Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Guide

Rafay Baloch

July 28, 2014 by Auerbach Publications
Reference - 531 Pages - 835 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482231618 - CAT# K22730

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Features

    • Introduces penetration testing and hacking
    • Provides readers with a clear understanding of how to complete a penetration test or perform an ethical hack
    • Explains how to properly utilize and interpret the results of modern-day hacking tools
    • Walks readers through each of the steps and tools
    • Describes how the output from each tool can be utilized in subsequent phases of the penetration test

    Summary

    Requiring no prior hacking experience, Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Guide supplies a complete introduction to the steps required to complete a penetration test, or ethical hack, from beginning to end. You will learn how to properly utilize and interpret the results of modern-day hacking tools, which are required to complete a penetration test.

    The book covers a wide range of tools, including Backtrack Linux, Google reconnaissance, MetaGooFil, dig, Nmap, Nessus, Metasploit, Fast Track Autopwn, Netcat, and Hacker Defender rootkit. Supplying a simple and clean explanation of how to effectively utilize these tools, it details a four-step methodology for conducting an effective penetration test or hack.

    Providing an accessible introduction to penetration testing and hacking, the book supplies you with a fundamental understanding of offensive security. After completing the book you will be prepared to take on in-depth and advanced topics in hacking and penetration testing.

    The book walks you through each of the steps and tools in a structured, orderly manner allowing you to understand how the output from each tool can be fully utilized in the subsequent phases of the penetration test. This process will allow you to clearly see how the various tools and phases relate to each other.

    An ideal resource for those who want to learn about ethical hacking but don’t know where to start, this book will help take your hacking skills to the next level. The topics described in this book comply with international standards and with what is being taught in international certifications.