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Nmap Network Scanning Book Released!

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Post Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:32 am

Nmap Network Scanning Book Released!

Guys,

this has just been posted on the nmap mailing list

After promising you a book on Nmap for years, I'm delighted to finally
announce the release of Nmap Network Scanning!  It contains everything
I've learned about network scanning from more than a decade of Nmap
development, plus some bad jokes and (over Time Warner's written
objections) pictures of Trinity hacking the Matrix :).  Here is the
abstract:

  Nmap Network Scanning is the official guide to the Nmap Security
  Scanner, a free and open source utility used by millions of people
  for network discovery, administration, and security auditing. From
  explaining port scanning basics for novices to detailing low-level
  packet crafting methods used by advanced hackers, this book by
  Nmap's original author suits all levels of security and networking
  professionals. The reference guide documents every Nmap feature and
  option, while the remainder demonstrates how to apply them to
  quickly solve real-world tasks. Examples and diagrams show actual
  communication on the wire. Topics include subverting firewalls and
  intrusion detection systems, optimizing Nmap performance, and
  automating common networking tasks with the Nmap Scripting Engine.


More Here: http://nmap.org/book/

Definitely on my Christmas wishlist.

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my cut&paste skills are lacking: part of the book is freely available online. http://nmap.org/book/toc.html
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Post Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:48 am

Re: Nmap Network Scanning Book Released!

Thanks RR,
I just added to my wish list. Now if there was some way to hack into the wife and get her to do my bidding.....
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Post Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:59 am

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Hrmmm interesting. This goes on my list too. Is it vanity published? Hard to tell.
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Post Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:04 am

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sgt_mjc wrote:... Now if there was some way to hack into the wife and get her to do my bidding.....


I think the problem you've got there is that women(*) are not logical beings, but if you ever manage it let me know the secret to your success ;)

Note (*): apologises for the generalisation to any females on the board, just my personal experience
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Post Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:50 am

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I suspect actually that most wife implementations have a buffer overflow vulnerability when parsing flowers/chocolate.  if you send them with a well-crafted payload in the form of an attached note, you can overwrite the return address, directing them to a particularly romantic resturant of your choice and thereafter continually drop references to your book in the context of christmas presents. 

make sure you handle the exit gracefully though so as to avoid segfaulting....
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Post Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:43 am

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NickFnord wrote:I suspect actually that most wife implementations have a buffer overflow vulnerability when parsing flowers/chocolate.  if you send them with a well-crafted payload in the form of an attached note, you can overwrite the return address, directing them to a particularly romantic resturant of your choice and thereafter continually drop references to your book in the context of christmas presents. 

make sure you handle the exit gracefully though so as to avoid segfaulting....


:D (nothing else to be said)
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Post Wed Dec 10, 2008 2:59 pm

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That's awesome.

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Post Thu Dec 11, 2008 8:08 am

Re: Nmap Network Scanning Book Released!

Thanks for the advice. I'll let you all know if teh buffer overflow is successful.
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