Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux, Third Edition

Juned Ahmed Ansari

Published by
Packt Publishing
ISBN 978-1-78862-337-7
RRP £37.99
Reviewed by Prof Emmanuel Ojo Ademola SME, FBCS

9 out of 10

Recently there has been news, globally, of gigantic information ruptures, mishandling of the functionalities of the web for creating deception or accumulation of client data, to promote organisations’ objectives. Individuals are beginning to be more worried about how their data is utilised and kept safe by the organisations they trust with it. In this way, businesses need to take proactive activities to keep such breaks or assaults from happening. This is done on numerous fronts, from stricter quality controls amid the advancement procedure to PR, to dealing with the nearness of the media when an episode is recognised.

Since advancement cycles in web applications are shorter and significantly more potent with current techniques, expanding the multifaceted nature in many advances is required to make a cutting-edge web application. This many-sided quality in web applications and in the improvement procedure itself requires an expert who has spent significant time in security testing, who gets engaged with the method and assumes liability of putting the application to test from a security viewpoint, more particularly, from an aggressor's perspective. This expert is a web penetration analyser.

In the digital age, web penetration professionals would benefit from the technical contributions in this book. Students on the apprenticeship programme as well as in higher education will find the book insightful. The web in its current and emerging applications have become a piece of our everyday life. Businesses and individuals have taken the use of web and associated applications as a rule for underscoring daily activities. This reality alone makes web applications an appealing focus for data hoodlums and different culprits. Subsequently, shielding these applications and their foundation from assaults is of prime significance for designers and proprietors.

In this book, the authors go from the essential ideas of web applications and penetration testing, to cover each stage with a traction approach; from picking up data to recognising conceivable frail spots to misusing vulnerabilities. An essential undertaking of an entrance analyser is this: once they find and check helplessness, they must prompt the practitioners on the best way to fix such defects and keep them from repeating. The authors have committed every chapter to distinguishing proof and abuse of vulnerabilities, likewise incorporating a segment quickly covering how to forestall and moderate every one of such assaults.

Overall, I consider that the book is an intriguing perusal, with some practical knowledge into the exploration of the methods and tools of ethical hacking with Kali Linux. Good for a first read on the subject, as well as being significantly more important as a practical guide for practitioners and students of cybersecurity.

Further information: Packt Publishing

August 2018