Client-Side Attacks and Defense

By Robert Shimonski

Client-Side assaults and safeguard deals historical past networks opposed to its attackers. The ebook examines the varieties of client-side assaults and discusses other kinds of assaults in addition to supply tools together with, yet now not restricted to, browser exploitation, use of wealthy web functions, and dossier layout vulnerabilities. It additionally covers defenses, comparable to antivirus and anti-spyware, intrusion detection structures, and end-user schooling.
The ebook explains easy methods to safe net browsers, corresponding to Microsoft net Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, and Opera. It discusses complex net assaults and complex defenses opposed to them. in addition, it explores assaults on messaging, internet functions, and mobiles. The booklet concludes with a dialogue on safety features opposed to client-side assaults, ranging from the making plans of safeguard.
This ebook can be of serious worth to penetration testers, safety experts, approach and community directors, and IT auditors.

  • Design and enforce your personal assault, and try methodologies derived from the procedure and framework offered via the authors
  • Learn the way to advance your network's host- and network-based security opposed to attackers' number 1 distant exploit―the client-side attack
  • Defend your community opposed to assaults that focus on your company's so much susceptible asset―the finish user

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