Join Marc Menninger for an in-depth discussion in this video Penetration testing tool demo, part of Performing a Technical Security Audit and Assessment.
- [Narrator] To show an example of penetration testing,…I'll go to the Kali Linux system,…and use a tool called Sparta.…Recall that you can use Sparta…to conduct port and service discovery on a target system.…I've already run Sparta against a metasploitable system,…and the discovered services and ports…are listed in the services tab.…Sparta has gathered a lot of information…about the metasploitable system,…which is organized into these tabs across the top.…I see one of the tabs is called my sequel default.…
Sparta ran a tool called Hydra,…which looked for default or common user names and passwords…on the my sequel database.…We see in the details that it attempted to find the password…for the root account on my sequel,…and it says, "One valid password found."…Since there is no password listed,…that indicates that the password is blank.…Let's confirm that.…I'll go back to the services tab…and find the port associated with my sequel,…which is 3306.…
When I right-click on that port,…I see many options to further explore this service.…
- Cite the three phases of external security assessments.
- Explain the reasons for conducting a log review.
- Explain what network sniffing is and why it’s used.
- Describe when to use a file integrity checking tool.
- Differentiate between active network discovery and passive network discovery.
- Explain how to scan for vulnerabilities.
- Relate the three techniques useful for validating target vulnerabilities.
- Explain the four-stage methodology of conducting penetration tests.
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Overview of Technical Security Assessments
2. Technical Security Assessment Reviews
3. Identify and Analyze Targets
4. Validate Target Vulnerabilities
5. Planning Technical Security Assessments
6. Executing the Technical Security Assessment
7. Post-Testing Activities
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