Mastering Kali Linux for Advanced Penetration Testing by Robert W. Beggs

By Robert W. Beggs

A realistic consultant to trying out your networks protection with Kali Linux - the popular collection of penetration testers and hackers evaluation behavior sensible and potent defense assessments in your community show how key info platforms are stealthily exploited, and the way to establish assaults opposed to your individual structures Use hands-on options to exploit Kali Linux, the open resource framework of defense instruments intimately learning Kali Linux for complex Penetration checking out will train you the kill chain viewpoint in assessing community defense - from choosing the best instruments, to quickly compromising community safety, to highlighting the thoughts used to prevent detection. This booklet will take you, as a tester, in the course of the reconnaissance, exploitation, and post-exploitation actions utilized by penetration testers and hackers. After studying the hands-on concepts to accomplish a good and covert assault, particular routes to the objective can be tested, together with bypassing actual protection. additionally, you will become familiar with strategies comparable to social engineering, attacking instant networks, internet companies, and distant entry connections. eventually, you'll specialize in the main susceptible a part of the community - without delay attacking the top person.

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The golden rule is to always grab a screenshot of any positive, or potential, finding. Use a tool such as Shutter to capture images from the desktop. By default, Kali is configured with CutyCapt, which is a cross-platform commandline utility that captures a web page and creates a variety of image types, including PDF, PS, PNG, JPEG, TIFF, GIF, and BMP. png --min-width=300 --min-heightheight=250. On execution, an image of the size specified in the previous command is displayed, as shown in the following screenshot: CutyCapt is especially useful when demonstrating the presence of web-based vulnerabilities such as cross-site scripting.

2. Right-click on the folder and select the Sharing tab. From this menu, select Share. 3. Ensure that the file is shared with Everyone, and that Permission Level for this share is set to Read / Write. 4. If you have not already done so, install the appropriate tools onto BackTrack. For example, when using VMware, install the VMware tools (refer to Appendix, Installing Kali Linux). 5. When the installation is complete, go to the VMware menu and select Virtual Machine Setting. Find the menu that enables Shared Folders and select Always Enabled.

Open the file browser on the Kali desktop. The shared folder will be visible in the mnt folder (it might be placed in a sub-folder, hgfs). 7. Drag the folder onto the Kali desktop to create a link to the real folder. 8. Everything placed in the folder will be accessible in the folder of the same name on the host operating system, and vice versa. The shared folder, which will contain sensitive data from a penetration test, must be encrypted to protect the client's network and reduce the tester's liability should the data ever be lost or stolen.

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