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Understanding the basic fundamentals of Information Technology is not that difficult, however, learning to code is. If you want to learn to program you can click here to check our online guide to know how to start to learn to code. However, ethical hacking is a skill that requires high expertise and practice. One can easily rate ethical hacking as the most difficult IT job to do. Along with risks in hacking, there are many chances that a hacker can lose his job if he fails to do his work precisely. Therefore, for getting such precise in hacking, here are some top rated ethical hacking books PDF that our experts have handpicked for you. The Best Ethical Hacking Books in PDF Format Below is the list of the best collection of ethical hacking e-books, always remember that the knowledge provided by these books is for educational purposes and should not be used to indulge in any illegal activity.

If the target is online only then we can proceed. If the file sharing is enabled it will show the following screen. Nbtstat —a Now once the hacker has found out that the target is online and has file sharing enabled he will now try to access the computer.

The hacker will now run the command net view TargetIPaddress An example will be net view This command will display any shared drives, folders, files or printers.

If nothing is being shared it will display nothing and you will not be able to gain access to the computer. If something is being shared you will get the following screen. This means that we will make a drive on our computer, and all the contents of the targets computer can be accessed through our created network drive.

Cracking Windows Passwords As we know that the Passwords are stored in windows in weak hash form. If the password is longer than 7 characters they are broken up in 7 — Characters made upper case. And then hashed with DES. This means there are only about 8-bit hashes instead of bit hashes hence making it easier for the hacker to crack it.

The tool which is used to crack windows password is known as OPH Crack and it uses Rainbow tables to crack the password, which was explained in the Password Cracking section.

First of all you would need hashes to crack windows password. Windows stores hashes a In the folder C: This folder is locked to all accounts including an Administrator account. Now you would need a copy of those hashes to begin the cracking process. Elliott Back: Now once you have the hashes you can start the cracking process now.

Now select either the hashes you got from pwdump2 or from sam hash file 6. Now you would need tables you can get table from the below url http: If you have Ram less than 1GB you should look for a smaller table.

Now once you have the table. Now Click on the launch button and it will First load the tables into the memory and then begin trying passwords. Once the process is completed it will show the Cracked passwords, number of time per hash, hash - redux Calculations and fseek operations.

Now type net user and hit Enter 3. Now the system will show you a list of user accounts on the computer. Say for example you need to reset the password of the account by name Michael, then do as follows 4. Now the system will ask you to enter the new password for the account. Bypassing windows XP Logon Screen This hack will allow you to bypass windows xp or windows logon screen without knowing the actual password.

You must have Physical access to the victims computer. I will explain this in the malware section. To bypass windows xp logon screen I will use a tool called DreampackPL. DreamPackPL is a software which allows you to login In into local account without restarting the actual password. DreampackPL disables windows file protection mechanism allowing you to bypass the password validation process.

Below are the steps to use DreampackPL to bypass windows xp password. Now press R to continue and install Dream pack. Select the Windows installation that is currently on the computer.

Select 1 if you have one window. Make sure that you backup sfcfiles. For Windows XP: Copy the patched file from CD to System 32 folder. Lets assume that your CD drive is E then you will type the following command: Now DreamPackPL menu will be displayed. Click on the top graphic on the DreamPackPL and a popup menu will be displayed.

Navigate to Command and click on Command Setting options. Now enable the God-password options by ticking the box. Now exit from DreampackPL and enter god in the username of password option of the logon screen to successfully bypass windows logon screen.

Chapter Six Wifi or Wireless Hacking It is used to map IP addressing to MAC addresses in a local area network segment where hosts of the same subnet reside. In an ARP poisoning attack the hacker places him in between the router and server and steal all kind of passwords. The following diagram will help you to understand the concept behind the ARP Poisoning attack. Normally the data is exchanged between the user and router and the router will sent the information to the server, which will allow you to login.

