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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

Pre-Connection Attacks

In this chapter, we will focus on the first part of network penetration testing—that is, pre-connection attacks. In order to perform these attacks, we will look at the fundamentals; we will study the concept of sniffing. Once we have a good idea of what sniffing is, we will look at targeted packet sniffing, and an important tool for sniffing—the Wireshark tool. Then, we will launch our first attack: the deauthentication attack. Finally, we will create a fake access point.

In this chapter, we will look at the following topics:

  • Packet sniffing basics
  • Targeted packet sniffing
  • Deauthentication attacks
  • What is a fake access point?
  • Creating fake access points with the MANA Toolkit