San Francisco, CA, May 27, 2014—In Penetration Testing (No Starch Press, June 2014, 528 pp., $49.95, ISBN 9781593275648), computer security expert and trainer Georgia Weidman introduces readers to the core skills and techniques that every penetration tester needs.
In this hands-on beginner's guide, readers build a Kali Linux-based virtual lab to conduct a series of practice penetration tests. Next, Weidman walks them through finding and exploiting vulnerabilities in networks and operating systems using industry-standard tools like Wireshark, Metasploit, Nessus, Nmap, and more. Chapters on exploit development cover stack-based buffer overflows; structured exception handler overwrites; and fuzzing, porting exploits, and writing Metasploit modules.
Readers of Penetration Testing will learn how to:
- Crack passwords with brute-force attacks and wordlists
- Test web applications for vulnerabilities
- Use the Metasploit Framework to launch exploits and write Metasploit modules
- Automate social-engineering attacks to access secure networks
- Bypass antivirus software
- Secure successful penetration into a network during the post-exploitation phase
With its step-by-step discussions and coverage of key penetration testing tools, Penetration Testing is sure to be the go-to introduction to the field for anyone who wants to assess their own defenses or turn penetration testing into a career.
For more information or to request a review copy of Penetration Testing, contact William Pollock at No Starch Press ([email protected], +1.415.863.9900 or visit www.nostarch.com).
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