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on December 23, 2013
This book was a quick read for people familiar with penetration testing in general because there was very little specialization beyond the generalities of the discipline. My specialty is network penetration testing and I'm weaker on the Web app side of things. I was hoping for an in-depth study into what the title advertises, Web penetration with Kali. Instead, the book reads more like a very high level survey of tools available to a Web penetration tester. More time was spent on how to install, configure, and run the tools than on how Web pentesters use them in attacks.

A large portion of the content was padded with screenshots and step-by-step instructions on how to get the tools up and running. Most of the first half of the book covers pretty standard fare on what penetration testers do regardless of their focus, like recon, social engineering, and cracking passwords. Nothing I'd call Web-specific attacks. And at the end, an unexpectedly out of place diversion to file system forensics eats up a chapter as well. Doesn't do anything to help you with Web-based attacks, and is far too brief and summarized to help you with forensics.

I learned far more about the guts of Web application penetration testing; what the attack vectors are, how they work, what they look like, and which tools to use, from the OWASP Testing Guide.
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on March 27, 2014
There is no a perfect book for anything :). The good is good for people no familiar with the subject. Give you ability to learn more about kali Linux. You don't have to be expert in this field or have a degree in IT to be able to understand content of this bookm
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on March 6, 2014
The book is good for beginner Penetration Testers. It gives brief details on the tools on Kali Linux. Unfortunately the authors wrote about tools that were not on Kali Linux. I was hoping for details on the Kali Linux tools
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on January 27, 2014
This book is very usefull for a beginner, it'll help you to realize a pentest from A to Z.
This book respects a real pentest methodology used by pentesters.
Everything is clearly explained, step by step.
This book is my new arm for my next pentests :-)
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on October 9, 2014
Good
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on March 17, 2014
Great product! This is something that quality is a must and it was provided. Will buy again! Right price, fast service!
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on September 30, 2013
This is an excellent resource on Kali Linux. It could be one of the best resources out there. One of the authors of the book is Aamir Lakhani, who is a frequent speaker at security conferences all over the world and has appeared on Federal News Radio regarding cyber security. He goes into detail on how to use the tools in Kali Linux to develop a pen test methodology to test the security of web applications. In addition, the book can be used as a reference, since the author writes about the how the tools can be used separately. The book also contains an awesome chapter on using forensics. It is probably one of the best written guides to get introduced to network forensics.
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on September 28, 2013
This is a great book on learning how to test and secure web applications. It takes the approach of offensive security showing how attackers compromise systems. The book is written by world renowned cyber expert Aamir Lakhani who is considered one of the world's foremost experts in cyber security. Great for pros and beginners alike!
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