Nmap Network Scanning

Official Nmap Project Guide to Network Discovery and Security Scanning


Author: Gordon Lyon

Publisher: Nmap Project

ISBN: 9780979958717

Category: Computers

Page: 434

View: 4387

The official guide to the Nmap Security Scanner, a free and open source utility used by millions of people, suits all levels of security and networking professionals.

Nmap in the Enterprise

Your Guide to Network Scanning


Author: Angela Orebaugh,Becky Pinkard

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080558747

Category: Computers

Page: 264

View: 4407

Nmap, or Network Mapper, is a free, open source tool that is available under the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation. It is most often used by network administrators and IT security professionals to scan corporate networks, looking for live hosts, specific services, or specific operating systems. Part of the beauty of Nmap is its ability to create IP packets from scratch and send them out utilizing unique methodologies to perform the above-mentioned types of scans and more. This book provides comprehensive coverage of all Nmap features, including detailed, real-world case studies. • Understand Network Scanning Master networking and protocol fundamentals, network scanning techniques, common network scanning tools, along with network scanning and policies. • Get Inside Nmap Use Nmap in the enterprise, secure Nmap, optimize Nmap, and master advanced Nmap scanning techniques. • Install, Configure, and Optimize Nmap Deploy Nmap on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and install from source. • Take Control of Nmap with the Zenmap GUI Run Zenmap, manage Zenmap scans, build commands with the Zenmap command wizard, manage Zenmap profiles, and manage Zenmap results. • Run Nmap in the Enterprise Start Nmap scanning, discover hosts, port scan, detecting operating systems, and detect service and application versions • Raise those Fingerprints Understand the mechanics of Nmap OS fingerprinting, Nmap OS fingerprint scan as an administrative tool, and detect and evade the OS fingerprint scan. • “Tool around with Nmap Learn about Nmap add-on and helper tools: NDiff--Nmap diff, RNmap--Remote Nmap, Bilbo, Nmap-parser. • Analyze Real-World Nmap Scans Follow along with the authors to analyze real-world Nmap scans. • Master Advanced Nmap Scanning Techniques Torque Nmap for TCP scan flags customization, packet fragmentation, IP and MAC address spoofing, adding decoy scan source IP addresses, add random data to sent packets, manipulate time-to-live fields, and send packets with bogus TCP or UDP checksums.

Nmap 6: Network Exploration and Security Auditing Cookbook


Author: Paulino Calderon Pale

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849517495

Category: Computers

Page: 318

View: 8724

Nmap is a well known security tool used by penetration testers and system administrators. The Nmap Scripting Engine (NSE) has added the possibility to perform additional tasks using the collected host information. Tasks like advanced fingerprinting and service discovery, information gathering, and detection of security vulnerabilities. "Nmap 6: Network exploration and security auditing cookbook" will help you master Nmap and its scripting engine. You will learn how to use this tool to do a wide variety of practical tasks for pentesting and network monitoring. Finally, after harvesting the power of NSE, you will also learn how to write your own NSE scripts. "Nmap 6: Network exploration and security auditing cookbook" is a book full of practical knowledge for every security consultant, administrator or enthusiast looking to master Nmap. The book overviews the most important port scanning and host discovery techniques supported by Nmap. You will learn how to detect mis-configurations in web, mail and database servers and also how to implement your own monitoring system. The book also covers tasks for reporting, scanning numerous hosts, vulnerability detection and exploitation, and its strongest aspect; information gathering.

Nmap 6 Cookbook

The Fat-Free Guide to Network Scanning


Author: Nicholas Marsh

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781507781388

Category: Computers

Page: 226

View: 5333

The Nmap 6 Cookbook provides simplified coverage of network scanning features available in the Nmap suite of utilities. Every Nmap feature is covered with visual examples to help you quickly understand and identify proper usage for practical results.Topics covered include:* Installation on Windows, Mac OS X, and Unix/Linux platforms* Basic and advanced scanning techniques* Network inventory and auditing* Firewall evasion techniques* Zenmap - A graphical front-end for Nmap* NSE - The Nmap Scripting Engine* Ndiff - The Nmap scan comparison utility* Ncat - A flexible networking utility* Nping - Ping on steroids

