Kali Linux: Hacking Tools Introduction

Primedia E-launch LLC
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 In this book, you will be learning the basic techniques about how to hack and penetrate computer networks, systems and applications. This book covers a lot of top penetration tools which are available on Kali Linux and their operations. It is expected the readers have minimum knowledge of computer networking, command utilities and basic Linux administration to be able to understand and follow the guidance’s available on this book.
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About the author

Rassoul Ghaznavi-zadeh, the author, has been an IT security consultant since 1999. He started as a network and security engineer and developed his knowledge around enterprise business, security governance and also standards and frameworks like ISO, COBIT, HIPPA, SOC and PCI. He has helped a lot of enterprise organizations to have a safe and secure environment by testing, auditing and providing recommendations. He has also other security books around penetration and enterprise security. Rassoul holds multiple international certificates around security and architecting enterprise IT.

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Primedia E-launch LLC
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235
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ISBN
9781684189809
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English
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Computers / Security / General
Computers / Security / Networking
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Master's Thesis from the year 2011 in the subject Computer Science - IT-Security, grade: MERIT , Middlesex University in London, course: Telecommunication Engineering , language: English, abstract: GSM systems are vulnerable to an unauthorized access and eaves droppings when compared with the traditional fixed wired networks due to the mobility of its users. The main idea of this project is to develop an application device to secure mobile banking over unsecure GSM network. It is important to mention here that, mobile banking is a term used for performing balance checks, account transactions, payments, credit applications and many other online applications. But unfortunately, the security architecture for cellular network is not entirely secure. As a matter of fact, GSM network infrastructure is proved to be insecure and many possible attacks have well documented in the literature. Security was never considered in the initial stages therefore sending protective banking information across an open mobile phone network remains insecure. Consequently, this project focuses entirely on the developing and designing security techniques to asses some security issues within mobile banking through cellular phone network (GSM). The main aim of this project was to investigate and examine the following: 1. Security issues in each level of the mobile network architecture. 2. Messages and signals exchanged between user’s cellular phone and mobile network at each level. 3. The overall security architecture of GSM flaws. 4. Some existing security measures for mobile transactions. 5. The current security within SMS banking and GPRS banking. Finally, two folded simulation in MATLABT were performed using OFDM which is a broadband multicarrier modulation method that provides a high performance operation to transmitted and received data or information. In other words, it is the most customary single that uses carrier modulation that gives high speed function in microwave frequency. Therefore, the first program was concerned with generating transmission and receiving the OFDM signal without channel noise effect. The second program was concerned with the effects of high power amplifier and channel noise on the OFDM signals. It is to be noticed here that the OFDM is a modulation that is especially suitable for wireless communication. Consequently, the suggested programme succeeded in achieving a limited noise or interference in the signal as the users complained and suffered constantly from this noise and from losing the data or the information.
Master's Thesis from the year 2014 in the subject Computer Science - IT-Security, Lovely Professional University, Punjab, course: M.Tech (Computer Science and Engineering), language: English, abstract: Currently cloud computing environments have come up with a serious problem known as security which is in terms of Confidentiality of Data, Integrity of the Message and Authenticity of the users (CIA). Since user’s personal data is being stored in an unencrypted format on a remote machine operated by third party vendors who provide various services, the impact of user’s identity and unauthorized access or disclosure of files are very high. Though we have various techniques and algorithms to protect our data from hackers and intruders still cloud environments are prone to other attacks. In this paper, a novel approach is implemented to protect user’s confidential data from third party service providers, and also to make sure that the data is not disclosed to any unauthentic user or the service provider even, in any cloud environments. This approach provides a multi-level security in three aspects: 1) User authentication for “authorization” to enter the network, 2) Image Sequencing password for “authentication” wherein it is proved that the identity is original user, and 3) RSA algorithm to encrypt the data further for providing “data integrity”. Thus this approach provides an overall security to the client’s personal data and the major issue of confidentiality, integrity and authenticity is fully solved. Implemented results are represented to illustrate that our approach has a reasonable performance.
Master's Thesis from the year 2012 in the subject Computer Science - IT-Security, grade: Merit, The Open University, course: MSc Advanced Networking, language: English, abstract: This research report investigated the potential risks from DoS (Denial of Service) attacks faced by SMEs (Small to Medium-sized Enterprises) that have an online presence. From the examination of case studies, reports, global surveys, and discussions with IT professionals this report evaluates which DoS attacks are the most prolific, and which DoS threats organisations need to secure against. From the results of the investigation it can be seen that the potential risk of becoming the target of a DoS attack continues to pose a significant threat to an organisation regardless of the size. It was evident from the results of the initial research that further investigation was required to evaluate which DoS threat were of most concern to SMEs (Small to Medium sized Enterprises). Through practical experimentation in a controlled network laboratory environment, a number of DoS attacks that are of current concern to SMEs were investigated, the main purpose of this investigation was to evaluate appropriate mitigation strategies to secure against the identified DoS attacks. This report concludes by highlighting that SMEs may be susceptible to well-known DoS attacks when deploying network hardware in default configuration, and by identifying the appropriate DoS mitigation options available to network and security administrators associated with SMEs. The conclusion also shows how these DoS mitigation options can be practically applied to the type of network hardware typically deployed in a SME environment.
Over 80 recipes on how to identify, exploit, and test web application security with Kali Linux 2About This BookFamiliarize yourself with the most common web vulnerabilities a web application faces, and understand how attackers take advantage of themSet up a penetration testing lab to conduct a preliminary assessment of attack surfaces and run exploitsLearn how to prevent vulnerabilities in web applications before an attacker can make the most of itWho This Book Is For

This book is for IT professionals, web developers, security enthusiasts, and security professionals who want an accessible reference on how to find, exploit, and prevent security vulnerabilities in web applications. You should know the basics of operating a Linux environment and have some exposure to security technologies and tools.

