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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

Installing MSFC

In this section, we will look at Metasploit Community. This is a web GUI that uses Metasploit, but it has features other than exploiting vulnerabilities. It can be used to discover open ports, just like Zenmap, and install services, but it doesn't stop there. It also maps these ports and services to existing exploits in Metasploit and existing modules. From there you can literally exploit a vulnerability straight away using Metasploit. Let's see how we can use it, and it will become clearer what it can be used for.

The tool is not included in Kali Linux. We need to download it from https://www.rapid7.com/products/metasploit/metasploit-community-registration.jsp. We will also need to use our email address because we will need the product activation key, which they'll send to the email that we enter when we download. Once we download this, we&apos...