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Learn Ethical Hacking from Scratch.

By : Zaid Sabih
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Book Image

Learn Ethical Hacking from Scratch.

5 (1)
By: Zaid Sabih

Overview of this book

This book starts with the basics of ethical hacking, how to practice hacking safely and legally, and how to install and interact with Kali Linux and the Linux terminal. You will explore network hacking, where you will see how to test the security of wired and wireless networks. You’ll also learn how to crack the password for any Wi-Fi network (whether it uses WEP, WPA, or WPA2) and spy on the connected devices. Moving on, you will discover how to gain access to remote computer systems using client-side and server-side attacks. You will also get the hang of post-exploitation techniques, including remotely controlling and interacting with the systems that you compromised. Towards the end of the book, you will be able to pick up web application hacking techniques. You'll see how to discover, exploit, and prevent a number of website vulnerabilities, such as XSS and SQL injections. The attacks covered are practical techniques that work against real systems and are purely for educational purposes. At the end of each section, you will learn how to detect, prevent, and secure systems from these attacks.
Table of Contents (24 chapters)
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Discovering Vulnerabilities Automatically Using OWASP ZAP

Introduction

Primarily, this chapter will provide a brief overview of the topics that will be covered throughout this book. It will cover all of the aspects associated with hacking, from how to perform hacking to protecting your system from being hacked. Later in the chapter, we will discuss the concept of hacking, discussing three types of hackers: white hat hackers, black hat hackers, and grey hat hackers. Toward the end of the chapter, we will illustrate some real-time hacking applications.

This chapter will address the following questions:

  • What's in this book?
  • What is hacking?
  • Why should we learn about hacking?
  • A glimpse of hacking