Penetration Testing with Kali Linux

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Testing web security is best done through simulating an attack. Kali Linux lets you do this to professional standards and this is the book you need to be fully up-to-speed with this powerful open-source toolkit. 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 to think like real attackers, exploit systems, and expose vulnerabilities. Even though web applications are developed in a very secure environment and have an intrusion detection system and firewall in place to detect and prevent any malicious activity, open ports are a pre-requisite for conducting online business. These ports serve as an open door for attackers to attack these applications. As a result, penetration testing becomes essential to test the integrity of web-applications. Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux is a hands-on guide that will give you step-by-step methods on finding vulnerabilities and exploiting web applications. "Penetration Testing with Kali Linux" looks at the aspects of web penetration testing from the mind of an attacker. It provides real-world, practical step-by-step instructions on how to perform web penetration testing exercises. You will learn how to use network reconnaissance to pick your targets and gather information. Then, you will use server-side attacks to expose vulnerabilities in web servers and their applications. Client attacks will exploit the way end users use web applications and their workstations. You will also learn how to use open source tools to write reports and get tips on how to sell penetration tests and look out for common pitfalls. On the completion of this book, you will have the skills needed to use Kali Linux for web penetration tests and expose vulnerabilities on web applications and clients that access them. What you will learn from this book Perform vulnerability reconnaissance to gather information on your targets Expose server vulnerabilities and take advantage of them to gain privileged access Exploit client-based systems using web application protocols Learn how to use SQL and cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks Steal authentications through session hijacking techniques Harden systems so other attackers do not exploit them easily Generate reports for penetration testers Learn tips and trade secrets from real world penetration testers Approach "Penetration Testing with Kali Linux" contains various penetration testing methods using BackTrack that will be used by the reader. It contains clear step-by-step instructions with lot of screenshots. It is written in an easy to understand language which will further simplify the understanding for the user.

Reddcoin – History of the First Year

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BLACK & WHITE VERSION. Reddcoin (RDD) is a decentralised cryptocurrency similar to Bitcoin. It was the first cryptocurrency to introduce a new form of timestamping (proof of stake velocity) that allows users of the wallet to receive up to 5% rate of return on their holdings per year. This book is a detailed history of the first year of Reddcoin up to the 2nd of February 2015 (the time at which the blockchain had been usable for one year by the general public).

The Myths of Security: What the Computer Security Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know

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If you think computer security has improved in recent years, The Myths of Security will shake you out of your complacency. Longtime security professional John Viega, formerly Chief Security Architect at McAfee, reports on the sorry state of the industry, and offers concrete suggestions for professionals and individuals confronting the issue.

Why is security so bad? With many more people online than just a few years ago, there are more attackers — and they're truly motivated. Attacks are sophisticated, subtle, and harder to detect than ever. But, as Viega notes, few people take the time to understand the situation and protect themselves accordingly. This book tells you:
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