Hacking with Kali: Practical Penetration Testing Techniques

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HackingwithKali introduces you the most current distribution of the de facto standard tool for Linux pen testing. Starting with use of theKali live CD and progressing through installation on hard drives, thumb drives and SD cards, author James Broad walks you through creating a custom version of theKali live distribution. You’ll learn how to configure networking components, storage devices and system services such as DHCP and web services.

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Overview

HackingwithKali introduces you the most current distribution of the de facto standard tool for Linux pen testing. Starting with use of theKali live CD and progressing through installation on hard drives, thumb drives and SD cards, author James Broad walks you through creating a custom version of theKali live distribution. You’ll learn how to configure networking components, storage devices and system services such as DHCP and web services.

Once you're familiar with the basic components of the software, you'll learn how to use Kalithrough the phases of the penetration testing lifecycle; one major tool from each phase is explained. The book culminates with a chapter on reporting that will provide examples of documents used prior to, during and after the pen test.

This guide will benefit information security professionals of all levels, hackers, systems administrators, network administrators, and beginning and intermediate professional pen testers, as well as students majoring in information security.

  • Provides detailed explanations of the complete penetration testing lifecycle
  • Complete linkage of the Kali information, resources and distribution downloads
  • Hands-on exercises reinforce topics
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780124077492
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 12/18/2013
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 472,902
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

James Broad (CISSP, C|EH, CPTS, Security+, MBA) is the President and owner of Cyber-Recon, LLC, where he and his team of consultants specialize in Information Security, Information Assurance, Certification and Accreditation and offer other security consultancy services to corporate and government clients. As a security professional with over 20 years of real-world IT experience, James is an expert in many areas of IT security, specializing in security engineering, penetration testing, vulnerability analysis and research. He has provided security services in the nation’s most critical sectors including defense, law enforcement, intelligence, finance and healthcare.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Getting and Running Kali

Hard Drive Installation

Thumb Drive Installation

SD Card Installation

Building a Custom Live CD

UpdatingKali and Installing Additional Software

Configuring Network Devices

Configuring Servers and Services

Configuring and Accessing Internal and External Media

Introduction to the Pen Testing Life Cycle

Reconnaissance

Scanning

Exploitation

Maintaining Access

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2014

    This a great guide for new/intermediate level penetration tester

    This a great guide for new/intermediate level penetration testers! It very easy to follow and has a lot of usefull tips & tricks. Highly recommend it!

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