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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)

Intrusion with a PDF

This is a popular and effective method of attack especially when combined with a well thought out social engineering scheme.

Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format used to display documents such as brochures, contracts, forms, applications, eBooks, and so on. When you pair a RAT and an embedded PDF using a social infiltration technique with a little creativity to bypass security, it can compromise that system or even the whole business network. Affecting data loss, fraud, and cost of repairs on a computer or networks that failed to regularly update, upgrade, patch it, or lacking any form of reinforced security.

Let's look at how we can create one ourselves, so you can get a better understanding of how it works. Go ahead and start up Metasploit:

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