BackTrack is a Linux-based penetration testing arsenal that aids security professionals in the ability to perform assessments in a purely native environment dedicated to hacking. BackTrack is a distribution based on the Debian GNU/Linux distribution aimed at digital forensics and penetration testing use. It is named after backtracking, a search algorithm.
"BackTrack 5 Cookbook" provides you with practical recipes featuring many popular tools that cover the basics of a penetration test: information gathering, vulnerability identification, exploitation, priviledge escalation, and covering your tracks.
The book begins by covering the installation of BackTrack 5 and setting up a virtual environment to perform your tests.
We then dip into recipes involving the basic principles of a penetration test such as information gathering, vulnerability identification, and exploitation. You will further learn about privilege escalation, radio network analysis, Voice over IP, Password cracking, and BackTrack forensics.
"BackTrack 5 Cookbook" will serve as an excellent source of information for the security professional and novice alike.
This is a cookbook with the necessary explained commands and code to learn BackTrack thoroughly. It smoothes your learning curve through organized recipes.
Who this book is for
This book is for anyone who desires to come up to speed in using BackTrack 5 or for use as a reference for seasoned penetration testers.
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Willie Pritchett, MBA, is a seasoned developer and security enthusiast who has over 20 years of experience in the IT field. He is currently the Chief Executive at Mega Input Data Services, Inc., a full service database management firm specializing in secure and data-driven application development and also in staffing services. He has worked with state and local government agencies, as well as helped many small businesses reach their goals through technology.
Willie has several industry certifications and currently trains students on various topics, including ethical hacking and penetration testing.
David De Smet
David De Smet has worked in the software industry since 2007 and is the founder and CEO of iSoftDev Co., where he is responsible for many varying tasks, including but not limited to consultant, customer requirements specification analysis, software design, software implementation, software testing, software maintenance, database development, and web design.
He is so passionate about what he does that he spends inordinate amounts of time in the software development area. He also has a keen interest in the hacking and network security field and provides network security assessments to several companies.