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Learn Ethical Hacking from Scratch.

By : Zaid Sabih
5 (1)
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

Lab overview

Since this book is highly practical, we will need a lab, a place where we can learn and perform attacks. To create this, we're going to use a program called VirtualBox.

VirtualBox

VirtualBox is a program that will allow us to install machines, just like normal computers, inside our own machine. We will have one computer, and we will install other computers inside it, acting as virtual machines. These are very important in terms of penetration testing; we're going to be using them a lot in order to set up a lab. It's very important to note that a virtual machine is just like a completely separate, working machine; there is nothing we will lose by installing an operating system as a virtual machine...