Netcat Power Tools

Netcat Power Tools
Author: Jan Kanclirz
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2008-06-13
ISBN 10: 9780080558738
ISBN 13: 0080558739
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Netcat Power Tools Book Review:

Originally released in 1996, Netcat is a netowrking program designed to read and write data across both Transmission Control Protocol TCP and User Datagram Protocol (UDP) connections using the TCP/Internet Protocol (IP) protocol suite. Netcat is often referred to as a "Swiss Army knife" utility, and for good reason. Just like the multi-function usefullness of the venerable Swiss Army pocket knife, Netcat's functionality is helpful as both a standalone program and a backe-end tool in a wide range of applications. Some of the many uses of Netcat include port scanning, transferring files, grabbing banners, port listening and redirection, and more nefariously, a backdoor. This is the only book dedicated to comprehensive coverage of the tool's many features, and by the end of this book, you'll discover how Netcat can be one of the most valuable tools in your arsenal. * Get Up and Running with Netcat Simple yet powerful...Don't let the trouble-free installation and the easy command line belie the fact that Netcat is indeed a potent and powerful program. * Go PenTesting with Netcat Master Netcat's port scanning and service identification capabilities as well as obtaining Web server application information. Test and verify outbound firewall rules and avoid detection by using antivirus software and the Window Firewall. Also, create a backdoor using Netcat. * Conduct Enumeration and Scanning with Netcat, Nmap, and More! Netcat's not the only game in town...Learn the process of network of enumeration and scanning, and see how Netcat along with other tools such as Nmap and Scanrand can be used to thoroughly identify all of the assets on your network. * Banner Grabbing with Netcat Banner grabbing is a simple yet highly effective method of gathering information about a remote target, and can be performed with relative ease with the Netcat utility. * Explore the Dark Side of Netcat See the various ways Netcat has been used to provide malicious, unauthorized access to their targets. By walking through these methods used to set up backdoor access and circumvent protection mechanisms through the use of Netcat, we can understand how malicious hackers obtain and maintain illegal access. Embrace the dark side of Netcat, so that you may do good deeds later. * Transfer Files Using Netcat The flexability and simple operation allows Netcat to fill a niche when it comes to moving a file or files in a quick and easy fashion. Encryption is provided via several different avenues including integrated support on some of the more modern Netcat variants, tunneling via third-party tools, or operating system integrated IPsec policies. * Troubleshoot Your Network with Netcat Examine remote systems using Netat's scanning ability. Test open ports to see if they really are active and see what protocls are on those ports. Communicate with different applications to determine what problems might exist, and gain insight into how to solve these problems. * Sniff Traffic within a System Use Netcat as a sniffer within a system to collect incoming and outgoing data. Set up Netcat to listen at ports higher than 1023 (the well-known ports), so you can use Netcat even as a normal user. * Comprehensive introduction to the #4 most popular open source security tool available * Tips and tricks on the legitimate uses of Netcat * Detailed information on its nefarious purposes * Demystifies security issues surrounding Netcat * Case studies featuring dozens of ways to use Netcat in daily tasks

Security Power Tools

Security Power Tools
Author: Bryan Burns,Dave Killion,Nicolas Beauchesne,Eric Moret,Julien Sobrier,Michael Lynn,Eric Markham,Chris Iezzoni,Philippe Biondi,Jennifer Stisa Granick,Steve Manzuik,Paul Guersch
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 860
Release: 2007-08-27
ISBN 10: 0596554818
ISBN 13: 9780596554811
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Security Power Tools Book Review:

