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

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The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing, Second Edition, serves as an introduction to the steps required to complete a penetration test or perform an ethical hack from beginning to end. The book teaches students how to properly utilize and interpret the results of the modern-day hacking tools required to complete a penetration test. It provides a simple and clean explanation of how to effectively utilize these tools, along with a four-step methodology for conducting a penetration test or hack, thus equipping students with the know-how required to jump start their careers and gain a better understanding of offensive security. Each chapter contains hands-on examples and exercises that are designed to teach learners how to interpret results and utilize those results in later phases. Tool coverage includes: Backtrack Linux, Google reconnaissance, MetaGooFil, dig, Nmap, Nessus, Metasploit, Fast Track Autopwn, Netcat, and Hacker Defender rootkit. This is complemented by PowerPoint slides for use in class. This book is an ideal resource for security consultants, beginning InfoSec professionals, and students.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 225 pages
  • 187.96 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 317.51g
  • Syngress Media,U.S.
  • Rockland, MA, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0124116442
  • 9780124116443
  • 80,970

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"...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 2011show more

About Patrick Engebretson

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.show more

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 Testshow more

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"...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 2011show more

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