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

Steal This Computer Book What They Won t Tell You about the Internet If ever a book on cyberculture wore a fedora and trench coat and leaned against a lamppost on a foggy street this is the one It is an unabashed look at the dark side of the Net the stuff many other b

  • Title: Steal This Computer Book 4.0: What They Won't Tell You about the Internet
  • Author: Wallace Wang
  • ISBN: 9781593273439
  • Page: 444
  • Format: ebook
  • If ever a book on cyberculture wore a fedora and trench coat and leaned against a lamppost on a foggy street, this is the one It is an unabashed look at the dark side of the Net the stuff many other books gloss over It s hard edged, wisecracking, and often quite cynical as it pours over the reality of online scams, illegal activities, and simple annoyances Wang s statIf ever a book on cyberculture wore a fedora and trench coat and leaned against a lamppost on a foggy street, this is the one It is an unabashed look at the dark side of the Net the stuff many other books gloss over It s hard edged, wisecracking, and often quite cynical as it pours over the reality of online scams, illegal activities, and simple annoyances Wang s stated goal is to open the reader s eyes about what s really there He shows what s being done, how it s being done, and how to avoid problems or even strike back He begins with a chapter about the news media, and his message is that no source is to be trusted completely He examines issues important to Internet users the cost of getting computerized with tips on how to find the real bargains , who is using the Internet as a source of hate information, and how your privacy can be invaded and protected He shows you the secrets of malicious hackers and others and how some of them attack computer systems without the ethical mindset typical of the original, idealistic hackers Wang shows you how you can set up your defenses against such an onslaught, discussing how to protect yourself and your kids from online stalkers and how online con games work Wang never claims that the Internet is the electronic den of darkness that the pop media make it out to be But he makes it clear that something this big has its lowlights it s own net noir His messages are know your enemy and be careful who you trust, an ideology verified by the examples he provides Elizabeth Lewis

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    1. 1/27/10: Have finally waded past the preface on this one. Don't know how seriously I can take a book that proposes the relative nature of truth and then slaps you with an Ayn Rand quote to make the point. I. Loathe. Objectivism.***Um, I have better things to do than finish this. Like huff glue.

    2. Good and funnt information about the internet, but what is in this book is almost more a history lesson than an up to date information source.

    3. I liked this book from a historical perspective. It gives a very nice overview of the history of hacking and how it has developed. While I had heard of or read most of the stories presented it was still a very enjoyable read from that point of view.However once it got into modern hacking and how to protect yourself, it got out of its depth. Obviously no printed book can keep up with modern security exploits and vulnerabilities as they develop, so I can't really hold a grudge against it. Despite [...]

    4. Informative for those looking for an overview on a variety of subjects . . . though talk to those far more advanced with computer tech, software, telephone systems, internet, and they'd probably use this book as a coaster for a coffee mug instead of reading material. Don't think this will provide you with any level of mastery, but for a writer like myself, it suffices . . .

    5. An overall informative and good read. This version is a combination of the first three editions after extreme censoring and editing but additionally brought up to date to continually expand on exploitations of the internet and the systems that run atop and behind it.

    6. 5,000 foot view of computer hacking. Though most of the techniques are outdated, the book introduces you to various network architectures (most defiantly the books actual purpose). The book comes with a disk of various hacking/security software (fun for the whole family).

    7. Okay I tried stealing this from borders but got caught shopliftingWTF? nah, excellent book, tells you lots of stuff if you're a total idiot when it comes to computerseven refreshing for hacks and wannabe hacks.

    8. Interesting, but pretty basic. If you actually work in the Computer Security industry this is mostly popcorn with a few "I'd never heard of that website before" nuggets thrown in.If you *aren't* a Computer Security type person it's pretty eye-opening, if not kind of dated.

    9. An awesome book about hacking, cracking, and loads of other stuff! This book goes behind the scenes of the internet, down to all the stuff everyone won't tell you about. Wallace Wang delivers brilliant narrative, along with random stories. A great book for computer nerds like me!

    10. Nice history lesson on how hacking evolve. Learned new things about the latest trends. Very useful software found on the attached disk. Reccomend it.

    11. Unfortunately, I am unable to complete this book because it has run away from home. Pretty funny considering the title!!

    12. There were some good chapters and some completely unhelpful chapters in here. Overall, I liked it but it is dated, especially the chapters dealing with computer software.

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