Building a Pentesting Lab for Wireless Networks

Author: Vyacheslav Fadyushin,Andrey Popov

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785286064

Category: Computers

Page: 264

View: 8223

Build your own secure enterprise or home penetration testing lab to dig into the various hacking techniques About This Book Design and build an extendable penetration testing lab with wireless access suitable for home and enterprise use Fill the lab with various components and customize them according to your own needs and skill level Secure your lab from unauthorized access and external attacks Who This Book Is For If you are a beginner or a security professional who wishes to learn to build a home or enterprise lab environment where you can safely practice penetration testing techniques and improve your hacking skills, then this book is for you. No prior penetration testing experience is required, as the lab environment is suitable for various skill levels and is used for a wide range of techniques from basic to advance. Whether you are brand new to online learning or you are a seasoned expert, you will be able to set up your own hacking playground depending on your tasks. What You Will Learn Determine your needs and choose the appropriate lab components for them Build a virtual or hardware lab network Imitate an enterprise network and prepare intentionally vulnerable software and services Secure wired and wireless access to your lab Choose a penetration testing framework according to your needs Arm your own wireless hacking platform Get to know the methods to create a strong defense mechanism for your system In Detail Starting with the basics of wireless networking and its associated risks, we will guide you through the stages of creating a penetration testing lab with wireless access and preparing your wireless penetration testing machine. This book will guide you through configuring hardware and virtual network devices, filling the lab network with applications and security solutions, and making it look and work like a real enterprise network. The resulting lab protected with WPA-Enterprise will let you practice most of the attack techniques used in penetration testing projects. Along with a review of penetration testing frameworks, this book is also a detailed manual on preparing a platform for wireless penetration testing. By the end of this book, you will be at the point when you can practice, and research without worrying about your lab environment for every task. Style and approach This is an easy-to-follow guide full of hands-on examples and recipes. Each topic is explained thoroughly and supplies you with the necessary configuration settings. You can pick the recipes you want to follow depending on the task you need to perform.
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Penetration Testing Essentials

Author: Sean-Philip Oriyano

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119235308

Category: Computers

Page: 360

View: 7783

Your pen testing career begins here, with a solid foundation in essential skills and concepts Penetration Testing Essentials provides a starting place for professionals and beginners looking to learn more about penetration testing for cybersecurity. Certification eligibility requires work experience—but before you get that experience, you need a basic understanding of the technical and behavioral ways attackers compromise security, and the tools and techniques you'll use to discover the weak spots before others do. You'll learn information gathering techniques, scanning and enumeration, how to target wireless networks, and much more as you build your pen tester skill set. You'll learn how to break in, look around, get out, and cover your tracks, all without ever being noticed. Pen testers are tremendously important to data security, so they need to be sharp and well-versed in technique, but they also need to work smarter than the average hacker. This book set you on the right path, with expert instruction from a veteran IT security expert with multiple security certifications. IT Security certifications have stringent requirements and demand a complex body of knowledge. This book lays the groundwork for any IT professional hoping to move into a cybersecurity career by developing a robust pen tester skill set. Learn the fundamentals of security and cryptography Master breaking, entering, and maintaining access to a system Escape and evade detection while covering your tracks Build your pen testing lab and the essential toolbox Start developing the tools and mindset you need to become experienced in pen testing today.
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Build Your Own Security Lab

A Field Guide for Network Testing

Author: Michael Gregg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470379472

Category: Computers

Page: 456

View: 7382

If your job is to design or implement IT security solutions or if you’re studying for any security certification, this is the how-to guide you’ve been looking for. Here’s how to assess your needs, gather the tools, and create a controlled environment in which you can experiment, test, and develop the solutions that work. With liberal examples from real-world scenarios, it tells you exactly how to implement a strategy to secure your systems now and in the future. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
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Building Virtual Pentesting Labs for Advanced Penetration Testing

Author: Kevin Cardwell

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783284781

Category: Computers

Page: 430

View: 2013

Written in an easy-to-follow approach using hands-on examples, this book helps you create virtual environments for advanced penetration testing, enabling you to build a multi-layered architecture to include firewalls, IDS/IPS, web application firewalls, and endpoint protection, which is essential in the penetration testing world.If you are a penetration tester, security consultant, security test engineer, or analyst who wants to practice and perfect penetration testing skills by building virtual pentesting labs in varying industry scenarios, this is the book for you. This book is ideal if you want to build and enhance your existing pentesting methods and skills. Basic knowledge of network security features is expected along with web application testing experience.
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Professional Penetration Testing

