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5.0 out of 5 stars Know the Enemy
For network administrators and security managers who want to know the enemy, HACK ATTACKS REVEALED is essential reading. Don't leave your network without it.
Published on Aug. 5 2002 by TB

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3.0 out of 5 stars Good Book - but not quite what I 've expected
This is a strange book to review. I'd give a 50% recommendation mostly because some chapters (perhaps half the book) could have been stripped with no real loss.
There are some good ones, in the beginning and at the very end, but the ones in the middle simply reprint names and usage of trojan/worm/virus kit software found on the net. Besides not being a complete list...
Published on Oct. 13 2002 by Mario M. B. Neto


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1.0 out of 5 stars Takes too much to say too little, Aug. 19 2003
This review is from: Hack Attacks Revealed: A Complete Reference with Custom Security Hacking Toolkit (Paperback)
I really don't understand this book.
The author takes too much time to say too little discerning information.
Go with other books, this simply is too expensive and of too little value.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good Book - but not quite what I 've expected, Oct. 13 2002
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Mario M. B. Neto (Montréal, Québec, Canada) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Hack Attacks Revealed: A Complete Reference with Custom Security Hacking Toolkit (Paperback)
This is a strange book to review. I'd give a 50% recommendation mostly because some chapters (perhaps half the book) could have been stripped with no real loss.
There are some good ones, in the beginning and at the very end, but the ones in the middle simply reprint names and usage of trojan/worm/virus kit software found on the net. Besides not being a complete list is useless since needs to be updated in a daily bases.
The good chapters explain you a lot of the protocols and how they interact, common techniques used by intruders.
If you do not have any other security/tcp-ip related book you should buy this since it's a good start. If you already have others you can safely skip this one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Know the Enemy, Aug. 5 2002
This review is from: Hack Attacks Revealed: A Complete Reference with Custom Security Hacking Toolkit (Paperback)
For network administrators and security managers who want to know the enemy, HACK ATTACKS REVEALED is essential reading. Don't leave your network without it.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not all that useful for security professionals, July 30 2002
This review is from: Hack Attacks Revealed: A Complete Reference with Custom Security Hacking Toolkit (Paperback)
If you are a security professional, then this book is not for you. Its content is too scattered.
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1.0 out of 5 stars NO, NO, NO ! ! !, Jan. 19 2002
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Marco De Vivo "Mr. TCP/IP" (Miami, Florida United States) - See all my reviews
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Dated, boring, with a lot of repetitions, and full of almost useless information.
If you are really interested in 'Hack Attacks Revealed' then try the very recent 'Hack Proofing Your Network (2nd Edition)', quite up to date and comprehensive.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Very poorly written, much redundant information, Jan. 16 2002
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P. M. Franceus (Baltimore, MD USA) - See all my reviews
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This book is poorly written with alot of redundancy and useless information. I had to skim through alot of chaff to find any of the even remotely useful information contained within.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Good thing it was 40% off, Dec 19 2001
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Wow, what a dated conglomeration of material. I can't tell if it is meant for beginners or security experts. The basics aren't explained simply enough for a layman, and the experienced engineer already knows the basics--like how many bits in different classes of IP addresses. Secondly, most people who are going to buy this are network security experts, so why the pages and pages of C code and other basics like port numbers, etc? What a waste of time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good book..., Sept. 21 2001
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This review is from: Hack Attacks Revealed: A Complete Reference with Custom Security Hacking Toolkit (Paperback)
This is a good book and i advise anyone who has is a sysadmin to read this. The chapters concerning communication protocols is very deep and it's is a lot better read then the OSI-book. This book is also nice since it shows you a lot of screenshots from hackingtools which are actually in use, this will stimulate one again to educate the users of a network not to run any emailed attachments. The list of public portnumbers and their programs is handy since some of the portnumbers are run by programs with a different name. The tutorials concerning C are a bit light if you are a serious programmer, if you are not a programmer then this is helpfull since it gives you some background one you scan the source code (which is plenty). The cd-rom is also nice because of the hacker toolkit. I've read some other 'hacker-handbooks' but this one is the best so far. My complaint with the other books is that they frequently referenced the internet. This book packs a lot of usefull and sometimes entertaining information.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best books out there!, Sept. 21 2001
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This review is from: Hack Attacks Revealed: A Complete Reference with Custom Security Hacking Toolkit (Paperback)
Anyone that is worried about securing there information, these books are a must have resource. These two books are essential information for knowing and understanding how a hacker thinks and how hacker gets into your network. I was truly amazed at the information and the way it is presented is where for both types of users, advanced and Novices.
Doesn't matter if you're new to this area of the IT industry or a veteran. These two books are a must have resources. It doesn't matter if you're a small business or a large IT firm. Hackers are trying to get anyone and everyone. It is best to be prepared.
There is a set of utilities that come with the book, which is great. The book has a lot of real life examples and plenty of resources on the CD...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Truly fascinating, Sept. 21 2001
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An ambitious, comprehensive, and compelling investigation of the Underground. Truly a fascinating study of security evolution in action.
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