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Building Virtual Pentesting Labs for Advanced Penetration Testing by Kevin Cardwell

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Chapter 10. Testing Flat and Internal Networks

In this chapter, you will learn the techniques of assessing the network when it is flat, that is, there is nothing between us and the target. This makes our task much easier; furthermore, the inside of the network is usually the place that has the most trusted location, and as such, it offers the least resistance, especially when it comes to layer two and the assignment of the physical Media Access Control (MAC) addresses. In this chapter, we will discuss the following topics:

  • The role of Vulnerability Scanners
  • Dealing with host protection

This chapter will provide us with details on how, when we are performing internal or white-box testing, we do not have the same challenges that we have when we are ...

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