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The Resource Hack the stack : using snort and ethereal to master the 8 layers of an insecure network, Michael Gregg ... [et al.] ; technical editor, Stephen Watkins, (electronic book)

Hack the stack : using snort and ethereal to master the 8 layers of an insecure network, Michael Gregg ... [et al.] ; technical editor, Stephen Watkins, (electronic book)

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Hack the stack : using snort and ethereal to master the 8 layers of an insecure network
Title
Hack the stack
Title remainder
using snort and ethereal to master the 8 layers of an insecure network
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Michael Gregg ... [et al.] ; technical editor, Stephen Watkins
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book looks at network security in a new and refreshing way. It guides readers step-by-step through the "stack"--The seven layers of a network. Each chapter focuses on one layer of the stack along with the attacks, vulnerabilities, and exploits that can be found at that layer. The book even includes a chapter on the mythical eighth layer: The people layer. This book is designed to offer readers a deeper understanding of many common vulnerabilities and the ways in which attackers exploit, manipulate, misuse, and abuse protocols and applications. The authors guide the readers through this process by using tools such as Ethereal (sniffer) and Snort (IDS). The sniffer is used to help readers understand how the protocols should work and what the various attacks are doing to break them. IDS is used to demonstrate the format of specific signatures and provide the reader with the skills needed to recognize and detect attacks when they occur. What makes this book unique is that it presents the material in a layer by layer approach which offers the readers a way to learn about exploits in a manner similar to which they most likely originally learned networking. This methodology makes this book a useful tool to not only security professionals but also for networking professionals, application programmers, and others. All of the primary protocols such as IP, ICMP, TCP are discussed but each from a security perspective. The authors convey the mindset of the attacker by examining how seemingly small flaws are often the catalyst of potential threats. The book considers the general kinds of things that may be monitored that would have alerted users of an attack. * Remember being a child and wanting to take something apart, like a phone, to see how it worked? This book is for you then as it details how specific hacker tools and techniques accomplish the things they do. * This book will not only give you knowledge of security tools but will provide you the ability to design more robust security solutions * Anyone can tell you what a tool does but this book shows you how the tool works
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OPELS
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illustrations
Index
index present
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non fiction
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  • Gregg, Michael
  • Watkins, Stephen
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  • Computer networks
  • Computer security
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Hack the stack : using snort and ethereal to master the 8 layers of an insecure network, Michael Gregg ... [et al.] ; technical editor, Stephen Watkins, (electronic book)
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Publication
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Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
SCIDI162131532
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxvi, 442 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781597491099
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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ill.
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remote
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PDF
Label
Hack the stack : using snort and ethereal to master the 8 layers of an insecure network, Michael Gregg ... [et al.] ; technical editor, Stephen Watkins, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
SCIDI162131532
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxvi, 442 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781597491099
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
Type of computer file
PDF

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