Books: 5


A complete pentesting guide facilitating smooth backtracking for working hackers
ABOUT THIS BOOK * Conduct network testing, surveillance, pen testing and forensics on MS Windows using Kali Linux * Gain a deep understanding of the flaws in web applications and exploit them in a practical manner * Pentest Android apps and perform various attacks in the real world using real case more » studies WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR This course is for anyone who wants to learn about security. Basic knowledge of Android programming would be a plus. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN * Exploit several common Windows network vulnerabilities * Recover lost files, investigate successful hacks, and discover hidden data in innocent-looking files * Expose vulnerabilities present in web servers and their applications using server-side attacks * Use SQL and cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks * Check for XSS flaws using the burp suite proxy * Acquaint yourself with the fundamental building blocks of Android Apps in the right way * Take a look at how your personal data can be stolen by malicious attackers * See how developers make mistakes that allow attackers to steal data from phones IN DETAIL The need for penetration testers has grown well over what the IT industry ever anticipated. Running just a vulnerability scanner is no longer an effective method to determine whether a business is truly secure. This learning path will help you develop the most effective penetration testing skills to protect your Windows, web applications, and Android devices. The first module focuses on the Windows platform, which is one of the most common OSes, and managing its security spawned the discipline of IT security. Kali Linux is the premier platform for testing and maintaining Windows security. Employs the most advanced tools and techniques to reproduce the methods used by sophisticated hackers. In this module first,you'll be introduced to Kali's top ten tools and other useful reporting tools. Then, you will find your way around your target network and determine known vulnerabilities so you can exploit a system remotely. You'll not only learn to penetrate in the machine, but will also learn to work with Windows privilege escalations. The second module will help you get to grips with the tools used in Kali Linux 2.0 that relate to web application hacking. You will get to know about scripting and input validation flaws, AJAX, and security issues related to AJAX. You will also use an automated technique called fuzzing so you can identify flaws in a web application. Finally, you'll understand the web application vulnerabilities and the ways they can be exploited. In the last module, you'll get started with Android security. Android, being the platform with the largest consumer base, is the obvious primary target for attackers. You'll begin this journey with the absolute basics and will then slowly gear up to the concepts of Android rooting, application security assessments, malware, infecting APK files, and fuzzing. You'll gain the skills necessary to perform Android application vulnerability assessments and to create an Android pentesting lab. This Learning Path is a blend of content from the following Packt products: * Kali Linux 2: Windows Penetration Testing by Wolf Halton and Bo Weaver * Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux, Second Edition by Juned Ahmed Ansari * Hacking Android by Srinivasa Rao Kotipalli and Mohammed A. Imran STYLE AND APPROACH This course uses easy-to-understand yet professional language for explaining concepts to test your network's security. « less
Master the art of conducting modern pen testing attacks and techniques on your web application before the hacker does!
KEY FEATURES * This book covers the latest technologies such as Advance XSS, XSRF, SQL Injection, Web API testing, XML attack vectors, OAuth 2.0 Security, and more involved in today's web applications * Penetrate and secure your web application using various techniques * Get this comprehensive reference more » guide that provides advanced tricks and tools of the trade for seasoned penetration testers BOOK DESCRIPTION Web penetration testing is a growing, fast-moving, and absolutely critical field in information security. This book executes modern web application attacks and utilises cutting-edge hacking techniques with an enhanced knowledge of web application security. We will cover web hacking techniques so you can explore the attack vectors during penetration tests. The book encompasses the latest technologies such as OAuth 2.0, Web API testing methodologies and XML vectors used by hackers. Some lesser discussed attack vectors such as RPO (relative path overwrite), DOM clobbering, PHP Object Injection and etc. has been covered in this book. We'll explain various old school techniques in depth such as XSS, CSRF, SQL Injection through the ever-dependable SQLMap and reconnaissance. Websites nowadays provide APIs to allow integration with third party applications, thereby exposing a lot of attack surface, we cover testing of these APIs using real-life examples. This pragmatic guide will be a great benefit and will help you prepare fully secure applications. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN * Get to know the new and less-publicized techniques such PHP Object Injection and XML-based vectors * Work with different security tools to automate most of the redundant tasks * See different kinds of newly-designed security headers and how they help to provide security * Exploit and detect different kinds of XSS vulnerabilities * Protect your web application using filtering mechanisms * Understand old school and classic web hacking in depth using SQL Injection, XSS, and CSRF * Grasp XML-related vulnerabilities and attack vectors such as XXE and DoS techniques * Get to know how to test REST APIs to discover security issues in them ABOUT THE AUTHOR Prakhar Prasad is a web application security researcher and penetration tester from India. He has been a successful participant in various bug bounty programs and has discovered security flaws on websites such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, PayPal, Slack, and many more. He secured the tenth position worldwide in the year 2014 at HackerOne's platform. He is OSCP and OSWP certified, which are some of the most widely respected certifications in the information security industry. He occasionally performs training and security assessment for various government, non-government, and educational organizations. TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Common Security Protocols 2. Information Gathering 3. Cross-Site Scripting 4. Cross-Site Request Forgery 5. Exploiting SQL Injection 6. File Upload Vulnerabilities 7. Metasploit and Web 8. XML Attacks 9. Emerging Attack Vectors 10. OAuth 2.0 Security 11. API Testing Methodology « less
