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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

Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerabilities

In both this and the following chapter, we're going to study a vulnerability called cross-site scripting (XSS) so that we know how to discover XSS vulnerabilities. But we will start off by learning about XSS attacks and XSS vulnerabilities. Then we will exploit the reflected vulnerability of XSS. Later, we will be looking at stored XSS, which is another vulnerability of XSS, and also try to launch an attack. Then we will look into exploiting XSS, and at the end of the chapter, we will learn how you can protect yourself against these vulnerabilities.

In this chapter, we will be covering the following topics:

  • Introduction to XSS
  • Reflected XSS
  • Stored XSS
  • XSS BeEF exploitation
  • XSS protection