Learn Social Engineering From Scratch
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Learn Social Engineering From Scratch

Learn how to hack accounts & personal devices (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux & Android) & how to secure yourself from hackers
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Last updated 5/2020
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This course includes
  • 12.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 14 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Hack updated & patched systems (Windows, Linux, OS X and Android).
  • Generate undetectable backdoors for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux & Android.
  • Generate malware to steal all passwords from Windows & Linux.
  • Embed malware in Microsoft Office documents.
  • Backdoor Android applications.
  • Make evil files (backdoors / keyloggers) look and function like normal files (image, pdf or any other file type).
  • Manually modify malware to bypass anti-virus programs.
  • Advanced malware delivery techniques (through fake pages, fake emails, indirect notifications....etc)
  • Advanced post exploitation.
  • Discover websites, companies, people, emails and social networking accounts associated with a person or a company.
  • Install hacking lab & needed software (on Windows, OS X and Linux)
  • Install Kali Linux - a penetration testing operating system
  • Install windows & vulnerable operating systems as virtual machines for testing
  • Learn linux basics
  • Learn linux commands and how to interact with the terminal
  • Build attack strategies based on the gathered info
  • Generate a remote keylogger that logs every key strike entered on a target computer and sends reports by email.
  • Backdoor Debian packages for Linux
  • Generate OS X backdoors that look and function like normal files (image, pdf ..etc).
  • Hack OS X and Linux computers by using a simple one line command.
  • Send emails from ANY email account.
  • Create fake websites that look exactly like any other website.
  • Create a fake login page and use it to stead passwords.
  • Use smart social engineering techniques to make the target person willingly use our fake website.
  • Deliver malware as fake updates, fake installers ..etc.
  • Read, write download, upload and execute files on compromised systems.
  • Capture key strikes on compromised systems.
  • Use a compromised computer as a pivot to hack other computers on the same network.
  • Maintain your access to the hacked systems even after restart.
  • Escalate your privileges to admin.
  • Analyse files & detect undetectable malware.
  • Use a sandbox to analyse undetectable malware.
  • Access messages, social accounts, camera, GPS .....etc of hacked phone.
Requirements
  • Basic IT Skills
  • No Linux, programming or hacking knowledge required.
  • Computer with a minimum of 4GB ram/memory
  • Operating System: Windows / OS X / Linux
Description

Note: The contents of this course are not covered in any of my other courses except for some basics. Although social engineering is covered in one of my other courses, that course only covers the basics where this course dives much deeper in this topic covering more techniques, more operating systems, advanced exploitation, advanced post exploitation, bypassing security and more!


Welcome to this comprehensive course on Social Engineering! In this course, you will start as a beginner with no previous knowledge in hacking, and by the end of it you'll be at a high level in social engineering being able hack into all major operating systems (windows, OS X, Linux and Android) like black-hat hackers and secure yourself from hackers.

This course is focused on the practical side of social engineering without neglecting the theory, first you'll learn how to install the needed software (on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X), then the course is divided into a number of sections to represent the steps you'd take to successfully hack a target using social engineering.

1. Information Gathering - First before doing anything you need to know your target, in this section you'll learn how to gather information about your target whether it is a company, website or just a person. You will learn how to discover anything that is associated with your target such as websites, links, companies, users, emails, phone numbers, friends, social networks accounts ...etc, you will also learn how to graph all of this information and use it to build a smart attack strategy.

2. Generating Malware  - Now that you gathered enough information about your target and came up with an attack strategy, the next step is create custom malware that is attractive to the target. In this section you will learn how to generate evil files (files that execute tasks you want on the target computer), this includes backdoors, keyloggers, credential harvester and more, these files will work on all operating systems (Windows, OS X, Linux and Android), you'll also learn how to enhance these files to make them bypass all anti-virus programs, and make them look and function just like any other file such as an image or a pdf,  or even embed them in legitimate Microsoft Office documents

3. Delivery Methods - Now that you have your custom-made trojan ready, in this section you will learn a number of social engineering techniques to deliver it to the target, you will learn how to create fake websites that look identical to websites the target trusts, send emails that appear like they're coming from people the target trusts and use fake login pages and fake updates to hack into the target, you'll also learn advanced social engineering techniques to lure the target into visiting an evil URL and hack into their system without even interacting with them.

