An Introduction to Ethical Hacking with Kali Linux

Video description

Learn ethical hacking through Kali Linux, one of the leading computer security operating systems. In this course, you will learn how to gather information, detect vulnerabilities, and exploit them using tools in Kali Linux. This course will give you all of the tools that you need to be able to test your own servers and applications for vulnerabilities.

Computer security is one of the fastest-growing fields in technology, and ethical hacking is one of the best skills to learn in the field. With a new attack being completed every 39 seconds, it is essential that security experts are equipped with the most powerful tools for the job. The tools in Kali Linux are commonly used by attackers and defenders to help secure their systems. Learning these tools will allow you to secure your system before the attackers get to it.

You will learn how to exploit common vulnerabilities in Linux and Windows, as well as how to find common vulnerabilities in web apps such as command injections and SQL injections.

What You Will Learn

  • Learn how to set up Kali Linux on your system
  • Learn to use the DNS toolkit in Kali Linux
  • Learn about network security scanning (Nmap)
  • Learn about web application exploitation using popular tools
  • Learn about web server scanners
  • Use unix-privesc-checker to identify misconfigurations


This course is ideal for computer users who look to expand their understanding of ethical hacking and computer security.

About The Author

Scott Cosentino: Scott Cosentino is a software developer and teacher currently working in computer security. Scott has worked extensively with both low- and high-level languages, working on operating system- and enterprise-level applications. Scott has a passion for teaching and currently writes and creates videos on computer security and other programming topics. He has developed an extensive library of courses and has taught over 45,000 students through courses with Udemy, Packt, and CodeRed. He maintains a blog on Medium, and is active on YouTube and LinkedIn, where he enjoys creating content and interacting with students.

Product information

  • Title: An Introduction to Ethical Hacking with Kali Linux
  • Author(s): Scott Cosentino
  • Release date: March 2021
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781801075527