Creating and Learning in a Hacking Lab

Author: Thomas Wilhelm

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0124046185

Category: Computers

Page: 464

View: 9275

Professional Penetration Testing walks you through the entire process of setting up and running a pen test lab. Penetration testing—the act of testing a computer network to find security vulnerabilities before they are maliciously exploited—is a crucial component of information security in any organization. With this book, you will find out how to turn hacking skills into a professional career. Chapters cover planning, metrics, and methodologies; the details of running a pen test, including identifying and verifying vulnerabilities; and archiving, reporting and management practices. Author Thomas Wilhelm has delivered penetration testing training to countless security professionals, and now through the pages of this book you can benefit from his years of experience as a professional penetration tester and educator. After reading this book, you will be able to create a personal penetration test lab that can deal with real-world vulnerability scenarios. All disc-based content for this title is now available on the Web. Find out how to turn hacking and pen testing skills into a professional career Understand how to conduct controlled attacks on a network through real-world examples of vulnerable and exploitable servers Master project management skills necessary for running a formal penetration test and setting up a professional ethical hacking business Discover metrics and reporting methodologies that provide experience crucial to a professional penetration tester
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Kali Linux Wireless Penetration Testing Beginner's Guide

Master wireless testing techniques to survey and attack wireless networks with Kali Linux, including the KRACK attack

Author: Cameron Buchanan,Vivek Ramachandran

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 178862274X

Category: Computers

Page: 210

View: 7296

Kali Linux Wireless Penetration Testing Beginner's Guide, Third Edition presents wireless pentesting from the ground up, and has been updated with the latest methodologies, including full coverage of the KRACK attack. About This Book Learn wireless penetration testing with Kali Linux Detect hidden wireless networks and discover their names Explore advanced Wi-Fi hacking techniques including rogue access point hosting and probe sniffing Develop your encryption cracking skills and gain an insight into the methods used by attackers and the underlying technologies that facilitate these attacks Who This Book Is For Kali Linux Wireless Penetration Testing Beginner's Guide, Third Edition is suitable for anyone who wants to learn more about pentesting and how to understand and defend against the latest wireless network attacks. What You Will Learn Understand the KRACK attack in full detail Create a wireless lab for your experiments Sniff out wireless packets, hidden networks, and SSIDs Capture and crack WPA-2 keys Sniff probe requests and track users through their SSID history Attack radius authentication systems Sniff wireless traffic and collect interesting data Decrypt encrypted traffic with stolen keys In Detail As wireless networks become ubiquitous in our lives, wireless penetration testing has become a key skill in the repertoire of the professional penetration tester. This has been highlighted again recently with the discovery of the KRACK attack which enables attackers to potentially break into Wi-Fi networks encrypted with WPA2. The Kali Linux security distribution comes with a myriad of tools used for networking attacks and detecting security loopholes. Kali Linux Wireless Penetration Testing Beginner's Guide, Third Edition has been updated to Kali Linux 2017.3 with the latest methodologies, including full coverage of the KRACK attack and how to defend against it. The book presents wireless pentesting from the ground up, introducing all elements of penetration testing with each new technology. You'll learn various wireless testing methodologies by example, from the basics of wireless routing and encryption through to detailed coverage of hacking methods and attacks such as the Hirte and Caffe Latte. Style and approach Kali Linux Wireless Penetration Testing Beginner's Guide, Third Edition is a practical, hands-on guide to modern wi-fi network hacking. It covers both the theory and practice of wireless pentesting, offering detailed, real-world coverage of the latest vulnerabilities and attacks.
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The Network Security Test Lab

A Step-by-Step Guide

Author: Michael Gregg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118987055

