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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)
Discovering Vulnerabilities Automatically Using OWASP ZAP

Setting Up a Lab

In the previous chapter, we learned the concept of hacking. In this chapter, we are going to learn how to set up a virtual environment, so that we can later perform penetration tests on it. In this chapter, we will cover the concept of virtual machines, and will also perform its installation steps. Later in the chapter, we will learn how to install Kali Linux, and the two victim machines on VirtualBox: Windows and the Metasploitable machine. We will also discuss what each of these machines does, and why we are going to use them. Toward the end of the chapter, we will see the concept of snapshots, and how to implement them.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Lab overview
  • Installing Kali Linux
  • Installing Metasploitable
  • Installing Windows
  • Creating snapshots and using snapshots