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Penetration Testing in Action

by Daniel Teixeira

This course will teach you about the real world attacks and how to use the same tactics and procedures to defend against them.

What you'll learn

This course models real world attacks, allowing you to have a broader and organic understanding of real-world attacks, measuring real business risks. In this course, Penetration Testing in Action, you'll learn about penetration testing in action. First, you'll begin with a reconnaissance and search for vulnerabilities on the target web site. This will set up a real-world model. Next, you'll explore how to exploit an SQL injection vulnerability, download and crack the website password hashes, upload a web shell, backdoor the login page, escalate our privileges, install a rootkit, and get persistent access to the system. Then, using the web server, you'll discover how to pivot to the internal network and compromise internal hosts. Finally, you'll learn how to create a custom payload to bypass the anti-virus and malware protection solution, install a backdoor in the windows client machine, loot the machine, and compromise the domain controller. By the end of this course, you'll learn how to target simple hacks allowing further courses in this series to delve into other vectors, advanced techniques, and more complex scenarios thus engaging you into an adventure style learning path.

About the author

Daniel Teixeira is a penetration tester, passionate about security, particularly interested in vulnerability research, and exploit development. His main areas of focus are adversary simulation, emulating modern adversarial tactics, techniques and procedures, penetration testing, vulnerability assessment, social engineering, and incident response. He's taught Red Hat security and hacking courses as a certified trainer over the past years. When Daniel is not working on new projects or teaching cla... more

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