Quick Start Guide to Penetration Testing
Get started with NMAP, OpenVAS, and Metasploit in this short book and understand how NMAP, OpenVAS, and Metasploit can be integrated with each other for greater flexibility and efficiency. You will begin by working with NMAP and ZENMAP and learning the basic scanning and enumeration process. After getting to know the differences between TCP and UDP scans, you will learn to fine tune your scans and efficiently use NMAP scripts. This will be followed by an introduction to OpenVAS vulnerability management system. You will then learn to configure OpenVAS and scan for and report vulnerabilities.
The next chapter takes you on a detailed tour of Metasploit and its basic commands and configuration. You will then invoke NMAP and OpenVAS scans from Metasploit. Lastly, you will take a look at scanning services with Metasploit and get to know more about Meterpreter, an advanced, dynamically extensible payload that is extended over the network at runtime.
The final part of the book concludes ...
Testing Angular Applications
Testing Angular Applications is an example-rich, hands-on guide that gives you the real-world techniques you need to thoroughly test all parts of your Angular applications. By the end of this book, you'll be able to confidently write unit and end-to-end tests for Angular applications in TypeScript.
Don't leave the success of your mission-critical Angular apps to chance. Proper testing improves code quality, reduces maintenance costs, and rewards you with happy users. New tools and best practices can streamline and automate all aspects of testing web apps, both in development and in production. This book gets you started.
Testing Angular Applications teaches you how to make testing an essential part of your development and production processes. You'll start by setting up a simple unit testing system as you learn the fundamental practices. Then, you'll fine-tune it as you discover the best tests for Angular components, directives, pipes, se ...
Testing Microservices with Mountebank
Testing Microservices with Mountebank is your guide to the ins and outs of testing microservices with service virtualization. The book offers unique insights into microservices application design and state-of-the-art testing practices that will deepen your microservices skills and improve your applications.
Even if you lab test each service in isolation, it's challenging - and potentially dangerous - to test a live microservices system that's changing and growing. Fortunately, you can use Mountebank to imitate the components of a distributed microservices application to give you a good approximation of the runtime conditions as you test individual services.
Testing Microservices with Mountebank introduces the powerful practice of service virtualization. In it, author Brandon Byars, Mountebank's creator, offers unique insights into microservices application design and state-of-the-art testing practices. You'll expand your understanding of micr ...
Testing Vue.js Applications
Testing Vue.js Applications is a comprehensive guide to testing Vue components, methods, events, and output. Author Edd Yerburgh, creator of the Vue testing utility, explains the best testing practices in Vue along with an evergreen methodology that applies to any web dev process.
Web developers who use the Vue framework love its reliability, speed, small footprint, and versatility. Vue's component-based approach and use of DOM methods require you to adapt your app-testing practices. Learning Vue-specific testing tools and strategies will ensure your apps run like they should.
With Testing Vue.js Applications, you'll discover effective testing methods for Vue applications. You'll enjoy author Edd Yerburgh's engaging style and fun real-world examples as you learn to use the Jest framework to run tests for a Hacker News application built with Vue, Vuex, and Vue Router. This comprehensive guide teaches the best testing p ...
Sharpen your Python skills as you dive deep into the Python programming language with Serious Python. You'll cover a range of advanced topics like multithreading and memorization, get advice from experts on things like designing APIs and dealing with databases, and learn Python internals to help you gain a deeper understanding of the language itself. Written for developers and experienced programmers, Serious Python brings together over 15 years of Python experience to teach you how to avoid common mistakes, write code more efficiently, and build better programs in less time.
As you make your way through the book's extensive tutorials, you'll learn how to start a project and tackle topics like versioning, layouts, coding style, and automated checks. You'll learn how to package your software for distribution, optimize performance, use the right data structures, define functions efficiently, pick the right libraries, build future-proof programs, and optimize your programs down to the ...
Testing Java Microservices
Testing Java Microservices teaches you to implement unit and integration tests for microservice systems running on the JVM. You'll work with a microservice environment built using Java EE, WildFly Swarm, and Docker. You'll learn how to increase your test coverage and productivity, and gain confidence that your system will work as you expect.
