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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

An introduction to post exploitation

Now that we've learned how to gain access to our target, let's look at what we can do with that target. In this section, we will learn a number of things that can be done after we have gained access to a computer. We will look at what to do with a computer regardless of how we gain access to it—whether we use a server-side exploit, social engineering, a backdoor, a problem with a certain application, or some other method.

In the previous chapters, we always stopped when we got to a reverse Meterpreter session from our target. In this chapter, we are going to start with a Meterpreter session. We're not going to discuss how we gained access, but what we can do after gaining access. We will be discussing some really cool things, such as how to maintain access to a target computer even if its user uninstalls the vulnerable...