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Linux Server Security

Linux Server Security Author Chris Binnie
ISBN-10 9781119277651
Release 2016-05-16
Pages 144
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Linux Server Security has been written for Sysadmins, DevOps engineers, developers and other technical professionals that wish to improve their hands-on knowledge of securing what is now the most popular Operating System on the planet. This detailed book walks steadily through challenging scenarios so that the reader may increase their knowledge of a number of diverse security areas which a technical professional faces. The reader is already familiar with Linux as a bedrock of stability but sometimes frustrated with certain software packages and the way that they integrate with the Operating System and indeed other packages. Looking closely at a considered selection of security topics empowers the reader to continue their learning and make full use of Linux's rocksteady foundation. In addition to each of the varied subjects covered such as sophisticated attacks, penetration testing, launching attacks and making a server invisible the book is brimming with invaluable insights gleaned from hard-won, professional experience. Applicable to almost all of the popular Linux flavours, such as Debian, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Linux Mint and CentOS, Linux Server Security can also be used to reference other Unix-type systems with little modification. The reader will improve their practical knowhow and background knowledge in order to increase their ability to troubleshoot and ultimately solve the daily security challenges encountered by Sysadmins and DevOps engineers. Whether the aim is to further a career or bring more enjoyment to a hobby the powerful, newfound knowledge gleaned from this book will help the reader add to their technical arsenal.



Linux Server Security

Linux Server Security Author Chris Binnie
ISBN-10 9781119277675
Release 2016-05-04
Pages 144
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Learn how to attack and defend the world’s most popular web server platform Linux Server Security: Hack and Defend presents a detailed guide for experienced admins, aspiring hackers and other IT professionals seeking a more advanced understanding of Linux security. Written by a 20-year veteran of Linux server deployment this book provides the insight of experience along with highly practical instruction. The topics range from the theory of past, current, and future attacks, to the mitigation of a variety of online attacks, all the way to empowering you to perform numerous malicious attacks yourself (in the hope that you will learn how to defend against them). By increasing your understanding of a hacker’s tools and mindset you're less likely to be confronted by the all-too-common reality faced by many admins these days: someone else has control of your systems. Master hacking tools and launch sophisticated attacks: perform SQL injections, deploy multiple server exploits and crack complex passwords. Defend systems and networks: make your servers invisible, be confident of your security with penetration testing and repel unwelcome attackers. Increase your background knowledge of attacks on systems and networks and improve all-important practical skills required to secure any Linux server. The techniques presented apply to almost all Linux distributions including the many Debian and Red Hat derivatives and some other Unix-type systems. Further your career with this intriguing, deeply insightful, must-have technical book. Diverse, broadly-applicable and hands-on practical, Linux Server Security: Hack and Defend is an essential resource which will sit proudly on any techie's bookshelf.



Linux Server Security

Linux Server Security Author Chris Binnie
ISBN-10 9781119277644
Release 2016-05-03
Pages 144
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Learn how to attack and defend the world’s most popular web server platform Linux Server Security: Hack and Defend presents a detailed guide for experienced admins, aspiring hackers and other IT professionals seeking a more advanced understanding of Linux security. Written by a 20-year veteran of Linux server deployment this book provides the insight of experience along with highly practical instruction. The topics range from the theory of past, current, and future attacks, to the mitigation of a variety of online attacks, all the way to empowering you to perform numerous malicious attacks yourself (in the hope that you will learn how to defend against them). By increasing your understanding of a hacker’s tools and mindset you're less likely to be confronted by the all-too-common reality faced by many admins these days: someone else has control of your systems. Master hacking tools and launch sophisticated attacks: perform SQL injections, deploy multiple server exploits and crack complex passwords. Defend systems and networks: make your servers invisible, be confident of your security with penetration testing and repel unwelcome attackers. Increase your background knowledge of attacks on systems and networks and improve all-important practical skills required to secure any Linux server. The techniques presented apply to almost all Linux distributions including the many Debian and Red Hat derivatives and some other Unix-type systems. Further your career with this intriguing, deeply insightful, must-have technical book. Diverse, broadly-applicable and hands-on practical, Linux Server Security: Hack and Defend is an essential resource which will sit proudly on any techie's bookshelf.



