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Ethical Hacking for Educators Presented By Regina DeLisse Hartley, Ph.D. Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute
Overview Old School Hackers: History of Hacking Ec-Council: Certified Ethical Hacker Learning Competencies Teaching Resources: Ethical Hacking Textbooks Hacking Tools Hacker Challenge Websites Additional Web Sites Questions and Answers
PREHISTORY Draper builds a "blue 1960s: The Dawn of box" used with whistle Hacking allows phreaks to make Original meaning of the free calls. word "hack" started at Steve Wozniak and MIT; meant elegant, witty Steve Jobs, future or inspired way of doing founders of Apple almost anything; hacks Computer, make and sell were programming blue boxes. shortcuts THE GOLDEN AGEELDER DAYS (1970-1979) (1980-1991) 1970s: Phone Phreaks 1980: Hacker Message and Capn Crunch: One Boards and Groups phreak, John Draper (aka Hacking groups form; "Capn Crunch"), discovers such as Legion of Doom a toy whistle inside Capn (US), Chaos Computer Crunch cereal gives 2600- Club (Germany). hertz signal, and can 1983: Kids Games access AT&Ts long- Movie "War Games" distance switching system. introduces public to hacking.
THE GREAT HACKER WAR 1989: The Germans , Legion of Doom vs the KGB and Kevin Mitnick. Masters of Deception; online warfare; jamming German Hackers phone lines. arrested for breaking into U.S. computers; sold 1984: Hacker Zines information to Soviet Hacker magazine 2600 KGB. publication; online zine Hacker "The Mentor“ Phrack. arrested; publishesCRACKDOWN (1986- Hackers Manifesto. 1994) Kevin Mitnick convicted; 1986: Congress passes first person convicted Computer Fraud and Abuse under law against gaining access to interstate Act; crime to break into network for criminal computer systems. purposes. 1988: The Morris Worm Robert T. Morris, Jr., launches self-replicating worm on ARPAnet.
1993: Why Buy a Car 1995: Russian Hackers When You Can Hack Siphon $10 million from One? Citibank; Vladimir Levin, Radio station call-in leader. contest; hacker-fugitive Oct 1998 teenager hacks Kevin Poulsen and friends crack phone; they into Bell Atlantic phone allegedly get two Porsches, system; disabled $20,000 cash, vacation communication at airport trips; Poulsen now a disables runway lights. freelance journalist 1999 hackers attack covering computer crime. Pentagon, MIT, FBI web First Def Con hacking sites. conference in Las Vegas 1999: E-commerce company attacked;ZERO TOLERANCE (1994- blackmail threats followed 1998) by 8 million credit card 1995: The Mitnick numbers stolen. ( Takedown: Arrested www.blackhat.info; www.h2k2.net; www.slais.ubc.ca/; www.sptimes.com; again; charged with www.tlc.discovery.com) stealing 20,000 credit card numbers.
EC-Council has certified ITprofessionals from the following organizations as CEH:Novell, Canon, Hewlett Packard, US Air ForceReserve, US Embassy, Verizon, PFIZER, HDFCBank, University of Memphis, MicrosoftCorporation, Worldcom, Trusecure, USDepartment of Defense, Fedex, Dunlop, BritishTelecom, Cisco, Supreme Court of the Philippines,United Nations, Ministry of Defense, UK, NortelNetworks, MCI, Check Point Software, KPMG, FleetInternational, Cingular Wireless, Columbia DailyTribune, Johnson & Johnson, Marriott Hotel,Tucson Electric Power Company, Singapore PoliceForce
(Cont.) PriceWaterhouseCoopers, SAP, Coca-Cola Corporation, Quantum Research, US Military, IBM Global Services, UPS, American Express, FBI, Citibank Corporation, Boehringer Ingelheim, Wipro, New York City Dept Of IT & Telecom – DoITT, United States Marine Corps, Reserve Bank of India, US Air Force, EDS, Bell Canada, SONY, Kodak, Ontario Provincial Police, Harris Corporation, Xerox, Philips Electronics, U.S. Army, Schering, Accenture, Bank One, SAIC, Fujitsu, Deutsche Bank
Hackers are here. Where are you? The explosive growth of the Internet has brought many good things…As with most technological advances, there is also a dark side: criminal hackers. The term “hacker” has a dual usage in the computer industry today. Originally, the term was defined as: HACKER noun. 1. A person who enjoys learning the details of computer systems and how to stretch their capabilities…. 2. One who programs enthusiastically or who enjoys programming rather than just theorizing about programming.
What is a Hacker? Old School Hackers: 1960s style Stanford or MIT hackers. Do not have malicious intent, but do have lack of concern for privacy and proprietary information. They believe the Internet was designed to be an open system. Script Kiddies or Cyber-Punks: Between 12-30; predominantly white and male; bored in school; get caught due to bragging online; intent is to vandalize or disrupt systems. Professional Criminals or Crackers: Make a living by breaking into systems and selling the information. Coders and Virus Writers: See themselves as an elite; programming background and write code but won’t use it themselves; have their own networks called “zoos”; leave it to others to release their code into “The Wild” or Internet. (www.tlc.discovery.com)
What is Ethical Hacking? Ethical hacking – defined “methodology adopted by ethical hackers to discover the vulnerabilities existing in information systems’ operating environments.” With the growth of the Internet, computer security has become a major concern for businesses and governments. In their search for a way to approach the problem, organizations came to realize that one of the best ways to evaluate the intruder threat to their interests would be to have independent computer security professionals attempt to break into their computer systems.
