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Cyber Operations: Building, Defending, and Attacking Modern Computer Networks by Mike O’ Leary

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Introduction

How do you set up, defend, and attack computer networks? This book is a gentle introduction to cyber operations for a reader with a working knowledge of Windows and Linux operating systems and basic TCP/IP networking. It is the result of more than 10 years of teaching a university capstone course in hands-on cyber security.

It begins by showing how to build a range of Windows and Linux workstations, including CentOS, Mint, OpenSuSE, and Ubuntu systems. These can be physical or virtual systems built with VMWare Workstation or VirtualBox. Kali Linux is introduced and Metasploit is used to attack the browsers on these systems. A range of attacks are demonstrated, including attacks against Internet Explorer, Firefox, Java, and Adobe ...

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