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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

Downloading and executing AutoIt

In this section, we will learn how to combine the backdoor that we created with any other file type, so that when executed, it will display an image, a PDF, a song, or something that the target person is interested in. This way, we will be able to social engineer them to run our backdoor and they will see something that they trust, but our backdoor will be running in the background. We're going to do this using a download and execute script that will basically download the backdoor, download the file that the person expects, run the files that the person expects, and run the backdoor in the background. The download and execute script is included in the resources, which is available at the book's GitHub repository. After downloading the file, open the file and we can see the code used inside the script:

#include <StaticConstants.au3...