No Tech Hacking

No Tech Hacking
Author: Johnny Long
Publsiher: Syngress
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-04-18
ISBN 10: 9780080558752
ISBN 13: 0080558755
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Tech Hacking Book Review:

Johnny Long's last book sold 12,000 units worldwide. Kevin Mitnick's last book sold 40,000 units in North America. As the cliché goes, information is power. In this age of technology, an increasing majority of the world's information is stored electronically. It makes sense then that we rely on high-tech electronic protection systems to guard that information. As professional hackers, Johnny Long and Kevin Mitnick get paid to uncover weaknesses in those systems and exploit them. Whether breaking into buildings or slipping past industrial-grade firewalls, their goal has always been the same: extract the information using any means necessary. After hundreds of jobs, they have discovered the secrets to bypassing every conceivable high-tech security system. This book reveals those secrets; as the title suggests, it has nothing to do with high technology. • Dumpster Diving Be a good sport and don’t read the two “D” words written in big bold letters above, and act surprised when I tell you hackers can accomplish this without relying on a single bit of technology (punny). • Tailgating Hackers and ninja both like wearing black, and they do share the ability to slip inside a building and blend with the shadows. • Shoulder Surfing If you like having a screen on your laptop so you can see what you’re working on, don’t read this chapter. • Physical Security Locks are serious business and lock technicians are true engineers, most backed with years of hands-on experience. But what happens when you take the age-old respected profession of the locksmith and sprinkle it with hacker ingenuity? • Social Engineering with Jack Wiles Jack has trained hundreds of federal agents, corporate attorneys, CEOs and internal auditors on computer crime and security-related topics. His unforgettable presentations are filled with three decades of personal "war stories" from the trenches of Information Security and Physical Security. • Google Hacking A hacker doesn’t even need his own computer to do the necessary research. If he can make it to a public library, Kinko's or Internet cafe, he can use Google to process all that data into something useful. • P2P Hacking Let’s assume a guy has no budget, no commercial hacking software, no support from organized crime and no fancy gear. With all those restrictions, is this guy still a threat to you? Have a look at this chapter and judge for yourself. • People Watching Skilled people watchers can learn a whole lot in just a few quick glances. In this chapter we’ll take a look at a few examples of the types of things that draws a no-tech hacker’s eye. • Kiosks What happens when a kiosk is more than a kiosk? What happens when the kiosk holds airline passenger information? What if the kiosk holds confidential patient information? What if the kiosk holds cash? • Vehicle Surveillance Most people don’t realize that some of the most thrilling vehicular espionage happens when the cars aren't moving at all!

Low Tech Hacking

Low Tech Hacking
Author: Jack Wiles,Terry Gudaitis,Jennifer Jabbusch,Russ Rogers,Sean Lowther
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1597496650
ISBN 13: 9781597496650
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Low Tech Hacking Book Review:

A guide to low tech computer hacking covers such topics as social engineering, locks, penetration testing, and information security.

Google Hacking for Penetration Testers

Google Hacking for Penetration Testers
Author: Johnny Long,Bill Gardner,Justin Brown
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2011-04-18
ISBN 10: 9780080484266
ISBN 13: 0080484263
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Google Hacking for Penetration Testers Book Review:

