Delivering up-to-the-minute coverage, COMPUTER SECURITY AND PENETRATION TESTING, Second Edition offers readers of all backgrounds and experience levels a well-researched and engaging introduction to the fascinating realm of network security. Spotlighting the latest threats and vulnerabilities, this cutting-edge text is packed with real-world examples that showcase today's most important and relevant security topics. It addresses how and why people attack computers and networks--equipping readers with the knowledge and techniques to successfully combat hackers. This edition also includes new emphasis on ethics and legal issues. The world of information security is changing every day - readers are provided with a clear differentiation between hacking myths and hacking facts. Straightforward in its approach, this comprehensive resource teaches the skills needed to go from hoping a system is secure to knowing that it is. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Learn how to hack systems like black hat hackers and secure them like security experts Key Features Understand how computer systems work and their vulnerabilities Exploit weaknesses and hack into machines to test their security Learn how to secure systems from hackers Book Description This book starts with the basics of ethical hacking, how to practice hacking safely and legally, and how to install and interact with Kali Linux and the Linux terminal. You will explore network hacking, where you will see how to test the security of wired and wireless networks. You’ll also learn how to crack the password for any Wi-Fi network (whether it uses WEP, WPA, or WPA2) and spy on the connected devices. Moving on, you will discover how to gain access to remote computer systems using client-side and server-side attacks. You will also get the hang of post-exploitation techniques, including remotely controlling and interacting with the systems that you compromised. Towards the end of the book, you will be able to pick up web application hacking techniques. You'll see how to discover, exploit, and prevent a number of website vulnerabilities, such as XSS and SQL injections. The attacks covered are practical techniques that work against real systems and are purely for educational purposes. At the end of each section, you will learn how to detect, prevent, and secure systems from these attacks. What you will learn Understand ethical hacking and the different fields and types of hackers Set up a penetration testing lab to practice safe and legal hacking Explore Linux basics, commands, and how to interact with the terminal Access password-protected networks and spy on connected clients Use server and client-side attacks to hack and control remote computers Control a hacked system remotely and use it to hack other systems Discover, exploit, and prevent a number of web application vulnerabilities such as XSS and SQL injections Who this book is for Learning Ethical Hacking from Scratch is for anyone interested in learning how to hack and test the security of systems like professional hackers and security experts.
The Security Analyst Series from EC-Council | Press is comprised of five books covering a broad base of topics in advanced penetration testing and information security analysis. The content of this program is designed to expose the reader to groundbreaking methodologies in conducting thorough information security analysis, as well as advanced penetration testing techniques. Armed with the knowledge from the Security Analyst series, along with proper experience, readers will be able to perform the intensive assessments required to effectively identify and mitigate risks to the security of the organization’s infrastructure. Penetration Testing: Network and Perimeter Testing. Network and Perimeter Testing coverage includes firewall and ids penetration testing as well as penetration testing of laptops, PDA’s, cellphones, e-mail, and security patches. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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
Are you interested in learning about how to hack systems? Do you want to learn how to protect yourself from being hacked? Do you wish to learn the art of ethical hacking? Do you want to know the secrets techniques that genius hackers use? Do you want to learn how to protect yourself from some of the most common hacking attacks? Hacking is one of the most misunderstood cyber concepts. The majority of people think of hacking as something evil or illegal, but nothing could be farther from the truth. Indeed, hacking can be a real threat, but if you want to stop someone from hacking you, you must also learn how to hack! In this book, "Hacking: The Ultimate Beginner-to-Expert Guide To Penetration Testing, Hacking, And Security Countermeasures," you will learn: The different types of hackers The different types of attacks The proven steps and techniques that the best hackers use Penetration testing Hacking Wi-Fi Hacking Smartphones Hacking computers The countermeasures you need to protect yourself from hackers The future of hacking And much, much more! This book goes all the way from the basic principles to the intricate techniques and methods that you can use to hack. It is written to suit both beginners, as well as hacking experts. The book uses a language that beginners can understand, without leaving out the complex details that are necessary with hacking. This book is a great place to start learning how to hack and how to protect your devices. If you have been waiting for a book that can break it down for you and then dive into the deep end seamlessly, grab a copy of this book today! Buy your copy today!
