In this book you'll learn everything you wanted to know about computer viruses, ranging from the simplest 44-byte virus right on up to viruses for 32-bit Windows, Unix and the Internet. You'll learn how anti-virus programs stalk viruses and what viruses do to evade these digital policemen, including stealth techniques and poly-morphism. Next, you'll take a fascinating trip to the frontiers of science and learn about genetic viruses. Will such viruses take over the world, or will they become the tools of choice for the information warriors of the 21st century? Finally, you'll learn about payloads for viruses, not just destructive code, but also how to use a virus to compromise the security of a computer, and the possibility of beneficial viruses.
The Digital Forensics Workbook is a filled with over 60 hands-on activities using over 40 different tools for digital forensic examiners who want to gain practice acquiring and analyzing digital data. Topics include analysis of media, network traffic, memory, and mobile apps. By becoming proficient in these activities, examiners can then focus on the recovered data and conduct in-depth analyses. This workbook was designed to augment existing digital forensics learning, whether it be formalized academic courses, industry training classes, on-the-job learning, or independent studying. The hands-on activities include step-by-step procedures for the reader so they obtain the identical results presented in the workbook. Activities include over 150 questions and answers to reinforce content. Additional exercises with answers are also provided so readers can apply what they have learned.
“A prescient and important book. . . . Fascinating.”—The New York Review of Books
No single invention of the last half century has changed the way we live now as much as the Internet. Alexander Klimburg was a member of the generation for whom it was a utopian ideal turned reality: a place where ideas, information, and knowledge could be shared and new freedoms found and enjoyed. Two decades later, the future isn’t so bright any more: increasingly, the Internet is used as a weapon and a means of domination by states eager to exploit or curtail global connectivity in order to further their national interests.
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