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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

Installing Nexpose

In this section, we will discuss a tool called Nexpose. Nexpose is made by Rapid7. It's made by the same people that made Metasploit and Metasploit Community, and it's similar to Metasploit Community in the sense that it has a web GUI and it allows us to discover, assess, and act on discovered vulnerabilities. It also maps these vulnerabilities to existing exploits, but the difference is Metasploit Community only showed us exploits that can be used within Metasploit, whereas Nexpose actually shows us exploits that have been published somewhere other than Rapid7 and Metasploit. It works on a larger scale, it shows us more vulnerabilities, and it also helps us to create a report at the end of the scan so that we can share it with the technical people, and a high-level small report that can be shared with the managers. It also helps us create schedule...