Take your penetration testing and IT security skills to a whole new level with the secrets of Metasploit About This Book Gain the skills to carry out penetration testing in complex and highly-secured environments Become a master using the Metasploit framework, develop exploits, and generate modules for a variety of real-world scenarios Get this completely updated edition with new useful methods and techniques to make your network robust and resilient Who This Book Is For This book is a hands-on guide to penetration testing using Metasploit and covers its complete development. It shows a number of techniques and methodologies that will help you master the Metasploit framework and explore approaches to carrying out advanced penetration testing in highly secured environments. What You Will Learn Develop advanced and sophisticated auxiliary modules Port exploits from PERL, Python, and many more programming languages Test services such as databases, SCADA, and many more Attack the client side with highly advanced techniques Test mobile and tablet devices with Metasploit Perform social engineering with Metasploit Simulate attacks on web servers and systems with Armitage GUI Script attacks in Armitage using CORTANA scripting In Detail Metasploit is a popular penetration testing framework that has one of the largest exploit databases around. This book will show you exactly how to prepare yourself against the attacks you will face every day by simulating real-world possibilities. We start by reminding you about the basic functionalities of Metasploit and its use in the most traditional ways. You'll get to know about the basics of programming Metasploit modules as a refresher, and then dive into carrying out exploitation as well building and porting exploits of various kinds in Metasploit. In the next section, you'll develop the ability to perform testing on various services such as SCADA, databases, IoT, mobile, tablets, and many more services. After this training, we jump into real-world sophisticated scenarios where performing penetration tests are a challenge. With real-life case studies, we take you on a journey through client-side attacks using Metasploit and various scripts built on the Metasploit framework. By the end of the book, you will be trained specifically on time-saving techniques using Metasploit. Style and approach This is a step-by-step guide that provides great Metasploit framework methodologies. All the key concepts are explained details with the help of examples and demonstrations that will help you understand everything you need to know about Metasploit.
Release on 2019-06-25 | by Sagar Rahalkar,Nipun Jaswal
Explore effective penetration testing techniques with Metasploit
Author: Sagar Rahalkar,Nipun Jaswal
Pubpsher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Master the Metasploit Framework and become an expert in penetration testing. Key Features Gain a thorough understanding of the Metasploit Framework Develop the skills to perform penetration testing in complex and highly secure environments Learn techniques to integrate Metasploit with the industry’s leading tools Book Description Most businesses today are driven by their IT infrastructure, and the tiniest crack in this IT network can bring down the entire business. Metasploit is a pentesting network that can validate your system by performing elaborate penetration tests using the Metasploit Framework to secure your infrastructure. This Learning Path introduces you to the basic functionalities and applications of Metasploit. Throughout this book, you’ll learn different techniques for programming Metasploit modules to validate services such as databases, fingerprinting, and scanning. You’ll get to grips with post exploitation and write quick scripts to gather information from exploited systems. As you progress, you’ll delve into real-world scenarios where performing penetration tests are a challenge. With the help of these case studies, you’ll explore client-side attacks using Metasploit and a variety of scripts built on the Metasploit Framework. By the end of this Learning Path, you’ll have the skills required to identify system vulnerabilities by using thorough testing. This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt products: Metasploit for Beginners by Sagar Rahalkar Mastering Metasploit - Third Edition by Nipun Jaswal What you will learn Develop advanced and sophisticated auxiliary modules Port exploits from Perl, Python, and many other programming languages Bypass modern protections such as antivirus and IDS with Metasploit Script attacks in Armitage using the Cortana scripting language Customize Metasploit modules to modify existing exploits Explore the steps involved in post-exploitation on Android and mobile platforms Who this book is for This Learning Path is ideal for security professionals, web programmers, and pentesters who want to master vulnerability exploitation and get the most of the Metasploit Framework. Basic knowledge of Ruby programming and Cortana scripting language is required.
