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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

Securing network from attacks

In order to prevent our network from preceding cracking methods explained throughout the chapter, we'll need to access the settings page for your router. Each router has a web page where user can modify the settings for the router, and it's usually at the IP of the router. First we're going get the IP of my computer or my device, and we are going to run ifconfig wlan0 command; as seen in the following screenshot, the highlighted part is the IP of the computer:

Now open the browser, and navigate to 192.168.0.1; for this example, the IP of the computer is 25. Usually, the IP of the router is the first IP of the subnet. At the moment, it's 192.168.0.0, and we are just going to add the number 1, because that's the first IP in the subnet, and that will take us to the router settings page. At the settings page, it'll asking...