This book helps people find sensitive information on the Web. Google is one of the 5 most popular sites on the internet with more than 380 million unique users per month (Nielsen/NetRatings 8/05). But, Google’s search capabilities are so powerful, they sometimes discover content that no one ever intended to be publicly available on the Web including: social security numbers, credit card numbers, trade secrets, and federally classified documents. Google Hacking for Penetration Testers Volume 2 shows the art of manipulating Google used by security professionals and system administrators to find this sensitive information and “self-police their own organizations. Readers will learn how Google Maps and Google Earth provide pinpoint military accuracy, see how bad guys can manipulate Google to create super worms, and see how they can "mash up" Google with MySpace, LinkedIn, and more for passive reconaissance. • Learn Google Searching Basics Explore Google’s Web-based Interface, build Google queries, and work with Google URLs. • Use Advanced Operators to Perform Advanced Queries Combine advanced operators and learn about colliding operators and bad search-fu. • Learn the Ways of the Google Hacker See how to use caches for anonymity and review directory listings and traversal techniques. • Review Document Grinding and Database Digging See the ways to use Google to locate documents and then search within the documents to locate information. • Understand Google’s Part in an Information Collection Framework Learn the principles of automating searches and the applications of data mining. • Locate Exploits and Finding Targets Locate exploit code and then vulnerable targets. • See Ten Simple Security Searches Learn a few searches that give good results just about every time and are good for a security assessment. • Track Down Web Servers Locate and profile web servers, login portals, network hardware and utilities. • See How Bad Guys Troll for Data Find ways to search for usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, social security numbers, and other juicy information. • Hack Google Services Learn more about the AJAX Search API, Calendar, Blogger, Blog Search, and more.

CUCKOO S EGG

CUCKOO S EGG
Author: Clifford Stoll
Publsiher: Doubleday
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2012-05-23
ISBN 10: 0307819426
ISBN 13: 9780307819420
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CUCKOO S EGG Book Review:

Before the Internet became widely known as a global tool for terrorists, one perceptive U.S. citizen recognized its ominous potential. Armed with clear evidence of computer espionage, he began a highly personal quest to expose a hidden network of spies that threatened national security. But would the authorities back him up? Cliff Stoll's dramatic firsthand account is "a computer-age detective story, instantly fascinating [and] astonishingly gripping" (Smithsonian). Cliff Stoll was an astronomer turned systems manager at Lawrence Berkeley Lab when a 75-cent accounting error alerted him to the presence of an unauthorized user on his system. The hacker's code name was "Hunter"—a mysterious invader who managed to break into U.S. computer systems and steal sensitive military and security information. Stoll began a one-man hunt of his own: spying on the spy. It was a dangerous game of deception, broken codes, satellites, and missile bases—a one-man sting operation that finally gained the attention of the CIA . . . and ultimately trapped an international spy ring fueled by cash, cocaine, and the KGB.

Hacking Diversity

Hacking Diversity
Author: Christina Dunbar-Hester
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2019-12-10
ISBN 10: 069119288X
ISBN 13: 9780691192888
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hacking Diversity Book Review:

"We regularly read and hear exhortations for women to take up positions in STEM. The call comes from both government and private corporate circles, and it also emanates from enthusiasts for free and open source software (FOSS), i.e. software that anyone is free to use, copy, study, and change in any way. Ironically, rate of participation in FOSS-related work is far lower than in other areas of computing. A 2002 European Union study showed that fewer than 2 percent of software developers in the FOSS world were women. How is it that an intellectual community of activists so open in principle to one and all -a community that prides itself for its enlightened politics and its commitment to social change - should have such a low rate of participation by women? This book is an ethnographic investigation of efforts to improve the diversity in software and hackerspace communities, with particular attention paid to gender diversity advocacy"--

No Tech Hacking

No Tech Hacking
Author: Johnny Long,Kevin David Mitnick
Publsiher: Syngress Media Incorporated
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9781597492157
ISBN 13: 1597492159
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Tech Hacking Book Review:

.Tailgating Hackers and ninja both like wearing black, and they do share the ability to slip inside a building and blend with the shadows. .Shoulder Surfing If you like having a screen on your laptop so you can see what you're working on, don't read this chapter. .Physical Security Locks are serious business and lock technicians are true engineers, most backed with years of hands-on experience. But what happens when you take the age-old respected profession of the locksmith and sprinkle it with hacker ingenuity? .Social Engineering with Jack Wiles Jack has trained hundreds of federal agents, corporate attorneys, CEOs and internal auditors on computer crime and security-related topics. His unforgettable presentations are filled with three decades of personal "war stories" from the trenches of Information Security and Physical Security. .Google Hacking A hacker doesn't even need his own computer to do the necessary research.-