Release on 2018-09-28 | by Himanshu Sharma,Harpreet Singh
A practical guide to mastering Red Team operations
Author: Himanshu Sharma,Harpreet Singh
Pubpsher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Your one-stop guide to learning and implementing Red Team tactics effectively Key Features Target a complex enterprise environment in a Red Team activity Detect threats and respond to them with a real-world cyber-attack simulation Explore advanced penetration testing tools and techniques Book Description Red Teaming is used to enhance security by performing simulated attacks on an organization in order to detect network and system vulnerabilities. Hands-On Red Team Tactics starts with an overview of pentesting and Red Teaming, before giving you an introduction to few of the latest pentesting tools. We will then move on to exploring Metasploit and getting to grips with Armitage. Once you have studied the fundamentals, you will learn how to use Cobalt Strike and how to set up its team server. The book introduces some common lesser known techniques for pivoting and how to pivot over SSH, before using Cobalt Strike to pivot. This comprehensive guide demonstrates advanced methods of post-exploitation using Cobalt Strike and introduces you to Command and Control (C2) servers and redirectors. All this will help you achieve persistence using beacons and data exfiltration, and will also give you the chance to run through the methodology to use Red Team activity tools such as Empire during a Red Team activity on Active Directory and Domain Controller. In addition to this, you will explore maintaining persistent access, staying untraceable, and getting reverse connections over different C2 covert channels. By the end of this book, you will have learned about advanced penetration testing tools, techniques to get reverse shells over encrypted channels, and processes for post-exploitation. What you will learn Get started with red team engagements using lesser-known methods Explore intermediate and advanced levels of post-exploitation techniques Get acquainted with all the tools and frameworks included in the Metasploit framework Discover the art of getting stealthy access to systems via Red Teaming Understand the concept of redirectors to add further anonymity to your C2 Get to grips with different uncommon techniques for data exfiltration Who this book is for Hands-On Red Team Tactics is for you if you are an IT professional, pentester, security consultant, or ethical hacker interested in the IT security domain and wants to go beyond Penetration Testing. Prior knowledge of penetration testing is beneficial.
Release on 2017-12-05 | by Sagar Rahalkar,Nipun Jaswal
Build your defense against complex attacks
Author: Sagar Rahalkar,Nipun Jaswal
Pubpsher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Exploit the secrets of Metasploit to master the art of penetration testing. About This Book Discover techniques to integrate Metasploit with the industry's leading tools Carry out penetration testing in highly-secured environments with Metasploit and acquire skills to build your defense against organized and complex attacks Using the Metasploit framework, develop exploits and generate modules for a variety of real-world scenarios Who This Book Is For This course is for penetration testers, ethical hackers, and security professionals who'd like to master the Metasploit framework and explore approaches to carrying out advanced penetration testing to build highly secure networks. Some familiarity with networking and security concepts is expected, although no familiarity of Metasploit is required. What You Will Learn Get to know the absolute basics of the Metasploit framework so you have a strong foundation for advanced attacks Integrate and use various supporting tools to make Metasploit even more powerful and precise Test services such as databases, SCADA, and many more Attack the client side with highly advanced techniques Test mobile and tablet devices with Metasploit Understand how to Customize Metasploit modules and modify existing exploits Write simple yet powerful Metasploit automation scripts Explore steps involved in post-exploitation on Android and mobile platforms In Detail Metasploit is a popular penetration testing framework that has one of the largest exploit databases around. This book will show you exactly how to prepare yourself against the attacks you will face every day by simulating real-world possibilities. This learning path will begin by introducing you to Metasploit and its functionalities. You will learn how to set up and configure Metasploit on various platforms to create a virtual test environment. You will also get your hands on various tools and components and get hands-on experience with carrying out client-side attacks. In the next part of this learning path, you'll develop the ability to perform testing on various services such as SCADA, databases, IoT, mobile, tablets, and many more services. After this training, we jump into real-world sophisticated scenarios where performing penetration tests are a challenge. With real-life case studies, we take you on a journey through client-side attacks using Metasploit and various scripts built on the Metasploit framework. The final instalment of your learning journey will be covered through a bootcamp approach. You will be able to bring together the learning together and speed up and integrate Metasploit with leading industry tools for penetration testing. You'll finish by working on challenges based on user's preparation and work towards solving the challenge. The course provides you with highly practical content explaining Metasploit from the following Packt books: Metasploit for Beginners Mastering Metasploit, Second Edition Metasploit Bootcamp Style and approach This pragmatic learning path is packed with start-to-end instructions from getting started with Metasploit to effectively building new things and solving real-world examples. All the key concepts are explained with the help of examples and demonstrations that will help you understand everything to use this essential IT power tool.