Learn how to execute web application penetration testing end-to-end Key Features Build an end-to-end threat model landscape for web application security Learn both web application vulnerabilities and web intrusion testing Associate network vulnerabilities with a web application infrastructure Book Description Companies all over the world want to hire professionals dedicated to application security. Practical Web Penetration Testing focuses on this very trend, teaching you how to conduct application security testing using real-life scenarios. To start with, you’ll set up an environment to perform web application penetration testing. You will then explore different penetration testing concepts such as threat modeling, intrusion test, infrastructure security threat, and more, in combination with advanced concepts such as Python scripting for automation. Once you are done learning the basics, you will discover end-to-end implementation of tools such as Metasploit, Burp Suite, and Kali Linux. Many companies deliver projects into production by using either Agile or Waterfall methodology. This book shows you how to assist any company with their SDLC approach and helps you on your journey to becoming an application security specialist. By the end of this book, you will have hands-on knowledge of using different tools for penetration testing. What you will learn Learn how to use Burp Suite effectively Use Nmap, Metasploit, and more tools for network infrastructure tests Practice using all web application hacking tools for intrusion tests using Kali Linux Learn how to analyze a web application using application threat modeling Know how to conduct web intrusion tests Understand how to execute network infrastructure tests Master automation of penetration testing functions for maximum efficiency using Python Who this book is for Practical Web Penetration Testing is for you if you are a security professional, penetration tester, or stakeholder who wants to execute penetration testing using the latest and most popular tools. Basic knowledge of ethical hacking would be an added advantage.
With more than 600 security tools in its arsenal, the Kali Linux distribution can be overwhelming. Experienced and aspiring security professionals alike may find it challenging to select the most appropriate tool for conducting a given test. This practical book covers Kali’s expansive security capabilities and helps you identify the tools you need to conduct a wide range of security tests and penetration tests. You’ll also explore the vulnerabilities that make those tests necessary. Author Ric Messier takes you through the foundations of Kali Linux and explains methods for conducting tests on networks, web applications, wireless security, password vulnerability, and more. You’ll discover different techniques for extending Kali tools and creating your own toolset. Learn tools for stress testing network stacks and applications Perform network reconnaissance to determine what’s available to attackers Execute penetration tests using automated exploit tools such as Metasploit Use cracking tools to see if passwords meet complexity requirements Test wireless capabilities by injecting frames and cracking passwords Assess web application vulnerabilities with automated or proxy-based tools Create advanced attack techniques by extending Kali tools or developing your own Use Kali Linux to generate reports once testing is complete
Hacker is a person who uses his creativity and knowledge to overcome limitations, often in technological contexts. If you ask a random person on the street what a hacker is, they might recall ever seeing the word in connection to some criminal who `hacked' some website and stole for example credit card-data. This is the common image the media sketches of the `hacker'. The somewhat more informed person might think that a hacker is not really a criminal but somebody with a lot of knowledge about computers and security. Of course this second definition is a lot better than the first one, but I still don’t think it catches the essence of what makes one a hacker. First of all, hacking hasn't necessarily got to do with computers. There have been hackers in the Medieval Ages and maybe even in the Stone Ages. The fact that they used other means to express their skills and knowledge doesn't make them less than any hacker in the modern ages. We are just blessed with the fact that at this moment we are all surrounded by technology, a lot of people even are dependent of it.
The Security Analyst Series from EC-Council | Press is comprised of five books covering a broad base of topics in advanced penetration testing and information security analysis. The content of this program is designed to expose the reader to groundbreaking methodologies in conducting thorough information security analysis, as well as advanced penetration testing techniques. Armed with the knowledge from the Security Analyst series, along with proper experience, readers will be able to perform the intensive assessments required to effectively identify and mitigate risks to the security of the organization's infrastructure. Penetration Testing: Network and Perimeter Testing. Network and Perimeter Testing coverage includes firewall and ids penetration testing as well as penetration testing of laptops, PDA's, cellphones, e-mail, and security patches. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Introduces penetration testing and its importance in maintaining network security, discussing factors including the responsibilities of a penetration testing professional and potential system weaknesses.
Build your defense against web attacks with Kali Linux, including command injection flaws, crypto implementation layers, and web application security holes Key Features - Know how to set up your lab with Kali Linux - Discover the core concepts of web penetration testing - Get the tools and techniques you need with Kali Linux Book Description Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux - Third Edition shows you how to set up a lab, helps you understand the nature and mechanics of attacking websites, and explains classical attacks in great depth. This edition is heavily updated for the latest Kali Linux changes and the most recent attacks. Kali Linux shines when it comes to client-side attacks and fuzzing in particular. From the start of the book, you'll be given a thorough grounding in the concepts of hacking and penetration testing, and you'll see the tools used in Kali Linux that relate to web application hacking. You'll gain a deep understanding of classicalSQL, command-injection flaws, and the many ways to exploit these flaws. Web penetration testing also needs a general overview of client-side attacks, which is rounded out by a long discussion of scripting and input validation flaws. There is also an important chapter on cryptographic implementation flaws, where we discuss the most recent problems with cryptographic layers in the networking stack. The importance of these attacks cannot be overstated, and defending against them is relevant to most internet users and, of course, penetration testers. At the end of the book, you'll use an automated technique called fuzzing to identify flaws in a web application. Finally, you'll gain an understanding of web application vulnerabilities and the ways they can be exploited using the tools in Kali Linux. What you will learn Learn how to set up your lab with Kali Linux Understand the core concepts of web penetration testing Get to know the tools and techniques you need to use with Kali Linux Identify the difference between hacking a web application and network hacking Expose vulnerabilities present in web servers and their applications using server-side attacks Understand the different techniques used to identify the flavor of web applications See standard attacks such as exploiting cross-site request forgery and cross-site scripting flaws Get an overview of the art of client-side attacks Explore automated attacks such as fuzzing web applications Who this book is for Since this book sets out to cover a large number of tools and security fields, it can work as an introduction to practical security skills for beginners in security. In addition, web programmers and also system administrators would benefit from this rigorous introduction to web penetration testing. Basic system administration skills are necessary, and the ability to read code is a must.
