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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)
Discovering Vulnerabilities Automatically Using OWASP ZAP

Gaining Access to Computer Devices

We are now moving toward the next segment of the book, where we will be covering topics related to gaining access to computer devices. In this part, we will be looking at ways to gain access to a victim's machine. We will be hacking victims' systems using various techniques. This chapter will cover the first approach to attacking the victim's system: the server-side attack. We will perform a server-side attack using the Metasploit device and also exploitation of backdoors.

This chapter has the following sections:

  • Introduction to gaining access
  • Server-side attacks
  • Server-side basics
  • Server-side attacks, Metasploit basics
  • Code execution Metasploit