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Applied Network Security

By : Arthur Salmon, Michael McLafferty, Warun Levesque
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Applied Network Security

By: Arthur Salmon, Michael McLafferty, Warun Levesque

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)

Injectable Devices

In this chapter the topics covered will be:

  • Explaining what the Rubber Ducky is
  • How to upload the Rubber Ducky payload onto a victim machine
  • How to use simple Ducky module

Don't be fooled by the innocent name. This tool is one of the most well known USB payload injectors in the market for penetration testers and ethical hackers. It's simplistic, yet highly effective, for delivering keystroke injections. First, you get a better fundamental understanding of USB and flash drive then see what possible threats can be involved with a scenario. The first injectable device that you will learn about is the Rubber Ducky, however that's not the only device that will be mentioned as a payload injection tool. Some tools are for key grabbing while others are for delivery of malicious programs or to find personal and confidential data. Security tools and tips and why they are so important to...