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Security Warrior by Cyrus Peikari, Anton Chuvakin


Security Warrior by Cyrus Peikari, Anton Chuvakin

When it comes to network security, many users and administrators are running scared, and justifiably so. The sophistication of attacks against computer systems increases with each new Internet worm. What's the worst an attacker can do to you? You'd better find out, right? That's what Security Warrior teaches you. Based on the principle that the only way to defend yourself is to understand your attacker in depth, Security Warrior reveals how your systems can be attacked. Covering everything from reverse engineering to SQL attacks, and including topics like social engineering, antiforensics, and common attacks against UNIX and Windows systems, this book teaches you to know your enemy and how to be prepared to do battle. Security Warrior places particular emphasis on reverse engineering. RE is a fundamental skill for the administrator, who must be aware of all kinds of malware that can be installed on his machines -- trojaned binaries, spyware that looks innocuous but that sends private data back to its creator, and more. This is the only book to discuss reverse engineering for Linux or Windows CE. It's also the only book that shows you how SQL injection works.


...brings a no-nonsense serious technical edge, as you'd expect from O'Reilly. This means lots of code examples to work with, and no patronising along the way... - Davey Winder, PC Plus, Spring 04

About the Author

Dr. Cyrus Peikari is currently the Chief Technical Officer of Airscanner Corporation, a leading mobile security software company. He personally holds several patents in the anti-virus and infosec fields. In addition to numerous radio and television appearances, he is a popular speaker at technology and network security conferences. He has co-authored four bestselling security books, two of them as lead author, including Maximum Wireless Security, Windows .Net Server Security Handbook, and Windows Internet Security. Anton Chuvakin, Ph.D., GCIA, GCIH is a Senior Security Analyst with a major information security company. His areas of infosec expertise include intrusion detection, UNIX security, forensics, honeypots, etc.

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Book Info

Publication date

22nd January 2004


Cyrus Peikari, Anton Chuvakin

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O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA


530 pages


Data encryption
Network security



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