Hacking the Hacker: Learn From the Experts Who Take Down by Roger A. Grimes

By Roger A. Grimes

Meet the world's best moral hackers and discover the instruments of the trade

Hacking the Hacker takes you contained in the international of cybersecurity to teach you what is going on behind the curtain, and introduces you to the lads and ladies at the entrance traces of this technological fingers race. Twenty-six of the world's most sensible white hat hackers, safeguard researchers, writers, and leaders, describe what they do and why, with each one profile preceded by way of a no-experience-necessary clarification of the proper technology.  Dorothy Denning discusses complicated chronic threats, Martin Hellman describes how he helped invent public key encryption, invoice Cheswick talks approximately firewalls, Dr. Charlie Miller talks approximately hacking automobiles, and different cybersecurity specialists from all over the world aspect the threats, their defenses, and the instruments and methods they use to thwart the main complex criminals historical past has ever visible. gentle on jargon and heavy on intrigue, this e-book is designed to be an advent to the sector; ultimate chapters comprise a consultant for folks of younger hackers, in addition to the Code of moral Hacking that will help you commence your personal trip to the top.

Cybersecurity is changing into more and more serious in any respect degrees, from retail companies the entire means as much as nationwide defense. This booklet drives to the center of the sector, introducing the folks and practices that aid hold our international secure.

  • Go deep into the area of white hat hacking to know simply how severe cybersecurity is
  • Read the tales of a few of the world's most famed machine safeguard experts
  • Learn how hackers do what they do—no technical services necessary
  • Delve into social engineering, cryptography, penetration trying out, community assaults, and more

As a box, cybersecurity is huge and multi-faceted—yet no longer traditionally assorted. With a huge call for for certified expert that's simply going to develop, possibilities are unending. Hacking the Hacker indicates you why you need to provide the sector a better look.

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After watching both malicious hackers and defenders for nearly three decades, it’s clear to me that the defenders are the more impressive of the two. It’s not even close. If you want to show everyone how good you are with computers, don’t show them a new hack. Show them a new, better defense. It doesn’t require intelligence to find a new way of hacking. It mostly just takes persistence. But it does take a special and smart person to build something that can withstand constant hacking over a long period of time.

Be Careful of Installing Software from Third-Party Websites Users should be taught never to install any software program directly from a web site they are visiting unless it is the website of the legitimate vendor who created the software. If a web site says you need to install some piece of thirdparty software to continue to view it, and you think it is a legitimate request, Social Engineering 31 leave the web site and go to the software vendor’s web site to install it. Never install another vendor’s software from someone else’s web site.

They have to send money or someone they care about will remain in a foreign jail. They have to change the boss’s password or else get in trouble with the boss. One of my favorite social engineering ruses when I’m pen testing is to send an email out to a company’s employees purporting to be from the CEO or CFO and announcing that the employee’s company is merging with their 30 Hacking the Hacker next biggest rival. I tell them to click on the attached, boobytrapped document to see if their jobs are affected by the merger.

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