As society grows ever more dependent on the electronic flow of information, we become increasingly vulnerable to cyber warfare, cyber crime, and cyber terrorism. Written by a former hacker who is now a highly respected computer security expert, Cyber Attack is a timely study of the hostile online landscape and the threats we face. It explains the extent and implications of the danger, and how we can protect ourselves, along with issues of online privacy, snooping, and surveillance.
Criminal activities in cyberspace are increasingly facilitated by burgeoning black markets. This report characterizes these markets and how they have grown into their current state to provide insight into how their existence can harm the information security environment. Understanding these markets lays the groundwork for exploring options to minimize their potentially harmful influence.
The practical guide to simulating, detecting, and responding to network attacks Create step-by-step testing plans Learn to perform social engineering and host reconnaissance Evaluate session hijacking methods Exploit web server vulnerabilities Detect attempts to breach database security Use password crackers to obtain access information Circumvent Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) and firewall protections and disrupt the service of routers and switches Scan and penetrate wireless networks Understand the inner workings of Trojan Horses, viruses, and other backdoor applications Test UNIX, Microsoft, and Novell servers for vulnerabilities Learn the root cause of buffer overflows and how to prevent them Perform and prevent Denial of Service attacks
Penetration testing is a growing field but there has yet to be a definitive resource that instructs ethical hackers on how to perform a penetration test with the ethics and responsibilities of testing in mind. Penetration Testing and Network Defense offers detailed steps on how to emulate an outside attacker in order to assess the security of a network.
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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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Fully updated and revised, this leading guide on Internet privacy, anonymity and security contains all the practical information you need to inform and protect yourself.
In this comprehensive yet easy-to-read guide for Windows users, you will quickly learn how to: stop search engines, social media and other powerful Internet players from tracking and profiling your online activities gain unrestricted access to all the content and downloads the Internet has to offer use social media to stay connected with friends in ways that don’t compromise your privacy or safety keep hackers, identity thieves and adversaries from gaining access to your computer use the best (and often free!) privacy, anonymity and security apps that really work mask your IP address with a proxy, The Onion Router (Tor) or a virtual private network (VPN) use encryption to keep your digital items, downloads and personal information completely hidden and safe prevent surveillance and the monitoring of your activities by Internet service providers (ISP), governments, adversaries and other unwelcome snoops enjoy all the benefits (and downloads) of torrent file-sharing and Usenet newsgroups while staying protected and anonymous get rid of trace and hidden data on your computer that exposes your private activities conduct checks on how private your online activities and devices really are
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