Présentation de l'éditeur
In this age, where online information is at its most vulnerable, knowing how to execute the same attacks that hackers use to break into your system or network helps you plug the loopholes before it's too late and can save you countless hours and money. Kali Linux is a Linux distribution designed for penetration testing and security auditing. It is the successor to BackTrack, the world’s most popular penetration testing distribution.
Discover a variety of popular tools of penetration testing, such as information gathering, vulnerability identification, exploitation, privilege escalation, and covering your tracks.
Packed with practical recipes, this useful guide begins by covering the installation of Kali Linux and setting up a virtual environment to perform your tests. You will then learn how to eavesdrop and intercept traffic on wireless networks, bypass intrusion detection systems, and attack web applications, as well as checking for open ports, performing data forensics, and much more. The book follows the logical approach of a penetration test from start to finish with many screenshots and illustrations that help to explain each tool in detail. The Kali Linux Cookbook will serve as an excellent source of information for the security professional and novice alike!
A practical, cookbook style with numerous chapters and recipes explaining the penetration testing. The cookbook-style recipes allow you to go directly to your topic of interest if you are an expert using this book as a reference, or to follow topics throughout a chapter to gain in-depth knowledge if you are a beginner.
Who this book is for
This book is ideal for anyone who wants to get up to speed with Kali Linux. It would also be an ideal book to use as a reference for seasoned penetration testers.
Biographie de l'auteur
Willie L. Pritchett
Willie L. Pritchett has a Master's in Business Administration. He is a seasoned developer and security enthusiast who has over 20 years of experience in the IT fi eld. He is currently the Chief Executive at Mega Input Data Services, Inc., a full service database management fi rm specializing in secure, data-driven, application development, and staffi ng services. He has worked with state and local government agencies as well as helping many small businesses reach their goals through technology. Willie has several industry certifi cations and currently trains students on various topics including ethical hacking and penetration testing.
David De Smet
David De Smet has worked in the software industry since 2007 and is the founder and CEO of iSoftDev Co., where he is responsible for many varying tasks, including but not limited to consultant, customer requirements specifi cation analysis, software design, software implementation, software testing, software maintenance, database development, and web design. He is so passionate about what he does that he spends inordinate amounts of time in the software development area. He also has a keen interest in the hacking and network security field and provides network security assessments to several companies.