Microservice applications present special testing challenges. Even simple services need to handle unpredictable loads, and distributed message-based designs pose unique security and performance concerns. These challenges increase when you throw in asynchronous communication and containers.
Testing Java Microservices teaches you to implement unit and integration tests for microservice systems running on the JVM. You'll work with a microservice environment built using Java EE, WildFly Swarm, and Docker. You'll advance from writing simple unit tests for individual services to more-advanced practices like chaos or integration ...
Testing and Tuning Market Trading Systems
Build, test, and tune financial, insurance or other market trading systems using C++ algorithms and statistics. You've had an idea and have done some preliminary experiments, and it looks promising. Where do you go from here? Well, this book discusses and dissects this case study approach.
Seemingly good backtest performance isn't enough to justify trading real money. You need to perform rigorous statistical tests of the system's validity. Then, if basic tests confirm the quality of your idea, you need to tune your system, not just for best performance, but also for robust behavior in the face of inevitable market changes. Next, you need to quantify its expected future behavior, assessing how bad its real-life performance might actually be, and whether you can live with that. Finally, you need to find its theoretical performance limits so you know if its actual trades conform to this theoretical expectation, enabling you to dump the system if it does not live up to expectations. ...
Hands-On Microservices - Monitoring and Testing
Microservices are the latest "right" way of developing web applications. Microservices architecture has been gaining momentum over the past few years, but once you've started down the microservices path, you need to test and optimize the services. This book focuses on exploring various testing monitoring, and optimization techniques for microservices.
The book starts with the evolution of software architecture style, from monolithic to virtualized, to microservices architecture. Then you will explore methods to deploy microservices and various implementation patterns. With the help of a real-world example, you will understand how external APIs help product developers to focus on core competencies.
After that, you will learn testing techniques, such as Unit Testing Integration Testing Functional Testing and Load Testing. Next, you will explore performance testing tools, such as JMeter, and Gatling. Then, we deep dive into monitoring techni ...
There are several challenges while writing automated tests for web applications: you have to select an adequate test framework, use appropriate selectors to avoid flaky tests, and build a good testing framework. Selenium Fundamentals helps you tackle these challenges and provides you with the knowledge to overcome hurdles in testing by developing stable and effective testing solutions. You'll learn the complete process of automated testing such as configuring your environment, creating and running automated tests, analyzing reports, and troubleshooting errors by using a Selenium Grid.
To start with, you'll understand the importance of automating tests. You'll then move on to understanding how to choose the best selectors for navigating through your web applications while highlighting best practices and techniques.
After writing your first tests, you'll cover the object model to create your own advanced test cases. You'll analyze a test report, track ti ...
Kali Linux 2018: Windows Penetration Testing, 2nd Edition
Microsoft Windows is one of the two most common OSes, and managing its security has spawned the discipline of IT security. Kali Linux is the premier platform for testing and maintaining Windows security. Kali is built on the Debian distribution of Linux and shares the legendary stability of that OS. This lets you focus on using the network penetration, password cracking, and forensics tools, and not the OS.
This book has the most advanced tools and techniques to reproduce the methods used by sophisticated hackers to make you an expert in Kali Linux penetration testing. You will start by learning about the various desktop environments that now come with Kali. The book covers network sniffers and analysis tools to uncover the Windows protocols in use on the network. You will see several tools designed to improve your average in password acquisition, from hash cracking, online attacks, offline attacks, and rainbow tables to social engineering. It also demonstrates several use ca ...
Kali Linux 2018: Assuring Security by Penetration Testing, 4th Edition
Kali Linux is a comprehensive penetration testing platform with advanced tools to identify, detect, and exploit the vulnerabilities uncovered in the target network environment. With Kali Linux, you can apply the appropriate testing methodology with defined business objectives and a scheduled test plan, resulting in successful penetration testing project engagement.
This fourth edition of Kali Linux 2018: Assuring Security by Penetration Testing starts with the installation of Kali Linux. You will be able to create a full test environment to safely practice scanning, vulnerability assessment, and exploitation. You'll explore the essentials of penetration testing by collecting relevant data on the target network with the use of several footprinting and discovery tools. As you make your way through the chapters, you'll focus on specific hosts and services via scanning and run vulnerability scans to discover various risks and threats within the target, ...