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Client-Side Attacks and Defense
 
 

Client-Side Attacks and Defense, 1st Edition

 
Client-Side Attacks and Defense, 1st Edition,Sean-Philip Oriyano,Robert Shimonski,ISBN9781597495905
 
 
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Learn how to defend your network against client-side attacks that target your company’s most vulnerable asset -- the end user!

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Key Features

  • Design and implement your own attack, and test methodologies derived from the approach and framework presented by the authors
  • Learn how to strengthen your network's host- and network-based defense against attackers' number one remote exploit—the client-side attack
  • Defend your network against attacks that target your company's most vulnerable asset—the end user

Description

Client-Side Attacks and Defense offers background networks against its attackers. The book examines the forms of client-side attacks and discusses different kinds of attacks along with delivery methods including, but not limited to, browser exploitation, use of rich internet applications, and file format vulnerabilities. It also covers defenses, such as antivirus and anti-spyware, intrusion detection systems, and end-user education. The book explains how to secure Web browsers, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, and Opera. It discusses advanced Web attacks and advanced defenses against them. Moreover, it explores attacks on messaging, Web applications, and mobiles. The book concludes with a discussion on security measures against client-side attacks, starting from the planning of security. This book will be of great value to penetration testers, security consultants, system and network administrators, and IT auditors.

Readership

Penetration Testers; Security Consultants; System and Network Administrators; IT Auditors

Sean-Philip Oriyano

Sean-Philip Oriyano (CISSP, CNDA, CEH, MCSE) is a veteran of the Information Teechnology and engineering fields, working with a wide variety of organizations to deliver unique and innovative solutions. He has spent his time in the field working with nearly all aspects of IT and management with special emphasis on Information Security concepts, techniques, and practices. Sean is an advocate of strong security knowledge and practices, has workd with clients such as the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, and has been sought out to instruct at locations such as the U.S. Air Force Academy and Naval War College. Sean is an experienced content developer and technical writer who has published articles on the IT and Information Security fields. Sean counts IBM, Amazon, Autodesk, and Microsoft among his clients. Sean publishes content regularly and publishes this information on his web site at www.oriyano.com and shares his knowledge in his classes and lectures. Sean is a member of EC-Council, InfraGard, and BECCA.

Affiliations and Expertise

CISSP, CNDA, CEH, MCSE

Robert Shimonski

Rob Shimonski (www.shimonski.com) is an experienced entrepreneur and an active participant in the business community. Rob is a best-selling author and editor with over 15 years experience developing, producing and distributing print media in the form of books, magazines and periodicals. To date, Rob has successfully created over 100 books that are currently in circulation. Rob has worked for countless companies to include CompTIA, Entrepreneur Magazine, Microsoft, McGraw Hill Education, Cisco, the National Security Agency and Digidesign. Rob has an extremely diverse background in the print media industry filling roles such as author, co-author, technical editor, copy editor and developmental editor. Since print media shifted to the digital domain, Rob has focused the past decade on developing all of the needed skills to produce professional audio and video media. An expert in Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) design and video production, Rob has created over 500 different media packages to include commercials for TV, online advertising clips, audio podcasts and much more. Rob started to train others while in the US Marine Corps. Since, Rob has held a NY State teaching certificate as well as multiple trainer roles in colleges and trade schools across the world.

Affiliations and Expertise

is a networking and security veteran with over 20 years' experience in military, corporate and educational environments.

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Client-Side Attacks and Defense, 1st Edition


Dedication and Thanks

Biography

Chapter 1 Client-Side Attacks Defined

    Client-Side Attacks: An Overview

         Why Are Client-Side Attacks Successful?

         Motivations Behind Client-Side Attacks

         Types of Client-Side Attacks

         Confidentiality Impact

         Integrity Impact

         Availability Impact

    Summary

Chapter 2 Dissection of a Client-Side Attack

    What Constitutes a Client-Side Attack?

         Initiating an Attack: A Look at Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)

         The Threats of Cross-Site Scripting

         Anatomy of Some Potential Attacks

         Other Client-Side Attacks

         Vulnerabilities that Lead to Client-Side Attacks

         Summary

Chapter 3 Protecting Web Browsers

    Common Functions of a Web Browser

         Features of Modern Browsers

    Microsoft Internet Explorer

         Features

         Security

         Add-ons and Other Features

    Mozilla Firefox

         Features

         Security

         Add-ons and Other Features

    Google Chrome

         Features

         Security

         Add-ons and Other Features

    Apple Safari

         Features

         Security

         Add-ons and Other Features

    Opera

         Features

         Security

         Add-ons and Other Features

    Web Browsers as a Target

         Selecting a Safe Web Browser

    Summary

Chapter 4 Security Issues with Web Browsers

    What is Being Exposed?

    Many Features, Many Risks

    Tabnapping

    Is Private Really Private?

    Summary

Chapter 5 Advanced Web Attacks

    What is Active Content?

         A Mix of Active Technologies

    A Closer Look at Active Content Types

         Microsoft Silverlight

         ActiveX

         Java

         JavaScript

         VBScript

         HTML 5

    Summary

Chapter 6 Advanced Web Browser Defenses

    A Mix of Protective Measures

         A Mix of Potential Threats

         A Review of Browser Features and Security Risks

         Browser-Based Defenses

         Supporting the Browser

    Summary

Chapter 7 Messaging Attacks and Defense

    Evolution of the Email Client

         Present Day Messaging Clients

         Email Client Programs

         Sending and Receiving Mail

         Webmail

    Messaging Attacks and Defense

         Spam

         Malware

         Malicious Code

         Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks

         Hoaxes

         Phishing

    Summary

Chapter 8 Web Application Attacks

    Understanding Web Applications

         Types of Web Applications

    The Benefit of using Web Applications

    Web Application Attacks and Defense

         Remote Code Execution

         SQL Injection

         Format String Vulnerabilities

         Cross Site Scripting

         Username Enumeration

         Misconfiguration

    What’s the Target?

         Personal Information

         Financial Data

    Summary

Chapter 9 Mobile Attacks

    Mobile Devices and Client-Side Attacks

         Communication Types

         Types of Mobile Devices

         Mobile Devices Attacks

         Mobile Device Weaknesses

    Summary

Chapter 10 Securing Against Client-Side Attack

    Security Planning

         Planning for Security

    Securing Applications and Infrastructure

         Web Application Security Process

         Securing Infrastructure

         Securing Applications

         Types of Security Used In Applications

         Digital Signatures

         Digital Certificates

         Reviewing the Basics of PKI

         Testing Your Security Implementation

    Securing Clients

         Malware Protection

         How to Secure Against Malicious Software

    Summary

Index




 
 
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