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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

Listening for connections

As you'll know, the backdoor we created uses a reverse payload. For the reverse payload to work, we need to open a port in our computer so that the target machine can connect to it. When we created the backdoor, we set the port to 8080, so we need to open that port on our Kali machine. Remember, the name of our chosen payload is meterpreter/rev_https in this example.

We are now going to split our screens, as before, and listen for incoming connections using the Metasploit framework. To run Metasploit, use the msfconsole command, which should generate output similar to the following screenshot:

To listen for incoming connections, we need to use a module in Metasploit: exploit/multi/handler. To launch that module, use the following command:

use exploit/multi/handler

Once launched, navigate to the exploit/multi/handler module. The most important thing...