This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends

This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends
Author: Nicole Perlroth
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2021-02-18
ISBN 10: 1526629836
ISBN 13: 9781526629838
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends Book Review:

'Reads like a modern-day John le Carré novel, with terrifying tales of espionage and cyber warfare that will keep you up at night, both unable to stop reading, and terrified for what the future holds' Nick Bilton, author of American Kingpin Zero day: a software bug that allows a hacker to break in and scamper through the world's computer networks invisibly until discovered. One of the most coveted tools in a spy's arsenal, a zero day has the power to tap into any iPhone, dismantle safety controls at a chemical plant and shut down the power in an entire nation – just ask the Ukraine. Zero days are the blood diamonds of the security trade, pursued by nation states, defense contractors, cybercriminals, and security defenders alike. In this market, governments aren't regulators; they are clients – paying huge sums to hackers willing to turn over gaps in the Internet, and stay silent about them. This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends is cybersecurity reporter Nicole Perlroth's discovery, unpacked. A intrepid journalist unravels an opaque, code-driven market from the outside in – encountering spies, hackers, arms dealers, mercenaries and a few unsung heroes along the way. As the stakes get higher and higher in the rush to push the world's critical infrastructure online, This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends is the urgent and alarming discovery of one of the world's most extreme threats.

Hardware Hacking

Hardware Hacking
Author: Joe Grand,Kevin D. Mitnick,Ryan Russell
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2004-01-29
ISBN 10: 9780080478258
ISBN 13: 0080478255
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hardware Hacking Book Review:

"If I had this book 10 years ago, the FBI would never have found me!" -- Kevin Mitnick This book has something for everyone---from the beginner hobbyist with no electronics or coding experience to the self-proclaimed "gadget geek." Take an ordinary piece of equipment and turn it into a personal work of art. Build upon an existing idea to create something better. Have fun while voiding your warranty! Some of the hardware hacks in this book include: * Don't toss your iPod away when the battery dies! Don't pay Apple the $99 to replace it! Install a new iPod battery yourself without Apple's "help" * An Apple a day! Modify a standard Apple USB Mouse into a glowing UFO Mouse or build a FireWire terabyte hard drive and custom case * Have you played Atari today? Create an arcade-style Atari 5200 paddle controller for your favorite retro videogames or transform the Atari 2600 joystick into one that can be used by left-handed players * Modern game systems, too! Hack your PlayStation 2 to boot code from the memory card or modify your PlayStation 2 for homebrew game development * Videophiles unite! Design, build, and configure your own Windows- or Linux-based Home Theater PC * Ride the airwaves! Modify a wireless PCMCIA NIC to include an external antenna connector or load Linux onto your Access Point * Stick it to The Man! Remove the proprietary barcode encoding from your CueCat and turn it into a regular barcode reader * Hack your Palm! Upgrade the available RAM on your Palm m505 from 8MB to 16MB · Includes hacks of today's most popular gaming systems like Xbox and PS/2. · Teaches readers to unlock the full entertainment potential of their desktop PC. · Frees iMac owners to enhance the features they love and get rid of the ones they hate.

Ethical Hacking

Ethical Hacking
Author: Alana Maurushat
Publsiher: University of Ottawa Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-04-09
ISBN 10: 0776627937
ISBN 13: 9780776627939
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethical Hacking Book Review:

How will governments and courts protect civil liberties in this new era of hacktivism? Ethical Hacking discusses the attendant moral and legal issues. The first part of the 21st century will likely go down in history as the era when ethical hackers opened governments and the line of transparency moved by force. One need only read the motto “we open governments” on the Twitter page for Wikileaks to gain a sense of the sea change that has occurred. Ethical hacking is the non-violent use of a technology in pursuit of a cause—political or otherwise—which is often legally and morally ambiguous. Hacktivists believe in two general but spirited principles: respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, including freedom of expression and personal privacy; and the responsibility of government to be open, transparent and fully accountable to the public. How courts and governments will deal with hacking attempts which operate in a grey zone of the law and where different ethical views collide remains to be seen. What is undisputed is that Ethical Hacking presents a fundamental discussion of key societal questions. A fundamental discussion of key societal questions. This book is published in English. - La première moitié du XXIe siècle sera sans doute reconnue comme l’époque où le piratage éthique a ouvert de force les gouvernements, déplaçant les limites de la transparence. La page twitter de Wikileaks enchâsse cet ethos à même sa devise, « we open governments », et sa volonté d’être omniprésent. En parallèle, les grandes sociétés de technologie comme Apple se font compétition pour produire des produits de plus en plus sécuritaires et à protéger les données de leurs clients, alors même que les gouvernements tentent de limiter et de décrypter ces nouvelles technologies d’encryption. Entre-temps, le marché des vulnérabilités en matière de sécurité augmente à mesure que les experts en sécurité informatique vendent des vulnérabilités de logiciels des grandes technologies, dont Apple et Google, contre des sommes allant de 10 000 à 1,5 million de dollars. L’activisme en sécurité est à la hausse. Le piratage éthique est l’utilisation non-violence d’une technologie quelconque en soutien d’une cause politique ou autre qui est souvent ambigue d’un point de vue juridique et moral. Le hacking éthique peut désigner les actes de vérification de pénétration professionnelle ou d’experts en sécurité informatique, de même que d’autres formes d’actions émergentes, comme l’hacktivisme et la désobéissance civile en ligne. L’hacktivisme est une forme de piratage éthique, mais également une forme de militantisme des droits civils à l’ère numérique. En principe, les adeptes du hacktivisme croient en deux grands principes : le respect des droits de la personne et les libertés fondamentales, y compris la liberté d’expression et à la vie privée, et la responsabilité des gouvernements d’être ouverts, transparents et pleinement redevables au public. En pratique, toutefois, les antécédents comme les agendas des hacktivistes sont fort diversifiés. Il n’est pas clair de quelle façon les tribunaux et les gouvernements traiteront des tentatives de piratage eu égard aux zones grises juridiques, aux approches éthiques conflictuelles, et compte tenu du fait qu’il n’existe actuellement, dans le monde, presque aucune exception aux provisions, en matière de cybercrime et de crime informatique, liées à la recherche sur la sécurité ou l’intérêt public. Il sera également difficile de déterminer le lien entre hacktivisme et droits civils. Ce livre est publié en anglais.

Black Hat Go

Black Hat Go
Author: Tom Steele,Chris Patten,Dan Kottmann
Publsiher: No Starch Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-02-04
ISBN 10: 1593278667
ISBN 13: 9781593278663
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Hat Go Book Review:

Like the best-selling Black Hat Python, Black Hat Go explores the darker side of the popular Go programming language. This collection of short scripts will help you test your systems, build and automate tools to fit your needs, and improve your offensive security skillset. Black Hat Go explores the darker side of Go, the popular programming language revered by hackers for its simplicity, efficiency, and reliability. It provides an arsenal of practical tactics from the perspective of security practitioners and hackers to help you test your systems, build and automate tools to fit your needs, and improve your offensive security skillset, all using the power of Go. You'll begin your journey with a basic overview of Go's syntax and philosophy and then start to explore examples that you can leverage for tool development, including common network protocols like HTTP, DNS, and SMB. You'll then dig into various tactics and problems that penetration testers encounter, addressing things like data pilfering, packet sniffing, and exploit development. You'll create dynamic, pluggable tools before diving into cryptography, attacking Microsoft Windows, and implementing steganography. You'll learn how to: • Make performant tools that can be used for your own security projects • Create usable tools that interact with remote APIs • Scrape arbitrary HTML data • Use Go's standard package, net/http, for building HTTP servers • Write your own DNS server and proxy • Use DNS tunneling to establish a C2 channel out of a restrictive network • Create a vulnerability fuzzer to discover an application's security weaknesses • Use plug-ins and extensions to future-proof productsBuild an RC2 symmetric-key brute-forcer • Implant data within a Portable Network Graphics (PNG) image. Are you ready to add to your arsenal of security tools? Then let's Go!

