Offensive Shellcode from Scratch

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Offensive Shellcode from Scratch

Offensive Shellcode from Scratch


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Formats : PDF (Read Only)

Pages : 208

ISBN : 9781803232867

Language : English

About the Book

Book description

Gain practical knowledge of shellcode and leverage it to develop shellcode for Windows and Linux operating systems, while understanding the countermeasures in place and how these can be bypassed

Key Features

  • Get up and running with shellcode fundamentals
  • Develop Shellcode for Windows and Linux
  • Understand the building blocks of shellcode

Book Description

Shellcoding is a technique that is executed by many red teams and used in penetration testing and real-world attacks. Books on shellcode can be complex, and writing shellcode is perceived as a kind of "dark art." Offensive Shellcode from Scratch will help you to build a strong foundation of shellcode knowledge and enable you to use it with Linux and Windows.

This book helps you to explore simple to more complex examples of shellcode that are used by real advanced persistent threat (APT) groups. You'll get to grips with the components of shellcode and understand which tools are used when building shellcode, along with the automated tools that exist to create shellcode payloads. As you advance through the chapters, you'll become well versed in assembly language and its various components, such as registers, flags, and data types. This shellcode book also teaches you about the compilers and decoders that are used when creating shellcode. Finally, the book takes you through various attacks that entail the use of shellcode in both Windows and Linux environments.

By the end of this shellcode book, you'll have gained the knowledge needed to understand the workings of shellcode and build your own exploits by using the concepts explored.

What you will learn

  • Gain a thorough understanding of shellcode
  • Get to grips with assembly language and its key purpose in shellcode development
  • Identify key elements of memory registers
  • Explore debuggers and their use cases
  • Get up and running with hands-on shellcode creation for both Windows and Linux
  • Exploit Windows and Linux operating systems using shellcode
  • Assess countermeasures of Windows and Linux

Who this book is for

This book is for red teamers, penetration testers, and anyone looking to learn about shellcode and find out how it is used to break into systems by making use of simple to complex instructions of code in memory. Basic shellcode knowledge is helpful but not mandatory to understand the topics covered in this book.

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Packt Publishing

Packt Publishing

Founded in 2004 in Birmingham, UK, Packt's mission is to help the world put software to work in new ways, through the delivery of effective learning and information services to IT professionals.

Working towards that vision, we have published over 6,500 books and videos so far, providing IT professionals with the actionable knowledge they need to get the job done - whether that's specific learning on an emerging technology or optimizing key skills in more established tools.

As part of our mission, we have also awarded over $1,000,000 through our Open Source Project Royalty scheme, helping numerous projects become household names along the way.

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