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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

Linux commands

These are not hacking commands; they're not penetration testing commands. They're just commands used in Linux that allow us to do different things on the operating system.

This overview of how the Terminal works was just designed to get you more comfortable with the structures, navigating the directories, and so on.

Now, let's take an overview of the Linux Terminal. The Terminal is a place where you can do anything you want on the operating system, run any program by executing commands associated with the program we want. The Linux Terminal is very powerful; it basically allows us to do a lot more than the graphical interface. A lot of the programs that we're going to use have graphical interfaces, but the command line is much easier and quicker. Also, in many scenarios, you will get a Secure Socket Shell (SSH) or Command Prompt on the target...