Wireshark for Security Professionals

Author: Jessey Bullock
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118918210
Release Date: 2017-03-20
Genre: Computers

Leverage Wireshark, Lua and Metasploit to solve any securitychallenge Wireshark is arguably one of the most versatile networking toolsavailable, allowing microscopic examination of almost any kind ofnetwork activity. This book is designed to help you quicklynavigate and leverage Wireshark effectively, with a primer forexploring the Wireshark Lua API as well as an introduction to theMetasploit Framework. Wireshark for Security Professionals covers bothoffensive and defensive concepts that can be applied to any Infosecposition, providing detailed, advanced content demonstrating thefull potential of the Wireshark tool. Coverage includes theWireshark Lua API, Networking and Metasploit fundamentals, plusimportant foundational security concepts explained in a practicalmanner. You are guided through full usage of Wireshark, frominstallation to everyday use, including how to surreptitiouslycapture packets using advanced MiTM techniques. Practicaldemonstrations integrate Metasploit and Wireshark demonstrating howthese tools can be used together, with detailed explanations andcases that illustrate the concepts at work. These concepts can beequally useful if you are performing offensive reverse engineeringor performing incident response and network forensics. Lua sourcecode is provided, and you can download virtual lab environments aswell as PCAPs allowing them to follow along and gain hands onexperience. The final chapter includes a practical case study thatexpands upon the topics presented to provide a cohesive example ofhow to leverage Wireshark in a real world scenario. Understand the basics of Wireshark and Metasploit within thesecurity space Integrate Lua scripting to extend Wireshark and perform packetanalysis Learn the technical details behind common networkexploitation Packet analysis in the context of both offensive and defensivesecurity research Wireshark is the standard network analysis tool used across manyindustries due to its powerful feature set and support for numerousprotocols. When used effectively, it becomes an invaluable tool forany security professional, however the learning curve can be steep.Climb the curve more quickly with the expert insight andcomprehensive coverage inWireshark for SecurityProfessionals.

Wireshark for Security Professionals

Author: Jessey Bullock
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118918234
Release Date: 2017-02-28
Genre: Computers

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.

Wireshark for Security Professionals

Author: Jessey Bullock
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118918227
Release Date: 2017-02-28
Genre: Computers

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.

Penetration Testing

Author: Georgia Weidman
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593275648
Release Date: 2014-06-14
Genre: Computers

Penetration testers simulate cyber attacks to find security weaknesses in networks, operating systems, and applications. Information security experts worldwide use penetration techniques to evaluate enterprise defenses. In Penetration Testing, security expert, researcher, and trainer Georgia Weidman introduces you to the core skills and techniques that every pentester needs. Using a virtual machine–based lab that includes Kali Linux and vulnerable operating systems, you’ll run through a series of practical lessons with tools like Wireshark, Nmap, and Burp Suite. As you follow along with the labs and launch attacks, you’ll experience the key stages of an actual assessment—including information gathering, finding exploitable vulnerabilities, gaining access to systems, post exploitation, and more. Learn how to: * Crack passwords and wireless network keys with brute-forcing and wordlists * Test web applications for vulnerabilities * Use the Metasploit Framework to launch exploits and write your own Metasploit modules * Automate social-engineering attacks * Bypass antivirus software * Turn access to one machine into total control of the enterprise in the post exploitation phase You’ll even explore writing your own exploits. Then it’s on to mobile hacking—Weidman’s particular area of research—with her tool, the Smartphone Pentest Framework. With its collection of hands-on lessons that cover key tools and strategies, Penetration Testing is the introduction that every aspiring hacker needs.

Network Analysis using Wireshark Cookbook

Author: Yoram Orzach
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781849517652
Release Date: 2013-12-24
Genre: Computers

Network analysis using Wireshark Cookbook contains more than 100 practical recipes for analyzing your network and troubleshooting problems in the network. This book provides you with simple and practical recipes on how to solve networking problems with a step-by-step approach. This book is aimed at research and development professionals, engineering and technical support, and IT and communications managers who are using Wireshark for network analysis and troubleshooting. This book requires a basic understanding of networking concepts, but does not require specific and detailed technical knowledge of protocols or vendor implementations.

Wireshark 101

Author: Laura Chappell
Publisher:
ISBN: 1893939758
Release Date: 2017-03-14
Genre:

Based on over 20 years of analyzing networks and teaching key analysis skills, this Second Edition covers the key features and functions of Wireshark version 2. This book includes 46 Labs and end-of-chapter Challenges to help you master Wireshark for troubleshooting, security, optimization, application analysis, and more.