What if you could sit down with some of the most talented security engineers in the world and ask any network security question you wanted? Security Power Tools lets you do exactly that! Members of Juniper Networks' Security Engineering team and a few guest experts reveal how to use, tweak, and push the most popular network security applications, utilities, and tools available using Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and Unix platforms. Designed to be browsed, Security Power Tools offers you multiple approaches to network security via 23 cross-referenced chapters that review the best security tools on the planet for both black hat techniques and white hat defense tactics. It's a must-have reference for network administrators, engineers and consultants with tips, tricks, and how-to advice for an assortment of freeware and commercial tools, ranging from intermediate level command-line operations to advanced programming of self-hiding exploits. Security Power Tools details best practices for: Reconnaissance -- including tools for network scanning such as nmap; vulnerability scanning tools for Windows and Linux; LAN reconnaissance; tools to help with wireless reconnaissance; and custom packet generation Penetration -- such as the Metasploit framework for automated penetration of remote computers; tools to find wireless networks; exploitation framework applications; and tricks and tools to manipulate shellcodes Control -- including the configuration of several tools for use as backdoors; and a review of known rootkits for Windows and Linux Defense -- including host-based firewalls; host hardening for Windows and Linux networks; communication security with ssh; email security and anti-malware; and device security testing Monitoring -- such as tools to capture, and analyze packets; network monitoring with Honeyd and snort; and host monitoring of production servers for file changes Discovery -- including The Forensic Toolkit, SysInternals and other popular forensic tools; application fuzzer and fuzzing techniques; and the art of binary reverse engineering using tools like Interactive Disassembler and Ollydbg A practical and timely network security ethics chapter written by a Stanford University professor of law completes the suite of topics and makes this book a goldmine of security information. Save yourself a ton of headaches and be prepared for any network security dilemma with Security Power Tools.

Software and Mind

Software and Mind
Author: Andrei Sorin
Publsiher: Andsor Books
Total Pages: 930
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN 10: 0986938904
ISBN 13: 9780986938900
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Software and Mind Book Review:

Addressing general readers as well as software practitioners, "Software and Mind" discusses the fallacies of the mechanistic ideology and the degradation of minds caused by these fallacies. Mechanism holds that every aspect of the world can be represented as a simple hierarchical structure of entities. But, while useful in fields like mathematics and manufacturing, this idea is generally worthless, because most aspects of the world are too complex to be reduced to simple hierarchical structures. Our software-related affairs, in particular, cannot be represented in this fashion. And yet, all programming theories and development systems, and all software applications, attempt to reduce real-world problems to neat hierarchical structures of data, operations, and features. Using Karl Popper's famous principles of demarcation between science and pseudoscience, the book shows that the mechanistic ideology has turned most of our software-related activities into pseudoscientific pursuits. Using mechanism as warrant, the software elites are promoting invalid, even fraudulent, software notions. They force us to depend on generic, inferior systems, instead of allowing us to develop software skills and to create our own systems. Software mechanism emulates the methods of manufacturing, and thereby restricts us to high levels of abstraction and simple, isolated structures. The benefits of software, however, can be attained only if we start with low-level elements and learn to create complex, interacting structures. Software, the book argues, is a non-mechanistic phenomenon. So it is akin to language, not to physical objects. Like language, it permits us to mirror the world in our minds and to communicate with it. Moreover, we increasingly depend on software in everything we do, in the same way that we depend on language. Thus, being restricted to mechanistic software is like thinking and communicating while being restricted to some ready-made sentences supplied by an elite. Ultimately, by impoverishing software, our elites are achieving what the totalitarian elite described by George Orwell in "Nineteen Eighty-Four" achieves by impoverishing language: they are degrading our minds.

