Murakami Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | August 21, 2014

Richard Bausch: IMG Why Literature Can Save Us



Our title is, of course, a problem. "Why Literature Can Save Us." And of course the problem is one of definition: what those words mean. What is... Continue »
  1. $18.87 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Before, During, After

    Richard Bausch 9780307266262

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$11.50
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside - Bldg. 2 Internet- Hackers

More copies of this ISBN

The Art of Intrusion: The Real Stories Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders & Deceivers

by

The Art of Intrusion: The Real Stories Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders & Deceivers Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Hacker extraordinaire Kevin Mitnick delivers the explosive encore to his bestselling The Art of Deception

Kevin Mitnick, the world's most celebrated hacker, now devotes his life to helping businesses and governments combat data thieves, cybervandals, and other malicious computer intruders. In his bestselling The Art of Deception, Mitnick presented fictionalized case studies that illustrated how savvy computer crackers use social engineering to compromise even the most technically secure computer systems. Now, in his new book, Mitnick goes one step further, offering hair-raising stories of real-life computer break-ins, and showing how the victims could have prevented them. Mitnick's reputation within the hacker community gave him unique credibility with the perpetrators of these crimes, who freely shared their stories with him-and whose exploits Mitnick now reveals in detail for the first time, including:

  • A group of friends who won nearly a million dollars in Las Vegas by reverse-engineering slot machines
  • Two teenagers who were persuaded by terrorists to hack into the Lockheed Martin computer systems
  • Two convicts who joined forces to become hackers inside a Texas prison
  • A Robin Hood hacker who penetrated the computer systems of many prominent companies-and then told them how he gained access
With riveting you are there descriptions of real computer break-ins, indispensable tips on countermeasures security professionals need to implement now, and Mitnick's own acerbic commentary on the crimes he describes, this book is sure to reach a wide audience, and attract the attention of both law enforcement agencies and the media.

Review:

"It would be difficult to find an author with more credibility than Mitnick to write about the art of hacking. In 1995, he was arrested for illegal computer snooping, convicted and held without bail for two years before being released in 2002. He clearly inspires unusual fear in the authorities and unusual dedication in the legions of computer security dabblers, legal and otherwise. Renowned for his use of 'social engineering,' the art of tricking people into revealing secure information such as passwords, Mitnick (The Art of Deception) introduces readers to a fascinating array of pseudonymous hackers. One group of friends bilks Las Vegas casinos out of more than a million dollars by mastering the patterns inherent in slot machines; another fellow, less fortunate, gets mixed up with a presumed al-Qaeda — style terrorist; and a prison convict leverages his computer skills to communicate with the outside world, unbeknownst to his keepers. Mitnick's handling of these engrossing tales is exemplary, for which credit presumably goes to his coauthor, writing pro Simon. Given the complexity (some would say obscurity) of the material, the authors avoid the pitfall of drowning readers in minutiae. Uniformly readable, the stories — some are quite exciting — will impart familiar lessons to security pros while introducing lay readers to an enthralling field of inquiry. Agent, David Fugate. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Book News Annotation:

Aside from their being noxious scum and an excuse to bring back drawing and quartering, hackers seem to be a suitable topic for a detective-style treatment of their methods, successes and failures. Former hacker and present consultant Mitnick has interviewed ten hackers, gives examples of their work and the countermeasures used against them. Because he knows of what he writes, Mitnick is able to get a little closer to understanding the monsters that guide these people, but not so close that he actually seems to like any of them very much.
Annotation 2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Aside from their being noxious scum and an excuse to bring back drawing and quartering, hackers seem to be a suitable topic for a detective-style treatment of their methods, successes and failures. Former hacker and present consultant Mitnick has interviewed ten hackers, gives examples of their work and the countermeasures used against them. Because he knows of what he writes, Mitnick is able to get a little closer to understanding the monsters that guide these people, but not so close that he actually seems to like any of them very much. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

In the explosive encore to his bestselling "The Art of Deception," Mitnick, the world's most celebrated hacker, devotes his life to helping businesses and governments combat data thieves, cybervandals, and other malicious computer intruders.