Mastering Wireshark

Author: Charit Mishra
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781783989539
Release Date: 2016-03-30
Genre: Computers

Analyze data network like a professional by mastering Wireshark - From 0 to 1337 About This Book Master Wireshark and train it as your network sniffer Impress your peers and get yourself pronounced as a network doctor Understand Wireshark and its numerous features with the aid of this fast-paced book packed with numerous screenshots, and become a pro at resolving network anomalies Who This Book Is For Are you curious to know what's going on in a network? Do you get frustrated when you are unable to detect the cause of problems in your networks? This is where the book comes into play. Mastering Wireshark is for developers or network enthusiasts who are interested in understanding the internal workings of networks and have prior knowledge of using Wireshark, but are not aware about all of its functionalities. What You Will Learn Install Wireshark and understand its GUI and all the functionalities of it Create and use different filters Analyze different layers of network protocols and know the amount of packets that flow through the network Decrypt encrypted wireless traffic Use Wireshark as a diagnostic tool and also for network security analysis to keep track of malware Troubleshoot all the network anomalies with help of Wireshark Resolve latencies and bottleneck issues in the network In Detail Wireshark is a popular and powerful tool used to analyze the amount of bits and bytes that are flowing through a network. Wireshark deals with the second to seventh layer of network protocols, and the analysis made is presented in a human readable form. Mastering Wireshark will help you raise your knowledge to an expert level. At the start of the book, you will be taught how to install Wireshark, and will be introduced to its interface so you understand all its functionalities. Moving forward, you will discover different ways to create and use capture and display filters. Halfway through the book, you'll be mastering the features of Wireshark, analyzing different layers of the network protocol, looking for any anomalies. As you reach to the end of the book, you will be taught how to use Wireshark for network security analysis and configure it for troubleshooting purposes. Style and approach Every chapter in this book is explained to you in an easy way accompanied by real-life examples and screenshots of the interface, making it easy for you to become an expert at using Wireshark.

The Network Security Test Lab

Author: Michael Gregg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118987155
Release Date: 2015-08-10
Genre: Computers

The ultimate hands-on guide to IT security and proactive defense The Network Security Test Lab is a hands-on, step-by-step guide to ultimate IT security implementation. Covering the full complement of malware, viruses, and other attack technologies, this essential guide walks you through the security assessment and penetration testing process, and provides the set-up guidance you need to build your own security-testing lab. You'll look inside the actual attacks to decode their methods, and learn how to run attacks in an isolated sandbox to better understand how attackers target systems, and how to build the defenses that stop them. You'll be introduced to tools like Wireshark, Networkminer, Nmap, Metasploit, and more as you discover techniques for defending against network attacks, social networking bugs, malware, and the most prevalent malicious traffic. You also get access to open source tools, demo software, and a bootable version of Linux to facilitate hands-on learning and help you implement your new skills. Security technology continues to evolve, and yet not a week goes by without news of a new security breach or a new exploit being released. The Network Security Test Lab is the ultimate guide when you are on the front lines of defense, providing the most up-to-date methods of thwarting would-be attackers. Get acquainted with your hardware, gear, and test platform Learn how attackers penetrate existing security systems Detect malicious activity and build effective defenses Investigate and analyze attacks to inform defense strategy The Network Security Test Lab is your complete, essential guide.

Applied Network Security

Author: Arthur Salmon
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781786469687
Release Date: 2017-04-28
Genre: Computers

Master the art of detecting and averting advanced network security attacks and techniques About This Book 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 Who This Book Is For This book is for network security professionals, cyber security professionals, and Pentesters who are well versed with fundamentals of network security and now want to master it. So whether you're a cyber security professional, hobbyist, business manager, or student aspiring to becoming an ethical hacker or just want to learn more about the cyber security aspect of the IT industry, then this book is definitely for you. 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 In Detail 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. Style and approach This mastering-level guide is for all the security professionals who are eagerly waiting to master network security skills and protecting their organization with ease. It contains practical scenarios on various network security attacks and will teach you how to avert these attacks.

Packet Analysis with Wireshark

Author: Anish Nath
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781785885846
Release Date: 2015-12-04
Genre: Computers

