Chapter 7

Hacking the Network

Abstract

This chapter covers the many malicious activities an attacker can use to gain access and maintain a foothold in a network. It will also cover various attacks and the thought process an attacker may go through when penetrating your environment.

Keywords

Hacking; Attacks; Network penetration; Social engineering; Vulnerabilities

Chapter points

■ Gaining Initial Access

■ Scanning the Network for Potential Vulnerabilities

■ Vulnerabilities and Exploits

■ Softphone Exploits

■ Maintaining Access

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