Network Security Assessment

Know Your Network


Author: Chris McNab

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491911050

Category: Computers

Page: 494

View: 9705

How secure is your network? The best way to find out is to attack it, using the same tactics attackers employ to identify and exploit weaknesses. With the third edition of this practical book, you’ll learn how to perform network-based penetration testing in a structured manner. Security expert Chris McNab demonstrates common vulnerabilities, and the steps you can take to identify them in your environment. System complexity and attack surfaces continue to grow. This book provides a process to help you mitigate risks posed to your network. Each chapter includes a checklist summarizing attacker techniques, along with effective countermeasures you can use immediately. Learn how to effectively test system components, including: Common services such as SSH, FTP, Kerberos, SNMP, and LDAP Microsoft services, including NetBIOS, SMB, RPC, and RDP SMTP, POP3, and IMAP email services IPsec and PPTP services that provide secure network access TLS protocols and features providing transport security Web server software, including Microsoft IIS, Apache, and Nginx Frameworks including Rails, Django, Microsoft ASP.NET, and PHP Database servers, storage protocols, and distributed key-value stores


The Penetration Tester's Guide


Author: Jim O'Gorman,Devon Kearns,Mati Aharoni

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 159327288X

Category: Computers

Page: 328

View: 4255

"The Metasploit Framework makes discovering, exploiting, and sharing vulnerabilities quick and relatively painless. But while Metasploit is used by security professionals everywhere, documentation is lacking and the tool can be hard to grasp for first-time users. Metasploit: A Penetration Tester's Guide fills this gap by teaching you how to harness the Framework, use its many features, and interact with the vibrant community of Metasploit contributors. The authors begin by building a foundation for penetration testing and establishing a fundamental methodology. From there, they explain the Framework's conventions, interfaces, and module system, as they show you how to assess networks with Metasploit by launching simulated attacks. Having mastered the essentials, you'll move on to advanced penetration testing techniques, including network reconnaissance and enumeration, client-side attacks, devastating wireless attacks, and targeted social engineering attacks. Metasploit: A Penetration Tester's Guide willteach you how to: Find and exploit unmaintained, misconfigured, and unpatched systems Perform reconnaissance and find valuable information about your target Bypass anti-virus technologies and circumvent security controls Integrate Nmap, NeXpose, and Nessus with Metasploit to automate discovery Use the Meterpreter shell to launch further attacks from inside the network Harness standalone Metasploit utilities, third-party tools, and plug-ins Learn how to write your own Meterpreter post exploitation modules and scripts You'll even touch on exploit discovery for zero-day research, write a fuzzer, port existing exploits into the Framework, and learn how to cover your tracks. Whether your goal is to make your own networks more secure or to put someone else's to the test, Metasploit: A Penetration Tester's Guide will take you there and beyond"--

Nmap Essentials


Author: David Shaw

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783988606

Category: Computers

Page: 118

View: 8022

This book is for beginners who wish to start using Nmap, who have experience as a system administrator or of network engineering, and who wish to get started with Nmap.

Wireshark for Security Professionals

Using Wireshark and the Metasploit Framework


Author: Jessey Bullock,Jeff T. Parker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118918231

Category: Computers

Page: 288

View: 3039

Master Wireshark to solve real-world security problems If you don’t already use Wireshark for a wide range of information security tasks, you will after this book. Mature and powerful, Wireshark is commonly used to find root cause of challenging network issues. This book extends that power to information security professionals, complete with a downloadable, virtual lab environment. Wireshark for Security Professionals covers both offensive and defensive concepts that can be applied to essentially any InfoSec role. Whether into network security, malware analysis, intrusion detection, or penetration testing, this book demonstrates Wireshark through relevant and useful examples. Master Wireshark through both lab scenarios and exercises. Early in the book, a virtual lab environment is provided for the purpose of getting hands-on experience with Wireshark. Wireshark is combined with two popular platforms: Kali, the security-focused Linux distribution, and the Metasploit Framework, the open-source framework for security testing. Lab-based virtual systems generate network traffic for analysis, investigation and demonstration. In addition to following along with the labs you will be challenged with end-of-chapter exercises to expand on covered material. Lastly, this book explores Wireshark with Lua, the light-weight programming language. Lua allows you to extend and customize Wireshark’s features for your needs as a security professional. Lua source code is available both in the book and online. Lua code and lab source code are available online through GitHub, which the book also introduces. The book’s final two chapters greatly draw on Lua and TShark, the command-line interface of Wireshark. By the end of the book you will gain the following: Master the basics of Wireshark Explore the virtual w4sp-lab environment that mimics a real-world network Gain experience using the Debian-based Kali OS among other systems Understand the technical details behind network attacks Execute exploitation and grasp offensive and defensive activities, exploring them through Wireshark Employ Lua to extend Wireshark features and create useful scripts To sum up, the book content, labs and online material, coupled with many referenced sources of PCAP traces, together present a dynamic and robust manual for information security professionals seeking to leverage Wireshark.

