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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

Meterpreter basics

In this section, we'll learn some basics on how to interact with Metasploit's Meterpreter. In Linux, the help command is always the best command to run in terms of getting information about a specific command. So, the first thing that we will do is run the help command, to get a big list of all of the commands that we can run, and a description of what each command does, as shown in the following screenshot:

Looking at some of the basics, the first thing that we will highlight is the background command, as follows:

The background command basically backgrounds the current session without terminating it. It's very similar to minimizing a window. So, after running the background command, we can go back to Metasploit and run other commands to further exploit the target machine (or other machines), maintaining our connection to the computer that...