Category: Computers

Page: 455

View: 2146

The Network Security Test Lab will guide you through the security assessment and penetration testing process. This book delivers the set-up guidance needed to build your own security testing lab, with a look inside the actual attacks; decodes, and will demonstrate how to run attacks in an isolated sandbox so you can understand how attackers target systems and how you can build the defenses to stop them. You will be introduced to tools such as Wireshark, Networkminer, Nmap, Metasploit, and others. This detailed book covers network attacks, social networking, malware and the most prevalent malicious traffic, and much more. Hardware and Gear and your Test Platform Passive Information Gathering Detecting Live Systems Enumerating Systems Automated Attack and Penetration Tools Understanding Cryptographic Systems Network Traffic Analysis Securing Wireless Systems An introduction to Malware Analyzing Malware and Detecting Intrusions Forensic Detection
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Instant Penetration Testing

Setting Up a Test Lab How-to

Author: Vyacheslav Fadyushin

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849694125

Category: Computers

Page: 138

View: 9517

Filled with practical, step-by-step instructions and clear explanations for the most important and useful tasks. Get the job done and learn as you go. A how-To book with practical recipes accompanied with rich screenshots for easy comprehension. This is a How-to guide, written with practicality in mind. Theory is downplayed, and we get you started doing the things you need to do, right away. ""Instant Penetration Testing: Setting Up a Test Lab How-to"" is written for beginners to penetration testing, and will guide you in avoiding the common mistakes that people new to penetration testing make.
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Backtrack 5 Wireless Penetration Testing

Beginner's Guide

Author: Vivek Ramachandran

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 184951559X

Category: Computers

Page: 220

View: 893

Wireless has become ubiquitous in today’s world. The mobility and flexibility provided by it makes our lives more comfortable and productive. But this comes at a cost – Wireless technologies are inherently insecure and can be easily broken. BackTrack is a penetration testing and security auditing distribution that comes with a myriad of wireless networking tools used to simulate network attacks and detect security loopholes. Backtrack 5 Wireless Penetration Testing Beginner’s Guide will take you through the journey of becoming a Wireless hacker. You will learn various wireless testing methodologies taught using live examples, which you will implement throughout this book. The engaging practical sessions very gradually grow in complexity giving you enough time to ramp up before you get to advanced wireless attacks. This book will take you through the basic concepts in Wireless and creating a lab environment for your experiments to the business of different lab sessions in wireless security basics, slowly turn on the heat and move to more complicated scenarios, and finally end your journey by conducting bleeding edge wireless attacks in your lab. There are many interesting and new things that you will learn in this book – War Driving, WLAN packet sniffing, Network Scanning, Circumventing hidden SSIDs and MAC filters, bypassing Shared Authentication, Cracking WEP and WPA/WPA2 encryption, Access Point MAC spoofing, Rogue Devices, Evil Twins, Denial of Service attacks, Viral SSIDs, Honeypot and Hotspot attacks, Caffe Latte WEP Attack, Man-in-the-Middle attacks, Evading Wireless Intrusion Prevention systems and a bunch of other cutting edge wireless attacks. If you were ever curious about what wireless security and hacking was all about, then this book will get you started by providing you with the knowledge and practical know-how to become a wireless hacker. Hands-on practical guide with a step-by-step approach to help you get started immediately with Wireless Penetration Testing
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Advanced Penetration Testing for Highly-Secured Environments

Author: Lee Allen,Kevin Cardwell

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784392022

Category: Computers

Page: 428

View: 3550

Employ the most advanced pentesting techniques and tools to build highly-secured systems and environments About This Book Learn how to build your own pentesting lab environment to practice advanced techniques Customize your own scripts, and learn methods to exploit 32-bit and 64-bit programs Explore a vast variety of stealth techniques to bypass a number of protections when penetration testing Who This Book Is For This book is for anyone who wants to improve their skills in penetration testing. As it follows a step-by-step approach, anyone from a novice to an experienced security tester can learn effective techniques to deal with highly secured environments. Whether you are brand new or a seasoned expert, this book will provide you with the skills you need to successfully create, customize, and plan an advanced penetration test. What You Will Learn A step-by-step methodology to identify and penetrate secured environments Get to know the process to test network services across enterprise architecture when defences are in place Grasp different web application testing methods and how to identify web application protections that are deployed Understand a variety of concepts to exploit software Gain proven post-exploitation techniques to exfiltrate data from the target Get to grips with various stealth techniques to remain undetected and defeat the latest defences Be the first to find out the latest methods to bypass firewalls Follow proven approaches to record and save the data from tests for analysis In Detail The defences continue to improve and become more and more common, but this book will provide you with a number or proven techniques to defeat the latest defences on the networks. The methods and techniques contained will provide you with a powerful arsenal of best practices to increase your penetration testing successes. The processes and methodology will provide you techniques that will enable you to be successful, and the step by step instructions of information gathering and intelligence will allow you to gather the required information on the targets you are testing. The exploitation and post-exploitation sections will supply you with the tools you would need to go as far as the scope of work will allow you. The challenges at the end of each chapter are designed to challenge you and provide real-world situations that will hone and perfect your penetration testing skills. You will start with a review of several well respected penetration testing methodologies, and following this you will learn a step-by-step methodology of professional security testing, including stealth, methods of evasion, and obfuscation to perform your tests and not be detected! The final challenge will allow you to create your own complex layered architecture with defences and protections in place, and provide the ultimate testing range for you to practice the methods shown throughout the book. The challenge is as close to an actual penetration test assignment as you can get! Style and approach The book follows the standard penetration testing stages from start to finish with step-by-step examples. The book thoroughly covers penetration test expectations, proper scoping and planning, as well as enumeration and foot printing
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Penetration Testing

