The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing: Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Made Easy

The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing: Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Made Easy

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By (author) Patrick Engebretson

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  • Publisher: Syngress Media,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 225 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 231mm x 15mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 26 September 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Rockland, MA
  • ISBN 10: 0124116442
  • ISBN 13: 9780124116443
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 63,073

Product description

The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing serves as an introduction to the steps required to complete a penetration test or perform an ethical hack. You learn how to properly utilize and interpret the results of modern day hacking tools; which are required to complete a penetration test. Tool coverage will include, Backtrack Linux, Google, Whois, Nmap, Nessus, Metasploit, Netcat, Netbus, and more. A simple and clean explanation of how to utilize these tools will allow you to gain a solid understanding of each of the four phases and prepare them to take on more in-depth texts and topics. This book includes the use of a single example (pen test target) all the way through the book which allows you to clearly see how the tools and phases relate. Each chapter contains hands-on examples and exercises that are designed to teach you how to interpret the results and utilize those results in later phases. It is written by an author who works in the field as a Penetration Tester and who teaches Offensive Security, Penetration Testing, and Ethical Hacking, and Exploitation classes at Dakota State University. It utilizes the Kali Linux distribution and focuses on the seminal tools required to complete a penetration test.

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Author information

Dr. Patrick Engebretson obtained his Doctor of Science degree with a specialization in Information Security from Dakota State University. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Information Assurance and also works as a Senior Penetration Tester for security firm in the Midwest.

Review quote

"...this is meant to be a practical book, and it positively encourages you to download, fire up and use the tools mentioned. The first chapter even tells you how to set up your own 'hacking lab'. So whatever your interest in hacking, you'll get the most out of the book if you follow along."--Network Security,Aug 1 2013 "For people looking to become pen-testers, this is an excellent first step. For anyone simply curious about what pen-testing involves and who wants to try some of the techniques for themselves, it may be all you need." - Network Security, December 2011

Table of contents

Chapter 1. What is Penetration Testing? Chapter 2. Reconnaissance Chapter 3. Scanning Chapter 4. Exploitation Chapter 5. Web Based Exploitation Chapter 6. Maintaining Access with Backdoors and Rootkits Chapter 7. Trapping Up the Penetration Test