Kevin Beaver Hacking For Dummies

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Hacking For Dummies

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9780470550939: Hacking For Dummies

A new edition of the bestselling guide-now updated to cover the latest hacks and how to prevent them!

It's bad enough when a hack occurs-stealing identities, bank accounts, and personal information. But when the hack could have been prevented by taking basic security measures-like the ones described in this book-somehow that makes a bad situation even worse. This beginner guide to hacking examines some of the best security measures that exist and has been updated to cover the latest hacks for Windows 7 and the newest version of Linux.

Offering increased coverage of Web application hacks, database hacks, VoIP hacks, and mobile computing hacks, this guide addresses a wide range of vulnerabilities and how to identify and prevent them. Plus, you'll examine why ethical hacking is oftentimes the only way to find security flaws, which can then prevent any future malicious attacks.

  • Explores the malicious hackers's mindset so that you can counteract or avoid attacks completely
  • Covers developing strategies for reporting vulnerabilities, managing security changes, and putting anti-hacking policies and procedures in place
  • Completely updated to examine the latest hacks to Windows 7 and the newest version of Linux
  • Explains ethical hacking and why it is essential

Hacking For Dummies, 3rd Edition shows you how to put all the necessary security measures in place so that you avoid becoming a victim of malicious hacking.

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From the Back Cover:

Get out your white hat and learn where your systems may be vulnerable

You're a good guy or gal, so why do you need to learn how to hack? Because the only way to be sure your systems are secure is to find out how the bad guys work and examine your defenses from their point of view. This guide shows you how, explains common attacks, tells you what to look for, and gives you the tools to safeguard your sensitive business information.

  • Build the foundation — understand the value of ethical hacking, what's involved, and the malicious hacker's mindset

  • Games people play — discover how hackers use social engineering to breach security and what to do about it

  • It's the network — explore common network vulnerabilities and the creative ways they're exploited

  • Down and dirty OS hacking — learn how Windows, Linux, and Novell NetWare are being attacked and how to scan for vulnerabilities

  • Sneak attacks — see why applications, especially Web apps, are vulnerable and how to protect them

  • Get the message — prepare for attacks on e-mail, IM, and VoIP systems

  • Tools of the trade — learn about Metasploit, BackTrack, and other important security testing tools

  • Now what? — find out how to use the information you gather to minimize business risks

Open the book and find:

  • What makes a hacker hack

  • Why you need to hack your systems

  • How to gain management's approval for your ethical hacking tests

  • Countermeasures to common attacks

  • Linux and Novell NetWare risks

  • Techniques for defending databases

  • How wireless LANs are compromised

  • Ten deadly mistakes to avoid

Learn to:

  • Use the latest ethical hacking methods and tools

  • Test your Windows or Linux systems

  • Hack databases, VoIP systems, and Web applications

  • Report vulnerabilities and improve information security

About the Author:

Kevin Beaver is an independent information security consultant, expert witness, and speaker with more than 20 years of security experience. He specializes in performing information security assessments that support compliance and risk management. He is also coauthor of Hacking Wireless Networks For Dummies.

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