BackTrack 4: Assuring Security by Penetration Testing by Shakeel Ali, Tedi Heriyanto

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By Shakeel Ali, Tedi Heriyanto

Written as an interactive instructional, this ebook covers the center of backpedal with real-world examples and step by step directions to supply expert directions and suggestions to you. The publication is designed in an easy and intuitive demeanour, which lets you discover the complete go into reverse trying out approach or examine elements of it separately. while you're an IT safety expert or community administrator who has a uncomplicated wisdom of Unix/Linux working structures together with expertise of data defense elements, and also you are looking to use go into reverse for penetration checking out, then this e-book is for you.

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However, sometimes you may want to update your kernel, because your existing kernel doesn't support your new device. Please remember that because the kernel is the heart of the operating system, failure to upgrade may cause your BackTrack to be unbootable. You need to make a backup of your kernel and configuration. You should ONLY update your kernel with the one made available by the BackTrack developers. This Linux kernel is modified to make certain "features" available to the BackTrack users and updating with other kernel versions could disable those features.

At the end, a vector concludes the direction by which an auditor can assess and analyze each functional asset. This whole process initiates a technical roadmap towards evaluating the target environment thoroughly and is known as Audit Scope. There are different forms of security testing which have been classified under OSSTMM methodology and their organization is presented within six standard security test types: • • • • Blind: The blind testing does not require any prior knowledge about the target system.

To create an updated BackTrack ISO image, you need to install BackTrack to the hard disk first, either using the traditional installation or using the virtual machine environment. [ 32 ] Chapter 1 Here are the steps that can be used to create an updated BackTrack ISO image: • Upgrade the existing BackTrack 4 to the latest one using: apt-get update apt-get dist-upgrade • Create a special directory to become the working directory for ISO creation. iso) to that working directory. sh • If there is no error, you will enter the live CD environment: • Upgrade the software packages in BackTrack: apt-get update apt-get dist-upgrade [ 33 ] Beginning with BackTrack • You might need to be patient at this step, because these commands will take some time to upgrade your BackTrack 4 installation, depending on your Internet speed.

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