What You Will LearnSet up a penetration testing laboratory in a secure wayFind out what information is useful to gather when performing penetration tests and where to look for itUse crawlers and spiders to investigate an entire website in minutesDiscover security vulnerabilities in web applications in the web browser and using command-line toolsImprove your testing efficiency with the use of automated vulnerability scannersExploit vulnerabilities that require a complex setup, run custom-made exploits, and prepare for extraordinary scenariosSet up Man in the Middle attacks and use them to identify and exploit security flaws within the communication between users and the web serverCreate a malicious site that will find and exploit vulnerabilities in the user's web browserRepair the most common web vulnerabilities and understand how to prevent them becoming a threat to a site's securityIn Detail

Web applications are a huge point of attack for malicious hackers and a critical area for security professionals and penetration testers to lock down and secure. Kali Linux is a Linux-based penetration testing platform and operating system that provides a huge array of testing tools, many of which can be used specifically to execute web penetration testing.

This book will teach you, in the form step-by-step recipes, how to detect a wide array of vulnerabilities, exploit them to analyze their consequences, and ultimately buffer attackable surfaces so applications are more secure, for you and your users.

Starting from the setup of a testing laboratory, this book will give you the skills you need to cover every stage of a penetration test: from gathering information about the system and the application to identifying vulnerabilities through manual testing and the use of vulnerability scanners to both basic and advanced exploitation techniques that may lead to a full system compromise. Finally, we will put this into the context of OWASP and the top 10 web application vulnerabilities you are most likely to encounter, equipping you with the ability to combat them effectively. By the end of the book, you will have the required skills to identify, exploit, and prevent web application vulnerabilities.

Style and approach

Taking a recipe-based approach to web security, this book has been designed to cover each stage of a penetration test, with descriptions on how tools work and why certain programming or configuration practices can become security vulnerabilities that may put a whole system, or network, at risk. Each topic is presented as a sequence of tasks and contains a proper explanation of why each task is performed and what it accomplishes.

Kali Linux: a complete pentesting toolkit facilitating smooth backtracking for working hackersAbout This BookConduct network testing, surveillance, pen testing and forensics on MS Windows using Kali LinuxFootprint, monitor, and audit your network and investigate any ongoing infestationsCustomize Kali Linux with this professional guide so it becomes your pen testing toolkitWho This Book Is For

If you are a working ethical hacker who is looking to expand the offensive skillset with a thorough understanding of Kali Linux, then this is the book for you. Prior knowledge about Linux operating systems and the BASH terminal emulator along with Windows desktop and command line would be highly beneficial.

What You Will LearnSet up Kali Linux for pen testingMap and enumerate your Windows networkExploit several common Windows network vulnerabilitiesAttack and defeat password schemes on WindowsDebug and reverse-engineer Windows programsRecover lost files, investigate successful hacks and discover hidden data in innocent-looking filesCatch and hold admin rights on the network, and maintain backdoors on the network after your initial testing is doneIn Detail

Microsoft Windows is one of the two most common OS and managing its security has spawned the discipline of IT security. Kali Linux is the premier platform for testing and maintaining Windows security. Kali is built on the Debian distribution of Linux and shares the legendary stability of that OS. This lets you focus on using the network penetration, password cracking, forensics tools and not the OS.

This book has the most advanced tools and techniques to reproduce the methods used by sophisticated hackers to make you an expert in Kali Linux penetration testing. First, you are introduced to Kali's top ten tools and other useful reporting tools. Then, you will find your way around your target network and determine known vulnerabilities to be able to exploit a system remotely. Next, you will prove that the vulnerabilities you have found are real and exploitable. You will learn to use tools in seven categories of exploitation tools. Further, you perform web access exploits using tools like websploit and more. Security is only as strong as the weakest link in the chain. Passwords are often that weak link. Thus, you learn about password attacks that can be used in concert with other approaches to break into and own a network. Moreover, you come to terms with network sniffing, which helps you understand which users are using services you can exploit, and IP spoofing, which can be used to poison a system's DNS cache. Once you gain access to a machine or network, maintaining access is important.

Thus, you not only learn penetrating in the machine you also learn Windows privilege's escalations. With easy to follow step-by-step instructions and support images, you will be able to quickly pen test your system and network.

Style and approach

This book is a hands-on guide for Kali Linux pen testing. This book will provide all the practical knowledge needed to test your network's security using a proven hacker's methodology. The book uses easy-to-understand yet professional language for explaining concepts.

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