Leverage the power of Wireshark to troubleshoot your networking issues by using effective packet analysis techniques and performing improved protocol analysis About This Book Gain hands-on experience of troubleshooting errors in TCP/IP and SSL protocols through practical use cases Identify and overcome security flaws in your network to get a deeper insight into security analysis This is a fast-paced book that focuses on quick and effective packet captures through practical examples and exercises Who This Book Is For If you are a network or system administrator who wants to effectively capture packets, a security consultant who wants to audit packet flows, or a white hat hacker who wants to view sensitive information and remediate it, this book is for you. This book requires decoding skills and a basic understanding of networking. What You Will Learn Utilize Wireshark's advanced features to analyze packet captures Locate the vulnerabilities in an application server Get to know more about protocols such as DHCPv6, DHCP, DNS, SNMP, and HTTP with Wireshark Capture network packets with tcpdump and snoop with examples Find out about security aspects such as OS-level ARP scanning Set up 802.11 WLAN captures and discover more about the WAN protocol Enhance your troubleshooting skills by understanding practical TCP/IP handshake and state diagrams In Detail Wireshark provides a very useful way to decode an RFC and examine it. The packet captures displayed in Wireshark give you an insight into the security and flaws of different protocols, which will help you perform the security research and protocol debugging. The book starts by introducing you to various packet analyzers and helping you find out which one best suits your needs. You will learn how to use the command line and the Wireshark GUI to capture packets by employing filters. Moving on, you will acquire knowledge about TCP/IP communication and its use cases. You will then get an understanding of the SSL/TLS flow with Wireshark and tackle the associated problems with it. Next, you will perform analysis on application-related protocols. We follow this with some best practices to analyze wireless traffic. By the end of the book, you will have developed the skills needed for you to identify packets for malicious attacks, intrusions, and other malware attacks. Style and approach This is an easy-to-follow guide packed with illustrations and equipped with lab exercises to help you reproduce scenarios using a sample program and command lines.

Network Forensics

Author: Ric Messier
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119328285
Release Date: 2017-08-07
Genre: Computers

"Network Forensics provides a uniquely practical guide for IT and law enforcement professionals seeking a deeper understanding of cybersecurity. This book is hands-on all the way--by dissecting packets, you gain fundamental knowledge that only comes from experience. Real packet captures and log files demonstrate network traffic investigation, and the learn-by-doing approach relates the essential skills that traditional forensics investigators may not have. From network packet analysis to host artifacts to log analysis and beyond, this book emphasizes the critical techniques that bring evidence to light"--Provided by publisher.

Beginning Ethical Hacking with Python

Author: Sanjib Sinha
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781484225417
Release Date: 2016-12-25
Genre: Computers

Learn the basics of ethical hacking and gain insights into the logic, algorithms, and syntax of Python. This book will set you up with a foundation that will help you understand the advanced concepts of hacking in the future. Learn Ethical Hacking with Python 3 touches the core issues of cyber security: in the modern world of interconnected computers and the Internet, security is increasingly becoming one of the most important features of programming. Ethical hacking is closely related to Python. For this reason this book is organized in three parts. The first part deals with the basics of ethical hacking; the second part deals with Python 3; and the third part deals with more advanced features of ethical hacking. What You Will Learn Discover the legal constraints of ethical hacking Work with virtual machines and virtualization Develop skills in Python 3 See the importance of networking in ethical hacking Gain knowledge of the dark web, hidden Wikipedia, proxy chains, virtual private networks, MAC addresses, and more Who This Book Is For Beginners wanting to learn ethical hacking alongside a modular object oriented programming language.

Wireshark Revealed

Author: James H Baxter
Publisher:
ISBN: 1788833228
Release Date: 2017-12-14
Genre: Computers

Master Wireshark and discover how to analyze network packets and protocols effectively, along with engaging recipes to troubleshoot network problemsAbout This Book* Gain valuable insights into the network and application protocols, and the key fields in each protocol* Use Wireshark's powerful statistical tools to analyze your network and leverage its expert system to pinpoint network problems* Master Wireshark and train it as your network snifferWho This Book Is ForThis book is aimed at IT professionals who want to develop or enhance their packet analysis skills. A basic familiarity with common network and application services terms and technologies is assumed.What You Will Learn* Discover how packet analysts view networks and the role of protocols at the packet level* Capture and isolate all the right packets to perform a thorough analysis using Wireshark's extensive capture and display filtering capabilities* Decrypt encrypted wireless traffic* Use Wireshark as a diagnostic tool and also for network security analysis to keep track of malware* Find and resolve problems due to bandwidth, throughput, and packet loss* Identify and locate faults in communication applications including HTTP, FTP, mail, and various other applications - Microsoft OS problems, databases, voice, and video over IP* Identify and locate faults in detecting security failures and security breaches in the networkIn DetailThis Learning Path starts off installing Wireshark, before gradually taking you through your first packet capture, identifying and filtering out just the packets of interest, and saving them to a new file for later analysis. You will then discover different ways to create and use capture and display filters. By halfway through the book, you'll be mastering Wireshark features, analyzing different layers of the network protocol, and looking for any anomalies.We then start Ethernet and LAN switching, through IP, and then move on to TCP/UDP with a focus on TCP performance problems. It also focuses on WLAN security. Then, we go through application behavior issues including HTTP, mail, DNS, and other common protocols. This book finishes with a look at network forensics and how to locate security problems that might harm the network.This course provides you with highly practical content explaining Metasploit from the following books:1) Wireshark Essentials2) Network Analysis Using Wireshark Cookbook3) Mastering WiresharkStyle and approachThis step-by-step guide follows a practical approach, starting from the basic to the advanced aspects. Through a series of real-world examples, this learning path will focus on making it easy for you to become an expert at using Wireshark.

