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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)
Discovering Vulnerabilities Automatically Using OWASP ZAP

Updating resources

Now that we know how to interact with the Terminal and Linux basics, we will just look at some final steps:

  • Updating the source list
  • Installing terminator
  • Installing required updates
Going to the Kali machine, the first thing that I want to show you is viewing the machine in full screen. Just go to View and then Full-screen, and that will automatically expand everything and put it in proper full screen.

Let's look at the package manager in Kali Linux. We can install programs using a command called apt-get. We usually type in apt-get, and then, if we want to install something, we type apt-get install, followed by the package name (the program name). Before we do any of that, we have to update the sources; the way this program works is through fetching a number of libraries. On a fresh installation, we want to update our sources, so we make sure that it...