Google, the most popular search engine worldwide, provides web surfers with an easy-to-use guide to the Internet, with web and image searches, language translation, and a range of features that make web navigation simple enough for even the novice user. What many users don’t realize is that the deceptively simple components that make Google so easy to use are the same features that generously unlock security flaws for the malicious hacker. Vulnerabilities in website security can be discovered through Google hacking, techniques applied to the search engine by computer criminals, identity thieves, and even terrorists to uncover secure information. This book beats Google hackers to the punch, equipping web administrators with penetration testing applications to ensure their site is invulnerable to a hacker’s search. Penetration Testing with Google Hacks explores the explosive growth of a technique known as "Google Hacking." When the modern security landscape includes such heady topics as "blind SQL injection" and "integer overflows," it's refreshing to see such a deceptively simple tool bent to achieve such amazing results; this is hacking in the purest sense of the word. Readers will learn how to torque Google to detect SQL injection points and login portals, execute port scans and CGI scans, fingerprint web servers, locate incredible information caches such as firewall and IDS logs, password databases, SQL dumps and much more - all without sending a single packet to the target! Borrowing the techniques pioneered by malicious "Google hackers," this talk aims to show security practitioners how to properly protect clients from this often overlooked and dangerous form of information leakage. *First book about Google targeting IT professionals and security leaks through web browsing. *Author Johnny Long, the authority on Google hacking, will be speaking about "Google Hacking" at the Black Hat 2004 Briefing. His presentation on penetrating security flaws with Google is expected to create a lot of buzz and exposure for the topic. *Johnny Long's Web site hosts the largest repository of Google security exposures and is the most popular destination for security professionals who want to learn about the dark side of Google.
This is an easy-to-follow guide, full of hands-on and real-world examples of applications. Each of the vulnerabilities discussed in the book is accompanied with the practical approach to the vulnerability, and the underlying security issue. This book is intended for all those who are looking to get started in Android security or Android application penetration testing. You don’t need to be an Android developer to learn from this book, but it is highly recommended that developers have some experience in order to learn how to create secure applications for Android.
Fürchten Sie um Ihre Unternehmensdaten? Machen Sie sich Sorgen um Ihre IT-Systeme, wenn Sie wieder einmal lesen, dass unbekannte Hacker ein Unternehmen für Wochen lahmgelegt haben? Warten Sie nicht ab, bis es auch in Ihren Systemen passiert, sondern tun Sie etwas! Dabei hilft Ihnen dieses Buch. Versetzen Sie sich als erstes in die Rolle des Schurken und lernen Sie zu denken wie ein Krimineller! Wo sind die Hürden am niedrigsten? Welche grundlegenden Hackertechniken gibt es? Kevin Beaver zeigt Ihnen, wo Ihre Systeme verwundbar sein könnten, sodass Sie im Rennen um die IT-Sicherheit die Nase vorn behalten.
The Security Analyst Series from EC-Council | Press is comprised of five books covering a broad base of topics in advanced penetration testing and information security analysis. The content of this program is designed to expose the reader to groundbreaking methodologies in conducting thorough information security analysis, as well as advanced penetration testing techniques. Armed with the knowledge from the Security Analyst series, along with proper experience, readers will be able to perform the intensive assessments required to effectively identify and mitigate risks to the security of the organization's infrastructure. Penetration Testing: Network and Perimeter Testing. Network and Perimeter Testing coverage includes firewall and ids penetration testing as well as penetration testing of laptops, PDA's, cellphones, e-mail, and security patches. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The Security Analyst Series from EC-Council Press is comprised of five books covering a broad base of topics in advanced penetration testing and information security analysis. The content of this program is designed to expose the reader to groundbreaking methodologies in conducting thorough information security analysis, as well as advanced penetration testing techniques. Armed with the knowledge from the Security Analyst series, along with proper experience, readers will be able to perform the intensive assessments required to effectively identify and mitigate risks to the security of the organization's infrastructure. PENETRATION TESTING: NETWORK THREAT TESTING coverage includes penetration testing of denial of service, password cracking, applications, database, viruses and Trojans, log management, data leakage and file integrity. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Best Books