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Kali Linux is a rising star among Linux distros. As successor of Backtrack, its popularity as penetration test distro is increasing. But today, I won’t talk about Kali Linux. This post will talk about a book for people who are interested in network security, especially in penetration testing area. PacktPub released a book titled Kali Linux – Assuring Security by Penetration Testing. If you’re new to Kali or maybe Linux itself but interested in penetration testing, this book is for you. The book tell us from how to install Kali Linux to the installed tools and how to use them.

Kali Linux - Assuring Security by Penetration Testing Cover

Kali Linux – Assuring Security by Penetration Testing

But if you have read a book titled “Backtrack 4 – Assuring Security by Penetration Testing”, you might be a bit disappointed. Most content of those books are same. Especially early chapter in the book. From my point of view, the only differences between them are the explained tools. Some of them are new in Kali Linux, but some old but gold tools from Backtrack are missing.

If you haven’t read the Backtrack book, I recommend reading the 2nd and 3rd chapter, which talked about penetration testing methodology. Thus if someone were ordered you to pentest their system, you would know what to do first. After you read this book for a while, you could pay attention to 11th chapter at web backdoors sub chapter. It is additional topic in this book, compared to the Backtrack book. Unfortunately, those tools are not explained in detail. You should read from other references, if you want to know more.

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