Applied Network Security

Master the art of detecting and averting advanced network security attacks and techniques
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Applied Network Security

Arthur Salmon, Warun Levesque, Michael McLafferty

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Master the art of detecting and averting advanced network security attacks and techniques
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Book Details

ISBN 139781786466273
Paperback350 pages

Book Description

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

Chapter 1: Introduction to Network Security
Murphy's law
Hackers (and their types) defined
The hacking process
Ethical hacking issues
Current technologies
Recent events and statistics of network attacks
Security for individuals versus companies
Mitigation against threats
Building an assessment
Summary
References
Chapter 2: Sniffing the Network
What is network sniffing?
Lab 1-a scan to search for DDoS reflection UDP services
Using Wireshark filters
Wireshark filter cheat sheet
Lab 2
Sparta
Lab 3-scanning
Scanning a subnet
Evading firewalls
Gathering version info
Starting the listener
Summary
Chapter 3: How to Crack Wi-Fi Passwords
Why should we crack our own Wi-Fi?
What is packet injection?
Wi-Fi cracking tools
The Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) handshake
The short version (a cheat-sheet for the aircrack-ng suite)
Summary
Chapter 4: Creating a RAT Using Msfvenom
Remote Access Trojans
Ways to disguise your RAT though Metasploit
Your defence
Summary
References
Chapter 5: Veil Framework
Veil-Evasion
Veil-Pillage
How do hackers hide their attack?
Intrusion with a PDF
Veil-PowerTools
What is antivirus protection?
Summary
References
Chapter 6: Social Engineering Toolkit and Browser Exploitation
Social engineering
What are web injections?
Cross site scripting (XSS) attacks
Browser exploitation with BeEF
Summary
Chapter 7: Advanced Network Attacks
What is an MITM attack?
Summary
Chapter 8: Passing and Cracking the Hash
What is a hash?
Cryptographic hash functions
How are hashes cracked?
How do pass the hash attacks impact businesses?
What defences are there against hash password attacks?
Summary
References
Links to download tools
Chapter 9: SQL Injection
What is SQL and how does it work?
SQL injection
Ways to defend against SQL injection attacks
Bypassing authentication
Finding vulnerabilities from a targeted sites
Hunting for web app vulnerabilities with Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) ZAP
Summary
Chapter 10: Scapy
Scapy
Creating our first packet
The TCP three way handshake
Malformed packets
ACK scan
TCP port scanning
Summary
Chapter 11: Web Application Exploits
Web application exploits
What tools are used for web application penetration testing?
What is Autopwn?
What is BeEF and how to use it?
Summary
Chapter 12: Evil Twins and Spoofing
What is an evil twin?
What is address spoofing?
What is DNS spoofing?
How to detect an evil twin?
Summary
Chapter 13: Injectable Devices
A deeper look into USB
How does the Rubber Ducky work?
Disabling ports
A KeyGrabber?
What the glitch?
Summary
Chapter 14: The Internet of Things
What is the Internet of Things?
IOT and botnets
Summary
Sources
Chapter 15: Detection Systems
IDS
IPS
Host based
Network-based
Physical
Summary of differences
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Splunk
Alert status
IDS versus IPS
Snort as an IPS
Lab 1-installing Snort and creating ICMP rules lab
Lab 2-create the following snort.conf and icmp.rules files
Lab 3-execute Snort
Lab 4-execute Snort as Daemon
Summary
Chapter 16: Advance Wireless Security Lab Using the Wi-Fi Pineapple Nano/Tetra
The history of Wi-Fi - the WLAN standard
Wireless vulnerability
The Wi-Fi Pineapple
For penetration testing
Summary
Chapter 17: Offensive Security and Threat Hunting
What is offensive security?
SET browser exploit lab
Threat hunting platforms
Using the Pineapple for offensive security
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Use SET to clone webpages including the login page
  • Understand the concept of Wi-Fi cracking and use PCAP file to obtain passwords
  • Attack using a USB as payload injector
  • Familiarize yourself with the process of trojan attacks
  • Use Shodan to identify honeypots, rogue access points, vulnerable webcams, and other exploits found in the database
  • Explore various tools for wireless penetration testing and auditing
  • Create an evil twin to intercept network traffic
  • Identify human patterns in networks attacks

