Kali Linux Network Scanning Cookbook is intended for information security professionals and casual security enthusiasts alike. It will provide the foundational principles for the novice reader but will also introduce scripting techniques and in-depth analysis for the more advanced audience. Whether you are brand new to Kali Linux or a seasoned veteran, this book will aid in both understanding and ultimately mastering many of the most powerful and useful scanning techniques in the industry. It is assumed that the reader has some basic security testing experience.
Release on 2017-05-26 | by Michael Hixon,Justin Hutchens
Author: Michael Hixon,Justin Hutchens
Pubpsher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Over 100 practical recipes that leverage custom scripts and integrated tools in Kali Linux to help you effectively master network scanning About This Book Learn the fundamentals behind commonly used scanning techniques Deploy powerful scanning tools that are integrated into the Kali Linux testing platform The practical recipes will help you automate menial tasks and build your own script library Who This Book Is For This book is for information security professionals and casual security enthusiasts alike. It provides foundational principles if you're a novice, but will also introduce scripting techniques and in-depth analysis if you're more advanced. Whether you are brand new to Kali Linux or a seasoned veteran, this book will help you both understand and ultimately master many of the most powerful and useful scanning techniques in the industry. It is assumed that you have some basic security testing experience. What You Will Learn Develop a network-testing environment to test scanning tools and techniques Understand the principles of network-scanning tools by building scripts and tools Identify distinct vulnerabilities in web apps and remote services and learn how they are exploited Perform comprehensive scans to identify listening on TCP and UDP sockets Get started with different Kali desktop environments--KDE, MATE, LXDE, and Xfce Use Sparta for information gathering, port scanning, fingerprinting, vulnerability scanning, and more Evaluate DoS threats and learn how common DoS attacks are performed Learn how to use Burp Suite to evaluate web applications In Detail With the ever-increasing amount of data flowing in today's world, information security has become vital to any application. This is where Kali Linux comes in. Kali Linux focuses mainly on security auditing and penetration testing. This step-by-step cookbook on network scanning trains you in important scanning concepts based on version 2016.2. It will enable you to conquer any network environment through a range of network scanning techniques and will also equip you to script your very own tools. Starting with the fundamentals of installing and managing Kali Linux, this book will help you map your target with a wide range of network scanning tasks, including discovery, port scanning, fingerprinting, and more. You will learn how to utilize the arsenal of tools available in Kali Linux to conquer any network environment. The book offers expanded coverage of the popular Burp Suite and has new and updated scripts for automating scanning and target exploitation. You will also be shown how to identify remote services, how to assess security risks, and how various attacks are performed. You will cover the latest features of Kali Linux 2016.2, which includes the enhanced Sparta tool and many other exciting updates. This immersive guide will also encourage the creation of personally scripted tools and the skills required to create them. Style and approach This step-by-step guide is full of recipes that will help you use integrated scanning tools in Kali Linux and develop custom scripts to make new and unique tools of your own.
Release on 2013-10-15 | by Willie L. Pritchett,David De Smet
Author: Willie L. Pritchett,David De Smet
Pubpsher: Packt Publishing Ltd
A practical, cookbook style with numerous chapters and recipes explaining the penetration testing. The cookbook-style recipes allow you to go directly to your topic of interest if you are an expert using this book as a reference, or to follow topics throughout a chapter to gain in-depth knowledge if you are a beginner.This book is ideal for anyone who wants to get up to speed with Kali Linux. It would also be an ideal book to use as a reference for seasoned penetration testers.