A Hands-On Introduction to Hacking

Author: Georgia Weidman

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593275641

Category: Computers

Page: 528

View: 2873

Penetration testers simulate cyber attacks to find security weaknesses in networks, operating systems, and applications. Information security experts worldwide use penetration techniques to evaluate enterprise defenses. In Penetration Testing, security expert, researcher, and trainer Georgia Weidman introduces you to the core skills and techniques that every pentester needs. Using a virtual machine–based lab that includes Kali Linux and vulnerable operating systems, you’ll run through a series of practical lessons with tools like Wireshark, Nmap, and Burp Suite. As you follow along with the labs and launch attacks, you’ll experience the key stages of an actual assessment—including information gathering, finding exploitable vulnerabilities, gaining access to systems, post exploitation, and more. Learn how to: * Crack passwords and wireless network keys with brute-forcing and wordlists * Test web applications for vulnerabilities * Use the Metasploit Framework to launch exploits and write your own Metasploit modules * Automate social-engineering attacks * Bypass antivirus software * Turn access to one machine into total control of the enterprise in the post exploitation phase You’ll even explore writing your own exploits. Then it’s on to mobile hacking—Weidman’s particular area of research—with her tool, the Smartphone Pentest Framework. With its collection of hands-on lessons that cover key tools and strategies, Penetration Testing is the introduction that every aspiring hacker needs.
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Conducting Network Penetration and Espionage in a Global Environment

Author: Bruce Middleton

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 148220648X

Category: Computers

Page: 599

View: 5086

When it’s all said and done, penetration testing remains the most effective way to identify security vulnerabilities in computer networks. Conducting Network Penetration and Espionage in a Global Environment provides detailed guidance on how to perform effective penetration testing of computer networks—using free, open source, and commercially available tools, including Backtrack, Metasploit, Wireshark, Nmap, Netcat, and Nessus. It also considers exploits and other programs using Python, PERL, BASH, PHP, Ruby, and Windows PowerShell. The book taps into Bruce Middleton’s decades of experience with computer security, including penetration testing of military networks, the White House, utilities, manufacturing facilities, CIA headquarters, the Defense Information Systems Agency, and NASA. Mr. Middleton begins with a chapter on defensive measures/privacy issues and then moves on to describe a cyber-attack on one of his labs and how he responded to the attack. Next, the book explains how to research a target without directly "touching" that target. Once you’ve learned all you can, the text describes how to gather even more information using a more direct approach. From there, it covers mathematical analysis, considers target exploitation, and discusses Chinese and Syrian cyber-attacks. Providing authoritative guidance on cyberforensics, reverse engineering, and penetration testing, the book categorizes testing tools according to their use within the standard penetration testing framework. For each of the above-mentioned categories, you will find basic and advanced tools and procedures to help you identify security vulnerabilities in today’s networks. After reading this book, you will understand how to perform an organized and efficient penetration test. You will also learn techniques used to bypass anti-virus software and capture keystrokes of remote systems. Explaining how to put together your own penetration testing lab, the text concludes by describing how to utilize various iPhone apps to perform reconnaissance activities on wireless networks.
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Python Penetration Testing Essentials