Linux and UNIX Security Portable Reference

Linux and UNIX Security Portable Reference Author Nitesh Dhanjani
ISBN-10 0072227869
Release 2003
Pages 198
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Addressing specific security issues in relation to the Linux and UNIX operating systems, this handbook explains how to protect one's system effectively against hacking and other security breaches.



Network Security Hacks

Network Security Hacks Author Andrew Lockhart
ISBN-10 9780596527631
Release 2007
Pages 455
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Introduces more than one hundred effective ways to ensure security in a Linux, UNIX, or Windows network, covering both TCP/IP-based services and host-based security techniques, with examples of applied encryption, intrusion detections, and logging.



Hacking Linux Exposed

Hacking Linux Exposed Author Brian Hatch
ISBN-10 0072225645
Release 2003
Pages 712
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Offers detailed information on Linux-specific internal and external hacks, explaining how to tighten and maintain security on Linux networks.



Hacking For Dummies

Hacking For Dummies Author Kevin Beaver
ISBN-10 9781118380956
Release 2013-01-10
Pages 408
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Updated for Windows 8 and the latest version of Linux The best way to stay safe online is to stop hackers before they attack - first, by understanding their thinking and second, by ethically hacking your own site to measure the effectiveness of your security. This practical, top-selling guide will help you do both. Fully updated for Windows 8 and the latest version of Linux, Hacking For Dummies, 4th Edition explores the malicious hacker's mindset and helps you develop an ethical hacking plan (also known as penetration testing) using the newest tools and techniques. More timely than ever, this must-have book covers the very latest threats, including web app hacks, database hacks, VoIP hacks, and hacking of mobile devices. Guides you through the techniques and tools you need to stop hackers before they hack you Completely updated to examine the latest hacks to Windows 8 and the newest version of Linux Explores the malicious hackers's mindset so that you can counteract or avoid attacks completely Suggests ways to report vulnerabilities to upper management, manage security changes, and put anti-hacking policies and procedures in place If you're responsible for security or penetration testing in your organization, or want to beef up your current system through ethical hacking, make sure you get Hacking For Dummies, 4th Edition.



Hacking Exposed Linux

Hacking Exposed Linux Author ISECOM
ISBN-10 0071596429
Release 2007-08-22
Pages 600
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The Latest Linux Security Solutions This authoritative guide will help you secure your Linux network--whether you use Linux as a desktop OS, for Internet services, for telecommunications, or for wireless services. Completely rewritten the ISECOM way, Hacking Exposed Linux, Third Edition provides the most up-to-date coverage available from a large team of topic-focused experts. The book is based on the latest ISECOM security research and shows you, in full detail, how to lock out intruders and defend your Linux systems against catastrophic attacks. Secure Linux by using attacks and countermeasures from the latest OSSTMM research Follow attack techniques of PSTN, ISDN, and PSDN over Linux Harden VoIP, Bluetooth, RF, RFID, and IR devices on Linux Block Linux signal jamming, cloning, and eavesdropping attacks Apply Trusted Computing and cryptography tools for your best defense Fix vulnerabilities in DNS, SMTP, and Web 2.0 services Prevent SPAM, Trojan, phishing, DoS, and DDoS exploits Find and repair errors in C code with static analysis and Hoare Logic



Getting Started with Windows Server Security

Getting Started with Windows Server Security Author Santhosh Sivarajan
ISBN-10 9781784390259
Release 2015-02-27
Pages 240
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If you are a security or Windows Server administrator wanting to learn or advance your knowledge in Microsoft security and secure your Windows Server infrastructure effectively, this book is for you.



