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How to become an Ethical Hacker

This guide is all about how to become an ethical hacker. Then, before we continue we have first to know who are ethical hackers and what they can do. Becoming an ethical hacker may seem easy in theory. But to become a good hacker you have to follow some steps.

Who is a hacker?

The word hacker originally defined a skilled programmer proficient in machine code and computer operating systems. Also, a hacker is a person who breaks into a computer system. The reason for hacking can be many: installing malware, stealing, or destroying data.

Hackers can be also there to find software vulnerabilities in order to fix them.

How does hacking work?

Hackers breach defenses to gain unauthorized access into computers, phones, tablets, IoT devices, networks, or entire computing systems. Hackers also take advantage of weaknesses in network security to gain access. The weaknesses can be technical or social in nature. Let also see some types of hackers.

  • Cybercriminals
  • Hacktivists
  • Ethical hackers
  • Script kiddies

Now as you already know who is a hacker let us see also what is ethical hacking.

what is ethical hacking?

Ethical hacking involves the legal use of hacking techniques for benevolent versus malicious purposes. Ethical hackers use penetration testing and other tactics to find software vulnerabilities and other security weaknesses so they can be promptly addressed.

Who is a penetration tester?

Many people think that a Penetration Tester is just a White Hat Hacker but this is wrong… White Hat Hacker is anyone who works or fight to protect the cyber security…

Penetration Testers are essentially Gray Hat Hackers. They are between the two worlds… this makes Penetration Testers be the most Advanced Hackers because they know how to attack and how to protect!

who is an ethical hacker?

The term ethical hacker includes all security professionals that provide offensive services, whether red team, pentester, or freelance offensive consultant. Also, an ethical hacker’s primary purpose is to view security from the adversary’s perspective in an effort to find vulnerabilities that could be exploited by bad actors.

Role of an ethical hacker

Ethical hackers can be independent freelance consultants, employed by a firm that specializes in simulated offensive cybersecurity services, or they can be an in-house employee protecting a company’s website or apps.

Possessing ethical hacker skills and knowledge is helpful for many other security roles

Now can see then how to become an ethical hacker as you already who he is and what he can do.

The skills required to become an ethical hacker

While there are plenty of anecdotal stories of blackhat hackers being converted to be whitehats in a bygone era, the most important requirement for becoming a successful ethical hacker today is to have, as is found in the name, high ethical standards.

Ethics are what separates the good guys from the bad guys. There are plenty of blackhat hackers that have adequate technical skills to be ethical hackers, but they lack the discipline of character to do the right thing regardless of the perceived benefits of doing otherwise.

A candidate for an ethical hacker job must be able to demonstrate advanced cybersecurity technical skills. The ability to recommend mitigation and remediation strategies is a part of the desired experience.

To become an ethical hacker you have to understand the networks.

A hacker should be able to gather information about a network with the intent to secure the network system. He can also use various tools like Telnet, NS lookup, Ping, Tracert, etc.

Also an ethical hacker must know about the networking and how a network work. He must know about fundamentals of network such as: network models, IP address and network protocols etc. Networking skills is very important in ethical hacking field. Almost all devices are connected to the network.

An ethical hacker must be proficient with operating systems, especially Windows and Linux

Linux System hacking

Linux is an operating system that acts as an intermediary as a bridge between the physical device and the instruction code of the program. in our previous article, we discussed the Linux tutorial for beginners.

hacking a Linux-based computer system and get access to a password-protected Linux system, you must know Linux’s basic file structure. Also you can have a look on these top 6 Best operating system linux for hacking and penetration testing.

windows hacking

Microsoft Windows, commonly referred to as Windows, is a group of several proprietary graphical operating system families, all of which are developed and marketed by Microsoft.

An ethical hacker must have strong coding skills.

You may find that many people on the internet say that you don’t need to know how to program to be a hacker, I don’t judge them but programming is more important in hacking. Sure you may perform some attacks without programming skills by using other script, but at a given point it will require you to have skills in programming.

Programming languages that an ethical hacker need to know

  • Assembly
  • C Lang
  • C++
  • Go Lang
  • python

How to get experience as an ethical hacker

Experience with vulnerability testing tools, such as Metasploit, Netsparker,  and OpenVAS, is very helpful for ethical hackers. These tools and there are many more of them, are designed to save time when searching for known vulnerabilities. These or similar tools may provide a useful framework for vulnerability scanning and management but should represent only the starting point for an experienced ethical hacker. Also, get in hands with kali linux operating system.

What is the Outlook for Ethical Hackers?

Cyberwarfare is extremely common, and many high-profile enterprises have been subject to major hacking issues. In this day and age, spending on IT security on a global scale is reaching the trillion-dollar mark. What better way to combat the threat of black-hat hacking than by making use of an army of white-hat hackers?

The demand for ethical hackers is at an all-time high and rising. Many experienced, ethical hackers can expect to earn in excess of $120,000 per year, especially if they are running their own consultancies or penetration testing companies.

Best professional Hacking tools on Termux for Ethical Hacker

Did you know that you can hack with your smartphone?

When it comes to hacking tools, there are more than thousands of tools available for Termux. In this article, we are going to see important tools which are very powerful and used by professional security researchers, ethical hackers, and even black hat hackers.

Also, in the previous article, we discussed Termux for ethical hacking. beginning guide, consider it as a beginning of termux, I recommend you to have a look at it if not yet done.

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The tools which are compatible with Termux (especially the tools available for Kali Linux) and finally those tools used by all kind of hackers.

Also, when it comes to hacking tools, mainly we should focus on information-gathering tools, vulnerability scanning tools, and exploiting tools.

