Basically an MITM attack is a method used to eavesdrop into the network to listen undisclosed between two systems. MITM is not the. This cyber-attack involves intercepting the traffic of data and communication between two or more hosts can either be manipulated, obstructed, or commonly passed through unnoticed to collectively harvest sensitive data. The attack may also be infiltrating to impersonate and phish for specific information. This type of attack can also be conducted with HTTPs by having an SSL connection with the attacker who then establishes another SSL with the web server. You may or may not get a warning regarding the validity of the certificate, depending if the attacker had either forged or signed with a trusted certificate authority (CA) with the common name (CN) from the website involved. MITM is a form of session hijacking exploiting real-time transmission between the targeted...
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