Webbots, Spiders, and Screen Scrapers: A Guide to Developing Internet Agents with PHP/CURL

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There's a wealth of data online, but sorting and gathering it by hand can be tedious and time consuming. Rather than click through page after endless page, why not let bots do the work for you?

Webbots, Spiders, and Screen Scrapers will show you how to create simple programs with PHP/CURL to mine, parse, and archive online data to help you make informed decisions. Michael Schrenk, a highly regarded webbot developer, teaches you how to develop fault-tolerant designs, how best to launch and schedule the work of your bots, and how to create Internet agents that:
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An Introduction to DDoS Attacks and Defense Mechanisms: An Analyst’s Handbook

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Suddenly your Web server becomes unavailable. When you investigate, you realize that a flood of packets is surging into your network. You have just become one of the hundreds of thousands of victims of a denial-of-service attack, a pervasive and growing threat to the Internet. What do you do? Internet Denial of Service sheds light on a complex and fascinating form of computer attack that impacts the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of millions of computers worldwide. It tells the network administrator, corporate CTO, incident responder, and student how DDoS attacks are prepared and executed, how to think about DDoS, and how to arrange computer and network defenses. It also provides a suite of actions that can be taken before, during, and after an attack. The authors' extensive experience in handling denial-of-service attacks and researching defense approaches is laid out clearly in practical, detailed terms.

GlastopfNG: A Web Attack Honeypot

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Today we find web applications in every environment independent of a company's size and even in home networks. This fact made web applications also attractive to cyber criminals as there are new attack vectors like Cross Site Scripting, Remote File Inclusions (RFI) and SQL Injections. Such so called web based attacks can be found on every vulnerability statistic because of these attacks are so widespread. Criminals not only break into web applications, they also overtake whole web servers which than can become part of a botnet or even become a command and control server of such. GlastopfNG, is a honeypot specialized on simulating a vulnerable web server/application to become a target of automated or even manual attack. Instead of trying to block these attacks Glastopf tries to get as much information as possible about the attacker and the used attack itself. This gathered information can then be used in different ways to protect real applications in the future against such attacks.

Abusing the Internet of Things: Blackouts, Freakouts, and Stakeouts

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The upcoming IoT age will blur the line between our physical and online lives. Attacks targeting our online spaces will put our physical security at risk. Traditionally, the attack vectors to our fundamental luxuries have required physical tampering, mostly because access to the infrastructure has been limited from the Internet. This is about to change with the upcoming disruption caused by a future with billions of "things" connected to the Internet.

This book takes a fascinating look into abusing the most popular IoT-based devices already available in the market. You'll learn how a simple attack can cause a perpetual blackout targeting LED lightbulbs, how bad security decisions have grossly violated the physical safety and privacy of families, and how the insecurity of powerful electric vehicles can put your life at risk.
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Steal This Computer Book 4.0: What They Won’t Tell You About the Internet

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National bestseller with over 175,000 copies sold!

If you thought hacking was just about mischief-makers hunched over computers in the basement, think again. As seasoned author Wallace Wang explains, hacking can also mean questioning the status quo, looking for your own truths, and never accepting at face value anything authorities say or do.
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