Welcome back to you this blog. Today, I will show you How to Hack WordPress websites. Our first step is to prepare the tool we will use. By the way, there are a bunch of WordPress Hacking tools available on the internet. But we will use this wpscan tool that is pre-installed in Kali Linux.
Kali Linux / “Attacker”
Ubuntu machine “192.168.43.127”
Imagine the scenario:
We stay located in a corporate network, and we desire to hack the WordPress website and obtain weaknesses in it. But this will be feasible only when you have the outer awareness of penetration testing. We can’t hackWordPress websites without the proper knowledge. To acquire more information, you will have to read this blog till the end. We want to say hacking is an art that enhances through hard work.
Let’s start, Hack WordPress website
The first step is to identify the target IP. for that, we will use the netdiscover command. This command will help you to discover the target IP. As you know, we have mentioned each blog. Look at the below image.
In the next stage! We will scan to the target using Nmap with IP address “192.168.43.127”, at the scanning stage using Nmap we can see open port ports that we can exploit, on there are three types of weakness. Look at the below image.
FTP (File transfer protocol)
SSH (Secure Shell)
HTTP (Hypertext transfer protocol)
nmap -sV -A 192.168.43.127
Often, Hack WordPress websites, we need to scan our target URL. At this time, we will use the dirb tool. DIRB is a tool designed to find these objects, hidden and not hidden.
In this stage! We try to open the WordPress URL in the browser and Open the WordPress login page. If you want to hack a WordPress website, then follow the below steps.
In this stage! we will scan the vulnerable themes of the WordPress website. Without scanning WordPress themes and plugins, you can’t hack a WordPress website.
wpscan –url http://vtcsec/secret/ -e vt
In this stage! We will enumerate the username of the WordPress website. For that, we will use the wpscan tool. wpscan is pre-install in Kali Linux. Using wpscan, you can Brute-force attack on username and password.
wpscan –url http://vtcsec/secret/ -e u
I got my username.
In this final stage, we will execute a brute-force attack on the WordPress site to find passwords. We will use a custom wordlist. If you have no mind, that how to create a custom wordlist. You can visit my YouTube channel.