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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The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security

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The world's most infamous hacker offers an insider's view of the low-tech threats to high-tech security. Kevin Mitnick's exploits as a cyber-desperado and fugitive form one of the most exhaustive FBI manhunts in history and have spawned dozens of articles, books, films, and documentaries. Since his release from federal prison, in 1998, Mitnick has turned his life around and established himself as one of the most sought-after computer security experts worldwide. Now, in The Art of Deception, the world's most notorious hacker gives new meaning to the old adage, "It takes a thief to catch a thief."

Focusing on the human factors involved with information security, Mitnick explains why all the firewalls and encryption protocols in the world will never be enough to stop a savvy grifter intent on rifling a corporate database or an irate employee determined to crash a system. With the help of many fascinating true stories of successful attacks on business and government, he illustrates just how susceptible even the most locked-down information systems are to a slick con artist impersonating an IRS agent.
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Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker

Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted HackerKevin 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 an ultimate showdown with the Feds, who would stop at nothing to bring him down.

Ghost in the Wiresis a thrilling true story of intrigue, suspense, and unbelievable escape, and a portrait of a visionary whose creativity, skills, and persistence forced the authorities to rethink the way they pursued him, inspiring ripples that brought permanent changes in the way people and companies protect their most sensitive information.

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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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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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