Who are Ethical Hackers? “One of the best ways to evaluate the intruder threat is to have an independent computer security professionals attempt to break their computer systems” Successful ethical hackers possess a variety of skills. First and foremost, they must be completely trustworthy. Ethical hackers typically have very strong programming and computer networking skills. They are also adept at installing and maintaining systems that use the more popular operating systems (e.g., Linux or Windows 2000) used on target systems. These base skills are augmented with detailed knowledge of the hardware and software provided by the more popular computer and networking hardware vendors.
What do Ethical Hackers do? An ethical hacker’s evaluation of a system’s security seeks answers to these basic questions: • What can an intruder see on the target systems? • What can an intruder do with that information? • Does anyone at the target notice the intruder’s at tempts or successes? • What are you trying to protect? • What are you trying to protect against? • How much time, effort, and money are you willing to expend to obtain adequate protection?
How much do Ethical Hackers get Paid? Globally, the hiring of ethical hackers is on the rise with most of them working with top consulting firms. In the United States, an ethical hacker can make upwards of $120,000 per annum. Freelance ethical hackers can expect to make $10,000 per assignment. Some ranges from $15,000 to $45,000 for a standalone ethical hack.
Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) Training InfoSec Academy http://www.infosecacademy.com • Five-day Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) Training Camp Certification Training Program • (C|EH) examination • C|EH Certified Ethical Hacker Training Camp (5-Day Package)$3,595 ($2,580 training only)(Source: www.eccouncil.org)
Required Skills of an Ethical Hacker Routers: knowledge of routers, routing protocols, and access control lists Microsoft: skills in operation, configuration and management. Linux: knowledge of Linux/Unix; security setting, configuration, and services. Firewalls: configurations, and operation of intrusion detection systems. Mainframes Network Protocols: TCP/IP; how they function and can be manipulated. Project Management: knowledge of leading, planning, organizing, and controlling a penetration testing team. (Source: http://www.examcram.com)
Anatomy of an attack:• Reconnaissance – attacker gathers information; can include social engineering.• Scanning – searches for open ports (port scan) probes target for vulnerabilities.• Gaining access – attacker exploits vulnerabilities to get inside system; used for spoofing IP.• Maintaining access – creates backdoor through use of Trojans; once attacker gains access makes sure he/she can get back in.• Covering tracks – deletes files, hides files, and erases log files. So that attacker cannot be detected or penalized. (Source: www.eccouncil.org)
Hacker classes • Black hats – highly skilled, malicious, destructive “crackers” • White hats – skills used for defensive security analysts • Gray hats – offensively and defensively; will hack for different reasons, depends on situation. Hactivism – hacking for social and political cause. Ethical hackers – determine what attackers can gain access to, what they will do with the information, and can they be detected. (Source: www.eccouncil.org)
Ec-CouncilCertified Ethical Hacker www.eccouncil.org ISBN 0-9729362-1-1
Ec-Council Topics Covered Introduction to Ethical Hacking Footprinting Scanning Enumeration System Hacking Trojans and Backdoors Sniffers Denial of Service Social Engineering Session Hijacking Hacking Web Servers
Ec-Council (Cont.) Web Application Vulnerabilities Web Based Password Cracking Techniques SQL Injection Hacking Wireless Networks Viruses Novell Hacking Linux Hacking Evading IDS, Firewalls and Honeypots Buffer Overflows Cryptography
Certified Ethical Hacker Exam Prep http://www.examcram.com ISBN 0-7897-3531-8
Certified Ethical Hacker Exam Prep The Business Aspects of Penetration Testing The Technical Foundations of Hacking Footprinting and Scanning Enumeration and System Hacking Linux and automated Security Assessment Tools Trojans and Backdoors Sniffers, Session Hyjacking, and Denial of Service
Certified Ethical Hacker Exam Prep (Cont.) Web Server Hacking, Web Applications, and Database Attacks Wireless Technologies, Security, and Attacks IDS, Firewalls, and Honeypots Buffer Overflows, Viruses, and Worms Cryptographic Attacks and Defenses Physical Security and Social Engineering
Hands-On Information Security Lab Manual, Second Edition1. Footprinting2. Scanning and Enumeration3. Operating System Vulnerabilitiesand Resolutions4. Network Security Tools andTechnologies5. Security Maintenance6. Information SecurityManagement7. File System Security andCryptography8. Computer Forensics http://www.course.com/ ISBN 0-619-21631-X
Hacking Tools: Footprinting and Reconnaissance
SQL Injection Allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary database commands Relies on poorly formed database queries and insufficient input validation Often facilitated, but does not rely on unhandled exceptions and ODBC error messages Impact: MASSIVE. This is one of the most dangerous vulnerabilities on the web.