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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

OWASP ZAP results

After the scan is over and we can see our website on the left, clicking on it will show us some results from the Spider when it was looking for the files:

The very interesting part is the Alerts in the following screenshot. We can see all the vulnerabilities that have been discovered:

At the bottom-left of the preceding screenshot, we can see that we have 6 red flags, the High Priority Alerts, we have 4 orange flags, 5 yellow flags, and 0 blue. These are organized in order of severity.

Clicking on any of the categories will expand it and show the threats that have been found, for example, clicking on Path Traversal (10), we'll see all the URLs that can be exploited to read files from the server:

Clicking on any of the sites, we will see the HTTP request that was sent in order to discover this:

The following screenshot shows the response and why the...