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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

Post Exploitation

In previous chapters, we covered how to access devices through the use of various techniques. We will now move on to the post exploitation task, which will focus on the Meterpreter session and how we can exploit a target system once we have gained access to it. Then, we will look at the basic filesystem commands that can help us to exploit a target system.

Hitherto in this book, we have accessed a targeted system only to the point that a victim has our backdoor file or software running on their system. Now, we will look at how to maintain our access to the system, through both simple and advanced methods. We will even cover what can be done after performing a keylogging attack. Then, we will look at the important concept of pivoting, and we will use it to create an autoroute.

This chapter will cover the following topics:

  • An introduction to post exploitation...