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Hacking Exposed 7, 7th Edition by George Kurtz, Joel Scambray, Stuart McClure

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CHAPTER 7REMOTE CONNECTIVITY AND VOIP HACKING

Strangely enough, even today, many companies still have various dial-up connections into their private networks or infrastructure. While it may seem like a flashback to the movie Hackers, wardialing still exists largely because it is an alternate means of connecting to older servers, network devices, or Industrial Control Systems (ICS) (a superset of SCADA). Over the past couple of years, the focus on SCADA security in particular has helped fuel a bit of resurgence in wardialing activities. In this chapter, we show you how even an ancient 9600-baud modem can bring the Goliath of network and system security to its knees.

With the continued proliferation of broadband to the home via cable modems and ...

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