Author(s): Paul Day
This expanded, revised and updated edition of The Hacker's Handbook re-examines the whole phenomenon of hacking, from its beginnings in the computer networks of the early 80s, through some of the legendary hackers and their exploits, to the basic tools that hackers use in the 2010s - and how to guard against them, or apply them yourself to start learning the art of information retrieval. All areas of hacking are clearly discussed, along with their implications, what is at stake, ways to protect against potential damage and how to try them out for yourself. There is also a full range of hints and tips for getting the most out of the basic Internet tools we all use, such as email, the World Wide Web and more.
Described by the BBC as "author and chronicler of the hacking scene", Dr.K is a veteran IT specialist and "old school" hacker who has worked with computers for over 23 years. Dr.K wrote Complete Hacker's Handbook (Carlton 2000, second edition 2002, third edition 2008) and Hackers' Tales (Carlton 2004). He lives in Spain.
HACKERS: Gary McKinnon update, hacker documentaries, black hat and white hat hackers.; TOOLS: dual use tools, new versions of nmap and netcat, NESSUS. Malware, phishing, Trojans etc.; FACT VS FICTION: Wargames, The Shockwave Rider, Neuromancer, The Matrix Reloaded, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.; TELECOMS & WIFI: Mobile phone viruses, Google Android and Apple iPhone operating systems; INTERNET THREATS: New PDF document compromises, 'heap spraying' cybercrime.; PRIVACY THREATS: To include FaceBook, MySpace, Twitter etc. Botnets designed to steal CC No. s. Mariposa botnet.; CYBER WAR: Many scary examples of how the internet has become the favoured battleground of the 21st century.; CYBER CRIME: Where it comes from, why it is such a growth industry, RBS Worldpay scam, TJX Hacker story, GETA phishing attack, etc.; NEW THREATS: What to look for, where and why.