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Published: February 1, 2004
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Reasoning that the best way to defend a computer system is to possess a detailed knowledge of the techniques malicious punks could use to attack it, Peikari and Chuvakin have written a detailed tutorial. The book is in four broad
sections: software cracking, which details techniques of reverse engineering on Windows, Windows CE, and Linux systems; network stalking--on techniques used to compromise computer networks; platform attacks--covering ways to exploit vulnerabilities in
specific software programs such as Unix and SQL Server; and finally a section on advanced defensive techniques such as honeypots. Although little familiarity with computer security techniques is assumed, an intermediate to advanced level of general
computer knowledge is required; the software cracking section, for example, provides a brief refresher tutorial in assembly language, but would swiftly confuse anyone encountering the material for the first time.Copyright © 2004 Book News, Inc.,
When it comes to network security, many users and administrators are running scared, and justifiably so. The sophistication of attacks against computer systems increases with each new Internet worm.
worst an attacker can do to you? You'd better find out, right? That's what Security Warrior teaches you. Based on the principle that the only way to defend yourself is to understand your attacker in depth, Security Warrior reveals how your systems can be
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Security Warrior places particular emphasis on reverse engineering. RE is a fundamental skill for the administrator, who must be aware of all kinds of malware that can be installed on his machines -- trojaned binaries, "spyware" that looks
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web applications for vulnerability.
Security Warrior is the most comprehensive and up-to-date book covering the art of computer war: attacks against computer systems and their defenses. It's often scary, and never comforting. If you're on the front
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