Steal This Computer Book 4.0 by Wallace Wang

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Steal This Computer Book 4.0 by Wallace Wang

Post by Itsonlyskin on Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:36 pm
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Good book to get a better understanding of security and I think it would be a good start for beginners. Its 332 pages long, talks about:
    -manage and fight spam and spyware
    -Trojan horse programs and rootkits
    -How to tell if your machine is being attacked and what you can do to protect it
    -etc.
Theirs a CD that comes with the book also has a lot of programs, like keyloggers, port blockers, IP scanners, etc..

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Re: Steal This Computer Book 4.0 by Wallace Wang

Post by thedotmaster on Sun Aug 30, 2009 5:54 pm
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I got this. Personally I thought it was kinda rubbish. I mean, bits were interesting, but it was stuff that I'd mainly heard from somewhere else or knew about already.
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Re: Steal This Computer Book 4.0 by Wallace Wang

Post by insomaniacal on Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:27 pm
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I saw this book a couple days ago, but didn't bother picking it up. Most books that don't deal with specific topics end up being disappointing.
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Re: Steal This Computer Book 4.0 by Wallace Wang

Post by Defience on Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:38 am
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thedotmaster wrote:I got this. Personally I thought it was kinda rubbish. I mean, bits were interesting, but it was stuff that I'd mainly heard from somewhere else or knew about already.


I have an older versions of this book and had the same thoughts about it. As for the cd, those programs can be downloaded off of the internet.
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Re: Steal This Computer Book 4.0 by Wallace Wang

Post by myhexhax on Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:01 pm
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I have an older version also and I'd say it's watered down.. Each topic that is discussed has a few paragraphs or pages at most.. Too broad to be effective. Maybe a good intro or a good way to make someone paranoid.
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Re: Steal This Computer Book 4.0 by Wallace Wang

Post by Delerious on Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:34 pm
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insomaniacal wrote:I saw this book a couple days ago, but didn't bother picking it up. Most books that don't deal with specific topics end up being disappointing.


I'd have to agree. I remember thinking that it was impossible to learn about hacking when I was about 10 - 12 do to the large amount of general information.

"One finds a target and then exploits it" doesn't exactly say much.

I suppose if you were right out of the womb it might be good to know but I certainly agree that specific topics are the way to go.
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