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Applied Network Security

By : Arthur Salmon, Michael McLafferty, Warun Levesque
Book Image

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)

SET browser exploit lab

In this lab, we will demonstrate how to use SET to deliver a payload through a victim's web browser using Autopwn. For this lab, we are using Kali Linux running in VMware as our attacking machine. Our victim will be a Windows 7 machine running in VMware. We will provide screenshots for each step:

  1. First, we need to open SET by opening a Terminal and typing setoolkit. On the first options menu screen type 1 for Social-Engineering Attacks. The following screenshot displays the first options menu you will see:
  1. On the next menu options screen, we will type 2 for Website AttackVectors. The following screenshot displays the second options menu you will encounter:
  1. The next options menu will ask us to choose an attack method. For this lab, we will choose number 2 for the Metasploit Browser Exploit Method. The following screenshot displays what the third options menu will look like when...