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At last, the first full account of the cypherpunks who aim to free the world’s institutional secrets, by Forbes journalist Andy Greenberg who has traced their shadowy history from the cryptography revolution of the 1970s to Wikileaks founding hacker Julian Assange, Anonymous, and beyond.
WikiLeaks brought to light a new form of whistleblowing, using powerful cryptographic code to hide leakers’ identities while they spill the private data of government agencies and corporations. But that technology has been evolving for decades in the hands of hackers and radical activists, from the libertarian enclaves of Northern California to Berlin to the Balkans. And the secret-killing machine continues to evolve beyond WikiLeaks, as a movement of hacktivists aims to obliterate the world’s institutional secrecy.
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If you think computer security has improved in recent years, The Myths of Security will shake you out of your complacency. Longtime security professional John Viega, formerly Chief Security Architect at McAfee, reports on the sorry state of the industry, and offers concrete suggestions for professionals and individuals confronting the issue.
Why is security so bad? With many more people online than just a few years ago, there are more attackers — and they're truly motivated. Attacks are sophisticated, subtle, and harder to detect than ever. But, as Viega notes, few people take the time to understand the situation and protect themselves accordingly. This book tells you:
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As society grows ever more dependent on the electronic flow of information, we become increasingly vulnerable to cyber warfare, cyber crime, and cyber terrorism. Written by a former hacker who is now a highly respected computer security expert, Cyber Attack is a timely study of the hostile online landscape and the threats we face. It explains the extent and implications of the danger, and how we can protect ourselves, along with issues of online privacy, snooping, and surveillance.
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"When it comes to software security, the devil is in the details. This book tackles the details."
–Bruce Schneier, CTO and founder, Counterpane, and author of Beyond Fear and Secrets and Lies
"McGraw's book shows you how to make the 'culture of security' part of your development lifecycle."
–Howard A. Schmidt, Former White House Cyber Security Advisor
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Today, our entire modern way of life, from communication to commerce to conflict, fundamentally depends on the Internet. And the cybersecurity issues that result challenge literally everyone. We face new questions in everything from our rights and responsibilities as citizens of both the online and real world to simply how to protect ourselves and our families from a new type of danger. The key question areas of cyberspace and its security: how it all works, why it all matters, and what can we do?