Netcat Power Tools


Author: Jan Kanclirz

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080558738

Category: Computers

Page: 280

View: 3536

Originally released in 1996, Netcat is a netowrking program designed to read and write data across both Transmission Control Protocol TCP and User Datagram Protocol (UDP) connections using the TCP/Internet Protocol (IP) protocol suite. Netcat is often referred to as a "Swiss Army knife" utility, and for good reason. Just like the multi-function usefullness of the venerable Swiss Army pocket knife, Netcat's functionality is helpful as both a standalone program and a backe-end tool in a wide range of applications. Some of the many uses of Netcat include port scanning, transferring files, grabbing banners, port listening and redirection, and more nefariously, a backdoor. This is the only book dedicated to comprehensive coverage of the tool's many features, and by the end of this book, you'll discover how Netcat can be one of the most valuable tools in your arsenal. * Get Up and Running with Netcat Simple yet powerful...Don't let the trouble-free installation and the easy command line belie the fact that Netcat is indeed a potent and powerful program. * Go PenTesting with Netcat Master Netcat's port scanning and service identification capabilities as well as obtaining Web server application information. Test and verify outbound firewall rules and avoid detection by using antivirus software and the Window Firewall. Also, create a backdoor using Netcat. * Conduct Enumeration and Scanning with Netcat, Nmap, and More! Netcat's not the only game in town...Learn the process of network of enumeration and scanning, and see how Netcat along with other tools such as Nmap and Scanrand can be used to thoroughly identify all of the assets on your network. * Banner Grabbing with Netcat Banner grabbing is a simple yet highly effective method of gathering information about a remote target, and can be performed with relative ease with the Netcat utility. * Explore the Dark Side of Netcat See the various ways Netcat has been used to provide malicious, unauthorized access to their targets. By walking through these methods used to set up backdoor access and circumvent protection mechanisms through the use of Netcat, we can understand how malicious hackers obtain and maintain illegal access. Embrace the dark side of Netcat, so that you may do good deeds later. * Transfer Files Using Netcat The flexability and simple operation allows Netcat to fill a niche when it comes to moving a file or files in a quick and easy fashion. Encryption is provided via several different avenues including integrated support on some of the more modern Netcat variants, tunneling via third-party tools, or operating system integrated IPsec policies. * Troubleshoot Your Network with Netcat Examine remote systems using Netat's scanning ability. Test open ports to see if they really are active and see what protocls are on those ports. Communicate with different applications to determine what problems might exist, and gain insight into how to solve these problems. * Sniff Traffic within a System Use Netcat as a sniffer within a system to collect incoming and outgoing data. Set up Netcat to listen at ports higher than 1023 (the well-known ports), so you can use Netcat even as a normal user. * Comprehensive introduction to the #4 most popular open source security tool available * Tips and tricks on the legitimate uses of Netcat * Detailed information on its nefarious purposes * Demystifies security issues surrounding Netcat * Case studies featuring dozens of ways to use Netcat in daily tasks

Mastering the Nmap Scripting Engine


Author: Paulino Calderón Pale

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 178216832X

Category: Computers

Page: 244

View: 8212

If you want to learn to write your own scripts for the Nmap Scripting Engine, this is the book for you. It is perfect for network administrators, information security professionals, and even Internet enthusiasts who are familiar with Nmap.