Metasploit

Author: Jim O'Gorman
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593272883
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Computers

"The Metasploit Framework makes discovering, exploiting, and sharing vulnerabilities quick and relatively painless. But while Metasploit is used by security professionals everywhere, documentation is lacking and the tool can be hard to grasp for first-time users. Metasploit: A Penetration Tester's Guide fills this gap by teaching you how to harness the Framework, use its many features, and interact with the vibrant community of Metasploit contributors. The authors begin by building a foundation for penetration testing and establishing a fundamental methodology. From there, they explain the Framework's conventions, interfaces, and module system, as they show you how to assess networks with Metasploit by launching simulated attacks. Having mastered the essentials, you'll move on to advanced penetration testing techniques, including network reconnaissance and enumeration, client-side attacks, devastating wireless attacks, and targeted social engineering attacks. Metasploit: A Penetration Tester's Guide willteach you how to: Find and exploit unmaintained, misconfigured, and unpatched systems Perform reconnaissance and find valuable information about your target Bypass anti-virus technologies and circumvent security controls Integrate Nmap, NeXpose, and Nessus with Metasploit to automate discovery Use the Meterpreter shell to launch further attacks from inside the network Harness standalone Metasploit utilities, third-party tools, and plug-ins Learn how to write your own Meterpreter post exploitation modules and scripts You'll even touch on exploit discovery for zero-day research, write a fuzzer, port existing exploits into the Framework, and learn how to cover your tracks. Whether your goal is to make your own networks more secure or to put someone else's to the test, Metasploit: A Penetration Tester's Guide will take you there and beyond"--

Kali Linux 2 Windows Penetration Testing

Author: Wolf Halton
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781782168508
Release Date: 2016-06-28
Genre: Computers

Kali Linux: a complete pentesting toolkit facilitating smooth backtracking for working hackers About This Book Conduct network testing, surveillance, pen testing and forensics on MS Windows using Kali Linux Footprint, monitor, and audit your network and investigate any ongoing infestations Customize Kali Linux with this professional guide so it becomes your pen testing toolkit Who This Book Is For If you are a working ethical hacker who is looking to expand the offensive skillset with a thorough understanding of Kali Linux, then this is the book for you. Prior knowledge about Linux operating systems and the BASH terminal emulator along with Windows desktop and command line would be highly beneficial. What You Will Learn Set up Kali Linux for pen testing Map and enumerate your Windows network Exploit several common Windows network vulnerabilities Attack and defeat password schemes on Windows Debug and reverse-engineer Windows programs Recover lost files, investigate successful hacks and discover hidden data in innocent-looking files Catch and hold admin rights on the network, and maintain backdoors on the network after your initial testing is done In Detail Microsoft Windows is one of the two most common OS and managing its security has spawned the discipline of IT security. Kali Linux is the premier platform for testing and maintaining Windows security. Kali is built on the Debian distribution of Linux and shares the legendary stability of that OS. This lets you focus on using the network penetration, password cracking, forensics tools and not the OS. This book has the most advanced tools and techniques to reproduce the methods used by sophisticated hackers to make you an expert in Kali Linux penetration testing. First, you are introduced to Kali's top ten tools and other useful reporting tools. Then, you will find your way around your target network and determine known vulnerabilities to be able to exploit a system remotely. Next, you will prove that the vulnerabilities you have found are real and exploitable. You will learn to use tools in seven categories of exploitation tools. Further, you perform web access exploits using tools like websploit and more. Security is only as strong as the weakest link in the chain. Passwords are often that weak link. Thus, you learn about password attacks that can be used in concert with other approaches to break into and own a network. Moreover, you come to terms with network sniffing, which helps you understand which users are using services you can exploit, and IP spoofing, which can be used to poison a system's DNS cache. Once you gain access to a machine or network, maintaining access is important. Thus, you not only learn penetrating in the machine you also learn Windows privilege's escalations. With easy to follow step-by-step instructions and support images, you will be able to quickly pen test your system and network. Style and approach This book is a hands-on guide for Kali Linux pen testing. This book will provide all the practical knowledge needed to test your network's security using a proven hacker's methodology. The book uses easy-to-understand yet professional language for explaining concepts.