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Ethical Hacking for Beginners

Hack your way to a secure and threat-free environment using best-in-class tools and techniques.
Packt Publishing
5 students enrolled
English [Auto]
Stage attacks to your own advantage
Work with the Metasploit toolkit to test the effectiveness of defenses
Incorporate sniffing with the Man-in-the-Middle attack
Bypass modern security defenses to understand the ins and outs of security
Understand how networks are exploited by attackers

This video course provides a good starting point from which to learn ethical hacking and identify threats and vulnerabilities to secure your IT environment.

We’ll begin by introducing you to the best tools around; these are essential to get you started with penetration testing. Next, we’ll introduce you to a basic hacking technique: reconnaissance. You’ll get hands-on experience working with Metasploit and testing the effectiveness of different defenses. Next, you’ll learn about sniffing and how effective the Man-in-the-Middle attack can be. We’ll take you through a coffee shop scenario to further your understanding. You’ll get the hang of bypassing different defenses, then learn how hackers use networks to gain access to different systems.

About the author

Gary Dewey is an IT consultant specializing in security. A graduate of SUNY Broome’s computer security and forensics degree program in New York, he has attended numerous B-Sides conferences and spoken at B-Sides in Rochester, New York. Gary participated in the 2015 US Cyber Challenge held at Virginia Tech. He is an active member of the Triple Cities Makerspace, a non-profit organization dedicated to community collaboration and learning. He enjoys hiking and cats.

First Steps

The Course Overview

This video provides an overview of the entire content.

Basic Terminologies

The goal of this video is, as the title of the video suggests, getting familiar to the basic terminologies used in hacking.

Operating Systems and Tools Used

In this video, we will take a look at the operating systems used in this course.

Reconnaissance and Scanning

What is Reconnaissance?

The goal of this video is to get an overview of the first step of ethical hacking: Reconnaissance.

Working with NMap

Our aim in this video is to understand what NMap is and how we will be working with it.

Shodan for scanning

In this video we will learn what Shodan is and how to use it.

Other Types of Reconnaissance

In this video we’ll understand vulnerability scanning

Exploit and Sniffing

Metasploit Basics

Used by industry leaders in security, Metasploit is essential to a hacking course for beginners. Let’s talk about it in this video.

Exploiting a Vulnerability

This video will help us understand how we can effectively exploit the weakness in a system


This video will help us understand armitage in detail.


In this video we will take a look at Aircrack-ng that will help us in wireless hacking.

MitM (Man-in-the-Middle) Attack

The goal in this video is get a grasp over MitM (Man-in-the-Middle) Attacks.

Social Engineering Toolkit

Our aim in the video is to know how to use the Social Engineering Toolkit.

Working with Wireshark

This video will help us understand the working details of Wireshark.

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