Hacking For Dummies (Paperback)

By Kevin Beaver

For Dummies, 9780470550939, 408pp.

Publication Date: January 19, 2010

List Price: 29.99*
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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.

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.