This book teaches you how to utilise a Python TCP client, identify hidden directories on a target system, and use NMAP to scan ports. Along the course, you’ll learn efficient methods for gathering crucial data, tracking email, using crucial tools like DMITRY and Maltego, and learning about the five stages of penetration testing. This book demonstrates how to find SQL injection vulnerabilities, employ brute force or password assaults, and use sqlmap. You will also learn how to use OpenVas, Nikto, Vega, and Burp Suite in addition to these tools. You will discover how to use tools like sniffJoke, Wireshark, Scapy, sqlmap, OpenVas, Nikto, and Burp Suite in this book. You’ll be familiar with using Metasploit with Kali Linux. You will get knowledge about remote Windows and Linux system exploitation.
By reading this book, you will develop the ability to remotely hack Windows and Linux computers and learn how to fully control a target.
A Linux distribution based on Debian is called Kali Linux. It is a carefully designed OS that is tailored to people like network analysts and penetration testers. The abundance of pre-installed tools that come with Kali turn it into an ethical hacker’s Swiss Army knife. Previously known as Backtrack, Kali Linux positions itself as its more polished replacement with tools that are more focused on testing, as opposed to Backtrack, which had numerous programs that would serve the same goal, resulting in it being crammed with pointless utilities. This simplifies the process of utilising Kali Linux for ethical hacking. Because the designers at aggressive security are aware that not all users would appreciate their design philosophy, they have made it as simple as possible for the more daring user to modify Kali Linux to their preferences, even down to the kernel. With Kali’s real multilingual support, more people may access the resources they require for the task in their own language. Being a member of the Linux family, Kali adheres to the well-liked open-source paradigm. You can modify all of the code because their development tree is openly viewable on Git.
Topics covered by book:
- Chapter 1 is security trends. You will learn about security attacks and mechanisms in this chapter. You’ll discover how to employ Google hacking methods.
- Setting Up a Penetration Testing and Network Security Lab is covered in chapter 2. You must construct a lab if you plan to perform penetration testing or testing linked to hacking because you cannot conduct your experiments on a live system. Consequently, a virtual environment, also known as a hypervisor, is required. KVM and VirtualBox are both excellent options for Linux users. VMware Player is a decent option for Windows; Windows Virtual PC is also an option, but it cannot run Linux variants. Both Parallels and QEMU are suitable solutions for macOS X.
- Elementary Linux Commands is chapter 3. Common Linux commands are easy to learn. The same is true of elementary algebra and the Python programming language.
- Understand Your Network is chapter 4.You’ll be aware that developing a solid understanding of networking is essential to becoming an ethical hacker. There isn’t much room in this book to learn about networking in a broader sense.
- How to build the Kali web server is covered in Chapter 5. You will be aware that the original Kali Linux release caused a stir in the hacker world. More than 300 hacking-related tools with a focus on penetration testing and digital forensics were added to this Linux distribution with a Debian base in 2012.
- Kali Linux From the Inside Out is Chapter 6. You already know that a Linux distribution would make penetration testing more effective.
- You will learn about Kali Linux and Python in Chapter 7. With each passing year, the compatibility between Python and Kali Linux has improved. They are essentially the two components of a real penetration testing toolbox.
- Data gathering is the chapter 8. Penetration testing’s information collecting phase has one specific objective. When this occurs, a skilled penetration tester must discover as much as they can about the client.
- SQL Mapping is covered in Chapter 9. You will learn how to exploit SQL injection weaknesses and gain control of database servers in this chapter, as well as how to prevent being hacked by a sniffer.
- Analysis of Vulnerabilities is Chapter 10. One part of exploitation is vulnerability analysis, and you may check for vulnerabilities using the Kali Linux tools in the Web Application Analysis category.
- Information Assurance Model is Chapter 11. You must have a basic understanding of what the IA model is, how it functions, and why it is significant from the standpoint of contemporary security. The information security model, according to its proponents, is identical to the IA model.
- Introducing Metasploit in Kali Linux is covered in Chapter 12. For penetration testing, the Metasploit Framework (MSF) offers a reliable base upon which to build. Additionally, you can alter it to suit your needs. It is regarded as one of the most comprehensive collections of exploits by the ethical hacking community.
- Hashes and passwords are covered in Chapter 13. In your work as a penetration tester, you’ll frequently come across terms like hash, password, and encryption. Cracking a hash value falls under the ethical hacking category of the Password Attacks submenu in Kali Linux’s Applications menu.
- Modern and Classic Encryption is covered in Chapter 14. You will discover how to spot exploitable security problems in this chapter.
- Exploiting Targets is the final chapter.A few solid open source penetration testing tools may quickly automate the process of finding and utilising a variety of security weaknesses to take control of the target system. You can see how they function in this chapter.