Covert Channels and IDS Evasion

An intrusion detection system, or IDS, can be a problem for an ethical hacker. In this course, you’ll get to grips with the use of covert channels and evading an intrusion detection system. Includes demonstrations.

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Course description

Covert channels are often used by malware — and by hackers and ethical hackers — to bypass security and acquire information. If you can find or establish a covert channel into a system, you have a back door you can exploit to evade intrusion detection systems. In a series of demonstration videos, you’ll take a look at the use of Snort IDS, covert channels, Snort logs and encryption.

Course syllabus

Covert Communication Techniques Part 1: Introduction to Snort IDSDuration: 9:40

Covert Communication Techniques Part 2: Covert Channel Use ExampleDuration: 9:57

Covert Communication Techniques Part 3: Examining Snort LogsDuration: 10:14

Covert Communication Techniques Part 4: Using EncryptionDuration: 9:53

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