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Publisher Comments:

This offbeat, non-technical book looks at what hackers do, how they do it, and how you can protect yourself. The third edition of this bestseller (over 150,000 copies sold) adopts the same informative, irreverent, and entertaining style that made the first two editions a huge success. Thoroughly updated, this edition also covers rootkits, spyware, web bugs, identity theft, hacktivism, wireless hacking (wardriving), biometrics, and firewalls.

Book News Annotation:

Wang is a computer writer who works a day job (at night) as a stand-up comic. He does not detail technical details about computer hacking<-- >whether in the popular sense of breaking into someone else's system or in the insiders' sense of exploring, extending boundaries, and understanding. Rather, he talks about the philosophy and implications of computer hacking. Thinking like a hacker, he says, will introduce readers to new worlds, not all of which are comfortable. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

In this third edition, Wallace Wang employs the same informative, irreverent, and entertaining style that made the first two editions of STEAL THIS COMPUTER BOOK so successful. Along with discussing the methods that hackers and crackers use to do their dirty work, the book also addresses ethical issues surrounding hacking. Thoroughly updated, this edition now also includes information on rootkits, spyware, Web bugs, identity theft, hacktivism, wireless hacking (wardriving), and firewalls. The CDROM includes over 300 software programs that provide examples of most of the topics discussed.

Synopsis:

This worldwide bestseller, with over 150,000 copies sold of previous editions, is a great crossover title that appeals to both readers with computer security experience and those new to the topic. The included CDROM has over 300 programs.

About the Author

Wallace Wang is the author of several best-selling computer books, including My New Mac, My New iPhone, and Steal This Computer Book (all No Starch Press). He is also a successful standup comic who has appeared on A&E's "Evening at the Improv" and appears regularly at the Riviera Comedy Club in Las Vegas.

Table of Contents

pt. 1. Information overload (lies, damn lies, and statistics) — pt. 2. Dangerous threats on the Internet — pt. 3. Breaking and entering computers — pt. 4. Protecting yourself — pt. 5 Protecting your computer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781593270001
Subtitle:
What They Won't Tell You About the Internet
Author:
Wang, Wally
Author:
Wang, Wallace
Publisher:
No Starch Press
Location:
San Francisco
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Internet - Security
Subject:
Security
Subject:
Internet
Subject:
Viruses
Subject:
Subculture
Subject:
Computer hackers
Subject:
COMPUTERS / Internet / Security
Subject:
Security - General
Subject:
Security - Viruses
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Third Edition
Series:
Steal This Computer Book
Series Volume:
03
Publication Date:
20030511
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9 x 7 x 1.13 in 1.62 lb

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Product details 384 pages No Starch Press - English 9781593270001 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In this third edition, Wallace Wang employs the same informative, irreverent, and entertaining style that made the first two editions of STEAL THIS COMPUTER BOOK so successful. Along with discussing the methods that hackers and crackers use to do their dirty work, the book also addresses ethical issues surrounding hacking. Thoroughly updated, this edition now also includes information on rootkits, spyware, Web bugs, identity theft, hacktivism, wireless hacking (wardriving), and firewalls. The CDROM includes over 300 software programs that provide examples of most of the topics discussed.
"Synopsis" by ,
This worldwide bestseller, with over 150,000 copies sold of previous editions, is a great crossover title that appeals to both readers with computer security experience and those new to the topic. The included CDROM has over 300 programs.
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