After reading this book, you should be able to use these tools to do some testing and even working on penetration projects. You just need to remember not to use these techniques in a production environment without having a formal approval.
This book outlines different tricks and techniques that an ethical hacker can use to assess the security of the systems, identify vulnerabilities and fix those vulnerabilities. This is done to prevent any malicious attacks against the system.
The hacking we talk about in this book is professional, above board and is a legal type of testing. It is for this reason that it is called ethical hacking. Network and computer security is a complex subject, which constantly changes. You have to stay on top of it to ensure that the information you own is secure from the crackers or criminal hackers.
Ethical hacking, also called white-hat hacking or penetration testing, is a tool that will help you ensure that the information system you use is truly secure. Over the course of this book, you will gather information on the different tools and software you can use to run an ethical hacking program. There are some programs in this book that you can use to start off the ethical hacking process.
In this book you will learn:
What exactly is Ethical Hacking
The dangers that your system can face through attacks
The Ethical Hacking Process and what it means
Understanding a hackers mindset
An introduction to Python
And much much more!