This practical, tutorial-style book uses the Kali Linux distribution to teach Linux basics with a focus on how hackers would use them. Topics include Linux command line basics, filesystems, networking, BASH basics, package management, logging, and the Linux kernel and drivers.
If you're getting started along the exciting path of hacking,
cybersecurity, and pentesting, Linux Basics for Hackers is
an excellent first step. Using Kali Linux, an advanced penetration
testing distribution of Linux, you'll learn the basics of using the
Linux operating system and acquire the tools and techniques you'll
need to take control of a Linux environment.
First, you'll learn how to install Kali on a virtual machine and
get an introduction to basic Linux concepts. Next, you'll tackle
broader Linux topics like manipulating text, controlling file and
directory permissions, and managing user environment variables.
You'll then focus in on foundational hacking concepts like security
and anonymity and learn scripting skills with bash and Python.
Practical tutorials and exercises throughout will reinforce and
test your skills as you learn how to:
- Cover your tracks by changing your network information and
manipulating the rsyslog logging utility
- Write a tool to scan for network connections, and connect and
listen to wireless networks
- Keep your internet activity stealthy using Tor, proxy servers,
VPNs, and encrypted email
- Write a bash script to scan open ports for potential
- Use and abuse services like MySQL, Apache web server, and
- Build your own hacking tools, such as a remote video spy camera
and a password cracker
Hacking is complex, and there is no single way in. Why not start at
the beginning with Linux Basics for Hackers?