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Hands-On Penetration Testing with Kali NetHunter

Spy on and protect vulnerable ecosystems using the power of Kali Linux for pentesting on the go

Author: Glen D. Singh, Published on 28-Feb-2019, Language: English

Description

Convert Android to a powerful pentesting platform.

Key Features

  • Get up and running with Kali Linux NetHunter
  • Connect your Android device and gain full control over Windows, OSX, or Linux devices
  • Crack Wi-Fi passwords and gain access to devices connected over the same network collecting intellectual data

Book Description

Kali NetHunter is a version of the popular and powerful Kali Linux pentesting platform, designed to be installed on mobile devices. Hands-On Penetration Testing with Kali NetHunter will teach you the components of NetHunter and how to install the software. You’ll also learn about the different tools included and how to optimize and use a package, obtain desired results, perform tests, and make your environment more secure.

Starting with an introduction to Kali NetHunter, you will delve into different phases of the pentesting process. This book will show you how to build your penetration testing environment and set up your lab. You will gain insight into gathering intellectual data, exploiting vulnerable areas, and gaining control over target systems. As you progress through the book, you will explore the NetHunter tools available for exploiting wired and wireless devices. You will work through new ways to deploy existing tools designed to reduce the chances of detection. In the concluding chapters, you will discover tips and best practices for integrating security hardening into your Android ecosystem.

By the end of this book, you will have learned to successfully use a mobile penetration testing device based on Kali NetHunter and Android to accomplish the same tasks you would traditionally, but in a smaller and more mobile form factor.

What you will learn

  • Choose and configure a hardware device to use Kali NetHunter
  • Use various tools during pentests
  • Understand NetHunter suite components
  • Discover tips to effectively use a compact mobile platform
  • Create your own Kali NetHunter-enabled device and configure it for optimal results
  • Learn to scan and gather information from a target
  • Explore hardware adapters for testing and auditing wireless networks and Bluetooth devices

Who this book is for

Hands-On Penetration Testing with Kali NetHunter is for pentesters, ethical hackers, and security professionals who want to learn to use Kali NetHunter for complete mobile penetration testing and are interested in venturing into the mobile domain. Some prior understanding of networking assessment and Kali Linux will be helpful.

Glen D. Singh

Glen D. Singh is a Cybersecurity and Networking Instructor, InfoSec Author and Consultant. His areas of expertise are penetration testing, digital forensics, network security, and enterprise networking. He has many certifications including CEH, CHFI, 3xCCNA (cyber ops, security, and routing and switching). He loves teaching and mentoring others, and sharing his wealth of knowledge and experience as an author. He has written books on Kali Linux, Kali NetHunter and CCNA Security. Glen has trained many professionals in various sectors ranging from ISPs to government agencies in the field of cybersecurity. As an aspiring game-changer, Glen is passionate about increasing cyber security awareness in his homeland, Trinidad and Tobago.