Stealing the Network: How to Own an Identity

Stealing the Network: How to Own an Identity

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The first two books in this series a€œStealing the Network: How to Own the Box and a€œStealing the Network: How to Own a Continent have become classics in the Hacker and Infosec communities because of their chillingly realistic depictions of criminal hacking techniques. In this third installment, the all-star cast of authors tackle one of the fastest growing crimes in the world: Identity Theft. Now, the criminal hackers readers have grown to both love and hate try to cover their tracks and vanish into thin air... qStealing the Network: How to Own an Identityq is the 3rd book in the qStealingq series, and continues in the tradition created by its predecessors by delivering real-world network attack methodologies and hacking techniques within a context of unique and original fictional accounts created by some of the world's leading security professionals and computer technologists. The seminal works in TechnoFiction, this qSTNq collection yet again breaks new ground by casting light upon the mechanics and methods used by those lurking on the darker side of the Internet, engaging in the fastest growing crime in the world: Identity theft. Cast upon a backdrop of qEvasion, q surviving characters from qHow to Own a Continentq find themselves on the run, fleeing from both authority and adversary, now using their technical prowess in a way they never expected--to survive. * The first two books in the series were best-sellers and have established a cult following within the Hacker and Infosec communities * Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the world, and financial loss from identity theft is expected to reach $2 trillion by the end of 2005 * All of the authors on the book are world renowned, highly visible information security experts who present at all of the top security conferences including Black Hat, DefCon, and RSA and write for the most popular magazines and Web sites including Information Security Magazine, and SecurityFocus.com. All of these outlets will be used to promote the bookWhile it may seem odd to read about identity theft in terms of products, revenue streams, or cash centers, that is ... To clarify, when regarding the intentions behind owning an ID, one should not simply set their sites on using the victima#39;s credit card to purchase a drill at Home Depot or to withdraw cash ... To really address the problem of ID theft, we must attack it at its core. ... Think about it...the process of sharing personal and credit information has been dictated by private industry, usinganbsp;...


Title:Stealing the Network: How to Own an Identity
Author: Ryan Russell, Peter A Riley, Jay Beale, Chris Hurley, Tom Parker, Brian Hatch
Publisher:Syngress - 2005-08-24
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