First of all Open Cain and abel. Once you have opened Cain and Abel, go to "Configure" at the top, and select the Adapter that you use to connect to the internet WiFi card. Now Click on the Sniffer tab and click on Nuclear yellow button just below the File button. This will start Sniffing 4. This will find all the active computers on your network. Now goto APR tab at the bottom 9.

Now leave it for Few minutes. After some time go to Password tab at the bottom to view the passwords you have collected. The passwords may appear in MD5 hash form, but most probably you will get it in simple form.

Lets say that the password appears in MD5 hash form 0c4f5f8fd16ab0b20afab22c3c11c. Cain and Abel does the job done for you. What you only have to do is to simply enter the hash in Cain and Abel Cracker and it will crack password for you. Now Right Click the Hash and then select the attack you want to use. Adjust Charset and password length. Click Start and it will try passwords until it gets the right one Usually passwords below 6 or 7 letter get cracked in very short span of time if the password is longer than 7 characters than it can take very long the crack the password.

If the password is longer is 7 letters than using rainbow tables is a better option. The method which most of hackers use is called Packet Sniffing. Packet Sniffing is defined as the act of capturing packets through a network. The tool which most of hackers use to sniff packets through a network is called Wireshark there are also other tools like windump, Dsniff etc but I will demonstrate packet sniffing through wireshark.

Download and Install wireshark and launch it. Now click on the button below File option, This will list available capture interfaces. Next you need to choose a target, if you are not sure what your target is, wait for few seconds on that accumulates be the larger number of packets is the better choice. Now it will capture the packets and you will be able to see targets msn, yahoo or IM chat conversations.

Chapter Seven Website Hacking In this section you will learn various methods through which hackers gain access to a website. It takes advantage of improper coding of web application.

In an SQL Injection attack the hacker attempts to pass SQL Commands through a web application, If the web applications are not coded properly it may result in allowing the hacker to access the database to view the information.

Simplest SQL Injection 1. First of all the hacker would look for a site vulnerable to SQL Injection. The hacker will search for the admin page of the target site.

Once the hacker reaches the admin login page the hacker will test if the website is vulnerable to SQL Injection or not. Now the hacker will try SQL Commands manually, if the site is vulnerable to this attack the hacker will probably gain access to the database. First of all download SQL Helper and launch it. Now you need to find a target.

You need to find a website with potential vulnerability. You can use some vulnerability scanning softwares scan for vulnerability or try the manual method which I have below. Lets say that the target is http: Now run SQLI helper and insert http: The SQLI helper will search for the desired columns. Now select an element from the table e. I choose user and click on Get Columns. As you can see that the values achieved are in form of hash, hence we need to crack the hashes, either you can use the method I showed you in ARP Poisoning attack or you can just try to crack the hashes through some websites like md5crack.

The major sites like Twitter, yahoo, Facebook etc has also been the victim of this attack. These vulnerabilities occur due to weak coding of the web applications. Types Xss or cross site scripting can be classified in to two types: Persistent xss 2. Non persistent xss Persistent xss Persistent xss occurs when the data provided by the hacker or attacker is saved in the server.

In persistent xss the hackers malicious codes and scripts are rendered automatically. In this method the hacker does not even interact it self with web functionality to exploit such a hole. Non Persistent xss Non persistent xss is the most common type of xss.

This occur when the information provided by the web client is used by server side scripts to generate a page of results for the user. Searching for the vulnerability Like SQL injection you can use manual method to test or use a vulnerability scanner.

For example a site www. A popup box will appear like the one below: This shows that the website has an xss vulnerability.

Stealing the cookies The next step which the hacker will take is stealing the cookies and faking it to gain access. Now you must be wondering how the hacker or attacker gets the cookies? Below is the PHP script which the hacker will use to get a the cookies. Now the hacker will upload it to a webhosting site I suggest you using mb.

Now you need to test the cookie catcher to find it whether its working or not. Just add http: When you will visit the the link the string test will be written successfully on the cookielog.

I used the Cross Site Scripting exploit to inject a code that will redirect the user to http: So when the user visits the original site with added code he will be redirected to www. Now here is the code which the hacker will insert in the vulnerable site.