4. Post ExploitationIn this section you will learn how to interact with the systems you compromised whether they use Windows, Linux, OS X or even Android. You’ll learn how to access the file system (read/write/upload/execute), maintain your access, escalate your privileges, spy on the target, use the target computer as a pivot to hack other computers and more! If your target uses Android then you'll also learn how to read their messages, find their location, access their other accounts (such as Whatsapp, Facebook ...etc) and more!

Finally at the end of the course you will learn how to protect yourself and your systems from these attacks.


All the attacks in this course are practical attacks that work against real computers, in each technique you will understand the theory behind it and how it works, then you'll learn how to use that technique in a real life scenario, so by the end of the course you'll be able to modify these techniques or combine them to come up with more powerful attacks and adopt them to different scenarios and different operating systems.

With this course you'll get 24/7 support, so if you have any questions you can post them in the Q&A section and we'll respond to you within 15 hours.


Notes:

  • This course is created for educational purposes only and all the attacks are launched in my own lab or against devices that I have permission to test.

  • This course is totally a product of Zaid Sabih & zSecurity, no other organization is associated with it or a certification exam. Although, you will receive a Course Completion Certification from Udemy, apart from that NO OTHER ORGANIZATION IS INVOLVED.



Who this course is for:
  • People who want to learn ethical hacking / social engineering
  • People who want to learn how hackers hack into secure systems that do not have any vulnerabilities
  • Anybody who wants to learn how to secure their systems from social engineering attacks
Course content
Expand all 107 lectures 12:19:41
+ Teaser - Hacking An Android Phone & Accessing The Camera
3 lectures 13:04

This is a teaser lecture showing you an example of what you'll be able to do by the end of the course, don't worry about the technical aspect here, you will learn each step done here later on in the course, so just sit back and enjoy the lecture.

Preview 05:34

This lecture will give you an brief intro of what social engineering is, why its used in hacking, and why learn it?

Introduction to Social Engineering
03:14

This lecture will give you an overview of the whole course, its main sections, and what you'll learn in each of these sections.

Course Overview
04:16
+ Preparation - Creating a Penetration Testing Lab
4 lectures 29:28

In this course, we will be using a number of operating systems, Kali for hacking and 2 others as victim or target machines, in this section you will learn how to install all of these machines as virtual machines inside your current operating system, this allow us to use all of the machines at the same time, it also completely isolates these machines from your main machine therefore your main machine will not be affected if anything goes wrong.

This lecture will give you an overview of the lab that we will need to set up for this course.

Lab Overview & Needed Software
07:48

This lecture will give you an overview of the needed software for this course.

You will also see how to install Kali as a virtual machine.

Installing Kali 2020 As a Virtual Machine Using a Ready Image
11:13

In this lecture you will learn how to set up a windows virtual machine so that we can try and hack into it to practice penetration testing.

Installing Windows As a Virtual Machine
03:22

This lecture will teach you how to install Ubuntu Linux as a virtual machine so that we can use it to practice hacking into Linux 

Installing Ubuntu As a Virtual Machine
07:05
+ Preparation - Linux Basics
3 lectures 22:07

In this lecture we will have a basic look on Kali linux just to get you comfortable with using it.

Basic Overview Of Kali Linux
05:10

In this lecture you will learn how to interact with the linux terminal and run linux commands.

The Linux Terminal & Basic Linux Commands
11:21

In this lecture, you will learn how to store the current state of the virtual machines and how to use these restore points, this is very useful because it allows you to instantly switch between different configurations of your virtual machines.

Creating & Using Snapshots
05:36
+ Information Gathering
1 lecture 01:52

This lecture will give you an overview of what information gathering is, why is it so important and what you'll learn in this section.

Introduction
01:52
+ Information Gathering - Gathering Info About A Company/Website
5 lectures 29:49

Maltego is a great information gathering tool that we will use during this course, this lecture will give you an overview of this tool and its basic usage.

Maltego Overview
06:02

In this lecture you will learn how to use Maltego to discover websites, domains, domain info and emails related to a company.

Discovering Domain Info & Emails Associated With Target
07:24

In this lecture you will learn how to discover the hosting company used by the target, their contact info and more.

Discovering Information About Hosting Company, Support Team Emails & Admin Email
06:55

This lecture will build up on what you learned so far about Maltego, you will learn how to discover links, websites, files and other companies associated with your target company.

Discovering Files, Links, Websites & Other Companies Related To Target
05:12

Now that we are done gathering information about the target company, in this lecture we will analyse all the information we gathered so far and try to come up with attack strategies to hack into this company.

