Welcome to my comprehensive course on Website & Web applications Hacking! In this course, you will start as a beginner with no previous knowledge about penetration testing or hacking.
This course is focused on the practical side of penetration testing without neglecting the theory behind each attack. Before jumping into penetration testing, you will first learn how to set up a lab and install needed software to practice penetration testing on your own machine.
Then you will learn what is a website, how does it work, what does it rely on, what do mean by a web server, a database, and how all of these components work together to give us functioning websites,
Once you understand how websites work we will start talking about how can we exploit these components and this method of communication to carry out a number of powerful attacks. This course will take you from a beginner to a more advanced level -- by the time you finish, you will be able to launch attacks and test the security of websites and web applications exactly the same way that black hat hackers would do, not only that but you'll be able to fix these vulnerabilities and secure websites from them. All the attacks explained in this course are launched against real devices in my lab.
The course is divided into the three main sections:
1. Information Gathering - This section will teach you how to gather information about your target website, you will learn how to discover the DNS server used, the services, subdomains, un-published directories, sensitive files, user emails, websites on the same server and even the web hosting provider. This information is crucial as it increases the chances of being able to successfully gain access to the target website.
2. Discovering, Exploiting & Fixing - In this section you will learn how to discover, exploit and fix a large number of vulnerabilities, this section is divided into a number of sub-sections, each covering a specific vulnerability, firstly you will learn what is that vulnerability and what does it allow us to do, then you will learn how to exploit this vulnerability, and finally we will have a look on the code causing this vulnerability and show you how to fix it and secure the website from it, the following vulnerabilities are covered in the course:
3. Post Exploitation - In this section you will learn what can you do with the access you gained from exploiting the above vulnerabilities, you will learn how to convert reverse shell access to a Weevely access and vice versa, you will also learn how to run system commands on the target server, navigate between directories, access other websites on the same server, upload/download files, access the database and even download the whole database to your local machine, you will learn how to bypass security and do all of that even if you did not have permissions to do that!
All the attacks in this course are practical attacks that work against any real websites, in each vulnerability you will learn the basic exploitation, then you will learn advanced methods that will give you more privileges or allow you to bypass security measurements -- You will learn how and why these vulnerabilities are exploitable, how to fix them and what are the right practices to avoid casing them.
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.