The Art of Intrusion
The Real Stories Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders and Deceivers
By Kevin D. Mitnick, William L. Simon
Publisher: Wiley
Final Release Date: January 2005
Pages: 288

"Enter the hostile world of computer crime from the comfort of your own armchair. Mitnick presents ten compelling chapters, each the result of an interview with a real hacker about a real attack. A must-read for anyone with an interest in information security."
—Tom Parker, Computer Security Analyst and founder of Global InterSec LLC

"Each chapter begins with a computer crime story that reads like a suspense novel."
—Library Journal

"It would be difficult to find an author with more credibility than Mitnick to write about the art of hacking. . . . [The Art of Intrusion] introduces readers to a fascinating array of pseudonymous hackers. One group bilks Las Vegas casinos out of more than a million dollars by mastering the patterns inherent in slot machines; another fellow, less fortunate, gets mixed up with a presumed al-Qaeda–style terrorist. . . . Uniformly readable, the stories . . . will impart familiar lessons to security pros while introducing lay readers to an enthralling field of inquiry."
—Publishers Weekly

When you're a legend among hackers, they tell you their stories

If you're a computer security officer, these tales crawled out of that closet where your nightmares live. Fears about national security keeping you awake? Put the coffee on; it gets worse. And if you just enjoy a darn good real-life spy story, strap yourself in for a wild read.

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Best starting book for security

By xenoist

from Aachen, NRW, Ger

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  • Easy to understand
  • Helpful examples
  • Well-written


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    Comments about oreilly The Art of Intrusion:

    First of all it's not really deep hardware software knowledge you will find in here.

    Which means you would not get in deep Hex or SQL injection examples.

    If you search for this look for exploit sites like Metasploit or Packet Storm Security.

    It's written as a basic book for system operators, security consultant, software programmer, security firms and like i think people who work with security related things.

    This includes normal PC/Mac/smartphone and Tablet users as well.

    Nice book with examples of social engineering and company practice i have seen self sometimes.

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