So the hacker will create another PHP file redirect. Now the hacker will upload the redirect. Now when the victim clicks on the cookielogger.

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Here I am using Proximitron to demonstrate cookie stealing We want to send the users cookie to webserver as its our own cookie. Press the button header and it will create a new header for filtering cookie. Apply the new header now. Now you just have to configure your browser to use a proxy server. Password Cracking The hacker may use password cracking methods such as Brute force, Rainbow tables or Dictionary attack to crack a FTP password and gain access to the server.

I have already explained it in the password Cracking section. Remote File Inclusion RFI Remote file inclusion is the form of attack in which the attacker injects his own code inside web applications. Checking the Vulnerability Many hackers use google dorks to check the vulnerability.

A google dork is an act of using google provided search terms to obtain a specific result. RFI vulnerability only occurs in those websites which have navigation similar to the below one http: It will display all the website's results which have a navigation similar to this one index. This url will look something like this http: If it it does not show up the hacker will probably look for a different target.

Now the hacker knows that the site is vulnerable and it can include files. He would upload shells to gain access. The most popular shells are C99 shell and r57 shell. The hacker would upload the shells to a webhosting site such as mb. So the url will become something like this http: Now running the above url the hacker will be able to gain access the the website and he can now do what ever he wants.

A screen similar to this one will appear if the hacker has successfully gained access to the website. Lets say if the hacker has found a site www. This file will contain the information of the linux system. In a DDOS attack the attacker makes the server unavailable for all. First of all the hacker will choose a target and then click on Lock on button.

Next the hacker will keep the threads to for maximum efficiency. If the number increasing is only the failed number then the site is completely down. Vulnerability Testers Hackers use some venerability testing tools to save their time instead of trying it manually.

Below are some venerability assessment tools: Nessus- Nessus is the best unix venerability testing tool and among the best to run on windows. Download Nessus from the link below http: Download Retina from the link below http: Download Metasploit For Windows users from the link below http: Chapter Eight Malware and Viruses Malware has been a big problem today.

Malware is short form of malicious software. A Malware is a software designed to infect a computer system without owner being informed. Thousands of people have been victim of malware. Types of Malware Malware exists in many types, some of common types of Malware are as follows: Trojan horse 2. Worms 3.

Backdoors 4. Adware 5. Rootkits 6. Spywares 7. Wabbits 8. URL Injectors etc. Prorat opens a port on infected computer which allows the client to perform various operations on the infected computer. Once Prorat is installed on a computer its almost impossible to remove it without an updated Antivirus program.

Below I will show the procedure which a hacker will take to take control of victims computer using Prorat. First of all download Prorat. Disable your Antivirus before using Prorat 2. Once you have downloaded it launch the program.

You will see the following screen: Click on the Create button at bottom to create the Trojan file and choose the Create prorat server. Now Click on the General Setting option. Enter the server port you would like to connect through. Enter the server password, you will be asked for server password when the victim gets infected and you would like to connect to them and then choose the victim name. Click on Bind with file on the sidebar. You can bind it with a text document or any other file you may increase chances of victim to click it.

Now Click on Server extensions option. Here you can change the desired extension. Now Click on server Icon and choose the desired icon you would like to display for the server and click on Create server.

Now you have successfully created a server. The server will look like this: The server gets installed silently in the computer background and the hacker will be sent a notification to the email address he described in the notification tab when ever the victim is infected.

Just proving a point is often a good enough reward for them. Prevention from Hackers What can be done to prevent Hackers from finding new holes in software and exploiting them? Information security research teams existto try to find these holes and notify vendors before they are exploited. There is a beneficial competition occurring between the Hackers securing systems and the Hackers breaking into those systems.

This competition provides us with better and stronger security, as well as more complex and sophisticated attack techniques. Defending Hackers create Detection Systems to track attacking Hackers, while the attacking Hackers develop bypassing techniques, which are eventually resulted in bigger and better detecting and tracking systems.