Nessus Snort and Ethereal Power Tools

Nessus  Snort  and Ethereal Power Tools
Author: Brian Caswell,Jay Beale,Gilbert Ramirez,Noam Rathaus
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2005-09-14
ISBN 10: 0080489427
ISBN 13: 9780080489421
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nessus Snort and Ethereal Power Tools Book Review:

Nessus, Snort, and Ethereal Power Tools covers customizing Snort to perform intrusion detection and prevention; Nessus to analyze the network layer for vulnerabilities; and Ethereal to sniff their network for malicious or unusual traffic. The book contains an appendix detailing the best of the rest open source security tools. Each of these tools is intentionally designed to be highly customizable so that users can torque the programs to suit their particular needs. Users can code their own custom rules, plug-ins, and filters that are tailor-made to fit their own networks and the threats which they most commonly face. The book describes the most important concepts of coding and customizing tools, and then provides readers with invaluable working scripts that can either be used as is or further refined by using knowledge gained from the book. Snort, Nessus, and Ethereal are the three most popular open source security tools in the world Only book that teaches readers how to customize these tools for their specific needs by coding rules, plugins, and filters Companion Web site provides all working code and scripts from the book for download

Cyber Warfare

Cyber Warfare
Author: Jason Andress,Steve Winterfeld
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2013-10-01
ISBN 10: 0124166334
ISBN 13: 9780124166332
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cyber Warfare Book Review:

Cyber Warfare, Second Edition, takes a comprehensive look at how and why digital warfare is waged. The book explores the participants, battlefields, and the tools and techniques used in today's digital conflicts. The concepts discussed gives students of information security a better idea of how cyber conflicts are carried out now, how they will change in the future, and how to detect and defend against espionage, hacktivism, insider threats and non-state actors such as organized criminals and terrorists. This book provides concrete examples and real-world guidance on how to identify and defend a network against malicious attacks. It probes relevant technical and factual information from an insider's point of view, as well as the ethics, laws and consequences of cyber war and how computer criminal law may change as a result. Logical, physical, and psychological weapons used in cyber warfare are discussed. This text will appeal to information security practitioners, network security administrators, computer system administrators, and security analysts. Provides concrete examples and real-world guidance on how to identify and defend your network against malicious attacks Dives deeply into relevant technical and factual information from an insider's point of view Details the ethics, laws and consequences of cyber war and how computer criminal law may change as a result

Coding for Penetration Testers

Coding for Penetration Testers
Author: Jason Andress,Ryan Linn
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-11-04
ISBN 10: 1597497304
ISBN 13: 9781597497305
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coding for Penetration Testers Book Review:

Coding for Penetration Testers discusses the use of various scripting languages in penetration testing. The book presents step-by-step instructions on how to build customized penetration testing tools using Perl, Ruby, Python, and other languages. It also provides a primer on scripting including, but not limited to, Web scripting, scanner scripting, and exploitation scripting. It guides the student through specific examples of custom tool development that can be incorporated into a tester's toolkit as well as real-world scenarios where such tools might be used. This book is divided into 10 chapters that explores topics such as command shell scripting; Python, Perl, and Ruby; Web scripting with PHP; manipulating Windows with PowerShell; scanner scripting; information gathering; exploitation scripting; and post-exploitation scripting. This book will appeal to penetration testers, information security practitioners, and network and system administrators. Discusses the use of various scripting languages in penetration testing Presents step-by-step instructions on how to build customized penetration testing tools using Perl, Ruby, Python, and other languages Provides a primer on scripting including, but not limited to, Web scripting, scanner scripting, and exploitation scripting

Next Generation SSH2 Implementation

Next Generation SSH2 Implementation
Author: Dale Liu
Publsiher: Syngress
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-04-18
ISBN 10: 9780080570006
ISBN 13: 0080570003
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Next Generation SSH2 Implementation Book Review:

New security risks, continuously evolving regulation and increasing security standards have created new and growing needs for secure internal information transfers, which SSH provides. This book addresses these new trends in depth, offering the most up-to-date information on the integration of SSH into a security environment. It covers the newest features and applications of SSH-2 (which received Proposed Standard status from the IETF in 2006). SSH2 is more secure than previous versions and has many expanded uses on a wider variety of computing platforms. Another particular note driving new SSH2 adoption are the requirements of recent legislation (PCI/HIPAA/SOX/FISMA). SSH 2 has become an even more valuable tool, as it provides communications security compliance with the latest standards. This book offers the most up-to-date information on SSH2 in a practical, hands-on, tutorial-style reference that goes well beyond UNIX implementation. It concentrates on the latest version of SSH 2 with all new information. * Discover why SSH2 offers more robust security than SSH1 and how to incorporate it into your network administration software toolbox.