Techno Security s Guide to Managing Risks for IT Managers Auditors and Investigators

Techno Security s Guide to Managing Risks for IT Managers  Auditors  and Investigators
Author: Johnny Long,Jack Wiles,Russ Rogers,Phil Drake,Ron J. Green,Greg Kipper,Raymond Todd Blackwood,Amber Schroader
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2011-04-18
ISBN 10: 9780080553979
ISBN 13: 0080553974
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Techno Security s Guide to Managing Risks for IT Managers Auditors and Investigators Book Review:

“This book contains some of the most up-to-date information available anywhere on a wide variety of topics related to Techno Security. As you read the book, you will notice that the authors took the approach of identifying some of the risks, threats, and vulnerabilities and then discussing the countermeasures to address them. Some of the topics and thoughts discussed here are as new as tomorrow’s headlines, whereas others have been around for decades without being properly addressed. I hope you enjoy this book as much as we have enjoyed working with the various authors and friends during its development. —Donald Withers, CEO and Cofounder of TheTrainingCo. • Jack Wiles, on Social Engineering offers up a potpourri of tips, tricks, vulnerabilities, and lessons learned from 30-plus years of experience in the worlds of both physical and technical security. • Russ Rogers on the Basics of Penetration Testing illustrates the standard methodology for penetration testing: information gathering, network enumeration, vulnerability identification, vulnerability exploitation, privilege escalation, expansion of reach, future access, and information compromise. • Johnny Long on No Tech Hacking shows how to hack without touching a computer using tailgating, lock bumping, shoulder surfing, and dumpster diving. • Phil Drake on Personal, Workforce, and Family Preparedness covers the basics of creating a plan for you and your family, identifying and obtaining the supplies you will need in an emergency. • Kevin O’Shea on Seizure of Digital Information discusses collecting hardware and information from the scene. • Amber Schroader on Cell Phone Forensics writes on new methods and guidelines for digital forensics. • Dennis O’Brien on RFID: An Introduction, Security Issues, and Concerns discusses how this well-intended technology has been eroded and used for fringe implementations. • Ron Green on Open Source Intelligence details how a good Open Source Intelligence program can help you create leverage in negotiations, enable smart decisions regarding the selection of goods and services, and help avoid pitfalls and hazards. • Raymond Blackwood on Wireless Awareness: Increasing the Sophistication of Wireless Users maintains it is the technologist’s responsibility to educate, communicate, and support users despite their lack of interest in understanding how it works. • Greg Kipper on What is Steganography? provides a solid understanding of the basics of steganography, what it can and can’t do, and arms you with the information you need to set your career path. • Eric Cole on Insider Threat discusses why the insider threat is worse than the external threat and the effects of insider threats on a company. Internationally known experts in information security share their wisdom Free pass to Techno Security Conference for everyone who purchases a book—$1,200 value

The Hacker Crackdown

The Hacker Crackdown
Author: Bruce Sterling
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2020-08-11
ISBN 10: 1504063090
ISBN 13: 9781504063098
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hacker Crackdown Book Review:

The bestselling cyberpunk author “has produced by far the most stylish report from the computer outlaw culture since Steven Levy’s Hackers” (Publishers Weekly). Bruce Sterling delves into the world of high-tech crime and punishment in one of the first books to explore the cyberspace breaches that threaten national security. From the crash of AT&T’s long-distance switching system to corporate cyberattacks, he investigates government and law enforcement efforts to break the back of America’s electronic underground in the 1990s. In this modern classic, “Sterling makes the hackers—who live in the ether between terminals under noms de net such as VaxCat—as vivid as Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday. His book goes a long way towards explaining the emerging digital world and its ethos” (Publishers Weekly). This edition features a new preface by the author that analyzes the sobering increase in computer crime over the twenty-five years since The Hacker Crackdown was first published. “Offbeat and brilliant.” —Booklist “Thoroughly researched, this account of the government’s crackdown on the nebulous but growing computer-underground provides a thoughtful report on the laws and rights being defined on the virtual frontier of cyberspace. . . . An enjoyable, informative, and (as the first mainstream treatment of the subject) potentially important book . . . Sterling is a fine and knowledgeable guide to this strange new world.” —Kirkus Reviews “A well-balanced look at this new group of civil libertarians. Written with humor and intelligence, this book is highly recommended.” —Library Journal

The Art of Intrusion

The Art of Intrusion
Author: Kevin D. Mitnick,William L. Simon
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-03-17
ISBN 10: 9780470503829
ISBN 13: 0470503823
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Intrusion Book Review:

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.

