The Internet is the greatest collaborative tool the world has ever known. It carries words and ideas across vast distances in mere milliseconds. Unfortunately, the Internet also makes your computers vulnerable to attack from almost any location on the planet. Every day, system crackers take advantage of vulnerable computers, turning them into spam relays or participants in distributed denial-of-service attacks, or using them to hide other unsavory activities.
Network Security Hacks presents 100 industrial-strength techniques you can use to make sure that your networks are not a target of opportunity. These are real-world examples of tools and methods used by experts to protect their own computers and networks. Each hack can be read in just a few minutes, potentially saving you hours of research. Inside, you will find a wealth of useful techniques for detecting and dealing with intruders.
You'll learn how to : Monitor your network and services with advanced Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) such as Snort and Spade; Protect your email and other critical services using strong encryption; Block network scanners that detect operating system identity, and even fool them into thinking you are running another OS entirely; Sectirely connect two remote sites over the Internet using a number of strong VPN solutions (including IPSec, OpenVPN, PPTP, VTun, and even SSH); Set up virtual networks (honeypots) that appear to be vulnerable to attack, in order to divert and confuse attackers; Harden your Linux, BSD, and Windows hosts against attack; Detect, respond to, and recover from inevitable system compromises Written for the intermediate to advanced network administrator, Network Security Hacks is full of practical, ingenious solutions to real-world networking situations and problems.