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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)

Ways to disguise your RAT though Metasploit

You can bind a PDF file or MS Word document with your payload to socially-engineer users to click on your RAT. Therefore, you should never click on any random file from your e-mail unless you can confirm it is from a trusted source. Some phishing tactics to look out for are e-mails that include files that you need to download and run. They can be fake employers, pretending to offer you a job with a PDF of the schedule or an attached contract. Be cautious of these phishing scams as they are one of the most effective ways for an attacker to get into your system.

PDF-embedded RAT

The following command-lines will show how to embed a backdoor connection in an innocent-looking PDF:

msf > search type:exploit platform:windows...