Practical network security using Nmap and Nessus 7
Author: Sairam Jetty
Pubpsher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Discover network vulnerabilities and threats to design effective network security strategies Key Features Plunge into scanning techniques using the most popular tools Effective vulnerability assessment techniques to safeguard network infrastructure Explore the Nmap Scripting Engine (NSE) and the features used for port and vulnerability scanning Book Description Network scanning is a discipline of network security that identifies active hosts on networks and determining whether there are any vulnerabilities that could be exploited. Nessus and Nmap are among the top tools that enable you to scan your network for vulnerabilities and open ports, which can be used as back doors into a network. Network Scanning Cookbook contains recipes for configuring these tools in your infrastructure that get you started with scanning ports, services, and devices in your network. As you progress through the chapters, you will learn how to carry out various key scanning tasks, such as firewall detection, OS detection, and access management, and will look at problems related to vulnerability scanning and exploitation in the network. The book also contains recipes for assessing remote services and the security risks that they bring to a network infrastructure. By the end of the book, you will be familiar with industry-grade tools for network scanning, and techniques for vulnerability scanning and network protection. What you will learn Install and configure Nmap and Nessus in your network infrastructure Perform host discovery to identify network devices Explore best practices for vulnerability scanning and risk assessment Understand network enumeration with Nessus and Nmap Carry out configuration audit using Nessus for various platforms Write custom Nessus and Nmap scripts on your own Who this book is for If you’re a network engineer or information security professional wanting to protect your networks and perform advanced scanning and remediation for your network infrastructure, this book is for you.
Dive into the world of advanced network penetration tests to survey and attack wireless networks using your Android device and zANTI2 About This Book Understand the basics of wireless penetration testing and its importance Learn the techniques to perform penetration testing on your wireless networks, such as scanning, detecting vulnerabilities in your victim, and then attacking This simple and intriguing guide takes a step-by-step approach that will help you get to grips with network pentesting using just your Android device and zANTI2 Who This Book Is For The book is intended for those who want to know more about network penetration tests and have no prior experience, as well as for those who are experienced in network systems and are curious to discover more about this topic. Since zANTI2 features an extremely intuitive and easy to control interface, it doesn't require any special skills. What You Will Learn Understand the importance of penetration testing throughout systems Take a run through zANTI2's interface and understand the requirements to the app Perform advanced scanning/network mapping and discover the various types of scans used on a target Discover and remotely connect to open ports on a target, thereby accessing a target's files and folders remotely Detect vulnerabilities on a target, learn how to remotely exploit them, and discover ways to protect your self from these exploits Understand what an MITM attack is and how it works, and apply this knowledge to perform attacks on network targets Learn to hijack sessions, identify victim's passwords, replace images on websites, inject scripts, and more Use this knowledge to protect yourself from all of the attacks you will study In Detail A penetration test is one of the most important methods to secure a network or any individual machine. Having knowledge of these methods can enable a user to protect himself/herself from any kinds of attacks. Penetration tests can also be used to discover flaws or loop holes in one's security system, which if not fixed, can be exploited by an unwanted entity. This book starts off with an introduction to what penetration testing is, and how it can be performed on Android using zANTI2. Once you are aware of the basics, we move on to teach you the different types of scans that can be performed to search for targets. You will then learn how to connect to open ports and intrude into an unsecured computer. From here you will explore vulnerabilities and their usage, including ShellShock and SSL Poodle vulnerability. When connected to an open network, a user is susceptible to password and session hijacking, and a number of other cyber attacks. The book therefore ends with one of the main aspects of cyber security: the Man in the Middle attack. You will get to know everything about the MITM attack, how it works, and how one can be protected against it. Style and approach The book follows a step-by-step approach with each of the parts explained in an easy-to-follow style. Most of the methods showcased can be tried out immediately on almost any network.
Identify and assess vulnerabilities present in your wireless network, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth enabled devices to improve your wireless security
Author: Sean-Philip Oriyano
Pubpsher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Over 60 powerful recipes to scan, exploit, and crack wireless networks for ethical purposes About This Book Expose wireless security threats through the eyes of an attacker, Recipes to help you proactively identify vulnerabilities and apply intelligent remediation, Acquire and apply key wireless pentesting skills used by industry experts Who This Book Is For If you are a security professional, administrator, and a network professional who wants to enhance their wireless penetration testing skills and knowledge then this book is for you. Some prior experience with networking security and concepts is expected. What You Will Learn Deploy and configure a wireless cyber lab that resembles an enterprise production environment Install Kali Linux 2017.3 on your laptop and configure the wireless adapter Learn the fundamentals of commonly used wireless penetration testing techniques Scan and enumerate Wireless LANs and access points Use vulnerability scanning techniques to reveal flaws and weaknesses Attack Access Points to gain access to critical networks In Detail More and more organizations are moving towards wireless networks, and Wi-Fi is a popular choice. The security of wireless networks is more important than ever before due to the widespread usage of Wi-Fi networks. This book contains recipes that will enable you to maximize the success of your wireless network testing using the advanced ethical hacking features of Kali Linux. This book will go through techniques associated with a wide range of wireless penetration tasks, including WLAN discovery scanning, WEP cracking, WPA/WPA2 cracking, attacking access point systems, operating system identification, vulnerability mapping, and validation of results. You will learn how to utilize the arsenal of tools available in Kali Linux to penetrate any wireless networking environment. You will also be shown how to identify remote services, how to assess security risks, and how various attacks are performed. By finishing the recipes, you will feel confident conducting wireless penetration tests and will be able to protect yourself or your organization from wireless security threats. Style and approach The book will provide the foundation principles, techniques, and in-depth analysis to effectively master wireless penetration testing. It will aid you in understanding and mastering many of the most powerful and useful wireless testing techniques in the industry.
