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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2004

    What a great book!!

    I normally do not review books unless something unique catches my interest. This book is above unique. / What comes to mind first after reading the first couple of chapters is: / What a great book!! / I just picked it up last night and I'm already in love with it. I got this book because of the lack of information online about wireless security. Yeah, I found some stuff online but its scattered in different places or does not give a very descriptive answer to the questions I am looking for. This book answered all my questions so far and I am only at the beginning chapters!!! I cant imagine the amount of knowledge I will gain with all the chapters still left to read. / This book is a great mix between understanding how wireless security works and the tools and steps involved in penetrating/protecting your wireless network as well as explaining detailed information without going over my head. The time and effort put into this book is amazing and I strongly suggest picking it up. Wireless devices in the world are here to stay and if you want to get ahead of the game and learn the ins-and-outs of wireless security, this is not only the first step but the best step in the right direction. / I needed some type of 'Wireless Security Bible' and I found that in this book. Another great feature I like about this book are the pages. Ill explain... other computer related books have weak, thin pages. I use a highlighter while I read. Most of the time the highlighter will bleed through the page to the other side. Wi-Foo has well made pages that are much better then the normal flimsy pages of other books. I can highlight words to my hearts desire and it doesn't bleed over to the backside page. / The seriousness of wireless security is no joke and anyone who does not have the knowledge provided in this book will find themselves in no laughing matter. The author strongly explains the seriousness of these issues along with a good since of humor tied to it. Which makes it fun to read. / What a great book!! / I find most of my information online sense its widely available and free. But with wireless security I found the information online to be dry or incomplete or just to highly-technical for me to follow. Searching for hours and hours just to find answers to some of the questions I had was overwhelming. The people who put this book together are well known security experts and have many years of experience. I first heard about them at a Defcon security conference and have continuously seen there names popping up all over the place. So knowing this information is coming from people with extensive expertise and experience in this field makes it much more reliable to me then some of the information I found on the internet. Plus its all in one spot. I don't have to spend hours upon hours searching the internet to find information I am looking for. / There are so many other things that I love about this book so far and I cant wait to get home and read more of it. I found myself spending more then 7 hours straight last night reading this book and still did not want to put it down. (it was 5:00am and I had to go to bed) / What a great book!! / I just want to say Thank You to the authors and everyone else involved in making this book. / Best Book in Wireless Security... period / Mick Detroit Michigan check out: http://www.michiganwireless.org/

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2004

    Protecting a wireless net

    In the post dot com era, one rare shining spot has been the explosive growth of 802.11 WiFi. Almost overnight, a grassroots movement has engendered widespread adoption. But almost as quickly has come the realisation that the very wireless nature of your network can expose you to far easier evesdropping than a traditional wired network, where an intruder might have to first gain physical access. This book goes into the details of how to detect and possibly enter a wireless net, and also how to prevent this. The text makes clear that these are two sides of the same coin. To do either well, you must also learn the complementary ability. All the key buzzwords are explained. Like warwalking, warcycling and wardriving. The authors even suggest their own variant - warclimbing. This is where you ascend a tall building, and use the altitude to help search widely for nets. Various open source tools are suggested for your work. Especially sniffers! To offer more protection, the book takes you into the latest encryption standards, like AES (aka. Rijndael), and how to deploy it. They don't discuss the underlying maths, so don't worry if your discrete maths background is a little rusty!

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