Ethically Hack the Planet Part 2, Let’s Secure the world.
“Ethically Hack the Planet Part 2” is an advanced cybersecurity course that delves into the intricacies of network penetration testing and ethical hacking. Building upon the foundational knowledge gained in Part 1, this course extends the understanding of cybersecurity concepts to a deeper level. One of the core components of the course is the exploration and practical use of Metasploitable 2, a purposely vulnerable virtual machine that provides a safe environment for hands-on learning and experimentation.
The course covers essential techniques such as network scanning to identify IP addresses within a network. Students learn about banner grabbing, a method to gather information about a target system, including the operating system, software versions, and more. Understanding port numbers and their associated services is a crucial aspect of the course, particularly focusing on commonly exploited ports like FTP (Port 21), SSH (Port 22), Telnet (Port 23), SMTP (Port 25), HTTP (Port 80), and ports 139, 445, and 1099.
FTP, SSH, Telnet, SMTP, and HTTP are explored in detail, discussing their functionalities, vulnerabilities, and potential security risks. Practical exercises involve utilizing ethical hacking techniques to assess and secure these services, thereby preparing students to identify and mitigate vulnerabilities in real-world scenarios.
By the end of “Ethically Hack the Planet Part 2,” participants will have a comprehensive understanding of network security, ethical hacking methodologies, and the tools necessary to assess and fortify network infrastructures against potential cyber threats. The course empowers individuals to use their knowledge and skills for constructive purposes, promoting a safer and more secure digital landscape.”