Chapter 7. Network devices
Jeremy Faircloth
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Information in this chapter:
• Objectives
• Approach
• Core Technologies
• Open Source Tools
• Case Study: The Tools in Action
• Hands-On Challenge
Routers and switches route and direct packets and enable communications at the lowest layers of a network. Therefore, a penetration test is incomplete if it omits network devices, because if a penetration tester can gain control over these devices, he can likely gain control over the entire network. This chapter discusses the penetration testing of network devices. It first explains the objective of penetration testing network devices, and then dives into the core technologies, examining the purposes of switches, ...

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