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Network Security
Murphy's law
Hackers (and their types) defined
The hacking process
Ethical hacking issues
Current technologies
Recent events and statistics of network attacks
Security for individuals versus companies
Mitigation against threats
Building an assessment
Summary
References
Chapter 2: Sniffing the Network
What is network sniffing?
Lab 1-a scan to search for DDoS reflection UDP services
Using Wireshark filters
Wireshark filter cheat sheet
Lab 2
Sparta
Lab 3-scanning
Scanning a subnet
Evading firewalls
Gathering version info
Starting the listener
Summary
Chapter 3: How to Crack Wi-Fi Passwords
Why should we crack our own Wi-Fi?
What is packet injection?
Wi-Fi cracking tools
The Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) handshake
The short version (a cheat-sheet for the aircrack-ng suite)
Summary
Chapter 4: Creating a RAT Using Msfvenom
Remote Access Trojans
Ways to disguise your RAT though Metasploit
Your defence
Summary
References
Chapter 5: Veil Framework
Veil-Evasion
Veil-Pillage
How do hackers hide their attack?
Intrusion with a PDF
Veil-PowerTools
What is antivirus protection?
Summary
References
Chapter 6: Social Engineering Toolkit and Browser Exploitation
Social engineering
What are web injections?
Cross site scripting (XSS) attacks
Browser exploitation with BeEF
Summary
Chapter 7: Advanced Network Attacks
What is an MITM attack?
Summary
Chapter 8: Passing and Cracking the Hash
What is a hash?
Cryptographic hash functions
How are hashes cracked?
How do pass the hash attacks impact businesses?
What defences are there against hash password attacks?
Summary
References
Links to download tools
Chapter 9: SQL Injection
What is SQL and how does it work?
SQL injection
Ways to defend against SQL injection attacks
Bypassing authentication
Finding vulnerabilities from a targeted sites
Hunting for web app vulnerabilities with Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) ZAP
Summary
Chapter 10: Scapy
Scapy
Creating our first packet
The TCP three way handshake
Malformed packets
ACK scan
TCP port scanning
Summary
Chapter 11: Web Application Exploits
Web application exploits
What tools are used for web application penetration testing?
What is Autopwn?
What is BeEF and how to use it?
Summary
Chapter 12: Evil Twins and Spoofing
What is an evil twin?
What is address spoofing?
What is DNS spoofing?
How to detect an evil twin?
Summary
Chapter 13: Injectable Devices
A deeper look into USB
How does the Rubber Ducky work?
Disabling ports
A KeyGrabber?
What the glitch?
Summary
Chapter 14: The Internet of Things
What is the Internet of Things?
IOT and botnets
Summary
Sources
Chapter 15: Detection Systems
IDS
IPS
Host based
Network-based
Physical
Summary of differences
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Splunk
Alert status
IDS versus IPS
Snort as an IPS
Lab 1-installing Snort and creating ICMP rules lab
Lab 2-create the following snort.conf and icmp.rules files
Lab 3-execute Snort
Lab 4-execute Snort as Daemon
Summary
Chapter 16: Advance Wireless Security Lab Using the Wi-Fi Pineapple Nano/Tetra
The history of Wi-Fi - the WLAN standard
Wireless vulnerability
The Wi-Fi Pineapple
For penetration testing
Summary
Chapter 17: Offensive Security and Threat Hunting
What is offensive security?
SET browser exploit lab
Threat hunting platforms
Using the Pineapple for offensive security
Summary

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Paperback350 pages
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