I was planning to write a detail article on the basis of ethical hacking and penetration testing that cover the methodology, reporting and other things but some of my friend has shared this wonderful presentation that covers each and everything about ethical hacking and the process. Below is the presentation that covers the beginning of ethical hacking and it will let you know the procedure of hacking and penetration testing.
Welcome to Hacking For Dummies. This book outlines computer hacker
tricks and techniques — in plain English — to assess the security of
your own information systems, find security vulnerabilities, and fix the vulnerabilities
before malicious and criminal hackers have an opportunity to
take advantage of them. This hacking is the professional, aboveboard, and
legal type of security testing — which I call ethical hacking throughout the
book. Computer and network security is a complex subject and an evermoving
The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing serves as an introduction to the steps required to complete a penetration test or perform an ethical hack. You learn how to properly utilize and interpret the results of modern day hacking tools; which are required to complete a penetration test. Tool coverage will include, Backtrack Linux, Google, Whois, Nmap, Nessus, Metasploit, Netcat, Netbus, and more.