Release on 2017-04-21 | by Ishan Girdhar,Dhruv Shah
Author: Ishan Girdhar,Dhruv Shah
Pubpsher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Over 70 recipes for system administrators or DevOps to master Kali Linux 2 and perform effective security assessments About This Book Set up a penetration testing lab to conduct a preliminary assessment of attack surfaces and run exploits Improve your testing efficiency with the use of automated vulnerability scanners Work through step-by-step recipes to detect a wide array of vulnerabilities, exploit them to analyze their consequences, and identify security anomalies Who This Book Is For This book is intended for those who want to know more about information security. In particular, it's ideal for system administrators and system architects who want to ensure that the infrastructure and systems they are creating and managing are secure. This book helps both beginners and intermediates by allowing them to use it as a reference book and to gain in-depth knowledge. What You Will Learn Understand the importance of security assessments over merely setting up and managing systems/processes Familiarize yourself with tools such as OPENVAS to locate system and network vulnerabilities Discover multiple solutions to escalate privileges on a compromised machine Identify security anomalies in order to make your infrastructure secure and further strengthen it Acquire the skills to prevent infrastructure and application vulnerabilities Exploit vulnerabilities that require a complex setup with the help of Metasploit In Detail With the increasing threats of breaches and attacks on critical infrastructure, system administrators and architects can use Kali Linux 2.0 to ensure their infrastructure is secure by finding out known vulnerabilities and safeguarding their infrastructure against unknown vulnerabilities. This practical cookbook-style guide contains chapters carefully structured in three phases – information gathering, vulnerability assessment, and penetration testing for the web, and wired and wireless networks. It's an ideal reference guide if you're looking for a solution to a specific problem or learning how to use a tool. We provide hands-on examples of powerful tools/scripts designed for exploitation. In the final section, we cover various tools you can use during testing, and we help you create in-depth reports to impress management. We provide system engineers with steps to reproduce issues and fix them. Style and approach This practical book is full of easy-to-follow recipes with based on real-world problems faced by the authors. Each recipe is divided into three sections, clearly defining what the recipe does, what you need, and how to do it. The carefully structured recipes allow you to go directly to your topic of interest.
Release on 2016-05-31 | by Willie Pritchett,David De Smet
Author: Willie Pritchett,David De Smet
Kali Linux is an open source Linux distribution for security, digital forensics, and penetration testing tools, and is now an operating system for Linux users. It is the successor to BackTrack, the world's most popular penetration testing distribution tool. In this age, where online information is at its most vulnerable, knowing how to execute penetration testing techniques such as wireless and password attacks, which hackers use to break into your system or network, help you plug loopholes before it's too late and can save you countless hours and money.Kali Linux Cookbook, Second Edition is an invaluable guide, teaching you how to install Kali Linux and set up a virtual environment to perform your tests. You will learn how to eavesdrop and intercept traffic on wireless networks, bypass intrusion detection systems, attack web applications, check for open ports, and perform data forensics.This book follows the logical approach of a penetration test from start to finish with many screenshots and illustrations that help to explain each tool in detail. This book serves as an excellent source of information for security professionals and novices alike.
