Applied Network Security

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  • 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

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.

  • Deep dive into the advanced network security attacks and techniques by leveraging tools such as Kali Linux 2, MetaSploit, Nmap, and Wireshark
  • Become an expert in cracking WiFi passwords, penetrating anti-virus networks, sniffing the network, and USB hacks
  • This step-by-step guide shows you how to confidently and quickly detect vulnerabilities for your network before the hacker does
Page Count 350
Course Length 10 hours 30 minutes
ISBN 9781786466273
Date Of Publication 27 Apr 2017


Arthur Salmon

Arthur Salmon is a lead security professional for Rex Technology Services, Las Vegas, NV. He is the program director of a community college for their cyber security program. Arthur currently holds a master's degree in network and communication management focusing on security. He is also finishing up his dissertation for a PhD in information security assurance. He has over 80 IT certifications, including his VMware VCP, Cisco CCNP:RnS/CCDP, and numerous CCNAs (RnS, security, design, voice, and video collaborations to name a few). He also holds other certifications from vendors, such as Microsoft, CompTIA, Juniper, Six Sigma, EMC, ISC2, Encase, and so on. Currently, he’s awaiting results for his exams for ISC2 CISSP, CEH, and forensic investigator. He has worked in the IT sector for over 15 years. He is currently working on writing and collaborating new books, articles, or any other learning material.

Michael McLafferty

Michael McLafferty has been researching on cyber security and applied ethical hacking for over 6 years. His interest in cyber security started in 2010. At the time, he was creating search engine optimization scripts for various small businesses. His clients would also ask him to secure their websites, which led him to find his passion in cyber security instead of search engine optimization. In 2012, he became a private cyber security consultant for both individuals and small businesses. He would provide network and endpoint security advice as well as social engineering awareness training to employees and individuals. He is also a paid cyber security researcher, sponsored by local businesses to further the advancement of cyber security methods and applied knowledge. He is the co-founder of an open society of ethical hackers that meets weekly to discuss and apply new cyber security skills. They have full access to both a lab and cutting-edge ethical hacking equipment, to develop new methods in offensive security. He is also an inventor. He and his business partner have patents pending on various cyber security tools and software. They continue with their research with great passion and drive. He is committed to reshaping and setting new standards in the world of cyber security. With the level of collaboration from his colleagues, he firmly believes that they can achieve this.

Warun Levesque

Warun Levesque has worked for various technical companies and projects over the past five years in information technology and network security. He began his academic path back in 2011, where his focus centered around mobile application development and web application programming. During this time, he worked on the development of many guides and educational resources contributing to the cyber security community. Warun has also accepted various contracts including one from a major IT Corporation to provide technical support and guidance to set up network and assistance for businesses nationwide. For the past couple of years, he has taken the role of a consultant for various companies, including institutional support for cyber security related training and classes. He is also the cofounder of a community of ethical hackers where he continues to learn and develop both his skills and effective guides for offensive, defensive, and mitigation in cyber security.