Linux Firewalls

Linux Firewalls
Author: Robert Loren Ziegler,Carl B. Constantine
Publsiher: Sams Publishing
Total Pages: 562
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780735710993
ISBN 13: 0735710996
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Linux Firewalls Book Review:

An Internet-connected Linux machine is in a high-risk situation. "Linux Firewalls, Third Edition" details security steps that any sized implementation--from home use to enterprise level--might take to protect itself from potential remote attackers. As with the first two editions, this book is especially useful for its explanations of iptables, packet filtering, and firewall optimization along with some advanced concepts including customizing the Linux kernel to enhance security.The third edition, while distribution neutral, has been updated for the current Linux Kernel and provides code examples for Red Hat, SUSE, and Debian implementations. Don' t miss out on the third edition of the critically acclaimed "Linux Firewalls,"

Internet Infrastructure

Internet Infrastructure
Author: Richard Fox,Wei Hao
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 612
Release: 2017-10-20
ISBN 10: 1351707167
ISBN 13: 9781351707169
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Internet Infrastructure Book Review:

Internet Infrastructure: Networking, Web Services, and Cloud Computing provides a comprehensive introduction to networks and the Internet from several perspectives: the underlying media, the protocols, the hardware, the servers, and their uses. The material in the text is divided into concept chapters that are followed up with case study chapters that examine how to install, configure, and secure a server that offers the given service discussed. The book covers in detail the Bind DNS name server, the Apache web server, and the Squid proxy server. It also provides background on those servers by discussing DNS, DHCP, HTTP, HTTPS, digital certificates and encryption, web caches, and the variety of protocols that support web caching. Introductory networking content, as well as advanced Internet content, is also included in chapters on networks, LANs and WANs, TCP/IP, TCP/IP tools, cloud computing, and an examination of the Amazon Cloud Service. Online resources include supplementary content that is available via the textbook’s companion website, as well useful resources for faculty and students alike, including: a complete lab manual; power point notes, for installing, configuring, securing and experimenting with many of the servers discussed in the text; power point notes; animation tutorials to illustrate some of the concepts; two appendices; and complete input/output listings for the example Amazon cloud operations covered in the book.

Secure Your Network for Free

Secure Your Network for Free
Author: Eric Seagren
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2011-04-18
ISBN 10: 0080516815
ISBN 13: 9780080516813
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secure Your Network for Free Book Review:

This is the only book to clearly demonstrate how to get big dollar security for your network using freely available tools. This is a must have book for any company or person with a limited budget. Network security is in a constant struggle for budget to get things done. Upper management wants thing to be secure but doesn’t want to pay for it. With this book as a guide, everyone can get what they want. The examples and information will be of immense value to every small business. It will explain security principles and then demonstrate how to achieve them using only freely available software. Teachers you how to implement best of breed security using tools for free Ideal for anyone recomending and implementing new technologies within the company

The Information Security Dictionary

The Information Security Dictionary
Author: Urs E. Gattiker
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 411
Release: 2006-04-18
ISBN 10: 1402079273
ISBN 13: 9781402079276
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Information Security Dictionary Book Review:

