Steal This Computer Book 4.0: What They Won't Tell You About the Internet [NOOK Book]

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The completely revised fourth edition of this offbeat, non-technical book examines what hackers do, how they do it, and how you can protect yourself. Written in the same informative, irreverent, and entertaining style that made the first three editions hugely successful, Steal This Computer Book 4.0 will expand your mind and raise your eyebrows. New chapters discuss the hacker mentality, social engineering and lock picking, exploiting P2P file-sharing networks, and how people manipulate search engines and pop-up ...

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Steal This Computer Book 4.0: What They Won't Tell You About the Internet

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Overview

The completely revised fourth edition of this offbeat, non-technical book examines what hackers do, how they do it, and how you can protect yourself. Written in the same informative, irreverent, and entertaining style that made the first three editions hugely successful, Steal This Computer Book 4.0 will expand your mind and raise your eyebrows. New chapters discuss the hacker mentality, social engineering and lock picking, exploiting P2P file-sharing networks, and how people manipulate search engines and pop-up ads to obtain and use personal information. Wang also takes issue with the media for "hacking" the news and presenting the public with self-serving stories of questionable accuracy.

If you've ever logged onto a website, conducted an online transaction, sent or received email, used a networked computer or even watched the evening news, you may have already been tricked, tracked, hacked, and manipulated. As the saying goes, just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you. And, as Wallace Wang reveals, they probably are.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593273439
  • Publisher: No Starch Press San Francisco, CA
  • Publication date: 5/6/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 414,996
  • File size: 9 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2010

    Very Good Analysis into cybersecurity. A must have in all phases of understanding configuration

    Very informative book on cybersecurity. For some may be a rude awakening on the problems the cyberworld deals with today. Enjoyed reading each chapter which gave various perspectives of the hackers of today

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 19, 2011

    Very handy and relevant

    Some techniques are well know, email phishing for instance, hoever the book covers lesser know topics with very good detail. This is a fantastic tool on how to inform people what can and truly does happen and how you can easily prevent most of problems.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Great insider on Internet Privacy Tools

    Its a great book.

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  • Posted June 2, 2010

    Warning

    Warning. This book is horrible. Buyer beware.

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