Practical Linux Security Cookbook

Practical Linux Security Cookbook Author Tajinder Kalsi
ISBN-10 9781785285301
Release 2016-04-29
Pages 276
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Secure your Linux machines and keep them secured with the help of exciting recipes About This Book This book provides code-intensive discussions with detailed recipes that help you understand better and learn faster. More than 50 hands-on recipes to create and administer a secure Linux system locally as well as on a network Enhance file system security and local and remote user authentication by using various security tools and different versions of Linux for different tasks Who This Book Is For Practical Linux Security Cookbook is intended for all those Linux users who already have knowledge of Linux File systems and administration. You should be familiar with basic Linux commands. Understanding Information security and its risks to a Linux system is also helpful in understanding the recipes more easily. However, even if you are unfamiliar with Information security, you will be able to easily follow and understand the recipes discussed. Since Linux Security Cookbook follows a practical approach, following the steps is very easy. What You Will Learn Learn about various vulnerabilities and exploits in relation to Linux systems Configure and build a secure kernel and test it Learn about file permissions and security and how to securely modify files Explore various ways to authenticate local users while monitoring their activities. Authenticate users remotely and securely copy files on remote systems Review various network security methods including firewalls using iptables and TCP Wrapper Explore various security tools including Port Sentry, Squid Proxy, Shorewall, and many more Understand Bash vulnerability/security and patch management In Detail With the growing popularity of Linux, more and more administrators have started moving to the system to create networks or servers for any task. This also makes Linux the first choice for any attacker now. Due to the lack of information about security-related attacks, administrators now face issues in dealing with these attackers as quickly as possible. Learning about the different types of Linux security will help create a more secure Linux system. Whether you are new to Linux administration or experienced, this book will provide you with the skills to make systems more secure. With lots of step-by-step recipes, the book starts by introducing you to various threats to Linux systems. You then get to walk through customizing the Linux kernel and securing local files. Next you will move on to manage user authentication locally and remotely and also mitigate network attacks. Finally, you will learn to patch bash vulnerability and monitor system logs for security. With several screenshots in each example, the book will supply a great learning experience and help you create more secure Linux systems. Style and approach An easy-to-follow cookbook with step-by-step practical recipes covering the various Linux security administration tasks. Each recipe has screenshots, wherever needed, to make understanding more easy.



WordPress 3 Ultimate Security

WordPress 3 Ultimate Security Author Olly Connelly
ISBN-10 1849512116
Release 2011-06-13
Pages 375
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Protect your WordPress site and its network.



Kismet Hacking

Kismet Hacking Author Frank Thornton
ISBN-10 0080558704
Release 2008-08-08
Pages 272
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Kismet is the industry standard for examining wireless network traffic, and is used by over 250,000 security professionals, wireless networking enthusiasts, and WarDriving hobbyists. Unlike other wireless networking books that have been published in recent years that geared towards Windows users, Kismet Hacking is geared to those individuals that use the Linux operating system. People who use Linux and want to use wireless tools need to use Kismet. Now with the introduction of Kismet NewCore, they have a book that will answer all their questions about using this great tool. This book continues in the successful vein of books for wireless users such as WarDriving: Drive, Detect Defend. *Wardrive Running Kismet from the BackTrack Live CD *Build and Integrate Drones with your Kismet Server *Map Your Data with GPSMap, KisMap, WiGLE and GpsDrive



Cybersecurity Attack and Defense Strategies

Cybersecurity     Attack and Defense Strategies Author Yuri Diogenes
ISBN-10 9781788473859
Release 2018-01-30
Pages 384
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Enhance your organization’s secure posture by improving your attack and defense strategies Key Features Gain a clear understanding of the attack methods, and patterns to recognize abnormal behavior within your organization with Blue Team tactics. Learn to unique techniques to gather exploitation intelligence, identify risk and demonstrate impact with Red Team and Blue Team strategies. A practical guide that will give you hands-on experience to mitigate risks and prevent attackers from infiltrating your system. Book Description The book will start talking about the security posture before moving to Red Team tactics, where you will learn the basic syntax for the Windows and Linux tools that are commonly used to perform the necessary operations. You will also gain hands-on experience of using new Red Team techniques with powerful tools such as python and PowerShell, which will enable you to discover vulnerabilities in your system and how to exploit them. Moving on, you will learn how a system is usually compromised by adversaries, and how they hack user's identity, and the various tools used by the Red Team to find vulnerabilities in a system. In the next section, you will learn about the defense strategies followed by the Blue Team to enhance the overall security of a system. You will also learn about an in-depth strategy to ensure that there are security controls in each network layer, and how you can carry out the recovery process of a compromised system. Finally, you will learn how to create a vulnerability management strategy and the different techniques for manual log analysis. By the end of this book, you will be well-versed with Red Team and Blue Team techniques and will have learned the techniques used nowadays to attack and defend systems. What you will learn Learn the importance of having a solid foundation for your security posture Understand the attack strategy using cyber security kill chain Learn how to enhance your defense strategy by improving your security policies, hardening your network, implementing active sensors, and leveraging threat intelligence Learn how to perform an incident investigation Get an in-depth understanding of the recovery process Understand continuous security monitoring and how to implement a vulnerability management strategy Learn how to perform log analysis to identify suspicious activities Who this book is for This book aims at IT professional who want to venture the IT security domain. IT pentester, Security consultants, and ethical hackers will also find this course useful. Prior knowledge of penetration testing would be beneficial.



