Do you hear news everyday on the latest hacking attack, but just don’t quite understand what it is all about? Well this is the book for you. In BIT WARS, Dr. Thomas Hyslip presents the history of cybercrime, hacking and information warfare that has lead us to where we are today. Espionage, Stuxnet, Cyber Terrorism, Anonymous, TOR, the Deep Web, they are included. Hacking started as a quest for knowledge and curiosity, but has become a worldwide problem with no end in sight. The Center for Strategic and International Studies estimated the annual cost of cybercrime at more than $445 billion annually. Furthermore, the number and sophistication of attacks has steadily increased. In 2014, Target and Home Depot were victims of large scale point of sale attacks, and millions of credit and debit cards were stolen. Ebay lost the account information of over 233 million users, and Sony was attacked by North Korea in retaliation for the movie, “The Interview.” Read about it all in BIT WARS: Cyber Crime, Hacking and Information Warfare, and understand why you should be concerned.
Take a fascinating and provocative look at cyber crime and warfare
In Cyber Crime & Warfare: All That Matters, Peter Warren and Michael Streeter outline the history, scale and importance of cyber crime. In particular they show how cyber crime, cyber espionage, and cyber warfare now pose a major threat to society. The authors describe how criminal gangs and rogue states have since moved into the online arena with devastating effect at a time when the modern world–including all the communication services and utilities we have come to take for granted–has become utterly dependent on computers and the internet.
Inside you will find:> A 100 Ideas section that offers original and inspirational ideas to help readers explore the subject in more depth Weblinks and QR codes throughout the text, linking to videos from the author, or more detailed audio explanations Helpful text boxes around key concepts that make navigating through the material a snap
The Straightforward Internet cuts through the complex digital universe that is cyberspace, and simplifies information that the reader can quickly absorb and apply, if they choose to.Geared for Gen-Exers and anyone who has been reluctant to embrace all that the Internet offers, it also speaks to the technologically competent reader that understands how fluid the digital universe is and wants to stay on top of it. Plus, there's information for everyone that falls between these categories.For background fun, occasional references to the original Back to the Future movie touches on the experiences of Marty & Doc.
Beginning with BASICS such as an explanation of the Internet's origin, to how it works, to downloading and uploading content, to how we travel via dial-up, DSL or satellite, this book's basic section also covers email, instant messaging, Netiquette, fact-checking, avoiding viruses, computers and peripherals, how to protect those investments and more.
INTERMEDIATE exploration covers understanding your computer's operating system, social engineering and phishing, differences between paid and organic search engine results, understanding Cloud storage, Social Media, blogging, online dating, fun and hidden Internet games like Easter Egg Hunts, naughty niche sites, Internet auctions, payment gateways, Catfishing and more.
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Build and configure your own parallel computing Beowulf cluster using BeagleBone Black ARM systems
About This BookConfigure your own cluster for high speed parallel computingBenefit from your personally configured super computer which is a power efficient, low-cost, and highly scalable super computerWrite your own cluster software with the help of practical examples using powerful computational libraries specifically designed for distributed memory machines
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