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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

Social engineering – linking accounts

In this section, we will learn how to target a person. We are going to start with just a person's name, and then see how we can gather information about that person and build up an attack strategy. As we do that, we're also going to look at more of Maltego's features and how to configure a few more settings. So, we are going to start a new graph by clicking on the plus sign, as shown in the following screenshot:

Inside the Entity Palette, search for a Person entity under the Personal section, and then drag and drop the Person entity to the workspace. We are going to assume that we have a target and we know their name, so the first name is Zaid and the surname is Sabih. We're going to go to the Property View tab and set the First Names property; just double-click it. We are going to set it to Zaid, and then we are...