Information Gathering Tools on Termux – hacking:

There are hundreds of tools that are available for information gathering, it varies from the need of hackers.

Gathering information is the first step where a hacker tries to get information about the target. Also, Hackers use different sources and tools to get more information, and some of them are briefly explained here. This information will be useful for you to become an ethical hacker.

Nmap – hacking tool

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The first app is Nmap, it is a port scanning utility that can use a number of techniques to determine what ports are open, as well as complex information such as identifying the underlying operating system of the target system. This tool is also, available on Kali Linux if you are a user of Kali Linux or you want to learn it, you can use our guide on how to install kali Linux os in 2021.

Also, Nmap uses raw IP packets in novel ways to determine what hosts are available on the network, what services (application name and version) those hosts are offering, what operating systems (and OS versions) they are running, what type of packet filters/firewalls are in use, and dozens of other characteristics.

Installation of Nmap Hacking tool on Termux.

As well as we discussed what Nmap is, now let us see how we can install it on termux. Installing Nmap on Termux is simple than you may think.

First, it’s very important to follow all steps, if you want to install Nmap properly. Now, open your terminal and type this command.

$ apt update && apt upgrade -y

This command will update all the previous installed packages on your termux.

Next, Now that Nmap is just a basic package in termux and it is easy to install.

$ pkg install nmap -y

Then, the installation will start then wait until it finishes to install. Then After installation, type Nmap, and it will be executed. If you are not familiar with the Nmap command go on the official page to learn some commands. Nmap.org

How to scan a website with the Nmap Termux app

Before trying to use this command make sure that you are the owner of the website. we are not responsible for your bad actions.

$ nmap Scanme.nmap.org

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Man Nmap: Also, type this command if you want to view the different options and examples for the scanning.

Simplest Syn Scan: nmap -sS <target_ip>

Th3Inspector tool – hacking tool

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The second is Th3inspector is an open-source information gathering tool available on Github through which you can easily find much information about the target such as Server details, whois info, target IP, Phone number, email, sub-domains, etc.

Let’s now see how you can get Th3Inspector on termux

First, open the termux terminal install git if not yet installed, then type this command down.

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git clone https://github.com/Moham3dRiahi/Th3inspector.git                                    cd Th3inspector 
chmod +x install.sh && ./install.sh

RED_HAWK Tool

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Red Hawk is an open-source tool that is used for information gathering and certain vulnerability scanning. Also, it detects Content Management Systems (CMS) in use of a target web application, IP address, web server record, Cloudflare information, and robots.txt data.

Also, it can detect WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, and Magento CMS. Other scanning features of Red Hawk include WHOIS data collection, Geo-IP lookup, Banner grabbing, DNS lookup, port scanning, sub-domain information, reverse IP, and MX records lookup. As a vulnerability scanner,  Red Hawk looks for error-based SQL injections, WordPress sensitive files, and WordPress version-related vulnerabilities.

Let’s now see how you can get the RED_HAWK tool on termux

Open your Termux, then on the terminal type this command down. you should first update and upgrade termux, and if git is not yet installed you should first install it.

git clone https://github.com/Tuhinshubhra/RED_HAWK.git 
cd RED_HAWK 
php rhawk.php

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Vulnerability Scanning Tools

Sqlmap

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Sqlmap is open-source software. Also, is one of the most powerful penetration testing tools available on the internet. Additionally, it is one of my favorite tools and it is coded in python. You can use sqlmap to exploit and extract database information from SQL vulnerable websites.

Let’s now see how you can get Sqlmap tool on termux

First, Open Termux and update it with the command pkg update then press Enter. After updating then follow the next step which is the installation of Sqlmap.

pkg install python2 
install git if not yet pkg install git 
git clone https://github.com/sqlmapproject/sqlmap 
ls  
cd sqlmap 
python2 sqlmap.py

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Exploitation Hacking Tools

Metasploit

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Metasploit is a penetration testing framework that makes hacking simple. Also, It’s an essential tool for many attackers and defenders. Point Metasploit at your target, pick an exploit, what payload to drop.

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Let’s now see how you can get Metasploit tool on termux

First, open your Termux, then update and upgrade before proceeding, then type these commands.

cd $HOME                                                                                                                                                              pkg install wget                                                                                                                                                     wget https://Auxilus.github.io/metasploit.sh
bash metasploit.sh
./msfconsole

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Brute forcing tools – hacking

Hydra

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Hydra is a parallelized login cracker that supports numerous protocols to attack. Also, it is very fast and flexible, and new modules are easy to add. This tool makes it possible for researchers and security consultants to show how easy it would be to gain unauthorized access to a system remotely.

install hydra tool on termux

First, open your Termux terminal update and upgrade required then type this command down.

pkg install hydra

After the installation was done run hydra.

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Tool-X – hacking

Tool-X is a Kali Linux hacking tools installer for Termux and Linux systems. Tool-X was developed for Termux and Linux based systems. Using Tool-X, you can install almost 370+ hacking tools in Termux (android) and other Linux-based distributions. Now Tool-X is available for Ubuntu, Debian, etc…

See also how to install Tool-X on Termux

Onex – hacking

onex a hacking tools library. Onex is a kali Linux hacking tools installer for termux and other Linux distribution. Also, it is a package manager for hackers. Onex manages more than 370+ hacking tools that can be installed with a single click. Use onex install [tool_name] command to install any hacking tool.

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closing word

There are many hacking tools that can be used on Termux as I mentioned above. Hope you will be able to use all these tools mentioned in this article when you will do deep research on how to use them. Also, Take courage you are almost in a good way. And if you have not yet read the first part I recommend you to read it, and if you are having a comment or a suggestion don’t keep it for yourself but share it with us. Thank you