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Hacking and Patching, University of Colorado System

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About this Course

In this MOOC, you will learn how to hack web apps with command injection vulnerabilities in a web site of your AWS Linux instance. You will learn how to search valuable information on a typical Linux systems with LAMP services, and deposit and hide Trojans for future exploitation. You will learn how to patch these web apps with input validation using regular expression. You will learn a security design pattern to avoid introducing injection vulnerabilities by input validation and replacing generic system calls with specific function calls. You will learn how to hack web apps with SQL injection vulnerabilities and retrieve user profile information and passwords. You will learn how to patch them with input validation and SQL parameter binding. You will learn the hacking methodology, Nessus tool for scanning vulnerabilities, Kali Linux for penetration testing, and Metasploit Framework for gaining access to vulnerable Windows Systems, deploying keylogger, and perform Remote VNC server injection. You will learn security in memory systems and virtual memory layout, and understand buffer overflow attacks and their defenses. You will learn how to clone a Kali instance with AWS P2 GPU support and perform hashcat password cracking using dictionary attacks and known pattern mask attacks....

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May 08, 2019

this is my passion , coursera you did good effort make efficent learning.

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By Kathan Shah

May 08, 2019

this is my passion , coursera you did good effort make efficent learning.

By Terry Liu

Apr 25, 2019

The Asian teacher's pronunciation is little be hard to understand but I love this class still

By Eduardo Godoy

Feb 26, 2019

it is a very illustrative course... well done.

By Robert Cantrell

Nov 16, 2018

very informative


Oct 28, 2018

great course

By Rajath C S

Oct 07, 2018

Its a great course to get started for anyone into the domain of information security, one might feel difficult with the instructor's accent but the support is great. W

By Varun Sharma

Sep 25, 2018

Very hard to understand Chinese English. This course has 2 challenges first to understand English second to understand the topic.

By Deleted Account

Aug 27, 2018

Poor materials and course content.

By vighnesh jha

Jul 02, 2018

didnt like it

By L Barrera

Apr 05, 2018

This a very good course for beginners. However, it would be much better if the practical exercises were constantly reviewed to assure compatibility and coherence. There are several inconsistencies which prevent to properly complete the exercises unless you solve them... But if you are capable of solve them, perhaps you don't need the course....