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Learn Ethical Hacking from Scratch.

By : Zaid Sabih
5 (1)
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

Installing Metasploitable

The second machine that we will use is Metasploitable. Metasploitable is another Linux machine, and you can think of it as the opposite of Kali. Kali is designed so that you can use it to hack into other devices, while Metasploitable is designed so that you hack into it, so it's designed for people who want to learn penetration testing. It is designed so that it has a number of vulnerabilities, and we're going to try to use Kali Linux in order to hack into Metasploitable. Therefore, this is going to be one of the target, or victim, machines.

You can download Metasploitable at https://information.rapid7.com/metasploitable-download.html.

You will end up with a ZIP file, like the following. Once you decompress it, you will get a directory named metasploitable-linux-2.0.0.zip; double-click it, and you'll see the following files:

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