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Learn Ethical Hacking from Scratch

By : Zaid Sabih
5 (1)
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

Testing the backdoor

To test that our backdoor is working as expected, we're going to put it on our web server and download it from the target computer. We don't recommend this approach for anything other than testing your backdoor.

As Kali can be used as a website, we're going to put our backdoor online and download it from the target Windows machine. We're going to keep this download in one place, a folder called evil-files, as shown in the following screenshot:

Now, the backdoor we created using Veil-Evasion, which was stored in var/lib/veil-evasion/output/compiled/, needs to be copied and pasted into the evil-files directory. And that's it! We can download the file from Kali.

To start the web server and website, input the following command in the terminal:

service apache2 start

Here, the command is service, and apache2 is the name of the web server...