Professional Penetration Testing

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    • #6919
      n3r
      Participant

      Hello !
      Someone has read this book ?
      http://syngress.com/hacking-and-penetration-testing/Professional-Penetration-Testing/

      I’m looking for a book with a lot of exercises for testing the method. In this book there is a DVD with some lessons, and i saw in the summary that we work on our virtual lab.

      So if someone can tell me if it’s a must buy or not it’ll be cool ! Because of the price i’m not sure if i can buy it or not.

      thanks !

      PART I – Setting Up
      Chapter 1: Introduction
      Chapter 2: Ethics and Hacking
      Chapter 3: Hacking as a Career
      Chapter 4: Setting up Your Lab
      Chapter 5: Creating and Using PenTest Targets in Your Lab
      Chapter 6: Methodologies
      Chapter 7: PenTest Metrics
      Chapter 8: Management of a PenTest

      PART II – Running a PenTest
      Chapter 9: Information Gathering
      Chapter 10: Vulnerability Identification
      Chapter 11: Vulnerability Verification
      Chapter 12: Compromising a System and Privilege Escalation
      Chapter 13: Maintaining Access
      Chapter 14: Covering Your Tracks

      PART III – Wrapping Everything Up
      Chapter 15: Reporting Results
      Chapter 16: Archiving Data
      Chapter 17: Cleaning Up Your Lab
      Chapter 18: Planning for Your Next PenTest

      Appendix A – Acronyms
      Appendix B – Definitions

    • #42958
      Don Donzal
      Keymaster

      Try the Features tab at the top, then choose book reviews:

      http://www.ethicalhacker.net/content/view/277/2/

      Don

    • #42959
      p0et
      Participant

      If you’re looking for a book with step by step exercises, try this one as well: http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Hacking-Techniques-Countermeasures-Spivey/dp/0849370574/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1318884860&sr=8-1

      He’s coming out with a 2nd book soon too.

    • #42960
      rance
      Participant

      If you’re looking for something to practice against, check out WebGoat or DVWA.  Both are intentionally insecure apps.  WebGoat has built in “lessons”, and DVWA will give you three difficulty levels.  These will give you a ton of exercises to work on…

      (Keep in mind that any machine you run these on instantly becomes vulnerable, take care.)

    • #42961
      n3r
      Participant

      Thanks I didn’t see the review.
      Any comments from you about this book ?

    • #42962
      TheXero
      Participant

      The book itself seems mostly about how to managed a pentest project, but the two courses focus on the methodologies and how to put them into practice.

      I wouldn’t say it’s an overly technical book and it’s mainly for managerial type people.

    • #42963
      Anonymous
      Participant

      If you just want to practice maybe set up your own lab if you want step by step guide to hacking I don’t think there is one but there are a few good books that can help you.

      there is also this resource that explain how to setup two labs
      http://www.securityaegis.com/network-pentest-lab/

      The application hackers handbook is most likely the best for web apps.
      http://www.amazon.co.uk/Web-Application-Hackers-Handbook-Discovering/dp/1118026470/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1318927013&sr=8-1

      Gray hat hacking is another good one.
      http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gray-Hacking-Ethical-Hackers-Handbook/dp/0071742557/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1318927037&sr=1-1

      If you really new to security there a book called basic hacking

    • #42964
      n3r
      Participant

      i already have Gray Hat hacking but it’s a lot of theory and not a lot of exercises.
      I think in this book we find a little bit of everything but nothing is really explained step by step.

    • #42965
      Darktaurus
      Participant

      So this is not worth a 1-click from Amazon.  Thanks fellas.  ;D

    • #42966
      n3r
      Participant

      Well this book is very good but for example the chapter on C and Python is very basic

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