Create Your Own Penetration Testing Lab with DVWA :-
If you are a security professional, it ,s important for you to test your skills and tools in a legal environment. So it’s important for you to create your own penetration lab.
Today i am going to show you how to Create Your Own Penetration Testing Lab with DVWA ?
What is DVWA ?
Damn Vulnerable Web App (DVWA) is a PHP/MySQL web application that is damn vulnerable. Its main goals are to be an aid for security professionals to test their skills and tools in a legal environment, help web developers better understand the processes of securing web applications and aid teachers/students to teach/learn web application security in a class room environment.
You need a XMAPP Software for this lab to run a DVWA on local server.
after downloading , install XAMPP as administrator. So now start the Apache , MySql and Filezilla services. Sometimes if any other application is using the ports , it will give you error. like my case 443 port number is used by Vmware workstation. so just disable this services with task manager.
Now extract the DVWA file that you downloaded from the above mentioned link. and paste in the C:\xampp\htdocs folder.
now navigate to https://127.0.0.1/dvwa and click on the Setup option to start the setup.
after setup enter the credentials username = admin and password = password to login.
now click on the Setup option and click on the Create Database option to create your database.
now your penetration lab ready for your security application testing .
Enjoy your Penetration Testing Lab with DVWA.
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