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How to use Netcat in Ethical Hacking

How to use Netcat in Ethical Hacking

  • English
  • Cybersecurity
  • Ethical HackingEthical Hacking
  • (4973)
  • Project length: 2h 08m

Netcat is a versatile and easy to use tool to "read and write to a TCP/UDP port with using an application layer software". This project is intended to use netcat for ethical hacking purposes.


How to Use Netcat for Ethical Hacking


This tutorial will cover usage of Netcat for Penetration testing and remote administration. You'll learn how to use netcat to connect/listen to any port, transfer files or to gain an interactive shell. Remote Administration (Reverse Shell) What are the requirements?

There is no specific requirement, but Linux will be preferred.

What is the target audience?

  • System Admins.
  • Penetration testers.

Project Outline

Session 1: Basics

  • Scanning and Connecting
  • listening

Session 2: Using Netcat for communication

  • Sending Messages
  • Banner-Grabbing
  • SMTP
  • Web Browsing
  • Interacting with a POP3 Server

Session 3: File Transfers and Shells

  • File transfers
  • Remote Administration (Bind Shell)
  • Remote Administration (Reverse Shell)

Session 4: Practicals with NetCat

  • OWASP BWA (Command Execution)
  • OWASP BWA (File Upload vuln)
  • Attacking JISCTF Machine
  • Attacking BobV2 Machine


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