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Trojan Horse: A Novel

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It’s two years after the Zero Day attacks, and cyber-security analyst Jeff Aiken is reaping the rewards for crippling Al-Qaida’s assault on the computer infrastructure of the Western world. His company is flourishing, and his relationship with former government agent Daryl Haugen has intensified since she became a part of his team.

But the West is under its greatest threat yet. A revolutionary, invisible trojan that alters data without leaving a trace—more sophisticated than any virus seen before—has been identified, roiling international politics. Jeff and Daryl are summoned to root it out and discover its source. As the trojan penetrates Western intelligence, and the terrifying truth about its creator is revealed, Jeff and Daryl find themselves in a desperate race to reverse it as the fate of both East and West hangs in the balance.
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The Art of Intrusion: The Real Stories Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders and Deceivers

The Art of Intrusion: The Real Stories Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders and DeceiversHacker extraordinaire Kevin Mitnick delivers the explosive encore to his bestselling The Art of Deception
Kevin Mitnick, the world’s most celebrated hacker, now devotes his life to helping businesses and governments combat data thieves, cybervandals, and other malicious computer intruders. In his bestselling The Art of Deception, Mitnick presented fictionalized case studies that illustrated how savvy computer crackers use “social engineering” to compromise even the most technically secure computer systems. Now, in his new book, Mitnick goes one step further, offering hair-raising stories of real-life computer break-ins-and showing how the victims could have prevented them. Mitnick’s reputation within the hacker community gave him unique credibility with the perpetrators of these crimes, who freely shared their stories with him-and whose exploits Mitnick now reveals in detail for the first time, including:

  • A group of friends who won nearly a million dollars in Las Vegas by reverse-engineering slot machines
  • Two teenagers who were persuaded by terrorists to hack into the Lockheed Martin computer systems
  • Two convicts who joined forces to become hackers inside a Texas prison
  • A “Robin Hood” hacker who penetrated the computer systems of many prominent companies-andthen told them how he gained access

With riveting “you are there” descriptions of real computer break-ins, indispensable tips on countermeasures security professionals need to implement now, and Mitnick’s own acerbic commentary on the crimes he describes, this book is sure to reach a wide audience-and attract the attention of both law enforcement agencies and the media.

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Die Kunst der Täuschung.

Die Kunst der TäuschungIn Die Kunst der Täuschungdreht sich alles um die Möglichkeit, jemandes Vertrauen mit Lügen zu erschleichen, um dieses Vertrauen dann zum eigenen Spaß und Vorteil zu missbrauchen. Hacker beschönigen dieses Vorgehen mit der Bezeichnung “soziales hacken” und der wohl bekannteste Hacker, Kevin Mitnick, analysiert in seinem Buch diese Technik mit zahlreichen Beispielszenarien.

Schon die ersten Dutzend Beispiele eignen sich, Sicherheitsbeauftragten von Unternehmen jede Lebenslust zu nehmen. Oft behauptet und mit diesem Buch erneut bestätigt: Menschliches Verhalten und die Sicherheitsvorkehrungen widersprechen sich grundsätzlich. Unternehmen sind dazu da, ein Produkt oder einen Service anzubieten und sind dabei auf freundliche und hilfsbereite Mitarbeiter angewiesen, um die Produkte oder Services an Frau und Mann zu bringen. Menschen sind sozial orientierte Tiere und brauchen Zuneigung und Anerkennung. Die menschliche Seite der Unternehmenssicherheit kontrollieren zu wollen, bedeutet, jemandem etwas vorzuenthalten. Das ist gleichbedeutend mit der versuchten Quadratur des Kreises.

Angesichts Mitnicks Ruf als Hacker-Guru ist bei einem Angriff der kleinste gemeinsame Nenner für Hacker, die sich der Sozialmanipulation bedienen, der Computer. Die meisten Szenarien in Die Kunst der Täuschung funktionieren ebenso bei computerfreien Organisationen und waren wahrscheinlich schon den Phöniziern bekannt. Die heutige Technik macht es jedoch schlichtweg einfacher. Telefonieren ist schneller als Briefe schreiben und große Organisationen sind gleichbedeutend mit vielen organisationsfremden Kontakten.

Viele der von Mitnick vorgeschlagenen Sicherheitstipps hören sich erst sinnvoll an, bis man darüber nachdenkt, wie man sie denn praktisch umsetzen kann. Denn dann fällt auf, dass wirkungsvollere Sicherheitsvorkehrungen gleichzeitig die Effizienz einer Organisation reduziert. Eine Gleichung, die in der konkurrenzbasierten Wirtschaft nicht aufgeht. Ganz abgesehen davon, dass niemand in einer Organisation arbeiten will, in der das oberste Gesetz “Traue niemandem” heißt. Mitnick zeigt auf, wie leicht Sicherheitsvorkehrungen durch Vertrauen aufs Spiel gesetzt werden. Ohne Vertrauen können Menschen jedoch nicht zusammenleben und -arbeiten. In der Realität müssen sich effektiv arbeitende Organisationen damit abfinden, dass absolute Sicherheit ein Mythos ist und nur bessere Versicherungen einen Ausweg aus dem Dilemma darstellen. –Steve Patient

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Trojan Horse: A Jeff Aiken Novel (Jeff Aiken Series Book 2)

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It's two years after the Zero Day attacks, and cyber-security analyst Jeff Aiken is reaping the rewards for crippling Al-Qaida's assault on the computer infrastructure of the Western world. His company is flourishing, and his relationship with former government agent Daryl Haugen has intensified since she became a part of his team.

But the West is under its greatest threat yet. A revolutionary, invisible trojan that alters data without leaving a trace—more sophisticated than any virus seen before—has been identified, roiling international politics. Jeff and Daryl are summoned to root it out and discover its source. As the trojan penetrates Western intelligence, and the terrifying truth about its creator is revealed, Jeff and Daryl find themselves in a desperate race to reverse it as the fate of both East and West hangs in the balance.
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Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker

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Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. He accessed computers and networks at the world's biggest companies-and however fast the authorities were, Mitnick was faster, sprinting through phone switches, computer systems, and cellular networks. He spent years skipping through cyberspace, always three steps ahead and labeled unstoppable. But for Kevin, hacking wasn't just about technological feats-it was an old fashioned confidence game that required guile and deception to trick the unwitting out of valuable information.

Driven by a powerful urge to accomplish the impossible, Mitnick bypassed security systems and blazed into major organizations including Motorola, Sun Microsystems, and Pacific Bell. But as the FBI's net began to tighten, Kevin went on the run, engaging in an increasingly sophisticated cat-and-mouse game that led through false identities, a host of cities, plenty of close shaves, and to an ultimate showdown with the feds, who would stop at nothing to bring him down.
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