Something for Everyone If this book is to succeed and help readers, its cardinal virtue must be to provide a simple reference text. It should be an essential addition to an information security library. As such it should also serve the purpose of being a quick refresher for terms the reader has not seen since the days when one attended a computing science program, information security course or workshop. As a reference work, THE INFORMATION SECURITY DICTIONARY provides a relatively complete and easy-to-read explanation of common se- rity, malware, vulnerability and infrastructure protection terms, without causing much damage to the usually slim student pocketbook. This dictionary can help non-specialistreaders better understand the infor- tion security issues encountered in their work or studying for their certification examination or whilst doing a practical assignment as part of a workshop. This book is also essential to a reference collection for an organization’s system personnel. Special attention is paid to terms which most often prevent educated readers from understanding journal articles and books in cryptology, computing science, and information systems, in addition to applied fields that build on those disciplines, such as system design, security auditing, vulnera- lity testing, and role-based access management. The dictionary provides defi- tions that enable readers to get through a difficult article or passage. We do not, for the most part, directly explain how to conduct research or how to implement the terms briefly described.

X Power Tools

X Power Tools
Author: Chris Tyler
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2008-02-05
ISBN 10: 0596101953
ISBN 13: 9780596101954
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

X Power Tools Book Review:

Provides information on the X Window System, covering such topics as X.org configuration, the X Server, utility programs, remote access, VNC, and keyboard configuration.

Small Sharp Software Tools

Small  Sharp Software Tools
Author: Brian P. Hogan
Publsiher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2019-06-03
ISBN 10: 168050701X
ISBN 13: 9781680507010
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Small Sharp Software Tools Book Review:

The command-line interface is making a comeback. That's because developers know that all the best features of your operating system are hidden behind a user interface designed to help average people use the computer. But you're not the average user, and the CLI is the most efficient way to get work done fast. Turn tedious chores into quick tasks: read and write files, manage complex directory hierarchies, perform network diagnostics, download files, work with APIs, and combine individual programs to create your own workflows. Put down that mouse, open the CLI, and take control of your software development environment. No matter what language or platform you're using, you can use the CLI to create projects, run servers, and manage files. You can even create new tools that fit right in with grep, sed, awk, and xargs. You'll work with the Bash shell and the most common command-line utilities available on macOS, Windows 10, and many flavors of Linux. Create files without opening a text editor. Manage complex directory strutures and move around your entire file system without touching the mouse. Diagnose network issues and interact with APIs. Chain several commands together to transform data, and create your own scripts to automate repetitive tasks. Make things even faster by customizing your environment, creating shortcuts, and integrating other tools into your environment. Hands-on activities and exercises will cement your newfound knowledge and give you the confidence to use the CLI to its fullest potential. And if you're worried you'll wreck your system, this book walks you through creating an Ubuntu virtual machine so you can practice worry-free. Dive into the CLI and join the thousands of other devs who use it every day. What You Need: You'll need macOS, Windows 10, or a Linux distribution like Ubuntu, Fedora, CentOS, or Debian using the Bash shell.

Hacking and Penetration Testing Ultimate CD

Hacking and Penetration Testing Ultimate CD
Author: Jay Beale,Syngress,Brad Haines,Jan Kanclirz,Johnny Long,Angela Orebaugh
Publsiher: Syngress Media Incorporated
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009-08-10
ISBN 10: 9781597494465
ISBN 13: 1597494461
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hacking and Penetration Testing Ultimate CD Book Review:

Hacking and Penetration Testing Ultimate CD contains six of our best-selling titles. This collection of ebooks provides the IT security professional with easy access to loads of information on a single CD. It contains over 2300 pages of techniques and tools. This features: *Long: "Google Hacking: Volume One," 9781931836364 *Jackson, et al.: "Asterisk Hacking," 9781597491518 *Haines, et al.: "Kismet Hacking," 9781597491174 *Kanclirz: "NetCat Power Tools," 9781597492577 *Beale, et al.: "Pentester's Open Source Toolkit," 9781597490214 *Orebaugh and Pinkard: "Nmap in the Enterprise," 9781597492416"

The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing

The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing
Author: Patrick Engebretson
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2013-06-24
ISBN 10: 0124116418
ISBN 13: 9780124116412
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing Book Review:

