There’s a whole menagerie of evil zeroes and ones that mean you harm. Your adversaries are weaving worms, Trojan horse backdoors, and viruses into wondrous packages of joy. They’re learning faster than ever. Are you learning new ways to defend yourself?
In this book, Douglas Schweitzer offers a complete, up-to-date guide for network administrators who need to protect their systems against whatever the bad guys cook up next. Schweitzer begins with a little theory and a little psychology: who’s causing the trouble, why they do it, and where you’re most vulnerable. (The locus of malicious code attacks keeps changing; for instance, many netadmins were caught unaware by attacks made through instant messaging systems.)
Schweitzer’s practical solutions range from new policies to new technologies. He points you to dozens of protective tools you probably never heard of (like CookieWall, which acts as a firewall for risky cookies, and SurfinGuard Pro for Windows, which runs downloaded or HTML-embedded scripts inside their own controlled “sandbox” environment, away from critical operating system components (a comparable free package for Linux, sbox, is also available). Ignoring malicious code won’t make it go away. This book will help you fight back. Bill Camarda
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.