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.
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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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
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
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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Descrizione libro For Dummies, 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 3. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0470550937
Descrizione libro For Dummies, 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0470550937
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