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"A harrowing guide to where the bad guys hide, and how you can find them." --Dan Kaminsky, Director of Penetration Testing, IOActive
"An amazing resource. It is timely, focused, and what we need to better understand and defend against one of the greatest cyber threats we face." --From the Foreword by Lance Spitzner, President of the Honeynet Project
Don't let another machine become a zombie in the malware army
Defend against the ongoing wave of malware and rootkit assaults the failsafe Hacking Exposed way. Real-world case studies and examples reveal how today's hackers use readily available tools to infiltrate and hijack systems. Step-by-step countermeasures provide proven prevention techniques. Find out how to detect and eliminate malicious embedded code, block pop-ups and websites, prevent keylogging, and terminate rootkits. The latest intrusion detection, firewall, honeynet, antivirus, anti-rootkit, and anti-spyware technologies are covered in detail.
Understand how malware infects, survives, and propagates across an enterprise
Learn how hackers use archivers, encryptors, and packers to obfuscate code
Implement effective intrusion detection and prevention procedures
Defend against keylogging, redirect, click fraud, and identity theft threats
Detect, kill, and remove virtual, user-mode, and kernel-mode rootkits
Prevent malicious website, phishing, client-side, and embedded-code exploits
Protect hosts using the latest antivirus, pop-up blocker, and firewall software
Identify and terminate malicious processes using HIPS and NIPS
Table of contents
Part I Malware Case Study: Please Review This Before Our Quarterly Meeting Chapter 1 Method of Infection Chapter 2 Malware Functionality Part II Rootkits Case Study: The Invisible Rootkit That Steals Your Bank Account Data Chapter 3 User-Mode Rootkits Chapter 4 Kernel-Mode Rootkits Chapter 5 Virtual Rootkits Chapter 6 The Future of Rootkits: If You Think It's Bad Now Part III Prevention Technologies Case Study: A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing Chapter 7 Antivirus Chapter 8 Host Protection Systems Chapter 9 Host-Based Intrusion Prevention Chapter 10 Rootkit Detection Chapter 11 General Security Practices Appendix A System Integrity Analysis: Building Your Own Rootkit Detector Index
Michael A. Davis is CEO of Savid Technologies, Inc., a technology and security consulting firm. He has worked with McAfee, Inc., as senior manager of Global Threats. Michael is a member of the Honeynet Project.
Sean M. Bodmer is director of government programs at Savid Corporation, Inc. He is an active honeynet researcher specializing in the analysis of signatures, patterns, and behaviors of malware and attackers. Sean works with the Honeynet Project and the Hacker Profiling Project.
Aaron LeMasters is a security researcher specializing in computer forensics, malware analysis, and vulnerability research. He spent five years defending the undefendable DoD networks and is now a senior software engineer at Raytheon SI.