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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

The BeEF tool

In this and the coming sections, we're going to have a look at a tool called BeEF. The Browser Exploitation Framework (BeEF) allows us to run a number of commands and attacks on a hooked target. A hooked target is basically a target that executes an URL or a JavaScript code given to us by BeEF. Once the target is hooked, we'll be able to run all the commands that BeEF allows us to.

The first thing we're going to have a look at is the main interface of BeEF, how to run it, and a very simple way to hook a target to BeEF. To run BeEF, we just have to click on the BeEF icon on the desktop. It'll automatically run the http://127.0.0.1:3000/ui/panel URL, which contains the browser interface or the web interface of the tool. It'll ask for a username and a password. The username is beef and the password is beef as well. Once logged in, on the left...