Release on 2017-09-12 | by Corey P. Schultz,Bob Perciaccante
Author: Corey P. Schultz,Bob Perciaccante
Pubpsher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Over 80 recipes to effectively test your network and boost your career in security About This Book Learn how to scan networks to find vulnerable computers and servers Hack into devices to control them, steal their data, and make them yours Target wireless networks, databases, and web servers, and password cracking to make the most of Kali Linux Who This Book Is For If you are looking to expand your career into penetration testing, you will need a good understanding of Kali Linux and the variety of tools it includes. This book will work as a perfect guide for anyone who wants to have a practical approach in leveraging penetration testing mechanisms using Kali Linux What You Will Learn Acquire the key skills of ethical hacking to perform penetration testing Learn how to perform network reconnaissance Discover vulnerabilities in hosts Attack vulnerabilities to take control of workstations and servers Understand password cracking to bypass security Learn how to hack into wireless networks Attack web and database servers to exfiltrate data Obfuscate your command and control connections to avoid firewall and IPS detection In Detail Kali Linux is a Linux distribution designed for penetration testing and security auditing. It is the successor to BackTrack, the world's most popular penetration testing distribution. Kali Linux is the most widely used platform and toolkit for penetration testing. Security is currently the hottest field in technology with a projected need for millions of security professionals. This book focuses on enhancing your knowledge in Kali Linux for security by expanding your skills with toolkits and frameworks that can increase your value as a security professional. Kali Linux Cookbook, Second Edition starts by helping you install Kali Linux on different options available. You will also be able to understand the lab architecture and install a Windows host for use in the lab. Next, you will understand the concept of vulnerability analysis and look at the different types of exploits. The book will introduce you to the concept and psychology of Social Engineering and password cracking. You will then be able to use these skills to expand the scope of any breaches you create. Finally, the book will guide you in exploiting specific technologies and gaining access to other systems in the environment. By the end of this book, you will have gained the core knowledge and concepts of the penetration testing process. Style and approach This book teaches you everything you need to know about Kali Linux from the perspective of a penetration tester. It is filled with powerful recipes and practical examples that will help you gain in-depth knowledge of Kali Linux.
Master the art of exploiting advanced web penetration techniques with Kali Linux 2016.2 About This Book Make the most out of advanced web pen-testing techniques using Kali Linux 2016.2 Explore how Stored (a.k.a. Persistent) XSS attacks work and how to take advantage of them Learn to secure your application by performing advanced web based attacks. Bypass internet security to traverse from the web to a private network. Who This Book Is For This book targets IT pen testers, security consultants, and ethical hackers who want to expand their knowledge and gain expertise on advanced web penetration techniques. Prior knowledge of penetration testing would be beneficial. What You Will Learn Establish a fully-featured sandbox for test rehearsal and risk-free investigation of applications Enlist open-source information to get a head-start on enumerating account credentials, mapping potential dependencies, and discovering unintended backdoors and exposed information Map, scan, and spider web applications using nmap/zenmap, nikto, arachni, webscarab, w3af, and NetCat for more accurate characterization Proxy web transactions through tools such as Burp Suite, OWASP's ZAP tool, and Vega to uncover application weaknesses and manipulate responses Deploy SQL injection, cross-site scripting, Java vulnerabilities, and overflow attacks using Burp Suite, websploit, and SQLMap to test application robustness Evaluate and test identity, authentication, and authorization schemes and sniff out weak cryptography before the black hats do In Detail You will start by delving into some common web application architectures in use, both in private and public cloud instances. You will also learn about the most common frameworks for testing, such as OWASP OGT version 4, and how to use them to guide your efforts. In the next section, you will be introduced to web pentesting with core tools and you will also see how to make web applications more secure through rigorous penetration tests using advanced features in open source tools. The book will then show you how to better hone your web pentesting skills in safe environments that can ensure low-risk experimentation with the powerful tools and features in Kali Linux that go beyond a typical script-kiddie approach. After establishing how to test these powerful tools safely, you will understand how to better identify vulnerabilities, position and deploy exploits, compromise authentication and authorization, and test the resilience and exposure applications possess. By the end of this book, you will be well-versed with the web service architecture to identify and evade various protection mechanisms that are used on the Web today. You will leave this book with a greater mastery of essential test techniques needed to verify the secure design, development, and operation of your customers' web applications. Style and approach An advanced-level guide filled with real-world examples that will help you take your web application's security to the next level by using Kali Linux 2016.2.