Sandworm

Sandworm
Author: Andy Greenberg
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-10-20
ISBN 10: 0525564632
ISBN 13: 9780525564638
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sandworm Book Review:

Originally published in hardcover in 2019 by Doubleday.

Ghost in the Wires

Ghost in the Wires
Author: Kevin Mitnick
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2011-08-15
ISBN 10: 0316134473
ISBN 13: 9780316134477
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ghost in the Wires Book Review:

In this "intriguing, insightful and extremely educational" novel, the world's most famous hacker teaches you easy cloaking and counter-measures for citizens and consumers in the age of Big Brother and Big Data (Frank W. Abagnale). Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. He accessed computers and networks at the world's biggest companies -- and no matter how fast the authorities were, Mitnick was faster, sprinting through phone switches, computer systems, and cellular networks. As the FBI's net finally began to tighten, Mitnick went on the run, engaging in an increasingly sophisticated game of hide-and-seek that escalated through false identities, a host of cities, and plenty of close shaves, to an ultimate showdown with the Feds, who would stop at nothing to bring him down. Ghost in the Wires is a thrilling true story of intrigue, suspense, and unbelievable escapes -- and a portrait of a visionary who forced the authorities to rethink the way they pursued him, and forced companies to rethink the way they protect their most sensitive information. "Mitnick manages to make breaking computer code sound as action-packed as robbing a bank." -- NPR

How to Become the Worlds No 1 Hacker

How to Become the Worlds No  1 Hacker
Author: Gregory D Evans
Publsiher: Cyber Crime Media
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-03-02
ISBN 10: 0982609108
ISBN 13: 9780982609101
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Become the Worlds No 1 Hacker Book Review:

Renowned security expert Evans details how hackers get into networks. He then takes those same tools and shows how to make money as a Certified Ethical Hacker.

Cult of the Dead Cow

Cult of the Dead Cow
Author: Joseph Menn
Publsiher: PublicAffairs
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-06-04
ISBN 10: 1541762371
ISBN 13: 9781541762374
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cult of the Dead Cow Book Review:

The shocking untold story of the elite secret society of hackers fighting to protect our privacy, our freedom -- even democracy itself Cult of the Dead Cow is the tale of the oldest, most respected, and most famous American hacking group of all time. Though until now it has remained mostly anonymous, its members invented the concept of hacktivism, released the top tool for testing password security, and created what was for years the best technique for controlling computers from afar, forcing giant companies to work harder to protect customers. They contributed to the development of Tor, the most important privacy tool on the net, and helped build cyberweapons that advanced US security without injuring anyone. With its origins in the earliest days of the Internet, the cDc is full of oddball characters -- activists, artists, even future politicians. Many of these hackers have become top executives and advisors walking the corridors of power in Washington and Silicon Valley. The most famous is former Texas Congressman and current presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, whose time in the cDc set him up to found a tech business, launch an alternative publication in El Paso, and make long-shot bets on unconventional campaigns. Today, the group and its followers are battling electoral misinformation, making personal data safer, and battling to keep technology a force for good instead of for surveillance and oppression. Cult of the Dead Cow shows how governments, corporations, and criminals came to hold immense power over individuals and how we can fight back against them.

