Hacking Over The Internet WAN [Port Forwarding Explained]

Hacking Over The Internet WAN [Port Forwarding Explained]
Hacking Over The Internet WAN [Port Forwarding Explained]
Hacking Over The Internet WAN [Port Forwarding Explained]
Hacking Over The Internet WAN [Port Forwarding Explained]
Hacking Over The Internet WAN [Port Forwarding Explained]

Let’s say that you’re tasked to perform a social engineering engagement in which you have to send a spear-phishing email that includes a malicious file. The moment the victim opens your email and downloads and executes your backdoor, you get a reverse connection. 

Obviously, for you to perform this task, you have to use what’s called port forwarding.

Port forwarding is a technique used to allow external devices access to computers services on private networks.

Hacking Over The Internet Live [Practical]

In this video, you’ll learn what port forwarding is, as well as, how to enable port forwarding on your router so that you get a reverse shell over the internet or what’s called WAN [Wide Area Network].

https://youtu.be/GC17gLG50ak
Note: This video is for educational purposes only.

Besides, the router often uses NAT (Network Address Translation) on home or small offices networks.

NAT allows internal devices to share one single public IP address.

Port Forwarding
Port Forwarding

Example

Let’s say that we have 3 devices connected to a router. The router has NAT enabled, which allows all devices in the network to have the exact same public IP address.

Keep in mind, the IP addresses on the Internal network are private addresses and are not exposed to the Internet. Unlike the Public IP address that is exposed to the internet. This means, external computers can only see the public IP address assigned to the NAT router.

Saad Sarraj

I am a CyberSecurity and Ethical Hacking/Penetration Testing passionate. I am also a TryHackMe Top 1% CTF Player.

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