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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

Filesystem commands

Now, we're going to look at some more commands that will allow us to navigate, list, read, download, upload, and even execute files on the target computer. We have a Meterpreter session running, and the first thing that we will do is get our current working directory by using the pwd command. It will bring us to the C:\Users location. If we want to list all of the files and directories, we can use the ls command; the following screenshot shows the list of files:

Let's suppose that we want to navigate to the IEUser folder. We will use the cd IEUser command, and if we use pwd, we will be in the C:\Users\IEUser directory. Then, we will go into the Downloads directory and list the files. In the following list of files, we can see passwords.txt, which seems like an interesting file:

If we want to read this file, all we have to do is use the cat paswords...