacks, and more As a field, cybersecurity is large and multi-faceted—yet not historically diverse. With a massive demand for qualified professional that is only going to grow, opportunities are endless. Hacking the Hacker shows you why you should give the field a closer look.

Penetration Testing Procedures Methodologies

Author: EC-Council
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1435483677
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Security Analyst Series from EC-Council | Press is comprised of five books covering a broad base of topics in advanced penetration testing and information security analysis. The content of this program is designed to expose the reader to groundbreaking methodologies in conducting thorough information security analysis, as well as advanced penetration testing techniques. Armed with the knowledge from the Security Analyst series, along with proper experience, readers will be able to perform the intensive assessments required to effectively identify and mitigate risks to the security of the organization’s infrastructure. Penetration Testing: Network and Perimeter Testing. Network and Perimeter Testing coverage includes firewall and ids penetration testing as well as penetration testing of laptops, PDA’s, cellphones, e-mail, and security patches. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.