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.
“And so at last the beast fell and the unbelievers rejoiced. But all was not lost, for from the ash
rose a great bird. The bird gazed down upon the unbelievers and cast fire and thunder upon
them. For the beast had been reborn with its strength renewed, and the followers of Mammon
cowered in horror.”
One of the great things about PHP is its vibrant and active community. Developers
enjoy many online meeting points, including the SitePoint Forums,
velopers get together to help each other out with problems they face on a daily basis,
from the basics of how PHP works, to solving design problems like “How do I val
idate a form?”As a way to get help, these communities are excellent—they’re replete
with all sorts of vital fragments you’ll need to make your projects successful.
Cascading Style Sheets sound intimidating. The name alone conjures up images of
cryptic code and syntax too difficult for the layperson to grasp. In reality, however,
CSS is one of the simplest and most convenient tools available to web developers.
In this first chapter, which takes a different format than the rest of the book, I’ll
guide you through the basics of CSS and show you how it can be used to simplify
the task of managing a consistently formatted web site. If you’ve already used CSS
to format text on your sites, you may want to skip this chapter...
Security in the virtual world of the Internet is even more confusing
than in the real world we inhabit. Buzzwords and marketing hype only
serve to add to the puzzle.Vendors and free products abound, but
according to the experts, the Internet world is becoming more dangerous
every day. How can that be? How can all these solutions from so
many directions not solve even the basic problems?
The answer is not simple because the problems are so complex.
Security is difficult to create and maintain. Security is messy.
The professionalization of web development has been a difficult journey because of our
disparate beginnings. Even those who end up at large companies such as Yahoo! inevitably
began on their own, hacking around. Perhaps you were even “the web guy” at
a small company and could do pretty much whatever you wanted. When the large
companies started tapping this previously undiscovered resource, it brought a lot of
hackers into a corporate environment, where they were met with constraints.
Your router has been hacked. Now what? This chapter covers the basics of emergency
response when dealing with a router compromise. Ideally, you should have an
incident response plan that is tailored to your organization. If you are reading this
chapter because you have just been hacked and don’t know what to do, first promise
that as soon as this incident is over, you will develop a complete incident
response plan. Then keep reading for help on responding to incidents involving
This section is dedicated to those who would like to write a
virus, but don't have the knowledge to do so. First of all,
writing a virus is no big deal. It is an easy project, but one
which requires some basic programming skills, and the desire to
write a virus! If either of these is missing, writing a virus
would be tedious indeed!.