Fighting Malicious Code
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Malware by Ed Skoudis
Book DescriptionMalicious code is a set of instructions that runs on your computer and makes your system do something that you do not want it to do. For example, it can delete sensitive configuration files from your hard drive, rendering your computer completely inoperable; infect your computer and use it as a jumping-off point to spread to all of your buddies' computers; and steal files from your machine. Malicious code in the hands of a crafty attacker is indeed powerful. It's becoming even more of a problem because many of the very same factors fueling the evolution of the computer industry are making our systems even more vulnerable to malicious code. Specifically, malicious code writers benefit from the trends toward mixing static data and executable instructions, increasingly homogenous computing environments, unprecedented connectivity, an ever-larger clueless user base, and an unfriendly world. Skoudis addressed malicious code in just one chapter of his previous book. Here, a dozen chapters focus on one of the most interesting and rapidly developing areas of computer attacks.*Chapter 11, "Defender's Toolbox," rolls together the defensive strategies described in the book. As a bonus, Skoudis gives recipes for creating your own malicious code analysis laboratory using cheap hardware and software.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780131014053
(235mm x 178mm x 45mm)
Imprint: Prentice Hall
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United States
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Intended for network/system administrators and security professionals, this work covers everything from the basic principles to the details of online attack methods and counter. It walks you through each attack and demystifys every tool and tactic.
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Author Biography - Ed Skoudis
ED SKOUDIS is a computer security consultant with International Network Services. Ed's expertise includes hacker attacks and defenses, the information security industry, and computer privacy issues. He has performed numerous security assessments, designed secure network architectures, and responded to computer attacks. A frequent speaker on issues associated with hacker tools and effective defenses, Ed has published several articles, as well as the highly acclaimed Counter Attack: A Step-by-Step Guide to Computer Attacks and Effective Defenses (Prentice Hall PTR, 2001).
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