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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

What is a fake access point?

Basically, a fake AP is an AP that looks normal to users and doesn't have encryption on it, so people can connect without having to enter a key. It's an open network, and it should have an internet connection to attract people to it. Why would we create a fake AP? Well, if we create one, we will attract a large number of people to connect to the network and access the internet. They will log in to their accounts, and we can use packet sniffing to capture anything that they log.

Creating an AP is simple; it just needs to be set up correctly, so that the AP can function. The first things we will need are two cards:

  • A card needs to be connected to the internet. It doesn't matter what card it is—3G, wired, wireless—all we need is a card that is connected to the internet.
  • The second card has to be a Wi-Fi card. This Wi-Fi...