Welcome to my comprehensive course on Social Engineering! In this course, you will start as a beginner with no previous knowledge about penetration testing or hacking, we will start with the basics of social engineering, and by end of it you'll be at an advanced level being able to hack into all major operating systems (windows, OS X and Linux), generate different types of trojans and deliver them using smart social engineering techniques.
This course is focused on the practical side of penetration testing without neglecting the theory . Before jumping into penetration testing, you will first learn how to set up a lab and install needed software to practice penetration testing safely on your own machine, then the course is divided into the four main sections:
1. Information Gathering - This section will teach you how to gather information about your target weather it is a company, website or just a person. You will learn how to discover anything that is associated with your target such as websites, links, companies, people, emails, phone numbers, friends, social networks accounts ...etc, you will also learn how to graph all of this information and use it to build a smart attack strategy.
2. Generating Evil Files - In this section you will learn how to generate evil files (files that do tasks you want on the target computer), this includes backdoors, keyloggers, credential harvester and more, you will learn how to generate these files for Windows, OS X and Linux, not only that but you'll also learn how to enhance these files to make them bypass all anti-virus programs, and make them look and function just like any other file such as an image or a pdf, you'll also learn how to embed these files in legitimate Microsoft Office documents.
3. Deliver Methods - In this section you will learn a number of social engineering methods to deliver trojans to the target, you will learn how to create fake websites that look identical to websites the target trusts, send emails that appear like they're coming from people the target trusts and use fake login pages and fake updates to hack into the target system, not only that but you'll also learn advanced social engineering techniques that would lure the target into visiting an evil URL and hack into the target system without even interacting with them.
4. Post Exploitation - In this section you will learn how to interact with the systems you compromised so far. You’ll learn how to access the file system (read/write/upload/execute), maintain your access, escalate your privileges, spy on the target, use the target computer as a pivot to hack other computer systems and more!
Finally at the end of the course you will learn how to protect yourself and your systems from these attacks.
All the attacks in this course are practical attacks that work against real computers, in each technique you will understand the theory behind it and how it works, then you'll learn how to use that technique in a real life scenario, so by the end of the course you'll be able to modify these techniques or combine them to come up with more powerful attacks and adopt them to different scenarios and different operating systems.
NOTE: This course is created for educational purposes only
and all the attacks are launched in my own lab or against devices that I
have permission to test.
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My name is Zaid Al-Quraishi , I am an ethical hacker, pentester and a
computer scientist. I just love hacking and breaking the rules, but
don’t get me wrong as I said I am an ethical hacker.
I have a very good experience in ethical hacking. I started making video tutorials since 2009 in an ethical hacking website (iSecuri1ty), I received very good feedback for my tutorials which lead to promoting me as an editor in the website. I also work in the penetration testing team of iSecur1ty.
In 2013 I started teaching my first course online in the training center in iSecur1ty, again this course received amazing feedback for learners, which motivated me to create an English version of this course.
The english course was the most popular and the top paid course in
Udemy for almost a year, again the feedback was amazing, therefore I
decided to make more courses on ethical hacking, so I released a number
of other courses which are doing just as good as that one.
My method of teaching is mostly by example, so I usually start by explaining the theory behind each technique, then I show you how it actually works in a real life situation.