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August 2005

Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets & Solutions

Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets & Solutions (Fifth Edition) By Stuart McClure, Joel Scambray and George Kurtz McGraw-Hill/Osborne Books, 692 pages, $49.99 @exb Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets & Solutions (Fifth Edition) @exe The original Hacking Exposed caused quite a controversy when it was published in 1999. Since then, the authors' "set a thief to catch a thief" approach has become the de facto method of an entire genre. The fifth edition, the first in two years, tries to refit the flagship title with a new arsenal of tools--but it comes up a bit short, literally. A lot has changed in the exploit world since the last edition, and the authors have had their hands full simply keeping the material current. Many chapters have been updated while still mentioning the reliable hacker standbys like the LSASS or PCT Windows vulnerabilities that still form the basis of today's botnets. The network footprinting chapter has undergone substantial revision. As domain registrars and IP address ...

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