This chapter will focus on building a solid understanding of advanced network attacks. The topics covered will include defining what an man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack is, discussing characteristics of related attacks, and learning how to use MITM pen testing tools. Having awareness of how this type of attack operates will give the reader a significant advantage when defending against it. For example, detecting the early signs of an MITM attack is critical to prevent catastrophic damage from taking place. Without awareness, this attack can easily go undetected by network security teams. Many companies have been destroyed by this popular attack method. The repercussions of an MITM attack can have reverberating consequences, lasting years or even permanently. Reading this chapter will also provide an opportunity to gain applied knowledge and hands-on experience using an MITM tools....
Applied Network Security
Applied Network Security
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)
Introduction to Network Security
Sniffing the Network
How to Crack Wi-Fi Passwords
Creating a RAT Using Msfvenom
Social Engineering Toolkit and Browser Exploitation
Passing and Cracking the Hash
Web Application Exploits
Evil Twins and Spoofing
The Internet of Things
Advance Wireless Security Lab Using the Wi-Fi Pineapple Nano/Tetra