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BackTrack 4: Assuring Security by Penetration Testing by Shakeel Ali, Tedi Heriyanto

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Summary

In this chapter, we have discussed the process of identifying and analyzing the critical security vulnerabilities based on the selection of tools from BackTrack. We have also mentioned three main classes of vulnerability, Design, Implementation, and Operational and how they could fall into two generic types of vulnerabilities, Local and Remote. We then discussed several vulnerability taxonomies that can be followed by the security auditor to categorize the security flaws according to their unifying commonality patterns. In order to carry out vulnerability assessment, we have presented a number of tools that combine the automated and manual inspection techniques. These tools are divided according to their specialized technology audit category, ...

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