Skoudis – Counter Hack Reloaded: Chapter 7

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The wait is over! Ed Skoudis has been hard at work on revamping the venerable Counter Hack book. The book, which includes almost 45% new content, is currently being printed and will be released December 30, 2005. Prentice Hall has granted The Ethical Hacker Network the right to be the first (and currently only) place to get this free glimpse into the next great penetration testing tome. With plenty of hacker tools, real world examples from start to finish and clear explanations, Ed has created what will soon be the book of choice for both professionals and beginners.

This chapter is excerpted from the book titled "Counter Hack Reloaded: A Step-by-Step Guide to Computer Attacks and Effective Defenses, Second Edition" by Ed Skoudis with Tom Liston; Published by Prentice Hall; Series: The Radia Perlman Series in Computer Networking and Security; ISBN: 0131481045; Published: 12/30/2005; Copyright 2006; Pages: 784; Edition: 2 For more info from the publisher:


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Counter Hack Reloaded Chapter 7

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From the Back Cover

For years, Counter Hack has been the primary resource for every network/system administrator and security professional who needs a deep, hands-on understanding of hacker attacks and countermeasures. Now, leading network security experts Ed Skoudis and Tom Liston have thoroughly updated this best-selling guide, showing how to defeat today's newest, most sophisticated, and most destructive attacks.

With almost 45 percent new material, Counter Hack Reloaded, Second Edition, systematically covers the latest hacker techniques for scanning networks, gaining and maintaining access, and preventing detection. The authors walk you through each attack and demystify every tool and tactic. You'll learn exactly how to establish effective defenses, recognize attacks in progress, and respond quickly and effectively in both UNIX/Linux and Windows environments.

Important features of this new edition include:

  • All-new "anatomy-of-an-attack" scenarios and tools
  • All-new section on wireless hacking: wardriving, warchalking, WEP attacks, and more
  • Fully updated coverage of reconnaissance tools, including Nmap port scanning and "Google hacking"
  • New coverage of tools for gaining access, including uncovering Windows vulnerabilities with Mediasploit
  • New information on dangerous, hard-to-detect, kernel-level rootkits


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