The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing: Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Made Easy (Google eBook)

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Elsevier, Jul 21, 2011 - Computers - 180 pages
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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.



  • Named a 2011 Best Hacking and Pen Testing Book by InfoSec Reviews
  • 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.
  • Writen 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.
  • Utilizes the Backtrack Linus distribution and focuses on the seminal tools required to complete a penetration test.
  

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

User Review  - Fuat Ulugay - Goodreads

Even it says basics of hacking this book has more content than the ones claiming to have advanced content. One of the best books available for an intro to white hat hacking. Read full review

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

User Review  - Rob - Goodreads

Gave up reading it and bought the new edition, because this book refers to Backtrack Linux which is no longer supported or available. Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER 1 What Is Penetration Testing?
1
CHAPTER 2 Reconnaissance
15
CHAPTER 3 Scanning
43
CHAPTER 4 Exploitation
65
CHAPTER 5 WebBased Exploitation
107
CHAPTER 6 Maintaining Access with Backdoors and Rootkits
127
CHAPTER 7 Wrapping Up the Penetration Test
145
INDEX
157
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