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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

Remote file inclusion using Metasploitable

Remote file inclusion is a special way of exploiting file inclusion vulnerabilities. In the previous section, we learned how to include a file in the server and the ways to access it through local file inclusion vulnerabilities.

In this section, we will learn how to configure a server so that it allows the allow_url and allow_url_fopen functions. This will allow the inclusion of a file from a computer to the target website. We will learn how to inject a PHP file into the target computer, which will help us to run payloads and reverse shells and system commands, allowing access to the target or full control of the target server.

Let's get started by exploiting the file inclusion vulnerability that was discussed in the previous section. We will be using the same page parameter here. The only thing that is different here is the transition...