Nmap Introduction


Author: Antun Peicevic

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530414871


Page: 82

View: 6544

This book teaches you how to work in Nmap - a powerful open-source network security tool. Nmap is the de facto standard for network mapping and port scanning and allows network administrators to discover hosts and services on a computer network, manage network inventory, create a map of the network, and much more. You will learn how to install Nmap, how to run and interpret a scan, how to discover open ports, services and operating system versions, scan UDP ports... The topics covered in this book are: basic networking terms and concepts brief overview of Nmap and its advantages downloading and installing Nmap on Windows and Linux running a simple port scan and interpreting the results discovering online hosts and their operating system versions more advanced Nmap usage - tracing packets, saving Nmap's output, scanning UDP ports executing scripts working in Nmap GUI - Zenmap

Nmap: Network Exploration and Security Auditing Cookbook


Author: Paulino Calderon

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786461536

Category: Computers

Page: 416

View: 4769

Over 100 practical recipes related to network and application security auditing using the powerful Nmap About This Book Learn through practical recipes how to use Nmap for a wide range of tasks for system administrators and penetration testers. Learn the latest and most useful features of Nmap and the Nmap Scripting Engine. Learn to audit the security of networks, web applications, databases, mail servers, Microsoft Windows servers/workstations and even ICS systems. Learn to develop your own modules for the Nmap Scripting Engine. Become familiar with Lua programming. 100% practical tasks, relevant and explained step-by-step with exact commands and optional arguments description Who This Book Is For The book is for anyone who wants to master Nmap and its scripting engine to perform real life security auditing checks for system administrators and penetration testers. This book is also recommended to anyone looking to learn about network security auditing. Finally, novice Nmap users will also learn a lot from this book as it covers several advanced internal aspects of Nmap and related tools. What You Will Learn Learn about Nmap and related tools, such as Ncat, Ncrack, Ndiff, Zenmap and the Nmap Scripting Engine Master basic and advanced techniques to perform port scanning and host discovery Detect insecure configurations and vulnerabilities in web servers, databases, and mail servers Learn how to detect insecure Microsoft Windows workstations and scan networks using the Active Directory technology Learn how to safely identify and scan critical ICS/SCADA systems Learn how to optimize the performance and behavior of your scans Learn about advanced reporting Learn the fundamentals of Lua programming Become familiar with the development libraries shipped with the NSE Write your own Nmap Scripting Engine scripts In Detail This is the second edition of 'Nmap 6: Network Exploration and Security Auditing Cookbook'. A book aimed for anyone who wants to master Nmap and its scripting engine through practical tasks for system administrators and penetration testers. Besides introducing the most powerful features of Nmap and related tools, common security auditing tasks for local and remote networks, web applications, databases, mail servers, Microsoft Windows machines and even ICS SCADA systems are explained step by step with exact commands and argument explanations. The book starts with the basic usage of Nmap and related tools like Ncat, Ncrack, Ndiff and Zenmap. The Nmap Scripting Engine is thoroughly covered through security checks used commonly in real-life scenarios applied for different types of systems. New chapters for Microsoft Windows and ICS SCADA systems were added and every recipe was revised. This edition reflects the latest updates and hottest additions to the Nmap project to date. The book will also introduce you to Lua programming and NSE script development allowing you to extend further the power of Nmap. Style and approach This book consists of practical recipes on network exploration and security auditing techniques, enabling you to get hands-on experience through real life scenarios.

Virtual Private Networks

Technologies and Solutions


Author: Ruixi Yuan,W. Timothy Strayer

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780201702095

Category: Computers

Page: 317

View: 6647

A hands-on guide for building and managing Virtual Private Networks (VPN). It covers VPN architecture, tunnelling, IPsec, authentication, public key infrastructure, and more.

Hacking Exposed Linux

Linux Security Secrets and Solutions


Author: ISECOM

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071596428

Category: Computers

Page: 600

View: 6933

The Latest Linux Security Solutions This authoritative guide will help you secure your Linux network--whether you use Linux as a desktop OS, for Internet services, for telecommunications, or for wireless services. Completely rewritten the ISECOM way, Hacking Exposed Linux, Third Edition provides the most up-to-date coverage available from a large team of topic-focused experts. The book is based on the latest ISECOM security research and shows you, in full detail, how to lock out intruders and defend your Linux systems against catastrophic attacks. Secure Linux by using attacks and countermeasures from the latest OSSTMM research Follow attack techniques of PSTN, ISDN, and PSDN over Linux Harden VoIP, Bluetooth, RF, RFID, and IR devices on Linux Block Linux signal jamming, cloning, and eavesdropping attacks Apply Trusted Computing and cryptography tools for your best defense Fix vulnerabilities in DNS, SMTP, and Web 2.0 services Prevent SPAM, Trojan, phishing, DoS, and DDoS exploits Find and repair errors in C code with static analysis and Hoare Logic

