Hacking with Netcat part 3: Advanced Techniques

Oct. 8, 2017 0 comments Hacking Tutorials Pen Testing & Audits

In part 3 of the Hacking with Netcat tutorial series we will be looking at some more advanced techniques. As we know by now Netcat is also called the Swiss army knife of networking tools. Swiss army networking tools should be able to do a lot more than making raw data connections and shells. Therefore we have to look at some advanced features too. In this tutorial we will learn how to pipe Netcat output to files and applications and how network pivoting with Netcat works. In this tutorial we will be looking at a couple different scenario’s where we will be using Netcat to pivot connections. Pivoting network connections is useful when a target host is on a network that is not directly accessible from the attack box’s network. In this situation we can compromise a host that has access to both networks and pivot connections through this host. The compromised host with access to both networks is called the pivot point. Let’s start with piping Netcat’s output to files and applications.