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Practical Hacking Techniques and Countermeasures

1st Edition

By Mark D. Spivey

Auerbach Publications

752 pages | 1119 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2006-11-02
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Examining computer security from the hacker's perspective, Practical Hacking Techniques and Countermeasures employs virtual computers to illustrate how an attack is executed, including the script, compilation, and results. It provides detailed screen shots in each lab for the reader to follow along in a step-by-step process in order to duplicate and understand how the attack works. It enables experimenting with hacking techniques without fear of corrupting computers or violating any laws.

Written in a lab manual style, the book begins with the installation of the VMware® Workstation product and guides the users through detailed hacking labs enabling them to experience what a hacker actually does during an attack. It covers social engineering techniques, footprinting techniques, and scanning tools. Later chapters examine spoofing techniques, sniffing techniques, password cracking, and attack tools. Identifying wireless attacks, the book also explores Trojans, Man-in-the-Middle (MTM) attacks, and Denial of Service (DoS) attacks.

Learn how to secure your computers with this comprehensive guide on hacking techniques and countermeasures

By understanding how an attack occurs the reader can better understand how to defend against it. This book shows how an attack is conceptualized, formulated, and performed. It offers valuable information for constructing a system to defend against attacks and provides a better understanding of securing your own computer or corporate network.

Table of Contents


Banner Identification

Target Enumeration


Sniffing Traffic


Brute Force

Vulnerability Scanning



Denial-of-Service (DoS)

Appendix A

Appendix B

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Information Technology
COMPUTERS / Security / General