The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing, Second Edition, serves as an introduction to the steps required to complete a penetration test or perform an ethical hack from beginning to end. The book teaches students how to properly utilize and interpret the results of the modern-day hacking tools required to complete a penetration test. It provides a simple and clean explanation of how to effectively utilize these tools, along with a four-step methodology for conducting a penetration test or hack, thus equipping students with the know-how required to jump start their careers and gain a better understanding of offensive security. Each chapter contains hands-on examples and exercises that are designed to teach learners how to interpret results and utilize those results in later phases. Tool coverage includes: Backtrack Linux, Google reconnaissance, MetaGooFil, dig, Nmap, Nessus, Metasploit, Fast Track Autopwn, Netcat, and Hacker Defender rootkit. This is complemented by PowerPoint slides for use in class. This book is an ideal resource for security consultants, beginning InfoSec professionals, and students. Each chapter contains hands-on examples and exercises that are designed to teach you how to interpret the results and utilize those results in later phases. Written by an author who works in the field as a Penetration Tester and who teaches Offensive Security, Penetration Testing, and Ethical Hacking, and Exploitation classes at Dakota State University. Utilizes the Kali Linux distribution and focuses on the seminal tools required to complete a penetration test.

Hacking The art Of Exploitation

Hacking  The art Of Exploitation
Author: J. Erickson
Publsiher: oshean collins
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2018-03-06
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hacking The art Of Exploitation Book Review:

This text introduces the spirit and theory of hacking as well as the science behind it all; it also provides some core techniques and tricks of hacking so you can think like a hacker, write your own hacks or thwart potential system attacks.

Learning Kali Linux

Learning Kali Linux
Author: Ric Messier
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2018-07-17
ISBN 10: 1492028657
ISBN 13: 9781492028659
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning Kali Linux Book Review:

With more than 600 security tools in its arsenal, the Kali Linux distribution can be overwhelming. Experienced and aspiring security professionals alike may find it challenging to select the most appropriate tool for conducting a given test. This practical book covers Kali’s expansive security capabilities and helps you identify the tools you need to conduct a wide range of security tests and penetration tests. You’ll also explore the vulnerabilities that make those tests necessary. Author Ric Messier takes you through the foundations of Kali Linux and explains methods for conducting tests on networks, web applications, wireless security, password vulnerability, and more. You’ll discover different techniques for extending Kali tools and creating your own toolset. Learn tools for stress testing network stacks and applications Perform network reconnaissance to determine what’s available to attackers Execute penetration tests using automated exploit tools such as Metasploit Use cracking tools to see if passwords meet complexity requirements Test wireless capabilities by injecting frames and cracking passwords Assess web application vulnerabilities with automated or proxy-based tools Create advanced attack techniques by extending Kali tools or developing your own Use Kali Linux to generate reports once testing is complete

IPhone Forensics

IPhone Forensics
Author: Jonathan Zdziarski
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2008-09-12
ISBN 10: 0596155379
ISBN 13: 9780596155377
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

IPhone Forensics Book Review:

"This book is a must for anyone attempting to examine the iPhone. The level of forensic detail is excellent. If only all guides to forensics were written with this clarity!"-Andrew Sheldon, Director of Evidence Talks, computer forensics experts With iPhone use increasing in business networks, IT and security professionals face a serious challenge: these devices store an enormous amount of information. If your staff conducts business with an iPhone, you need to know how to recover, analyze, and securely destroy sensitive data. iPhone Forensics supplies the knowledge necessary to conduct complete and highly specialized forensic analysis of the iPhone, iPhone 3G, and iPod Touch. This book helps you: Determine what type of data is stored on the device Break v1.x and v2.x passcode-protected iPhones to gain access to the device Build a custom recovery toolkit for the iPhone Interrupt iPhone 3G's "secure wipe" process Conduct data recovery of a v1.x and v2.x iPhone user disk partition, and preserve and recover the entire raw user disk partition Recover deleted voicemail, images, email, and other personal data, using data carving techniques Recover geotagged metadata from camera photos Discover Google map lookups, typing cache, and other data stored on the live file system Extract contact information from the iPhone's database Use different recovery strategies based on case needs And more. iPhone Forensics includes techniques used by more than 200 law enforcement agencies worldwide, and is a must-have for any corporate compliance and disaster recovery plan.

