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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

Malware types and their impact

As we had discussed earlier, malware is a malicious software that comes in a variety of names. Some of the names that it has acquired over a period of time include scamware, scareware, spamware, spyware, and so on.

Malware is all that and more. Let's take a look at the different types of malware and their impact.


Adware, as the name suggests, is an advertising-supported malware that affects your computer with the objective of serving up advertisements. This is quite a money earner for the author as they get paid based on the number of advertisements they serve up. Adware is designed to be persistent and may not be easy to remove by simply uninstalling it. Adware can be annoying at the least and it can also be part of a blended threat, as shown in the following image:

Adware reaches a victim by either downloading a supposedly useful software or visiting a site designed to affect the browser, operating system, or both.


Spyware is a malicious software...