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Learning Network Forensics

By : Samir Datt
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Learning Network Forensics

By: Samir Datt

Overview of this book

We live in a highly networked world. Every digital device—phone, tablet, or computer is connected to each other, in one way or another. In this new age of connected networks, there is network crime. Network forensics is the brave new frontier of digital investigation and information security professionals to extend their abilities to catch miscreants on the network. The book starts with an introduction to the world of network forensics and investigations. You will begin by getting an understanding of how to gather both physical and virtual evidence, intercepting and analyzing network data, wireless data packets, investigating intrusions, and so on. You will further explore the technology, tools, and investigating methods using malware forensics, network tunneling, and behaviors. By the end of the book, you will gain a complete understanding of how to successfully close a case.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Learning Network Forensics
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Knowing malware

The word "mal" has its origin in Latin and means "bad" in English. "Ware", on the other hand, carries the meaning of "products". Hence, when we put these two together, we get the sense of having bad products or goods made with a bad intent.

As per NIST publication SP800-83, malware, also known as malicious code or malicious software, is meant to signify a program that is inserted (usually covertly) in a system with the intent of compromising or disrupting the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of the victim's data, applications, or operating system. Over the past few years, malware has emerged as an all encompassing term that includes all sorts of malicious programs, including viruses, worms, Trojans, rootkits, and so on.

Today, malware is considered the most significant external threat to computers and networks. Malware causes considerable losses to organizations in terms of the widespread damage caused, disruption of functioning, and huge recovery efforts required...