Facebook Icon Image Google Plus Icon Image Twitter Icon Image Logo Image

Kali Linux Web Penetration Testing Cookbook

Kali Linux Web Penetration Testing Cookbook Image

Book details:

Publisher:Packt Publishing
Categories: Packt , Cookbook
Posted:Jul 21 2016
Book format:PDF
Book size:21.54 MB

Book Description:

Over 80 recipes on how to identify, exploit, and test web application security with Kali Linux 2 About This Book * Familiarize yourself with the most common web vulnerabilities a web application faces, and understand how attackers take advantage of them * Set up a penetration testing lab to conduct a preliminary assessment of attack surfaces and run exploits * Learn how to prevent vulnerabilities in web applications before an attacker can make the most of it Who 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 Learn * Set up a penetration testing laboratory in a secure way * Find out what information is useful to gather when performing penetration tests and where to look for it * Use crawlers and spiders to investigate an entire website in minutes * Discover security vulnerabilities in web applications in the web browser and using command-line tools * Improve your testing efficiency with the use of automated vulnerability scanners * Exploit vulnerabilities that require a complex setup, run custom-made exploits, and prepare for extraordinary scenarios * Set up Man in the Middle attacks and use them to identify and exploit security flaws within the communication between users and the web server * Create a malicious site that will find and exploit vulnerabilities in the user's web browser * Repair the most common web vulnerabilities and understand how to prevent them becoming a threat to a site's security In 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.

Download Link:

Related Books:

Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux Image

Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux

Jun 30 2016 A practical guide to implementing penetration testing strategies on websites, web applications, and standard web protocols with Kali Linux Overview Learn key reconnaissance concepts needed as a penetration tester Attack and exploit key features, authentication, and sessions on web applications Learn how to protect systems, write reports, and sell web penetration testing services In Detail Kali Linux is built for professional penetration testing and security auditing. It is the next-generation of BackTrack, the most popular open-source penetration toolkit in the world. Readers will learn how...

Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux 2nd Edition Image

Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux 2nd Edition

Jun 30 2016 Build your defense against web attacks with Kali Linux 2.0 About This Book * Gain a deep understanding of the flaws in web applications and exploit them in a practical manner * Get hands-on web application hacking experience with a range of tools in Kali Linux 2.0 * Develop the practical skills required to master multiple tools in the Kali Linux 2.0 toolkit Who This Book Is For If you are already working as a network penetration tester and want to expand your knowledge of web application hacking, then this book tailored for you. Those who are interested in learning more about the Kali Sana...

Metasploit Penetration Testing Cookbook Image

Metasploit Penetration Testing Cookbook

Jun 30 2016 Over 70 recipes to master the most widely used penetration testing framework More than 80 recipes/practicaltasks that will escalate the reader's knowledge from beginner to an advanced level Special focus on the latest operating systems, exploits, and penetration testing techniques Detailed analysis of third party tools based on the Metasploit framework to enhance the penetration testing experience In Detail Metasploit software helps security and IT professionals identify security issues, verify vulnerability mitigations, and manage expert-driven security assessments. Capabilities include sma...

Web Security Testing Cookbook Image

Web Security Testing Cookbook

Jun 30 2016 Among the tests you perform on web applications, security testing is perhaps the most important, yet it's often the most neglected. The recipes in the Web Security Testing Cookbook demonstrate how developers and testers can check for the most common web security issues, while conducting unit tests, regression tests, or exploratory tests. Unlike ad hoc security assessments, these recipes are repeatable, concise, and systematic-perfect for integrating into your regular test suite. Recipes cover the basics from observing messages between clients and servers to multi-phase tests that script the lo...