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Learn how to use good hacking to prevent your system from becoming the victim of attacks! "The Unofficial Guide to Ethical Hacking, Second Edition" defines the difference between hackers - those who crack a computer system for the sheer challenge of doing so - and crackers - an elusive class of computer criminals who break into systems, release viruses, and deface Web sites. Ethical hackers often help out system administrators by notifying them of loopholes in their systems before crackers can get to them and cause damage. More than just a guide to hacking, this book explores all aspects of computer security in a hands-on and easy-to-comprehend manner - a must-read for any computer user who wants to learn how a system is cracked and how you can better protect yourself. With helpful resources and clear, step-by-step instructions on various hacking techniques, this book features the most up-to-date and comprehensive information and methods, covering file encryption, firewalls, and viruses, as well as new topics such as instant messenger hacking, intellectual property thefts, identity attacks, and much more.
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Offering a counterpoint to the common view of hackers as criminals, 16-year-old Fadia encourages a new wave of helpful hackers who break into systems purely for the scientific challenge, leaving files and systems unscathed and offering security pointers to system administrators. The results of Fadia's experiments are published here, with step-by-step hacks for Windows, Linux, and DOS, and information on firewalls, viruses and mail bombs for hackers, programmers, system administrators or anyone interested in making their computer system more (or less) secure. Though young, Fadia is a hacking authority and is founder of Hacking Truths web site.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The 17-year-old creator of the popular "Hacking Truths" Web site explores all aspects of of computer security in an easy-to-understand, newbie-friendly manner.
The Unofficial Guide to Ethical Hacking is much more than a guide to hacking. For anyone interested in finding out how your fail-safe system was cracked and how you can better protect yourself, this book is a must-read. It contains helpful resources that you can reference to better protect your system from becoming the victim of attacks. It also includes discussion on the nature of file encryption, firewalls, and viruses and shows how users can make their systems more secure.
About the Author
Ankit Fadia is an independent computer security consultant based in Silicon Valley. He has authored several internationally best-selling books on numerous topics related to computer security, and he is a widely recognized computer security guru and cyberterrorism expert. Fadia provides customized cybersecurity training and consulting solutions to major clients all across North America, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East. He is also regularly invited by BBC Radio World News to share the latest updates on virus outbreaks, loopholes, and cybercrime trends. Recently, Fadia started his own computer security consulting and mobile phone solutions company based in Malaysia, with operations all across the Asian Pacific region.
Table of Contents
Introduction Chapter 1 - So Who is a Hacker Anyway? Chapter 2 - Finding Information on the Net Chapter 3 - Hacking Windows Chapter 4 - Advanced Windows Hacking Chapter 5 - Getting Your Hands Wet: Net Tools I Chapter 6 - Exploring Remote Systems Net Tools II Chapter 7 - A Guide for Web hackers Net Tools III Chapter 8 - Getting Past the Password Chapter 9 - Batch File Programming Chapter 10 - TCP/IP: A Mammoth Description Chapter 11 - Hacking Concepts: A Deeper Approach Chapter 12 - How Does a Virus Work? Part I Chapter 13 - How Does a Virus Work? Part II Chapter 14 - The Perl Manual Chapter 15 - The C Programming Language Chapter 16 - Nasty Scripts and hostile Applets Appendix A: Some More Net Tools Index
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