Latest Ethical Hacking Interview Questions and Answers

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What is Burp Suite, what are the tools it consist of?

Burp suite is an integrated platform used for attacking web applications. It consists of all the Burp tools required for attacking an application.  Burp Suite tool has same approach for attacking web applications like framework for handling HTTP request, upstream proxies, alerting, logging and so on.

The tools that Burp Suite has:

What is Pharming and Defacement?

Pharming: In this technique the attacker compromises the DNS ( Domain Name System) servers or on the user computer so that traffic is directed to a malicious site
Defacement: In this technique the attacker replaces the organization website with a different page.  It contains the hackers name, images and may even include messages and background music

How you can stop your website getting hacked?

By adapting following method you can stop your website from getting hacked
Sanitizing and Validating users parameters: By Sanitizing and Validating user parameters before submitting them to the database can reduce the chances of being attacked by SQL injection
Using Firewall: Firewall can be used to drop traffic from suspicious IP address if attack is a simple DOS
Encrypting the Cookies: Cookie or Session poisoning can be prevented by encrypting the content of the cookies, associating cookies with the client IP address and timing out the cookies after some time
Validating and Verifying user input : This approach is ready to prevent form tempering by verifying and validating the user input before processing it
Validating and Sanitizing headers :  This techniques is useful against cross site scripting or XSS, this technique includes validating and sanitizing headers, parameters passed via the URL, form parameters and hidden values to reduce XSS attacks

What is Keylogger Trojan?

Keylogger Trojan is malicious software that can monitor your keystroke, logging them to a file and sending them off to remote attackers.  When the desired behaviour is observed, it will record the keystroke and captures your login username and password.

What is Enumeration?

The process of extracting machine name, user names, network resources, shares and services from a system. Under Intranet environment enumeration techniques are conducted.

What is NTP?

To synchronize clocks of networked computers, NTP (Network Time Protocol) is used.  For its primary means of communication UDP port 123 is used.  Over the public internet NTP can maintain time to within 10 milliseconds

What is MIB?

MIB ( Management Information Base ) is a virtual database.  It contains all the formal description about the network objects that can be managed using SNMP.  The MIB database is hierarchical and in MIB each managed objects is addressed through object identifiers (OID).

Mention what are the types of password cracking techniques?

The types of password cracking technique includes
AttackBrute Forcing

What are the types of hacking stages?

The types of hacking stages are:-
Gaining AccessEscalating
FilesCovering Tracks

What is CSRF (Cross Site Request Forgery)? How you can prevent this?

CSRF or Cross site request forgery is an attack from a malicious website that will send a request to a web application that a user is already authenticated against from a different website. To prevent CSRF you can append unpredictable challenge token to each request and associate them with user’s session.  It will ensure the developer that the request received is from a valid source.

What is one tool you use for ethical hacking?

WireShark is a software penetration testing tool that lets you sniff network traffic and identify rogue packets for testing and security purposes.
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