Basic Security Testing with Kali Linux

Basic Security Testing with Kali Linux

by Daniel W. Dieterle

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With computer hacking attacks making headline news on a frequent occasion, it is time for companies and individuals to take a more active stance in securing their computer systems. Kali Linux is an Ethical Hacking platform that allows good guys to use the same tools and techniques that a hacker would use so they can find issues with their security before the bad guys do.

In "Basic Security Testing with Kali Linux", you will learn basic examples of how hackers find out information about your company, locate weaknesses in your security and how they gain access to your system.

This hands-on, step by step learning book covers topics like:

  • Kali Linux Introduction and Overview
  • Metasploit & Metasploitable 2 Tutorials
  • Information Gathering
  • A section on Shodan (the "Hacker's Google")
  • Exploiting Windows and Linux Systems
  • Escalating Privileges in Windows
  • Wireless (WiFi) Attacks
  • Social Engineering Attacks
  • Password Attacks
  • Kali on a Raspberry Pi
  • Securing your Network

Though no network can be completely "Hacker Proof", knowing how an attacker works will help put you on the right track of better securing your network.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781494861278
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/05/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 314
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Daniel W. Dieterle has worked in the IT field for over 20 years. During this time he worked for a computer support company where he provided computer and network support for hundreds of companies across Upstate New York and throughout Northern Pennsylvania.

He also worked in a Fortune 500 corporate data center, briefly worked at an Ivy League school's computer support department and served as an executive at an electrical engineering company.

For about the last 5 years Daniel has been completely focused on security. He created and authors the "CyberArms Computer Security Blog", and his articles have been published in international security magazines, and referenced by both technical entities and the media.

Daniel has assisted with numerous security training classes and technical training books mainly based on Backtrack and Kali Linux.

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