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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)

Your defence

  • Today, Trojans can be spread by browser drive-bys, where the program is downloaded in the background when you simply visit a web site that's rigged.
  • A shellcode can run a Trojan that downloads additional payload code over HTTP through various forms of backdoors, bots, spyware, and other Trojan programs.
  • Phishing e-mails are used for manipulating users to visit infected websites, click on malicious links (activating the payload), or entering credentials for harvesting.
  • Black hat hackers can also exploit security weaknesses on sites and then piggyback their Trojans onto legitimate software to be downloaded by trusting consumers. Cyber criminals never stop developing new methods to steal identities and commit fraud.
  • There are steps consumers can take to protect themselves from becoming a victim of cybercrime. These steps will help filter out most attacks methods found on the web, and prevent you...