Synopsis:

Hacker extraordinaire Kevin Mitnick delivers the explosive encore to his bestselling The Art of Deception

Kevin Mitnick, the world's most celebrated hacker, now devotes his life to helping businesses and governments combat data thieves, cybervandals, and other malicious computer intruders. In his bestselling The Art of Deception, Mitnick presented fictionalized case studies that illustrated how savvy computer crackers use "social engineering" to compromise even the most technically secure computer systems. Now, in his new book, Mitnick goes one step further, offering hair-raising stories of real-life computer break-ins-and showing how the victims could have prevented them. Mitnick's reputation within the hacker community gave him unique credibility with the perpetrators of these crimes, who freely shared their stories with him-and whose exploits Mitnick now reveals in detail for the first time, including:

  • A group of friends who won nearly a million dollars in Las Vegas by reverse-engineering slot machines
  • Two teenagers who were persuaded by terrorists to hack into the Lockheed Martin computer systems
  • Two convicts who joined forces to become hackers inside a Texas prison
  • A "Robin Hood" hacker who penetrated the computer systems of many prominent companies-andthen told them how he gained access
With riveting "you are there" descriptions of real computer break-ins, indispensable tips on countermeasures security professionals need to implement now, and Mitnick's own acerbic commentary on the crimes he describes, this book is sure to reach a wide audience-and attract the attention of both law enforcement agencies and the media.

Synopsis:

Four pals clean up in Vegas with a pocket-sized computer. A bored Canadian teen gains access to the wire transfers section of a major Southern bank. A couple of kids are recruited to hack into Lockheed Martin and the Defense Information System Network by a terrorist with ties to Osama bin Laden.

And these stories are true.

If you're the security officer in your organization, the tales in this book crawled out of that closet where your nightmares live. Fears about national security keeping you awake? Put the coffee on; it gets worse. And if you just enjoy a heck of a good cliff-hanger full of spies and real-life intrigue, strap yourself in for a wild read.

About the Author

KEVIN MITNICK, whose own exploits have made him a veritable hacker's hero, shares more than a dozen true stories of cyber-invasions—devilishly ingenious, highly effective schemes that kick up your pulse rate even as you marvel at their sheer audacity. Each is followed by Mitnick's expert analysis of how the attack could have been prevented. And he is uniquely qualified to recommend effective security measures. Both a legend in the hacker underworld and a general in the war on cybercrime, Kevin Mitnick holds the one weapon most likely to take down the intruder—intimate knowledge of the hacker's brilliant and tenacious mind.

WILLIAM L. SIMON is an award-winning author and screenwriter who also collaborated with Kevin Mitnick on The Art of Deception.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Hacking the Casinos for a Million Bucks.

Chapter 2: When Terrorists Come Calling.

Chapter 3: The Texas Prison Hack.

Chapter 4: Cops and Robbers.

Chapter 5: The Robin Hood Hacker.

Chapter 6: The Wisdom and Folly of Penetration Testing.

Chapter 7: Of Course Your Bank Is Secure — Right?

Chapter 8: Your Intellectual Property Isn’t Safe.

Chapter 9: On the Continent.

Chapter 10: Social Engineers — How They Work and How to Stop Them.

Chapter 11: Short Takes.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764569593
Author:
Mitnick, Kevin D
Publisher:
Wiley Publishing
Author:
Simon, William L.
Author:
Mitnick, Kevin D.
Author:
Mitnick, K
Author:
Devin
Subject:
General
Subject:
Computer security
Subject:
Security
Subject:
Computer hackers
Subject:
Miscellaneous Software
Subject:
Security - General
Subject:
Networking-Computer Security
Subject:
Networking/Security
Copyright:
Publication Date:
February 2005
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
270
Dimensions:
9.36x6.06x.95 in. 1.05 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Stealing the Network: How to Own the Box Used Trade Paper $27.00
  2. Hacker's Challenge 3: 20 Brand-New... New Trade Paper $55.00
  3. Mind Performance Hacks: Tips & Tools... Used Trade Paper $12.50
  4. Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich... Used Trade Paper $2.95
  5. Effective C#: 50 Specific Ways to... Used Trade Paper $25.00

