Home > Store

Hackers Beware: The Ultimate Guide to Network Security

Register your product to gain access to bonus material or receive a coupon.

Hackers Beware: The Ultimate Guide to Network Security


  • Sorry, this book is no longer in print.
Not for Sale


  • Copyright 2001
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9"
  • Pages: 800
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-7357-1009-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7357-1009-2

Hackers Beware starts with a roadmap of the various areas of hacking but quickly delves into the details of how specific attacks work and how to protect against them. Since most attacks we hear about either occur or are perceived to come from hackers, people are very interested "in how they do that" - the techniques hackers use to break into systems. Hackers Beware is unique in that it gives specific exploits, exactly how they work and how to protect against them. This book will help readers understand what security threats they are up against and what they need to do to protect against them. Some books cover this from a high level but do not get into the details of specific exploits and cover it in a case by case fashion. This book will cover the complete picture. It will not only describe how an exploit works but present the signature of the attack, what to look for on a network and how to protect against it.

Sample Content

Downloadable Sample Chapter

Click below for Sample Chapter related to this title:

Table of Contents

 1. Current State of the Industry.

 2. Exploiting a System.

 3. Defining an Exploit.

 4. Exploits and the 3. three main areas of Information Security.

 5. Information Gathering.

 6. IP Spoofing.

 7. Session Hijacking.

 8. Denial of Service Attacks.

 9. Buffer Overflows.

10. Password Attacks.

11. NT Password Crackers.

12. Unix Password Crackers.

13. How NT Exploits Work.

14. Exploits for NT.

15. How Unix Exploits Work.

16. Exploits for Unix.

17. Preserving Access.

18. Covering the Tracks.

19. Other Types of Attacks.

20. SANS Top 10.

21. Case Studies.

22. Summary.

Appendix A. References.

Appendix B. Software on CD.

Appendix C. Additional Tools.

Appendix D. URLs and Mailing Lists.


Submit Errata

More Information

Unlimited one-month access with your purchase
Free Safari Membership