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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

Man-in-the–middle attacks

In the next few sections, we're going to talk about what are known as man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks. This is one of the most dangerous and effective attacks that we can carry out in a network. We can only do it once we have connected to the network. It can be used to redirect the flow of packets from any client to our device. This means that any packet that is sent to or from the client will have to go through our device, and since we know the password we know the key to the network, so we will be able to read those packets. They won't be encrypted, and we will be able to modify them, drop them, or just read them to see if they contain passwords or important information. This attack is so effective because it's very hard to protect against. We're going to talk about the ways to protect against it, but it's very hard...