Prepare for the CEH training course and exam by gaining a solid foundation of knowledge of key fundamentals such as operating systems, databases, networking, programming, cloud, and virtualization. Based on this foundation, the book moves ahead with simple concepts from the hacking world. The Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Foundation Guide also takes you through various career paths available upon completion of the CEH course and also prepares you to face job interviews when applying as an ethical hacker. The book explains the concepts with the help of practical real-world scenarios and examples. You'll also work with hands-on exercises at the end of each chapter to get a feel of the subject. Thus this book would be a valuable resource to any individual planning to prepare for the CEH certification course. What You Will Learn Gain the basics of hacking (apps, wireless devices, and mobile platforms) Discover useful aspects of databases and operating systems from a hacking perspective Develop sharper programming and networking skills for the exam Explore the penetration testing life cycle Bypass security appliances like IDS, IPS, and honeypots Grasp the key concepts of cryptography Discover the career paths available after certification Revise key interview questions for a certified ethical hacker Who This Book Is For Beginners in the field of ethical hacking and information security, particularly those who are interested in the CEH course and certification.
Release on 2019-01-30 | by Vijay Kumar Velu,Robert Beggs
Secure your network with Kali Linux 2019.1 – the ultimate white hat hackers' toolkit, 3rd Edition
Author: Vijay Kumar Velu,Robert Beggs
Pubpsher: Packt Publishing Ltd
A practical guide to testing your infrastructure security with Kali Linux, the preferred choice of pentesters and hackers Key Features Employ advanced pentesting techniques with Kali Linux to build highly secured systems Discover various stealth techniques to remain undetected and defeat modern infrastructures Explore red teaming techniques to exploit secured environment Book Description This book takes you, as a tester or security practitioner, through the reconnaissance, vulnerability assessment, exploitation, privilege escalation, and post-exploitation activities used by pentesters. To start with, you'll use a laboratory environment to validate tools and techniques, along with an application that supports a collaborative approach for pentesting. You'll then progress to passive reconnaissance with open source intelligence and active reconnaissance of the external and internal infrastructure. You'll also focus on how to select, use, customize, and interpret the results from different vulnerability scanners, followed by examining specific routes to the target, which include bypassing physical security and the exfiltration of data using a variety of techniques. You'll discover concepts such as social engineering, attacking wireless networks, web services, and embedded devices. Once you are confident with these topics, you'll learn the practical aspects of attacking user client systems by backdooring with fileless techniques, followed by focusing on the most vulnerable part of the network – directly attacking the end user. By the end of this book, you'll have explored approaches for carrying out advanced pentesting in tightly secured environments, understood pentesting and hacking techniques employed on embedded peripheral devices. What you will learn Configure the most effective Kali Linux tools to test infrastructure security Employ stealth to avoid detection in the infrastructure being tested Recognize when stealth attacks are being used against your infrastructure Exploit networks and data systems using wired and wireless networks as well as web services Identify and download valuable data from target systems Maintain access to compromised systems Use social engineering to compromise the weakest part of the network - the end users Who this book is for This third edition of Mastering Kali Linux for Advanced Penetration Testing is for you if you are a security analyst, pentester, ethical hacker, IT professional, or security consultant wanting to maximize the success of your infrastructure testing using some of the advanced features of Kali Linux. Prior exposure of penetration testing and ethical hacking basics will be helpful in making the most out of this book.
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.
Develop skills for network analysis and address a wide range of information security threats
Author: Andrew Crouthamel
Pubpsher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Use Wireshark 2 to overcome real-world network problems Key Features Delve into the core functionalities of the latest version of Wireshark Master network security skills with Wireshark 2 Efficiently find the root cause of network-related issues Book Description Wireshark, a combination of a Linux distro (Kali) and an open source security framework (Metasploit), is a popular and powerful tool. Wireshark is mainly used to analyze the bits and bytes that flow through a network. It efficiently deals with the second to the seventh layer of network protocols, and the analysis made is presented in a form that can be easily read by people. Mastering Wireshark 2 helps you gain expertise in securing your network. We start with installing and setting up Wireshark2.0, and then explore its interface in order to understand all of its functionalities. As you progress through the chapters, you will discover different ways to create, use, capture, and display filters. By halfway through the book, you will have mastered Wireshark features, analyzed different layers of the network protocol, and searched for anomalies. You’ll learn about plugins and APIs in depth. Finally, the book focuses on pocket analysis for security tasks, command-line utilities, and tools that manage trace files. By the end of the book, you'll have learned how to use Wireshark for network security analysis and configured it for troubleshooting purposes. What you will learn Understand what network and protocol analysis is and how it can help you Use Wireshark to capture packets in your network Filter captured traffic to only show what you need Explore useful statistic displays to make it easier to diagnose issues Customize Wireshark to your own specifications Analyze common network and network application protocols Who this book is for If you are a security professional or a network enthusiast and are interested in understanding the internal working of networks, and if you have some prior knowledge of using Wireshark, then this book is for you.