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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

Detecting suspicious behavior

We will now look at how to use Wireshark to find suspicious activity within our network. Before we go any further, we need to change a few settings inside Wireshark; go to Edit | Preferences... under Protocols, find ARP/RARP and enable the option to Detect ARP request storms:

This will notify us if anybody is trying to discover any devices on the network. Click on OK and begin starting the capture by clicking on Capture | Start:

Now we need to switch to the Kali machine and use netdiscover. Instead of ARP poisoning, we are trying to discover what devices are connected to network. This is done by launching the following command:

netdiscover -i eth0 -r

Once we have launched the netdiscover command, it quickly discovered the available devices on the network:

Wireshark will then generate packets that include the name of a device, what...