Linux Essentials for Hackers & Pentesters
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Linux Essentials for Hackers & Pentesters

Kali Linux Basics for Wireless Hacking, Penetration Testing, VPNs, Proxy Servers and Networking Commands

About the Book

"Linux Essentials for Hackers & Pentesters" is a hands-on tutorial-style book that teaches you the fundamentals of Linux, emphasising ethical hacking and penetration testing. This book employs the Kali Linux distribution to teach readers how to use Linux commands and packages to perform security testing on systems and networks.

Text manipulation, network administration, ownership and permissions, BASH scripting, proxy servers, VPNs, and wireless networks are covered. The book prepares you to perform web application hacking and build your own hacking Linux toolkit by teaching you how to use Linux commands and begin to think like a hacker. Hands-on exercises and practical examples are included in each chapter to reinforce the concepts covered.

This book is a must-have for anyone interested in a career in ethical hacking and penetration testing. Emphasizing ethical hacking practices, you'll learn not only how to hack but also how to do so responsibly and legally. This book will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to make a positive impact in the field of cybersecurity while also acting ethically and professionally. This book will help you hone your skills and become a skilled and ethical Linux hacker, whether you're a beginner or an experienced hacker.

Key Learnings

  • Learning linux binaries, complex text patterns, and combining commands
  • Modifying and cloning IP addresses, phishing MAC ID, accessing and troubleshooting DNS
  • Manipulating ownership and permissions, exploring sensitive files and writing BASH scripts
  • Working around disk partitioning, filesystem errors and logical volume management
  • Accessing proxy server policies, intercepting server performance and manipulating proxy servers
  • Setting up APs, firewalls, VLAN, managing access, WPA encryption, and network analysis using Wireshark

Table of Content

  1. Up and Running with Linux Basics
  2. How to Manipulate Text?
  3. Administering Networks
  4. Add and Delete Applications
  5. Administering Ownership and Permissions
  6. Exploring Shells: BASH, ZSH and FISH
  7. Storage Management
  8. Working around Proxy Servers
  9. Administering VPNs
  10. Working on Wireless Networks

About the Author

GitforGits | Asian Publishing House
GitforGits | Asian Publishing House

GitforGits is an Asian publishing house where knowledgeable experts and open-source contributors collaborate to disseminate new ideas and innovations. We plan to provide niche, original, and useful content; we are a self-funded, independent publisher. We have books spanning the fields of computer science, cybersecurity, cloud computing, devops, deep learning, hardware programming, networking, the Internet of Things, and any other area of technology to which we can satisfactorily contribute.

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