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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)
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Discovering Vulnerabilities Automatically Using OWASP ZAP

Changing extensions

If we look at the backdoor, or the Trojan that we've generated so far, all it has is an icon that represents a file that the target person is interested in. When it's executed, it shows a normal file. And, at the same time, it's going to execute our code in the background, which will allow us to hack the target computer, or do whatever we want. The only problem with this file is that if we look at the end of the file, we can see that it has a .exe extension. In most cases, the target probably won't see the .exe extension because Windows is configured to hide it, but if it's not hiding it, then it's obvious that this file is an executable because it ends with a .exe extension. In this section, we are going to focus on how to spoof our Trojan and change it to something that corresponds to the file. If we're trying to make our...