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Black Hat: Misfits, Criminals, and Scammers in the Internet Ageby John Biggs
Synopses & Reviews
Homes are becoming increasingly wired and, thanks to Wi-Fi, unwired. Hackers can strike quickly and create disastrous results These stories and follow-ups are a fascinating insight into the modern threats we all face in the techno jungle. Written by internationally recognized author, John Biggs , this book is an ideal read for anyone who owns a computer and has ever pondered the threats of modern technology.
Black Hat takes a fair and thorough look at the hacking cases that have made the news in recent years. These stories include all the juicy details, like the people behind the hacking, as well as legislative attempts to curtail hacking, cracking, and spam. Table of Contents Black Hats: Things That Go Ping in the NightY.O.U. Mayhave Alredy 1 : SpamDeep Cover: SpywareShockwave: Worms and VirusesDear Friend: ScamsUpload or Perish: PiratesBreakin: HackingDon't Get Burned: White Hats
Book News Annotation:
Biggs, a technical editor for computing magazines, explores the underworld of troublemakers, geniuses, and criminals involved in hacking and computer scams. Featuring interviews with real hackers and scammers like the spam king of Detroit and a 16-year-old worm virus writer in Austria, along with biting commentary on the current state of computer security, the book offers tips on spotting international scams and protecting a computer from programs that can steal passwords and credit card numbers.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This fun, gossipy read takes a balanced look at recent hacking cases that made the news and the people behind them--known as Black Hats--as well as the legislation currently in process regarding hacking, reverse-engineering, cracking, and spam.
Black Hat takes a balanced look at the hacking cases that made the news in the past few years, the people behind them, and the legislation currently in process regarding hacking, reverse-engineering, cracking, and spam.
Homes are becoming increasingly wired and, thanks to Wi-Fi, unwired. Hackers strike quickly and with disastrous results. These stories and follow-ups are a fascinating insight into the modern threats we all face in the techno jungle. Written by an internationally recognized author on computer security, Black Hat is a fun read for anyone interested in the threats of modern technology.
General Internet use is all the experienced required. This is a fun, gossipy read about Black Hats aka hackers.This is not an alarmist book. It will take a balanced look at the hacking cases that made the news in the past few years and the people behind them as well as the legislation currently in process regarding hacking, reverse-engineering, cracking, and spam. This is not the Anarchist Cookbook of the tech world-it doesn't tell how to hack, it just relates the stories of those who have.This book has will attract an educated, technology-savvy audience, someone who doesn't want to slog through a thousand dry pages on computer security but would enjoy a wide survey of the modern threats we all face in the techno jungle.
Table of Contents
Worms.- Spyware.- Scams and Spam.- Pirates and Crackers.- White Hats.- The Future.
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