Wireshark for Security Professionals

Wireshark for Security Professionals
Author: Jessey Bullock,Jeff T. Parker
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-02-28
ISBN 10: 1118918231
ISBN 13: 9781118918234
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wireshark for Security Professionals Book Review:

Master Wireshark to solve real-world security problems If you don’t already use Wireshark for a wide range of information security tasks, you will after this book. Mature and powerful, Wireshark is commonly used to find root cause of challenging network issues. This book extends that power to information security professionals, complete with a downloadable, virtual lab environment. Wireshark for Security Professionals covers both offensive and defensive concepts that can be applied to essentially any InfoSec role. Whether into network security, malware analysis, intrusion detection, or penetration testing, this book demonstrates Wireshark through relevant and useful examples. Master Wireshark through both lab scenarios and exercises. Early in the book, a virtual lab environment is provided for the purpose of getting hands-on experience with Wireshark. Wireshark is combined with two popular platforms: Kali, the security-focused Linux distribution, and the Metasploit Framework, the open-source framework for security testing. Lab-based virtual systems generate network traffic for analysis, investigation and demonstration. In addition to following along with the labs you will be challenged with end-of-chapter exercises to expand on covered material. Lastly, this book explores Wireshark with Lua, the light-weight programming language. Lua allows you to extend and customize Wireshark’s features for your needs as a security professional. Lua source code is available both in the book and online. Lua code and lab source code are available online through GitHub, which the book also introduces. The book’s final two chapters greatly draw on Lua and TShark, the command-line interface of Wireshark. By the end of the book you will gain the following: Master the basics of Wireshark Explore the virtual w4sp-lab environment that mimics a real-world network Gain experience using the Debian-based Kali OS among other systems Understand the technical details behind network attacks Execute exploitation and grasp offensive and defensive activities, exploring them through Wireshark Employ Lua to extend Wireshark features and create useful scripts To sum up, the book content, labs and online material, coupled with many referenced sources of PCAP traces, together present a dynamic and robust manual for information security professionals seeking to leverage Wireshark.

Network Troubleshooting Tools

Network Troubleshooting Tools
Author: Joseph D Sloan
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2001-08-09
ISBN 10: 0596551983
ISBN 13: 9780596551988
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Network Troubleshooting Tools Book Review:

Over the years, thousands of tools have been developed for debugging TCP/IP networks. They range from very specialized tools that do one particular task, to generalized suites that do just about everything except replace bad Ethernet cables. Even better, many of them are absolutely free. There's only one problem: who has time to track them all down, sort through them for the best ones for a particular purpose, or figure out how to use them?Network Troubleshooting Tools does the work for you--by describing the best of the freely available tools for debugging and troubleshooting. You can start with a lesser-known version of ping that diagnoses connectivity problems, or take on a much more comprehensive program like MRTG for graphing traffic through network interfaces. There's tkined for mapping and automatically monitoring networks, and Ethereal for capturing packets and debugging low-level problems.This book isn't just about the tools available for troubleshooting common network problems. It also outlines a systematic approach to network troubleshooting: how to document your network so you know how it behaves under normal conditions, and how to think about problems when they arise, so you can solve them more effectively.The topics covered in this book include: Understanding your network Connectivity testing Evaluating the path between two network nodes Tools for capturing packets Tools for network discovery and mapping Tools for working with SNMP Performance monitoring Testing application layer protocols Software sources If you're involved with network operations, this book will save you time, money, and needless experimentation.