Client-Side Attacks and Defense
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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.
- 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
to protect against it. There are multiple types of XSS. Now that we have had a chance to learn about it, let’s look deeper into it to dissect it. Reflective XSS is when an attacker initiates an attack and gets a “reflexive” response. For example, if an attacker sends a you an email or you visit a website and click on a link where you run a malicious script. The result is the script reflects back to the victims web browser. This script is run within the trust of the client-side victims system.
server-side attack is now severely limited by security professionals putting an enhanced focus on edge security, securing the network and vendors of products writing and producing better products for safeguarding key systems. Because the attack vector has been protected, hackers and attackers had to find a new route in. Since the server-side (and in adversely the network-side) became the focus and were better protected, the applications used on the servers and the systems in which use the
as wireless routers, printers and similar equipment. A third type of attack exists that is closely related to the malicious code attacks mentioned previously in this section, these are cross-domain attacks. Cross-domain attacks occur when scripts are run from a location different than the web page or content being accessed, just like some forms of XSS. An example would be a website where several embedded advertisements or other similar types of content exist. In this scenario the content is
come to light over the past couple years which goes by the name spear phishing. In this variation of phishing a fake or fraudulent email attempts to steal information from a specific target or organization seeking unauthorized access to confidential data. In contrast to regular email messages which used in the standard phishing expeditions, spear phishing messages are spoofed to appear to come from a trusted source. Phishing messages usually appear to come from a large and well-known company or
Android it a little different. iPhone is closed-source, meaning the operating system and hardware it is installed on is kept on a guarded leash so to speak, whereas when you purchase Android, you not only have an open-source based operating system with many different versions, you have a wide array of hardware to install it on such as Google’s Nexus line, Motorola’s Droid line, Samsung Epic, HTC’s Legend, EVO 4G, and Wildfire. That being said, not only do you have to worry about security across