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Professional Penetration Testing by Thomas Wilhelm

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CHAPTER 5. Creating and Using PenTest Targets in Your Lab

Introduction

Учение в счастье украшает, а в несчастьи утешает. – Russian proverb: “Learning is an ornament in fortune and a consolation in misfortune.”
In the previous chapter, we discussed different types of penetration test labs, including personal and corporate. We also explored what the PenTest lab configuration looks like for exercises in this book. In this chapter, we will discuss lab design in much more detail, and look at some different ways of practicing PenTest skills.
We have already discussed the ethics of hacking targets without permission, so we will assume for the sake of argument that all references to hacking real-world targets are done so legally and ...

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