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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)

Hunting for web app vulnerabilities with Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) ZAP

OWASP is a team of neutral volunteers dedicated to making web app security. OWASP is one of the best online resource for learning more about web app vulnerabilities security and related projects.

One of the best entry points to a company's server/database is through the web applications. Because of its purpose to receive customer input and correlate that back to the servers, it may also receive malicious input if the web app is not properly secure. OWASP ZAP can be used to test aggressively on a targeted website for weak points that are categorized by the type of vulnerability, such as the following:

  • Cross-site scripting
  • Remote OS command injection
  • Directory browsing
  • X-Frame-Options header not set
  • Cookie set without HttpOnly flag
  • Password autocomplete in browser
  • Web browser XSS protection not enabled
  • X-Content-Type-Options...