Malware Analysis Crash Course: A concise, hands-on guide to help you get started

Karn Ganeshen
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Malware Analysis is an extremely interesting domain. And like any other specialized domains, it is vast and justly demands considerable time, practice and patience to get started. 

Malware Analysis Crash Course is a concise & focused book, for those who intend to get started quickly. The book will initiate a student in to the methodology employed in a specimen analysis, processing behavioral and code analysis phases, documenting the observations, tools used in each step of the analysis and importantly setting the mindset steadily with each page. 

Highly recommended for those who intend to understand the Malware Analysis concepts super quickly, perhaps for the upcoming technical interview for example; and those who wish to learn basics with hands-on, step-by-step example of a specimen analysis. 

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Mr Karn Ganeshen is a professional penetration tester working for a Fortune 100 company.

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Karn Ganeshen
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Nov 5, 2014
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75
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English
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Computers / General
Computers / Information Technology
Computers / Reference
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Computers / Security / Viruses & Malware
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Microsoft Windows is one of the two most common OS and managing its security has spawned the discipline of IT security. Kali Linux is the premier platform for testing and maintaining Windows security. Kali is built on the Debian distribution of Linux and shares the legendary stability of that OS. This lets you focus on using the network penetration, password cracking, forensics tools and not the OS.

This book has the most advanced tools and techniques to reproduce the methods used by sophisticated hackers to make you an expert in Kali Linux penetration testing. First, you are introduced to Kali's top ten tools and other useful reporting tools. Then, you will find your way around your target network and determine known vulnerabilities to be able to exploit a system remotely. Next, you will prove that the vulnerabilities you have found are real and exploitable. You will learn to use tools in seven categories of exploitation tools. Further, you perform web access exploits using tools like websploit and more. Security is only as strong as the weakest link in the chain. Passwords are often that weak link. Thus, you learn about password attacks that can be used in concert with other approaches to break into and own a network. Moreover, you come to terms with network sniffing, which helps you understand which users are using services you can exploit, and IP spoofing, which can be used to poison a system's DNS cache. Once you gain access to a machine or network, maintaining access is important.

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This book is a hands-on guide for Kali Linux pen testing. This book will provide all the practical knowledge needed to test your network's security using a proven hacker's methodology. The book uses easy-to-understand yet professional language for explaining concepts.

Computer viruses—just the thought of your trusty PC catching one is probably enough to make you sick. Thanks to the cyber-sickies who persist in coming up with new strains, there’s a major new cyberattack nearly every day. Viruses sneak in, usually through e-mail.

Fortunately, there are ways to inoculate and protect your computer. Computer Viruses For Dummies helps you:

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Remember, if you don’t protect your computer, not only do you risk having your computer infiltrated and your data contaminated, you risk unknowingly transmitting a virus, worm, or other foul computer germ to everybody in your address book! This guide will help you properly immunize your PC with antivirus software now and install updates and security patches that are like booster shots to keep your software protected against new viruses.

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