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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

Network Penetration Testing

In this chapter, we will cover all of the concepts that will be needed to get started with network penetration testing. We will start off with what a network is, and see two types of networks: wired and wireless. Later, we will see how to connect a wireless adapter to a virtual machine. After that, we will look at what a MAC address is also, steps to change a MAC address. Finally, we will see methods for activating the monitor mode.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • What is a network?
  • Network basics
  • Connecting to a wireless adapter
  • MAC addresses
  • Wireless modes – managed and monitor
  • Enabling monitor mode manually
  • Enabling monitor mode using airmon-ng