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Black Hat : Misfits, Criminals, and Scammers in the Internet Age - John Biggs

Black Hat

Misfits, Criminals, and Scammers in the Internet Age

Paperback Published: 21st September 2004
ISBN: 9781590593790
Number Of Pages: 158

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General Internet use is all the experienced required. This is a fun, gossipy read about Black Hats - aka hackers.This is not an alarmist book. It will take a balanced look at the hacking cases that made the news in the past few years and the people behind them as well as the legislation currently in process regarding hacking, reverse-engineering, cracking, and spam. This is not the Anarchist Cookbook of the tech world-it doesn 't tell how to hack, it just relates the stories of those who have.This book has will attract an educated, technology-savvy audience, someone who doesn't want to slog through a thousand dry pages on computer security but would enjoy a wide survey of the modern threats we all face in the techno jungle.

About the Authorp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Prefacep. xv
Black Hats: Things That Go Ping in the Nightp. 1
Y.O.U Mayhave Alredy II: Spamp. 5
The Problemp. 7
The Cost of Free Marketingp. 11
From Them to Youp. 13
The Solutionp. 18
A Dissectionp. 21
The Future of Spamp. 26
Deep Cover: Spywarep. 31
Benign Spywarep. 32
Malignant Spywarep. 33
Know Your Enemyp. 35
Underhanded Adsp. 38
Spyware vs. Antispywarep. 41
Sneaky Tricksp. 43
Lessons Learnedp. 46
Shockwave: Worms and Virusesp. 49
Infectionp. 51
Dissectionp. 55
The Menageriep. 58
The Great Wormp. 59
A Worm Named After a Stripperp. 61
The Worm Heard Round the Worldp. 62
Immune Deficiencyp. 67
On the Front Linesp. 69
Dear Friend: Scamsp. 71
Save My Lifep. 72
Nigeria Fights Backp. 76
Dehydrated Waterp. 78
Gone Phishingp. 80
Sold, to the Gentleman in the Trench Coatp. 84
Pump and Dumpp. 87
The Lawp. 90
Upload or Perish: Piratesp. 93
Dinosaursp. 94
The Tale of the Tape IIp. 96
DVD Jonp. 101
Code = FreeSpeech?p. 103
Napster Is Dead, Long Live Napsterp. 108
Hundreds of Strangers, Working in Concertp. 109
The Costp. 112
Break in: Hackingp. 115
Modern Hackersp. 116
Purple Haze, Blue Boxesp. 116
Lord Digitalp. 118
Busting Punks for Fun and Profitp. 122
Script Kiddies Attackp. 125
The Pro Circuitp. 129
Hired Gunsp. 131
Don't Get Burned: White Hatsp. 133
The Three Rules of Safe Surfingp. 134
Trust No Onep. 135
Encrypt Everythingp. 135
Look for the Open-Source Labelp. 136
Last Words on Safetyp. 137
End Users: Don't Click There!p. 137
Administrators: Stewards of the Realmp. 139
Lawmakers: Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Wayp. 140
Things Are Going to Be OKp. 141
Glossaryp. 143
Selected Readingp. 147
Hackingp. 147
Open Sourcep. 147
System Administrationp. 148
Indexp. 149
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ISBN: 9781590593790
ISBN-10: 1590593790
Series: Business Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 158
Published: 21st September 2004
Publisher: Apress
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.06 x 16.05  x 1.22
Weight (kg): 0.24