The net result of this interaction is positive, as it produces smarter people, improved security, more stable software, inventive problem-solving techniques, and even a new economy. Now when you need protection from Hackers, whom you want to call, The Ethical Hackers. An Ethical Hacker possesses the skills, mindset, and tools of a Hacker but is also trustworthy. Ethical Hackers perform the hacks as security tests computer systems. Ethical hacking is performed with the targets permission.

The intent of Ethical Hacking is to discover vulnerabilities from a Hackers viewpoint so systems can be better secured. Ethical Hacking is part of an overall information Risk Management program that allows for ongoing security improvements.

Ethical hacking can also ensure that vendors claims about the security of their products are legitimate.

As Hackers expand their knowledge, so should you. You must think like them to protect your systems from them. You, as the ethical Hacker, must know activities Hackers carry out and how to stop their efforts. You should know what to look for and how to use that information to thwart Hackers efforts. You dont have to protect your systems from everything.

You cant. The only protection against everything is to unplug your computer systems and lock them away so no one can touch themnot even you.

Whats important is to protect your systems from known Vulnerabilities and common Hacker attacks. Its impossible to overcome all possible vulnerabilities of your systems. You cant plan for all possible attacks especially the ones that are currently unknown which are called Zero Day Exploits.

These are the attacks which are not known to the world. However in Ethical Hacking, the more combinations you try the more you test whole systems instead of individual units the better your chances of discovering vulnerabilities.

The Hacker seeks to find out as much information as possible about the target. Phase II: Scanning and Enumeration Scanning and enumeration is considered the second pre-attack phase.

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This phase involves taking the information discovered during reconnaissance and using it to examine the network. Scanning involves steps such as intelligent system port scanning which is used to determine open ports and vulnerable services.

In this stage the attacker can use different automated tools to discover system vulnerabilities. Vulnerabilities discovered during the reconnaissance and scanning phase are now exploited to gain access. The method of connection the Hacker uses for an exploit can be a local area network, local access to a PC, the Internet, or offline.

Gaining access is known in the Hacker world as owning the system. During a real security breach it would be this stage where the Hacker can utilize simple techniques to cause irreparable damage to the target system. Sometimes, Hackers harden the system from other Hackers or security personnel by securing their exclusive access with Backdoors, Root kits, and Trojans. The attacker can use automated scripts and automated tools for hiding attack evidence and also to create backdoors for further attack.

Phase V: Clearing Tracks In this phase, once Hackers have been able to gain and maintain access, they cover their tracks to avoid detection by security personnel, to continue to use the owned system, to remove evidence of hacking, or to avoid legal action.

At present, many successful security breaches are made but never detected. This includes cases where firewalls and vigilant log checking were in place. If he do not follow, bad things can happen. Most of the time these principles get ignored or forgotten when planning or executing ethical hacking tests. The results are even very dangerous. Working ethically: The word ethical can be defined as working with high professional morals and principles. Whether youre performing ethical hacking tests against your own systems or for someone who has hired you, everything you do as an ethical Hacker must be approved and must support the companys goals.

No hidden agendas are allowed! Trustworthiness is the ultimate objective. The misuse of information is absolutely not allowed. Thats what the bad guys do. Respecting privacy: Treat the information you gather with complete respect.

All information you obtain during your testing from Web application log files to clear-text passwords must be kept private.

Not crashing your systems: One of the biggest mistakes is when people try to hack their own systems; they come up with crashing their systems. The main reason for this is poor planning.

These testers have not read the documentation or misunderstand the usage and power of the security tools and techniques. You can easily create miserable conditions on your systems when testing. Running too many tests too quickly on a system causes many system lockups. Many security assessment tools can control how many tests are performed on a system at the same time.

These tools are especially handy if you need to run the tests on production systems during regular business hours. Executing the plan: In Ethical hacking, Time and patience are important.

Be careful when youre performing your ethical hacking tests. A Hacker in your network or an employee looking over your shoulder may watch whats going on.

