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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

Information gathering using tools

Now, as we saw in the previous chapter how gathering information about the client will help us to launch attacks on victims, in this section, we are going to be using commands such as Whois, and tools such as Netcraft and Robtex to gather information from target systems.

The Whois Lookup

The first thing we do before we start trying to exploit or find any vulnerabilities is information gathering. Therefore, we try to gather as much information as possible about the target, and web applications are no different. We're going to start by trying to get as much information as we can about the target IP address, the domain name info, the technology that is used on the website, which programming...