BackTrack 5 Wireless Penetration Testing Beginner's Guide by Vivek Ramachandran

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By Vivek Ramachandran

Written in Packt's Beginner's advisor layout, you could simply take hold of the thoughts and comprehend the options to accomplish instant assaults on your lab. each new assault is defined within the type of a lab workout with wealthy illustrations of the entire steps linked. you are going to essentially enforce quite a few assaults as you move alongside. while you're an IT safety expert or a safety advisor who desires to start with instant checking out with back down, or simply simple interested in instant safeguard and hacking, then this publication is for you. The ebook assumes that you've familiarity with go into reverse and simple instant suggestions.

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19 20 Part I: Building the Foundation for Security Testing  Get written approval on this sponsorship as soon as possible to ensure that none of your time or effort is wasted. This documentation is your “Get Out of Jail Free” card if anyone such as your Internet Service Provider (ISP), cloud service provider, or related vendor questions what you’re doing, or worse, if the authorities come calling. Don’t laugh — it wouldn’t be the first time it has happened. One slip can crash your systems — not necessarily what anyone wants.

This makes the evaluation process much simpler moving forward. Submit a formal report to management or to your client, outlining your results and any recommendations you need to share. Keep these parties in the loop to show that your efforts and their money are well spent. Chapter 17 describes the ethical hacking reporting process. Moving on When you finish your security tests, you (or your client) still need to implement your recommendations to make sure the systems are secure. Otherwise, all the time, money, and effort spent on ethical hacking goes to waste.

Hackers are unique individuals, so an exact profile is hard to outline. The best broad description of hackers is that all hackers aren’t equal. Each hacker has his or her own unique motives, methods, and skills. Hacker skill levels fall into three general categories: ✓✓ Script kiddies: These are computer novices who take advantage of the exploit tools, vulnerability scanners, and documentation available free on the Internet but who don’t have any real knowledge of what’s really going on behind the scenes.

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