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

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Apress, Jun 9, 2004 - Computers - 176 pages
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Homes are becoming increasingly wired and, thanks to Wi-Fi, unwired. Hackers can strike quickly and create disastrous results! These stories and follow-ups are a fascinating insight into the modern threats we all face in the techno jungle. Written by internationally recognized author, John Biggs, this book is an ideal read for anyone who owns a computer and has ever pondered the threats of modern technology.

Black Hat takes a fair and thorough look at the hacking cases that have made the news in recent years. These stories include all the juicy details, like the people behind the hacking, as well as legislative attempts to curtail hacking, cracking, and spam.

Table of Contents
  1. Black Hats: Things That Go Ping in the Night
  2. Y.O.U. Mayhave Alredy 1!: Spam
  3. Deep Cover: Spyware
  4. Shockwave: Worms and Viruses
  5. Dear Friend: Scams
  6. Upload or Perish: Pirates
  7. Breakin: Hacking
  8. Don't Get Burned: White Hats

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Contents

ABOUTTHE AUTHOR xl
1995
THINGS THAT GO PING IN THE NIGHT I
1997
SPAM
5
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

John Biggs is senior editor at Gizmodo.com, the gadgets weblog with 200,000 unique visitors per day, as well as editor of MacMiniGear.com, a popular Mac Mini site. He has written for Linux Journal and the New York Times on open source and security. John has worked for over 10 years in the IT industry and recently completed a master's degree in business and economic reporting at New York University.

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