Using Trojans and Backdoors

Ethical hackers need to be familiar with hackers’ tricks, and even be able to use them for helpful purposes. With this course, you’ll look at using Trojans and backdoors in an ethical hack, both hiding and detecting backdoor activity. Includes demonstrations.

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Course description

Trojan horses are named after the famous wooden horse of Troy, where a seemingly innocent item hid something dangerous. Modern Trojans might not be concealing fifty irritable Greek warriors, but in the hands of a skilled ethical hacker, they can still cause a lot of damage. You’ll explore the role of Trojans and backdoors in an ethical hack, including using Netcat as a Trojan, hiding and detecting backdoor activity and using rootkits to cover your tracks.

Course syllabus

Using Netcat as a TrojanDuration: 9:40

Hiding and Detecting Backdoor ActivityDuration: 10:29

Using Rootkits to Cover TracksDuration: 11:36

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