Related Subjects

Business » eCommerce
Computers and Internet » Internet » Hackers
Computers and Internet » Networking » Computer Security
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » General

The Art of Intrusion: The Real Stories Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders & Deceivers Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$11.50 In Stock
Product details 270 pages Wiley Publishing - English 9780764569593 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "It would be difficult to find an author with more credibility than Mitnick to write about the art of hacking. In 1995, he was arrested for illegal computer snooping, convicted and held without bail for two years before being released in 2002. He clearly inspires unusual fear in the authorities and unusual dedication in the legions of computer security dabblers, legal and otherwise. Renowned for his use of 'social engineering,' the art of tricking people into revealing secure information such as passwords, Mitnick (The Art of Deception) introduces readers to a fascinating array of pseudonymous hackers. One group of friends bilks Las Vegas casinos out of more than a million dollars by mastering the patterns inherent in slot machines; another fellow, less fortunate, gets mixed up with a presumed al-Qaeda — style terrorist; and a prison convict leverages his computer skills to communicate with the outside world, unbeknownst to his keepers. Mitnick's handling of these engrossing tales is exemplary, for which credit presumably goes to his coauthor, writing pro Simon. Given the complexity (some would say obscurity) of the material, the authors avoid the pitfall of drowning readers in minutiae. Uniformly readable, the stories — some are quite exciting — will impart familiar lessons to security pros while introducing lay readers to an enthralling field of inquiry. Agent, David Fugate. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , In the explosive encore to his bestselling "The Art of Deception," Mitnick, the world's most celebrated hacker, devotes his life to helping businesses and governments combat data thieves, cybervandals, and other malicious computer intruders.
"Synopsis" by , Hacker extraordinaire Kevin Mitnick delivers the explosive encore to his bestselling The Art of Deception

Kevin Mitnick, the world's most celebrated hacker, now devotes his life to helping businesses and governments combat data thieves, cybervandals, and other malicious computer intruders. In his bestselling The Art of Deception, Mitnick presented fictionalized case studies that illustrated how savvy computer crackers use "social engineering" to compromise even the most technically secure computer systems. Now, in his new book, Mitnick goes one step further, offering hair-raising stories of real-life computer break-ins-and showing how the victims could have prevented them. Mitnick's reputation within the hacker community gave him unique credibility with the perpetrators of these crimes, who freely shared their stories with him-and whose exploits Mitnick now reveals in detail for the first time, including:

  • A group of friends who won nearly a million dollars in Las Vegas by reverse-engineering slot machines
  • Two teenagers who were persuaded by terrorists to hack into the Lockheed Martin computer systems
  • Two convicts who joined forces to become hackers inside a Texas prison
  • A "Robin Hood" hacker who penetrated the computer systems of many prominent companies-andthen told them how he gained access
With riveting "you are there" descriptions of real computer break-ins, indispensable tips on countermeasures security professionals need to implement now, and Mitnick's own acerbic commentary on the crimes he describes, this book is sure to reach a wide audience-and attract the attention of both law enforcement agencies and the media.

"Synopsis" by , Four pals clean up in Vegas with a pocket-sized computer. A bored Canadian teen gains access to the wire transfers section of a major Southern bank. A couple of kids are recruited to hack into Lockheed Martin and the Defense Information System Network by a terrorist with ties to Osama bin Laden.

And these stories are true.

If you're the security officer in your organization, the tales in this book crawled out of that closet where your nightmares live. Fears about national security keeping you awake? Put the coffee on; it gets worse. And if you just enjoy a heck of a good cliff-hanger full of spies and real-life intrigue, strap yourself in for a wild read.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.