Using The Gathered Info To Build An Attack Strategy
04:16
+ Information Gathering - Gathering Info About A Person
4 lectures 27:45

In this lecture and the next few ones we will start a new graph and try to gather information about a person not a company or a website, so we will start with a name (Zaid Sabih) and try to discover websites, links and social accounts associated with our target.

Discovering Websites, Links & Social Networking Accounts
09:28

In this lecture you will learn how to gather even more information about our target person, you will learn how to discover potential friends (emails and social network accounts) of people associated with the target person.

Discovering Twitter Friends & Associated Accounts
04:57

Finally in this lecture you will learn how to discover emails of the target's friends, these can be very useful later on as we can pretend to be one of these friends and social engineer the target into doing something that would allow us to hack into their system.

Discovering Emails Of The Target's Friends
04:39

In this lecture we will zoom out and look at the information that we gathered about the target person (Zaid Sabih) and analyse it to come up with a number of attack strategies.

Analysing The Gathered Info & Building An Attack Strategy
08:41
+ Windows Malware
1 lecture 02:14

This lecture will give you an overview of the structure of this section and what you'll learn in it.

Preview 02:14
+ Windows Malware - Generating Undetectable Backdoors
10 lectures 01:19:19

Veil 3.0  is a framework designed to generate undetectable backdoors, in this lecture we will give an overview of the framework and how to install it.

Installing Veil Framework
04:51

In this lecture you will learn Veil's basics, what do we mean by a payload, and what each part of the payload name means.

Veil Overview & Payload Basics
07:20

This lecture will teach you how to generate an undetectable backdoor that would give you full control over any Windows computer it gets executed on.

Generating Undetectable Backdoors For Windows
09:44

This lecture will teach you how to listen for incoming connections so that we can communicate with the machines we hack.

Listening For Incoming Connections
07:25

In this lecture we will test the backdoor we generated before by hacking a Windows 10 machine.

Hacking A Windows 10 Machine Using The Generated Backdoor
07:12

The Fat Rat is yet another tool that can be used to generate undetectable backdoors, in this lecture you will learn how to install it on Kali Linux.

Introduction to The Fat Rat
06:18

In this lecture you will learn how to generate an undetectable backdoor using the fat rat and hack a Windows 10 machine with it.

Generating An Undetectable Backdoor For Windows - Method 2
11:29

Empire is a framework that can be used to generate backdoors for Windows, Linux, OS X and more, it uses a completely different approach to bypass anti-virus programs, this lecture will introduce you to this amazing framework and teach you how to install it on Kali Linux.

Introduction to Empire
09:18

In this lecture you will learn how to use Empire to generate an undetectable backdoor and use it to hack a Windows 10 machine.

Creating a Windows Powershell Stager & Hacking Windows 10
07:29

In this lecture you will learn how to modify the source code used in Empire stagers to get it to bypass all anti-virus programs.

Modifying Backdoor Source To Bypass All Anti-virus Programs
08:13
+ Windows Malware - Spying
6 lectures 45:44

In this lecture you will learn what is a keylogger and how it can be useful.

You will also learn how to install a program called zLogger that can be used to generate remote keyloggers.

Introduction to Keyloggers
06:34

This lecture will teach you how to use zLogger to generate a  remote keylogger.

Creating A Remote Keylogger
09:02

In this video you'll see the keylogger that we generated before in action, we will test it against a Windows 10 machine and you'll see how it records all key strikes and sends them to the email we picked.

Using A Remote Keylogger To Capture Key Strikes Including Passwords
07:31

In this lecture we will have a look on a password recovery tool called LaZagne, this tool can recover saved passwords from Windows and Linux.

Password Recovery Basics
07:29

In this lecture you will learn how to use LaZagne to recover saved passwords from a local machine, this will only work if you already have access to the target machine.

Recovering Saved Passwords From Local Machine
03:17

In this lecture you will learn how to use LaZagne with a reporting payload to send stolen passwords to our email address.

Recovering Saved Passwords From A Remote Machine
11:51
+ Windows Malware - Enhancing Malware
2 lectures 17:24

In this lecture you will learn how to modify file's code to get it to bypass all anti-virus programs.

Bypassing All Anti-Virus Programs By Modifying Hex Vales
10:35

In this lecture you will learn how to use the download and execute payload to create a perfect spying tool that steals saved passwords and constantly logs and reports all keystrikes.

Preview 06:49