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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

Client-Side Attacks

In the previous chapter, we started by learning how to gain access to victim machines using server-side attacks. We will now move on to client-side attacks, discussing what they are, and how a tool called Veil can be used to generate an undetectable backdoor. We will also discuss payloads. Once we have a brief idea about payloads, we will generate a backdoor through which we will implement client-side attacks on our own system, enabling us to listen to connections. Finally, we will look at how to implement backdoors in real time, as well as techniques we can use to protect our system from such attacks.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Client-side attacks
  • Installing Veil
  • Payloads overview
  • Generating a Veil backdoor
  • Listening for connections
  • Testing the backdoor
  • Fake bdm1 updates
  • Client-side attacks using the bdm2 BDFProxy
  • Protection against...