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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

What is a network?

The first penetration testing section that we are going to cover is network penetration testing. Most of the systems and computers that we are going to try to gain access to will be connected to a network, whether it's a device, a computer, a phone, or simply any device connected to the internet. Therefore, you need to learn how devices interact with each other in a network, as well as how networks work, before you can advance into different types of penetration testing.

Network penetration testing can be divided into four main sections:

  1. Pre-connection
  2. Gaining access
  3. Post-connection
  4. Detection and security

Both the first section (pre-connection) and the second section (gaining access) are geared toward wireless networks. Usually, with a wireless network, there is protection (encryption), and we need to use a key to connect to the network. There are WEP...