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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

Creating a wordlist

Now that we've captured the handshake, all we need to do is crack the WPA key by creating a wordlist. A wordlist is just a list of words that aircrack-ng is going to go through, trying each one against the handshake until it successfully determines the WPA key. The better your wordlist is, the higher your chances of cracking the WPA key will be. If the password isn't in your wordlist file, you will not be able to determine the WPA key.

We're going to use a tool called crunch. It's basically just a script; we specify the characters that we want in the passwords, and it creates all possible combinations of these passwords. The format of the command for using crunch is crunch [min] [max]. The [min] is the minimum number of characters of the password that we want to create, we can say that we want a minimum of four, five, six, and so on. The...