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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

Detecting Trojans using a sandbox

Now we are going to look at another way to discover malicious files, by using a sandbox. A sandbox is basically a place where our file will be executed and analyzed. It will check whether any ports will be opened, if it's going to modify registry entries—basically, if it's going to do any suspicious stuff. It's not an antivirus program. Our Trojan might pass antivirus programs, our Trojan passed all antivirus programs, but the sandbox applications, or the sandbox environments, will run it in a controlled environment, see whether it does anything suspicious, and give us a report. We can Google sandbox online, and an example of it is a website called Hybrid Analysis (https://www.hybrid-analysis.com/).

Using the website is very simple: just go to the URL, select a file, and upload it. We can see the report in the following screenshot...