Unmasked

UnmaskedAnonymous got lucky. When five of its hackers attacked security company HBGary Federal on February 6, 2011, they were doing so in order to defend the group’s privacy. It wasn’t because they hoped to reveal plans to attack WikiLeaks, create surveillance cells targeting pro-union organizations, and sell sophisticated rootkits to the US government for use as offensive cyber weapons—but that’s what they found.

In the weeks after the attack, the hackers released tens of thousands of e-mail messages and made headlines around the world. Aaron Bar, the CEO of HBGary Federal, eventually resigned; 12 Congressman called for an investigation; an ethics complaint was lodged against a major DC law firm involved with some of the more dubious plans.

Join Ars' editors as they dig into the secret world of Anonymous and hackers for hire in Unmasked.

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Networks and Netwars: The Future of Terror, Crime, and Militancy

Networks and Netwars: The Future of Terror, Crime, and MilitancyNetwar-like cyberwar-describes a new spectrum of conflict that is emerging in the wake of the information revolution. Netwar includes conflicts waged, on the one hand, by terrorists, criminals, gangs, and ethnic extremists; and by civil-society activists (such as cyber activists or WTO protestors) on the other. What distinguishes netwar is the networked organizational structure of its practitioners-with many groups actually being leaderless-and their quickness in coming together in swarming attacks. To confront this new type of conflict, it is crucial for governments, military, and law enforcement to begin networking themselves.




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Zero-Day Exploit:: Countdown to Darkness (Cyber-Fiction)

Zero-Day Exploit:: Countdown to Darkness (Cyber-Fiction)The realistic portrayals of researching, developing, and ultimately defending the Internet from a malicious “Zero-Day” attack will appeal to every corner of the IT community. Although finctional, the numerous accounts of real events and references to real people will ring true with every member of the security community. This book will also satisfy those not on the “inside” of this community, who are fascinated by the real tactics and motives of criminal, malicous hackers and those who defent the Internet from them.

* The realistic portrayals of researching, developing, and ultimately defending the Internet from a malicious “Zero-Day” attack will appeal to every corner of the IT community.

* This book will entertain, educate, and enlighten the security and IT community about the world of elite security professionals who safeguard the Internet from the most dangerous cyber criminals and terrorists.

* Although finctional, the numerous accounts of real events and references to real people will ring true with every member of the security community.

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Hack Attacks Revealed: A Complete Reference for UNIX, Windows, and Linux with Toolkit

Hack Attacks Revealed: A Complete Reference for UNIX, Windows, and Linux with Custom Security Toolkit, Second EditionThe much-anticipated second edition of the bestselling book that details network security through the hacker's eye
Since the first edition of Hack Attacks Revealed was published, many new attacks have been made on all operating systems, including UNIX, Windows XP, Mac OS, and Linux, and on firewalls, proxies, and gateways. Security expert John Chirillo is ready to tackle these attacks with you again. He has packed the Second Edition of his all-in-one reference with forty percent new material.
In this fascinating new edition, you'll discover:
* The hacker's perspective on security holes in UNIX, Linux, and Windows networks
* Over 170 new vulnerabilities and exploits
* Advanced discovery techniques
* A crash course in C for compiling hacker tools and vulnerability scanners
* The top seventy-five hack attacks for UNIX and Windows
* Malicious code coverage of Myparty, Goner, Sircam, BadTrans, Nimda, Code Red I/II, and many more
* TigerSuite Professional 3.5 (full suite single license)

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Hack Attacks Testing: How to Conduct Your Own Security Audit

Hack Attacks Testing: How to Conduct Your Own Security AuditLearn how to conduct thorough security examinations via illustrations and virtual simulations
A network security breach (a hack, crack, or other invasion) occurs when unauthorized access to the network is achieved and havoc results. The best possible defense is an offensive strategy that allows you to regularly test your network to reveal the vulnerabilities and close the holes before someone gets in. Written by veteran author and security expert John Chirillo, Hack Attacks Testing explains how to perform your own security audits.
Step by step, the book covers how-to drilldowns for installing and configuring your Tiger Box operating systems, installations, and configurations for some of the most popular auditing software suites. In addition, it includes both common and custom usages, scanning methods, and reporting routines of each. Finally, Chirillo inspects the individual vulnerability scanner results and compares them in an evaluation matrix against a select group of intentional security holes on a target network. Chirillo tackles such topics as:
* Building a multisystem Tiger Box
* Basic Windows 2000 Server installation and configuration for auditing
* Basic Linux and Solaris installation and configuration
* Basic Mac OS X installation and configuration for auditing
* ISS, CyberCop, Nessus, SAINT, and STAT scanners
* Using security analysis tools for Mac OS X
* Vulnerability assessment
Bonus CD!
The CD contains virtual simulations of scanners, ISS Internet Scanner evaluation version, and more.

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