Chapter 1. Tools of the trade
Jeremy Faircloth
Monroe Dr. NE, Blaine, MN, United States
Information in this chapter:
• Objectives
• Approach
• Core Technologies
• Open Source Tools
• Case Study: The Tools in Action
• Hands-On Challenge
The quality of the tools that we use as penetration testers is part of what determines the quality of work that we perform. Other parts are, of course, skill, experience, and imagination. By building an excellent toolkit, we can better perform our penetration testing work and do a better, faster, and higher quality job. While the rest of this book will be focusing on individual tools and how to use them, in this chapter we will be talking about toolkits which contain a number of the tools we'll be discussing later and more. ...

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