Unleash the power of Python scripting to execute effective and efficient penetration tests
ABOUT THIS BOOK * Sharpen your pentesting skills with Python * Develop your fluency with Python to write sharper scripts for rigorous security testing * Get stuck into some of the most powerful tools in the security world WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR If you are a Python programmer or a security researcher more » who has basic knowledge of Python programming and wants to learn about penetration testing with the help of Python, this course is ideal for you. Even if you are new to the field of ethical hacking, this course can help you find the vulnerabilities in your system so that you are ready to tackle any kind of attack or intrusion. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN * Familiarize yourself with the generation of Metasploit resource files and use the Metasploit Remote Procedure Call to automate exploit generation and execution * Exploit the Remote File Inclusion to gain administrative access to systems with Python and other scripting languages * Crack an organization's Internet perimeter and chain exploits to gain deeper access to an organization's resources * Explore wireless traffic with the help of various programs and perform wireless attacks with Python programs * Gather passive information from a website using automated scripts and perform XSS, SQL injection, and parameter tampering attacks * Develop complicated header-based attacks through Python IN DETAIL Cybercriminals are always one step ahead, when it comes to tools and techniques. This means you need to use the same tools and adopt the same mindset to properly secure your software. This course shows you how to do just that, demonstrating how effective Python can be for powerful pentesting that keeps your software safe. Comprising of three key modules, follow each one to push your Python and security skills to the next level. In the first module, we'll show you how to get to grips with the fundamentals. This means you'll quickly find out how to tackle some of the common challenges facing pentesters using custom Python tools designed specifically for your needs. You'll also learn what tools to use and when, giving you complete confidence when deploying your pentester tools to combat any potential threat. In the next module you'll begin hacking into the application layer. Covering everything from parameter tampering, DDoS, XXS and SQL injection, it will build on the knowledge and skills you learned in the first module to make you an even more fluent security expert. Finally in the third module, you'll find more than 60 Python pentesting recipes. We think this will soon become your trusted resource for any pentesting situation. This Learning Path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products: * Learning Penetration Testing with Python by Christopher Duffy * Python Penetration Testing Essentials by Mohit * Python Web Penetration Testing Cookbook by Cameron Buchanan,Terry Ip, Andrew Mabbitt, Benjamin May and Dave Mound STYLE AND APPROACH This course provides a quick access to powerful, modern tools, and customizable scripts to kick-start the creation of your own Python web penetration testing toolbox. « less
Employ the power of Python to get the best out of pentesting
This book is a practical guide that shows you the advantages of using Python for pentesting with the help of detailed code examples. We start by exploring the basics of networking with Python and then proceed to network hacking. Next, we delve into hacking the application layer where we start with more » gathering information from a website. We then move on to concepts related to website hacking such as parameter tampering, DDoS, XSS, and SQL injection. By reading this book, you will learn different techniques and methodologies that will familiarize you with the art of pentesting as well as creating automated programs to find the admin console, SQL injection, and XSS attack. « less
Writing healthy, reusable Symfony2 code
I've written A Year With Symfony for you, a developer who will work with Symfony2 for more than a month (and probably more than a year). You may have started reading your way through the official documentation ("The Book"), the cookbook, some blogs, or an online tutorial. You know now how to create a more » Symfony2 application, with routing, controllers, entities or documents, Twig templates and maybe some unit tests. But after these basic steps, some concerns will raise about... * The reusability of your code - How should you structure your code to make it reusable in a future project? Or even in the same project, but with a different view or in a console command? * The quality of the internal API you have knowingly or unknowingly created - What can you do to ensure that your team members will understand your code, and will use it in the way it was meant to be used? How can you make your code flexible enough to be used in situations resembling the one you wrote it for? * The level of security of your application - Symfony2 and Doctrine seem to automatically make you invulnerable for well-known attacks on your web application, like XSS, CSRF and SQL injection attacks. But can you completely rely on the framework? And what steps should you take to fix some of the remaining issues? * The inner workings of Symfony2 - When you take one step further from creating just controllers and views, you will soon need to know more about the HttpKernel which is the heart of a Symfony2 application. How does it know what controller should be used, and which template? And how can you override any decision that's made while handling a request? « less