This person www. Its not practical to make sure that no Hackers are on your systems before you start. Just make sure you keep everything as quiet and private as possible. This is especially critical when transmitting and storing your test results. Youre now on a reconnaissance mission. Find as much information as possible about your organization and systems, which is what malicious Hackers do.

Start with a broad view of mind and narrow your focus. Search the Internet for your organizations name, your computer and network system names, and your IP addresses.

Google is a great place to start for this. Dont take ethical hacking too far, though. It makes little sense to harden your systems from unlikely attacks. For instance, if you dont have a internal Web server running, you may not have to worry too much about.

However, dont forget about insider threats from malicious employees or your friends or colleagues! Never share your password with anyone even with your Boyfriend s or Girlfriend s. Email hacking How Email Works? Email sending and receiving is controlled by the Email servers. All Email service providers configure Email Server before anyone can Sign into his or her account and start communicating digitally. Once the servers are ready to go, users from across the world register in to these Email servers and setup an Email account.

When they have a fully working Email account, they sign into their accounts and start connecting to other users using the Email services. ABC signs in to his Email account in Server1. But what happens behind the curtains, the Email from the computer of abc server1. Server1 then looks for server2. XYZ then sits on computer and signs in to her Email account. Now she has the message in her Email inbox.

SMTP uses port Modern Web Penetration Testing This book targets security professionals and penetration testers who want to speed up their modern web-application penetration testing. It will also benefit intermediate-level readers and web developers, who need to be aware of the latest application-hacking techniques. To make matters worse, the information stolen had not been properly protected by VTech before the hack took place.

Python Web Penetration Testing Cookbook This book contains details on how to perform attacks against web applications using Python scripts. CompTIA Cybersecurity This book will help you to assess your knowledge before taking the exam, as well as provide a stepping-stone to further learning in areas where you may want to expand your skill set or expertise.

Wireshark for Security Professionals Wireshark is the tool for capturing and analyzing network traffic. Originally named Ethereal but changed in , Wireshark is well established and respected among your peers.

But you already knew that, or why would you invest your time and money in this book. I leave that to others to explain. Honeypots and Routers Collecting Internet Attacks This book contains information obtained from authentic and highly regarded sources. Reasonable efforts have been made to publish reliable data and information, but the author and publisher cannot assume responsibility for the validity of all materials or the consequences of their use.

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Practical Information Security Management This book looks at just one of the myriad career paths you could opt for if you want to get started in security: information security manager ISM.

Information security management is a tough subject to master and there are dozens of standards and guidelines that explain what you need to do to secure your organization, without explaining how to do it.

Phishing Dark Waters Social engineering. Those two words have become a staple in most IT departments and, after the last couple of years, in most of corporate America, too.

It encompasses gaining access to computer systems and retrieving data. An old analogy is that of a cold war spy who picks the lock on a house, sneaks in, takes pictures of documents with his secret camera, and gets out without leaving a trace. A Hacker Numbers of books are being released every year with the sole purpose of teaching people how to become a hacker.

Throughout the years, I read many of them to analyze their teachings.

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The more I read these books, the more I realized that they were missing a lot of demonstrations for the reader. Even when some of these examples were presented in the book, they were not broken in a step-by-step formation. Hacker School The Hacker Highschool Project is a learning tool and as with any learning tool, there are dangers. Some lessons, if abused, may result in physical injury.

Some additional dangers may also exist where there is not enough research on the possible effects of emanations from particular technologies. Students using these lessons should be supervised yet encouraged to learn, try, and do.

Or special commands that help you get even more out of the site than you could before. Cool stuff like that—and more. Automated Credit Card Fraud For several years the Honeynet Project and Alliance members have been monitoring individuals using the Internet to trade or deal in stolen credit card information. Black Book of Viruses and Hacking This first of three volumes is a technical introduction to the basics of writing computer viruses. It discusses what a virus is, and how it does its job, going into the major functional components of the virus, step by step.

Several different types of viruses are developed from the ground up, giving the reader practical how-to information for writing viruses. You can use the Table of Contents to find the area of immediate interest. Or, you can look at the Index to find a particular word or concept.