DNS Security

DNS Security Author Allan Liska
ISBN-10 9780128033395
Release 2016-06-10
Pages 226
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DNS Security: Defending the Domain Name System provides tactics on how to protect a Domain Name System (DNS) framework by exploring common DNS vulnerabilities, studying different attack vectors, and providing necessary information for securing DNS infrastructure. The book is a timely reference as DNS is an integral part of the Internet that is involved in almost every attack against a network. The book focuses entirely on the security aspects of DNS, covering common attacks against DNS servers and the protocol itself, as well as ways to use DNS to turn the tables on the attackers and stop an incident before it even starts. Presents a multi-platform approach, covering Linux and Windows DNS security tips Demonstrates how to implement DNS Security tools, including numerous screen shots and configuration examples Provides a timely reference on DNS security, an integral part of the Internet Includes information of interest to those working in DNS: Securing Microsoft DNS and BIND servers, understanding buffer overflows and cache poisoning, DDoS Attacks, pen-testing DNS infrastructure, DNS firewalls, Response Policy Zones, and DNS Outsourcing, amongst other topics



Everyday Cryptography

Everyday Cryptography Author Keith Martin
ISBN-10 9780191092060
Release 2017-06-08
Pages 672
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Cryptography is a vital technology that underpins the security of information in computer networks. This book presents a comprehensive introduction to the role that cryptography plays in providing information security for everyday technologies such as the Internet, mobile phones, Wi-Fi networks, payment cards, Tor, and Bitcoin. This book is intended to be introductory, self-contained, and widely accessible. It is suitable as a first read on cryptography. Almost no prior knowledge of mathematics is required since the book deliberately avoids the details of the mathematics techniques underpinning cryptographic mechanisms. Instead our focus will be on what a normal user or practitioner of information security needs to know about cryptography in order to understand the design and use of everyday cryptographic applications. By focusing on the fundamental principles of modern cryptography rather than the technical details of current cryptographic technology, the main part this book is relatively timeless, and illustrates the application of these principles by considering a number of contemporary applications of cryptography. Following the revelations of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, the book considers the wider societal impact of use of cryptography and strategies for addressing this. A reader of this book will not only be able to understand the everyday use of cryptography, but also be able to interpret future developments in this fascinating and crucially important area of technology.



How to Attack and Defend Your Website

How to Attack and Defend Your Website Author Henry Dalziel
ISBN-10 9780128027547
Release 2014-12-05
Pages 76
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How to Attack and Defend Your Website is a concise introduction to web security that includes hands-on web hacking tutorials. The book has three primary objectives: to help readers develop a deep understanding of what is happening behind the scenes in a web application, with a focus on the HTTP protocol and other underlying web technologies; to teach readers how to use the industry standard in free web application vulnerability discovery and exploitation tools – most notably Burp Suite, a fully featured web application testing tool; and finally, to gain knowledge of finding and exploiting the most common web security vulnerabilities. This book is for information security professionals and those looking to learn general penetration testing methodology and how to use the various phases of penetration testing to identify and exploit common web protocols. How to Attack and Defend Your Website is be the first book to combine the methodology behind using penetration testing tools such as Burp Suite and Damn Vulnerable Web Application (DVWA), with practical exercises that show readers how to (and therefore, how to prevent) pwning with SQLMap and using stored XSS to deface web pages. Learn the basics of penetration testing so that you can test your own website's integrity and security Discover useful tools such as Burp Suite, DVWA, and SQLMap Gain a deeper understanding of how your website works and how best to protect it



Hacking Web Apps

Hacking Web Apps Author Mike Shema
ISBN-10 9781597499514
Release 2012
Pages 273
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HTML5 -- HTML injection & cross-site scripting (XSS) -- Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) -- SQL injection & data store manipulation -- Breaking authentication schemes -- Abusing design deficiencies -- Leveraging platform weaknesses -- Browser & privacy attacks.