Join Malcolm Shore for an in-depth discussion in this video Reviewing the tools, part of Learning Kali Linux.
- [Voiceover] The purpose of penetration testing is to identify vulnerabilities, preferably before an adversary does. The second entry in Kali's applications menu is vulnerability analysis and this provides tools to do service profiling and vulnerability testing. In the vulnerability analysis menu, we can see three submenus. Cisco Tools, Fuzzing Tool and Stress Testing. The first tool I'll look at is a webservice scanner called nikto.
Two other useful tools, openvas and vega were originally included in the Kali release but are more recently disappeared from the menus and the tools directory. I'll install them manually and we'll see how they can be used from within Kali.
This course will give prospective ethical hackers a short overview of the tools in Kali Linux. Cybersecurity expert Malcolm Shore shows how to set up a virtual environment for testing, configure Kali Linux, and install toolsets for information gathering, vulnerability assessment, password and hash cracking, and target exploitation.
Because businesses are connected, they are also exposed. Vulnerability testing helps organizations limit that exposure. This course will help you explore the careers, techniques, and tools behind ethical hacking—one of the most competitive and sought-after IT security skills.
- Overview of Metaploit, Maltego, and Wifite
- Setting up a virtual lab with Oracle VM
- Installing virtual machines and appliances
- Exploring the Kali Linux applications
- Gathering information with DMitry and DNSenum
- Conducting a vulnerability assessment
- Installing OpenVAS and Vega
- Testing passwords
- Exploiting targets
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 06/12/2017. What changed?
A: The following topics were updated: setting up a virtual lab, installing appliances, Windows Credential Editor, using John for Windows passwords, pass the hash, using rainbow tables, exploiting with Armitage, pivoting through a network, and getting stealth and persistent access. In addition, a new video was added that shows how to create Trojans with msfvenom.
1. Setting Up the Virtual Lab
2. Introducing Kali
3. Information Gathering (Understanding the Target)
4. Vulnerability Analysis
5. Passwords and Hashes
6. Exploiting Targets
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