Confronting the Internet’s Dark Side: Moral and Social Responsibility on the Free Highway

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Terrorism, cyberbullying, child pornography, hate speech, cybercrime: along with unprecedented advancements in productivity and engagement, the Internet has ushered in a space for violent, hateful, and antisocial behavior. How do we, as individuals and as a society, protect against dangerous expressions online? Confronting the Internet's Dark Side is the first book on social responsibility on the Internet. It aims to strike a balance between the free speech principle and the responsibilities of the individual, corporation, state, and the international community. This book brings a global perspective to the analysis of some of the most troubling uses of the Internet. It urges net users, ISPs, and liberal democracies to weigh freedom and security, finding the golden mean between unlimited license and moral responsibility. This judgment is necessary to uphold the very liberal democratic values that gave rise to the Internet and that are threatened by an unbridled use of technology.

Detection of SMS Spam Botnets in Mobile Devices: Design, Analysis, Implementation

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Short Message Service (SMS) is widely used to provide communication between users around the world. In the last years, it has become a lucrative way for cybercriminals to infect mobile devices with botnets and launch malicious attacks without the user's knowledge such as: SMS spam and SMS premium rate fraud. SMS spam is one of the dangerous malicious activities as the user is charged for each sent SMS spam. Existing solutions to this issue are no longer adequate as they are either costly in terms of resources, inefficient, or require user intervention with some knowledge on security. In this book, we design, analyze, and implement a system that detects any attempt to send out malicious SMS spams from the mobile device. The proposed system combines the rule-based and the content-based approaches into one detection process. It achieves good performance in terms of detection time and execution cost, and offers a good tradeoff between resilience against attacks and user interaction with the system. This book is intended for multiple audiences: academic, professional, students, and anyone else who is interested in IT security, and particularly in mobile security and botnet detection.

Incorporating Additional Intelligence Into The Client Honeypot

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Due to expose of information on networks and relying on the Internet, there have been a surge number of attacks against servers and host systems. Honeypots’ technology is evolving to collect information about these kinds of attacks by simulating the human behavior for analyzing existing attacks. In as much as, Honeypot categorized as a subset of Intrusion Deception Systems, following human pattern behavior is the final aim that should be considered in developing and deploying Honeypot systems. The focus of this book is to understand and determine the effectiveness of client Honeypot interaction in order to capture more data.

Cyber Attack Threat Trends: Stuxnet

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An examination of cyber attack threat trends including Stuxnet. With background on advanced persistent threats, cyber electronic warfare, cyber security standards, cyber-attacks, cyberterrorism, Operation High Roller, Operation Merlin, Operation Olympic Games, Siberian pipeline sabotage, Tailored Access Operations, and vulnerability of nuclear plants to attack.

The Hacker’s Guide to Python

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Python is a wonderful programming language that is being used more and more in a lot of different industries. It is fast, flexible, and comes with batteries included. Most of the books you read about Python teach you the language basics. But once you've learnt them, you are on your own designing your application and discovering best practices. In this book, we'll see how to leverage Python to efficiently tackle your problems and build great Python applications.