This world is changing rapidly with advancing network technologies. Unfortunately, sometimes the convenience of technology can outpace its security and safety. Technologies such as the Internet of Things are ushering in a new era of network communication. There are some who predict that by the year 2020 over 50 billion devices will be connected by the Internet of Things. Technologies such as the Internet of Things have created a critical need for network security professionals. There is currently a great shortfall within the network security field. We want to help change that by writing this book. We also want to change the mindset in the field of network security. Most current cyber security professionals practice defensive and passive security. They mostly focus on mitigation and forensic tactics to analyze the aftermath of an attack. We want to change this mindset to one of offensive security. Becoming a threat hunter and aggressively going after network attacks is how we want those who read this book to think. By writing this book, we will teach you how to become a threat hunter. We strongly believe that learning offensive security will help restore some balance to the networking world. The volume of cybercrime has gotten completely out of hand. Another main reason we are writing this book is to teach the reader how to apply network security. Network theory can only take you so far in understanding network security. It is necessary to use applied knowledge to fully learn all aspects of network security. Reading this book will provide detailed step-by-step instructions on how to use applied network security tools and methods. We also wrote this book to promote an understanding on how hackers attack and what tools they use. This book will give an insight into how a hacker thinks and what methods they use. Having knowledge of a hacker's tactics will give the reader a great advantage in protecting any network from attacks.
Applied Network Security
Applied Network Security
Overview of this book
Computer networks are increasing at an exponential rate and the most challenging factor organisations are currently facing is network security. Breaching a network is not considered an ingenious effort anymore, so it is very important to gain expertise in securing your network. The book begins by showing you how to identify malicious network behaviour and improve your wireless security. We will teach you what network sniffing is, the various tools associated with it, and how to scan for vulnerable wireless networks. Then we’ll show you how attackers hide the payloads and bypass the victim’s antivirus. Furthermore, we’ll teach you how to spoof IP / MAC address and perform an SQL injection attack and prevent it on your website. We will create an evil twin and demonstrate how to intercept network traffic. Later, you will get familiar with Shodan and Intrusion Detection and will explore the features and tools associated with it. Toward the end, we cover tools such as Yardstick, Ubertooth, Wifi Pineapple, and Alfa used for wireless penetration testing and auditing. This book will show the tools and platform to ethically hack your own network whether it is for your business or for your personal home Wi-Fi.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Introduction to Network Security
Sniffing the Network
How to Crack Wi-Fi Passwords
Creating a RAT Using Msfvenom
Social Engineering Toolkit and Browser Exploitation
Passing and Cracking the Hash
Web Application Exploits
Evil Twins and Spoofing
The Internet of Things
Advance Wireless Security Lab Using the Wi-Fi Pineapple Nano/Tetra