Advanced Penetration Testing for Highly-Secured Environments


Author: Lee Allen,Kevin Cardwell

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784392022

Category: Computers

Page: 428

View: 603

Employ the most advanced pentesting techniques and tools to build highly-secured systems and environments About This Book Learn how to build your own pentesting lab environment to practice advanced techniques Customize your own scripts, and learn methods to exploit 32-bit and 64-bit programs Explore a vast variety of stealth techniques to bypass a number of protections when penetration testing Who This Book Is For This book is for anyone who wants to improve their skills in penetration testing. As it follows a step-by-step approach, anyone from a novice to an experienced security tester can learn effective techniques to deal with highly secured environments. Whether you are brand new or a seasoned expert, this book will provide you with the skills you need to successfully create, customize, and plan an advanced penetration test. What You Will Learn A step-by-step methodology to identify and penetrate secured environments Get to know the process to test network services across enterprise architecture when defences are in place Grasp different web application testing methods and how to identify web application protections that are deployed Understand a variety of concepts to exploit software Gain proven post-exploitation techniques to exfiltrate data from the target Get to grips with various stealth techniques to remain undetected and defeat the latest defences Be the first to find out the latest methods to bypass firewalls Follow proven approaches to record and save the data from tests for analysis In Detail The defences continue to improve and become more and more common, but this book will provide you with a number or proven techniques to defeat the latest defences on the networks. The methods and techniques contained will provide you with a powerful arsenal of best practices to increase your penetration testing successes. The processes and methodology will provide you techniques that will enable you to be successful, and the step by step instructions of information gathering and intelligence will allow you to gather the required information on the targets you are testing. The exploitation and post-exploitation sections will supply you with the tools you would need to go as far as the scope of work will allow you. The challenges at the end of each chapter are designed to challenge you and provide real-world situations that will hone and perfect your penetration testing skills. You will start with a review of several well respected penetration testing methodologies, and following this you will learn a step-by-step methodology of professional security testing, including stealth, methods of evasion, and obfuscation to perform your tests and not be detected! The final challenge will allow you to create your own complex layered architecture with defences and protections in place, and provide the ultimate testing range for you to practice the methods shown throughout the book. The challenge is as close to an actual penetration test assignment as you can get! Style and approach The book follows the standard penetration testing stages from start to finish with step-by-step examples. The book thoroughly covers penetration test expectations, proper scoping and planning, as well as enumeration and foot printing

The Network Security Test Lab

A Step-by-Step Guide


Author: Michael Gregg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118987152

Category: Computers

Page: 480

View: 7992

The ultimate hands-on guide to IT security and proactive defense The Network Security Test Lab is a hands-on, step-by-step guide to ultimate IT security implementation. Covering the full complement of malware, viruses, and other attack technologies, this essential guide walks you through the security assessment and penetration testing process, and provides the set-up guidance you need to build your own security-testing lab. You'll look inside the actual attacks to decode their methods, and learn how to run attacks in an isolated sandbox to better understand how attackers target systems, and how to build the defenses that stop them. You'll be introduced to tools like Wireshark, Networkminer, Nmap, Metasploit, and more as you discover techniques for defending against network attacks, social networking bugs, malware, and the most prevalent malicious traffic. You also get access to open source tools, demo software, and a bootable version of Linux to facilitate hands-on learning and help you implement your new skills. Security technology continues to evolve, and yet not a week goes by without news of a new security breach or a new exploit being released. The Network Security Test Lab is the ultimate guide when you are on the front lines of defense, providing the most up-to-date methods of thwarting would-be attackers. Get acquainted with your hardware, gear, and test platform Learn how attackers penetrate existing security systems Detect malicious activity and build effective defenses Investigate and analyze attacks to inform defense strategy The Network Security Test Lab is your complete, essential guide.

