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The definitive guide to understanding and protecting against computer viruses With the growing number of computer virus infections today—and the billions of dollars spent on clean-up efforts—virus protection has become everybody's business. This detailed guide offers full-scale coverage and analysis of the origin,structure,and technology behind the expanding array of computer viruses,and addresses current methods of detection and prevention. By learning exactly how viruses do what they do,you'll better understand how anti-malware technology works—and be able to evaluate and implement practical solutions to protect your system. You'll get insight into the various types of malicious software—including Trojan horses,macro viruses,and worms—and also learn about virus hoaxes. Real-world case-studies provide you with a first-hand look at viruses in action and the damage they can cause. Thorough,insightful,and lucid,this up-to-date reference is essential reading for everyone—from network professionals and administrators involved in virus protection to the everyday computer user.
|About the Authors|
|4||Virus Activity and Operation||81|
|6||Anti-Malware Technology Overview||139|
|9||Product Evaluation and Testing||237|
|10||Risk and Incident Management||283|
|III||Case Studies: What Went Wrong, What Went Right, What Can We Learn?|
|12||Case Studies: The First Wave||335|
|13||Case Studies: The Second Wave||371|
|14||Case Studies: Turning the Worm (the Third Wave)||403|
|15||Virus Origin and Distribution||439|
|16||Metaviruses, Hoaxes, and Related Nuisances||461|
|17||Legal and Quasilegal Imperatives||491|
|18||Responsibility, Morality, and Ethics||519|
|App. A||Frequently Asked Questions on VIRUS-L/comp.virus||567|
|App. B||Viruses and the Macintosh||609|
|App. C||Social Engineering||629|
Posted December 18, 2001
A superficial exploration of a deep topic. The authors are more interested in patting each other on the back with inside jokes and personal stories then they are about presenting the reader with useful information. The bulk of any relevant material here -- a how-to guide to hacking and destruction -- has simply been culled and diluted from more informative sources. In the end, the joke's on us. A gross disappointment, especially considering the hefty price.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 9, 2001
The quotes in the front of the book say it all, ¿Viruses Revealed is the most complete compilation of information on computer viruses, worms, trojans, and general malware that I have ever seen.¿ This book covers every aspect of malware, from the history and evolution of computer viruses to defending your system against the impending threat. The authors carefully identify fallacies and misconceptions, which other books miss, and by separating fact from fiction, they provide the reader with a clear understanding of the necessary system solutions. I have purchased several books on computer viruses, and in most cases, they were unreadable and/or inaccurate. This book is both interesting and thoughtful, and it is the only book that I would recommend on computer viruses.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.