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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)


Another powerful tool found within the Veil Framework is called Veil-Pillage. What is Veil-Pillage and how does it work? Veil-Pillage is a post-exploitation framework consisting of multiple modules. It was released at the 2014 Defcon and has since attracted lots of praise for its effectiveness. In the following screenshot you can see some of the modules found within Veil-Pillage:

Veil-Pillage has similar commands and interface are similar to those in the Metasploit msfconsole. This makes it easier to learn.

To bring up Veil-Evasion, follow these steps:

  1. Type ls and then cd Veil-Evasion.
  2. Next type ls and then type ./ In order for Veil-Evasion to start you must change directories to the Veil-Evasion folder and execute the tool from there:
  1. After starting Veil-Evasion you will see a menu screen, which will give you a number of options. From these options, we will select list:

The list...