Set up a Hacking Lab on your own Computer using DVWA

Posted: 03/29/2012 in G.N.A.HackTeam, Hacking, Info, Linux Hacking, Mac Hacking, Windows Hacking
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Basically, the Title Explains What you Will Learn in this Tutorial: Test your Web-Hacking Skills on your Machine. DVWA stands for Damn Vulnerable Web Application. It supports these types of hacking:

  1. BruteForce
  2. Command Execution
  3. CSRF
  4. File Inclusion
  5. SQLi
  6. SQLi (Blind)
  7. XSS Reflected
  8. XSS Stored
  9. Much More

So, let’s start creating our “Hacking Lab”!

– Download a Web Server that includes PHP, Apache and MySQL.                                                          (Suggestions and Links at the End of the Tutorial)

– Let’s say that your Web Server’s root folder is /web/htdocs .

– Download and Paste DVWA at that directory.

– Start your Web Server.

– Open your Favorite Web Browser and type at the address bar: or localhost.

– Next, select the DVWA folder when the “Index of /” Appears.

– Create the Database. (The default username is ‘root‘ and the default password is ‘password‘)

– You are now logged in your “Hacking Lab”.

– Good Hacking! 😀


– Web Server: XAMPP

– DVWA Website:


Do NOT upload DVWA to your REAL Website Hosting Server because it is indeed Damn Vulnerable!

Tutorial by <?Ak@7zbr3akR/>

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