What this book covers

Chapter 1, Introduction to Penetration Testing and Web Applications, covers the basic concepts of penetration testing, Kali Linux, and web applications. It starts with the definition of penetration testing itself and other key concepts, followed by the  considerations to have before engaging in a professional penetration test such as defining scope and rules of engagement. Then we dig into Kali Linux and see how web applications work, focusing on the aspects that are more relevant to a penetration tester.

Chapter 2, Setting Up Your Lab with Kali Linux, is a technical review of the testing environment that will be used through the rest of the chapters. We start by explaining what Kali Linux is and the tools it includes ...

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