Some of the most devastating and costly cyber-attacks have attributed to pass the hash attacks. One of the most famous examples of this is the Target hack. The attack on Target started on November 27 and ended on December 22. During that time over 70 million customers had their personal data stolen. Next, hackers installed malware on the point-of-sale terminals (cash registers), which allowed them to steal 40 million credit cards. An interesting detail about the Target hack is that the first compromised device on Target's network didn't even belong to Target. The initial device to be infected was from a third-party AC vendor named Fazio Mechanical Services. The AC vendor was contracted to monitor the temperature sensors and maintain Target's HVAC equipment. The vendor had access to a shared drive on Target's network for billing and project management...
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