Kali Linux Cookbook


Author: Willie L. Pritchett,David De Smet

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783289600

Category: Computers

Page: 336

View: 7971

A practical, cookbook style with numerous chapters and recipes explaining the penetration testing. The cookbook-style recipes allow you to go directly to your topic of interest if you are an expert using this book as a reference, or to follow topics throughout a chapter to gain in-depth knowledge if you are a beginner.This book is ideal for anyone who wants to get up to speed with Kali Linux. It would also be an ideal book to use as a reference for seasoned penetration testers.

Nmap 7

Simple Guide on Network Scanning


Author: William Rowley

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781976410239


Page: 44

View: 8259

This book is an excellent guide for you on how to use Nmap 7. The first part of the book guides you on how to get started with Nmap by installing it on the various types of operating systems. You are then guided on how to scan a network for SMB (Server Message Vulnerabilities). This will help you learn how to gather information from a target host. You are also guided on how to scan a network for the open ports. Such ports are an advantage to hackers, as they can allow them to gain unauthorized access into your network. Information encrypted with SSL/TLS encryption is prone to the heartbleed bug. You are guided to test whether your information is vulnerable to this bug. The process of determining the live hosts on a network is also explored in detail. Live hosts can be compromised for an attacker to gain valuable information from such hosts. The process of scanning a network firewall is also examined in detail. This will help you determine the ports which are open. You will also learn the services which have been assigned to the various ports on the firewall. The process of performing layer 2 discoveries with Nmap is explored in detail, thus, you will know how to do it. You are also guided on how to grab banners using Nmap. The process of gathering network information with Nmap as well as penetrating into servers is then discussed. The following topics are discussed in this book: - Getting Started with Nmap - Scanning for SMB Vulnerabilities - Scanning for Open Ports - Testing for HeartBleed Bug - Detecting Live Hosts - Firewall Scanning - Performing Layer 2 Discovery - Banner Grabbing - Information Gathering - Penetrating into Servers

Stealing the Network

How to Own a Continent


Author: Ryan Russell,Joe Grand,Tom Craig

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080481104

Category: Computers

Page: 498

View: 2456

This is a book that will create enormous debate within the technical and the counter-terrorism communities. While there will be the inevitable criticism that the material contained in the book could be used maliciously, the fact is that this knowledge is already in the hands of our enemies. This book is truly designed to inform while entertaining (and scaring) the reader, and it will instantly be in demand by readers of "Stealing the Network: How to Own the Box" * A meticulously detailed and technically accurate work of fiction that exposes the very real possibilities of such an event occurring * An informative and scary insight into the boundries of hacking and cyber-terrorism * Written by a team of the most accomplished cyber-security specialists in the world

Dissecting the Hack

The V3rb0t3n Network


Author: Jayson E Street

Publisher: Syngress

ISBN: 0128042826

Category: Computers

Page: 234

View: 5582

Dissecting the Hack: The V3rb0t3n Network ventures further into cutting-edge techniques and methods than its predecessor, Dissecting the Hack: The F0rb1dd3n Network. It forgoes the basics and delves straight into the action, as our heroes are chased around the world in a global race against the clock. The danger they face will forever reshape their lives and the price they pay for their actions will not only affect themselves, but could possibly shake the foundations of an entire nation. The book is divided into two parts. The first part, entitled "The V3rb0t3n Network," continues the fictional story of Bob and Leon, two hackers caught up in an adventure in which they learn the deadly consequence of digital actions. The second part, "Security Threats Are Real" (STAR), focuses on these real-world lessons and advanced techniques, as used by characters in the story. This gives the reader not only textbook knowledge, but real-world context around how cyber-attacks may manifest. "The V3rb0t3n Network" can be read as a stand-alone story or as an illustration of the issues described in STAR. Scattered throughout "The V3rb0t3n Network" are "Easter eggs"—references, hints, phrases, and more that will lead readers to insights into hacker culture. Drawing on "The V3rb0t3n Network," STAR explains the various aspects of reconnaissance; the scanning phase of an attack; the attacker’s search for network weaknesses and vulnerabilities to exploit; the various angles of attack used by the characters in the story; basic methods of erasing information and obscuring an attacker’s presence on a computer system; and the underlying hacking culture. All new volume of Dissecting the Hack by Jayson Street, with technical edit by Brian Martin Uses actual hacking and security tools in its story – helps to familiarize readers with the many devices and their code Features cool new hacks and social engineering techniques, in real life context for ease of learning