The Art of Memory Forensics

The Art of Memory Forensics
Author: Michael Hale Ligh,Andrew Case,Jamie Levy,AAron Walters
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 912
Release: 2014-07-22
ISBN 10: 1118824997
ISBN 13: 9781118824993
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Memory Forensics Book Review:

Memory forensics provides cutting edge technology to help investigate digital attacks Memory forensics is the art of analyzing computer memory (RAM) to solve digital crimes. As a follow-up to the best seller Malware Analyst's Cookbook, experts in the fields of malware, security, and digital forensics bring you a step-by-step guide to memory forensics—now the most sought after skill in the digital forensics and incident response fields. Beginning with introductory concepts and moving toward the advanced, The Art of Memory Forensics: Detecting Malware and Threats in Windows, Linux, and Mac Memory is based on a five day training course that the authors have presented to hundreds of students. It is the only book on the market that focuses exclusively on memory forensics and how to deploy such techniques properly. Discover memory forensics techniques: How volatile memory analysis improves digital investigations Proper investigative steps for detecting stealth malware and advanced threats How to use free, open source tools for conducting thorough memory forensics Ways to acquire memory from suspect systems in a forensically sound manner The next era of malware and security breaches are more sophisticated and targeted, and the volatile memory of a computer is often overlooked or destroyed as part of the incident response process. The Art of Memory Forensics explains the latest technological innovations in digital forensics to help bridge this gap. It covers the most popular and recently released versions of Windows, Linux, and Mac, including both the 32 and 64-bit editions.

Breaking and Entering

Breaking and Entering
Author: Jeremy N. Smith
Publsiher: Eamon Dolan Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-01-08
ISBN 10: 0544903218
ISBN 13: 9780544903210
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breaking and Entering Book Review:

This taut, true thriller dives into a dark world that touches us all, as seen through the brilliant, breakneck career of an extraordinary hacker--a woman known only as Alien. When she arrived at MIT in the 1990s, Alien was quickly drawn to the school's tradition of high‑risk physical trespassing: the original "hacking." Within a year, one of her hallmates was dead and two others were arraigned. Alien's adventures were only just beginning. After a stint at the storied, secretive Los Alamos National Laboratory, Alien was recruited by a top cybersecurity firm where she deployed her cache of virtual weapons--and the trespassing and social engineering talents she had developed while "hacking" at MIT. The company tested its clients' security by every means possible--not just coding, but donning disguises and sneaking past guards and secretaries into the C‑suite. Alien now runs a boutique hacking outfit that caters to some of the world's biggest and most vulnerable institutions--banks, retailers, government agencies. Her work combines devilish charm, old‑school deception, and next generation spycraft. In Breaking and Entering, cybersecurity finally gets the rich, character‑driven, fast-paced treatment it deserves.

Ninja Hacking

Ninja Hacking
Author: Thomas Wilhelm,Jason Andress
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-11-02
ISBN 10: 9781597495899
ISBN 13: 1597495891
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ninja Hacking Book Review:

Ninja Hacking offers insight on how to conduct unorthodox attacks on computing networks, using disguise, espionage, stealth, and concealment. This book blends the ancient practices of Japanese ninjas, in particular the historical Ninjutsu techniques, with the present hacking methodologies. It looks at the methods used by malicious attackers in real-world situations and details unorthodox penetration testing techniques by getting inside the mind of a ninja. It also expands upon current penetration testing methodologies including new tactics for hardware and physical attacks. This book is organized into 17 chapters. The first two chapters incorporate the historical ninja into the modern hackers. The white-hat hackers are differentiated from the black-hat hackers. The function gaps between them are identified. The next chapters explore strategies and tactics using knowledge acquired from Sun Tzu's The Art of War applied to a ninja hacking project. The use of disguise, impersonation, and infiltration in hacking is then discussed. Other chapters cover stealth, entering methods, espionage using concealment devices, covert listening devices, intelligence gathering and interrogation, surveillance, and sabotage. The book concludes by presenting ways to hide the attack locations and activities. This book will be of great value not only to penetration testers and security professionals, but also to network and system administrators as well as hackers. Discusses techniques used by malicious attackers in real-world situations Details unorthodox penetration testing techniques by getting inside the mind of a ninja Expands upon current penetration testing methodologies including new tactics for hardware and physical attacks