Author: Mohit

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784395889

Category: Computers

Page: 178

View: 1662

If you are a Python programmer or a security researcher who has basic knowledge of Python programming and want to learn about penetration testing with the help of Python, this book is ideal for you. Even if you are new to the field of ethical hacking, this book can help you find the vulnerabilities in your system so that you are ready to tackle any kind of attack or intrusion.
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Mehr Hacking mit Python

Eigene Tools entwickeln für Hacker und Pentester

Author: Justin Seitz

Publisher: dpunkt.verlag

ISBN: 3864917530

Category: Computers

Page: 182

View: 1074

Wenn es um die Entwicklung leistungsfähiger und effizienter Hacking-Tools geht, ist Python für die meisten Sicherheitsanalytiker die Sprache der Wahl. Doch wie genau funktioniert das? In dem neuesten Buch von Justin Seitz - dem Autor des Bestsellers »Hacking mit Python« - entdecken Sie Pythons dunkle Seite. Sie entwickeln Netzwerk-Sniffer, manipulieren Pakete, infizieren virtuelle Maschinen, schaffen unsichtbare Trojaner und vieles mehr. Sie lernen praktisch, wie man • einen »Command-and-Control«-Trojaner mittels GitHub schafft • Sandboxing erkennt und gängige Malware-Aufgaben wie Keylogging und Screenshotting automatisiert • Windows-Rechte mittels kreativer Prozesskontrolle ausweitet • offensive Speicherforensik-Tricks nutzt, um Passwort-Hashes abzugreifen und Shellcode in virtuelle Maschinen einzuspeisen • das beliebte Web-Hacking-Tool Burp erweitert • die Windows COM-Automatisierung nutzt, um einen Man-in-the-Middle-Angriff durchzuführen • möglichst unbemerkt Daten aus einem Netzwerk abgreift Eine Reihe von Insider-Techniken und kreativen Aufgaben zeigen Ihnen, wie Sie die Hacks erweitern und eigene Exploits entwickeln können.
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Hacking with Kali

Practical Penetration Testing Techniques

Author: James Broad,Andrew Bindner

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0124078834

Category: Computers

Page: 238

View: 9992

Hacking with Kali introduces you the most current distribution of the de facto standard tool for Linux pen testing. Starting with use of the Kali live CD and progressing through installation on hard drives, thumb drives and SD cards, author James Broad walks you through creating a custom version of the Kali live distribution. You’ll learn how to configure networking components, storage devices and system services such as DHCP and web services. Once you're familiar with the basic components of the software, you'll learn how to use Kali through the phases of the penetration testing lifecycle; one major tool from each phase is explained. The book culminates with a chapter on reporting that will provide examples of documents used prior to, during and after the pen test. This guide will benefit information security professionals of all levels, hackers, systems administrators, network administrators, and beginning and intermediate professional pen testers, as well as students majoring in information security. Provides detailed explanations of the complete penetration testing lifecycle Complete linkage of the Kali information, resources and distribution downloads Hands-on exercises reinforce topics
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Hacking

Die Kunst des Exploits

Author: Jon Erickson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783898645362

Category: Computer networks

Page: 505

View: 452

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Mastering Wireless Penetration Testing for Highly Secured Environments

Author: Aaron Johns

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782163190

Category: Computers

Page: 220

View: 2992

This book is intended for security professionals who want to enhance their wireless penetration testing skills and knowledge. Since this book covers advanced techniques, you will need some previous experience in computer security and networking.
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Penetration Tester's Open Source Toolkit

Author: Jeremy Faircloth

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1597496278

Category: Computers

Page: 441

View: 654

Great commercial penetration testing tools can be very expensive and sometimes hard to use or of questionable accuracy. This book helps solve both of these problems. The open source, no-cost penetration testing tools presented do a great job and can be modified by the user for each situation. Many tools, even ones that cost thousands of dollars, do not come with any type of instruction on how and in which situations the penetration tester can best use them. Penetration Tester's Open Source Toolkit, Third Edition, expands upon existing instructions so that a professional can get the most accurate and in-depth test results possible. Real-life scenarios are a major focus so that the reader knows which tool to use and how to use it for a variety of situations. Details current open source penetration testing tools Presents core technologies for each type of testing and the best tools for the job New to this edition: Enterprise application testing, client-side attacks and updates on Metasploit and Backtrack
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