How to use httrack website copier command line Tutorial for beginners

MODULE 15:- Website Hacking

  1. How To Create a Virtual Lab For Web Penetration Testing
  2. How to use httrack website copier command line
  3. How to use httrack website copier graphically
  4. Free Website Vulnerability Scanner – W3af in Kali Linux
  5. How to use Arachni scanner for Web Application vulnerability in Kali Linux
  6. Inject SQL Injection Script by using Firebug | SQLi Part1
  7. Mutillidae Part 2: Command Injection Database Interrogation

Hacker are looking for the vulnerability on website but some they find and some time not, But in other hand security researcher are using techniques to catch hackers red handed on crime place. So hackers copy the website first on local computer and start looking on code and try to find vulnerability.  In this techniques they use tool name httrack. In this tutorial I will describe how to use httrack website copier.  

How to use httrack website copier tool download

HTTrack is a free (GPL, libre/free software) and easy-to-use offline browser utility.
This is a tool download website for offline on your computer’s local directory, for testing purpose. It copy web page  one by one on local directory.

If you are thinking to test a website for security purpose, it is recommended to download website on your local server. Setup a local web server and start accessing website like a real server. Now your local server has been created use it for finding vulnerabilities on website. better luck!

Here one more thing I want to share with you that Httrack doesn’t come with Kali Linux. if you are Kali Linux user then it is a problem, but not big. Httrack’s Linux available to download and install, So you can make available on Kali Linux easily.

Install Httrack on Kali Linux

I think you are aware with Advance package tool (APT), it is used to install, remove, reinstall of packages on Debian based Operating system like Kali Linux and Ubuntu. So here I am using apt-get to install httrack. before start installation we should update apt in Kali Linux for new headers. Execute following command:

#apt-get update

#apt-get install httrack

Start a Project to download website

You have download httrack, Now it’s time for new project. Here i am going to download my own website So first create a directory with project name.

#mkdir cyberpedia

How to use httrack website copier – step by step guide

Use following command in terminal.

  • #httrack
  • Enter Project Name:
  • Enter base path : where do you want to download website
  • Enter URL: Website Url
  • Select option and start mirroring website:

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