Penetration testing a network requires a delicate balance of art and science. A penetration tester must be creative enough to think outside of the box to determine the best attack vector into his own network, and also be expert in using the literally hundreds of tools required to execute the plan. This second volume adds over 300 new pen testing applications to the pen tester's toolkit. It includes the latest information on Snort, Nessus, Wireshark, Metasploit, Kismet and all of the other major Open Source platforms. It also includes "BackTrack2" on CD, a set of pen testing tools that complements those found on the "Auditor" CD that comes with Volume 1.
The authors of the book are expert penetration testers who have developed many of the leading pen testing tools such as the Metasploit framework. The authors allow the reader inside their heads to unravel the mysteries of things like cross scripting attacks, fuzzing tools, Google hacks, and more.
Covers Metasploit Release 3
Includes BackTrack2 Toolkit
Implements the Snort 2.6, Wireshark, and Nessus
About the Author
Chris Hurley is a Senior Penetration Tester in the Washington, DC area. He has more than 10 years of experience performing penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, and general INFOSEC grunt work. He is the founder of the WorldWide WarDrive, a four-year project to assess the security posture of wireless networks deployed throughout the world. Chris was also the original organizer of the DEF CON WarDriving contest. He is the lead author of WarDriving: Drive, Detect, Defend (Syngress Publishing, ISBN: 19318360305). He has contributed to several other Syngress publications, including Penetration Tester's Open Source Toolkit (ISBN: 1-5974490210), Stealing the Network: How to Own an Identity (ISBN: 1597490067), InfoSec Career Hacking (ISBN: 1597490113), and OS X for Hackers at Heart (ISBN: 1597490407). He has a BS from Angelo State University in Computer Science and a whole bunch of certifications to make himself feel important. He lives in Maryland with his wife, Jennifer, and daughter, Ashley.