Silence on the Wire: A Field Guide to Passive Reconnaissance and Indirect Attacks

Silence on the Wire: A Field Guide to Passive Reconnaissance and Indirect Attacks


By (author) M. Zalewski

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  • Publisher: No Starch Press,US
  • Format: Paperback | 312 pages
  • Dimensions: 175mm x 234mm x 25mm | 567g
  • Publication date: 30 April 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Daly City, California
  • ISBN 10: 1593270461
  • ISBN 13: 9781593270469
  • Sales rank: 218,790

Product description

There are many ways that a potential attacker can intercept information, or learn more about the sender, as the information travels over a network. Silence on the Wire uncovers these silent attacks so that system administrators can defend against them, as well as better understand and monitor their systems. Silence on the Wire dissects several unique and fascinating security and privacy problems associated with the technologies and protocols used in everyday computing, and shows how to use this knowledge to learn more about others or to better defend systems. By taking an indepth look at modern computing, from hardware on up, the book helps the system administrator to better understand security issues, and to approach networking from a new, more creative perspective. The sys admin can apply this knowledge to network monitoring, policy enforcement, evidence analysis, IDS, honeypots, firewalls, and forensics.

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Table of contents

I can hear you typing Extra efforts never go unnoticed The heads of the Hydra Working for the common good Blinkenlights Echoes of the past Secure in switched networks Us versus them Foreign accent Advanced sheep-counting strategies Stack data leaks Smoke & mirrors The benefits of being a victim Parasitic computing Topology of the network Watching the void Closing words