Beautiful Security: Leading Security Experts Explain How by John Viega, Andy Oram

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By John Viega, Andy Oram

"This number of considerate essay catapults the reader well past deceptively glossy defense FUD towar the extra refined great thing about safety performed right. attractive protection [/i]demonstrates the yin and yang of safety, and the elemental artistic stress among the spectaculary damaging and the bright constructive."[/i] -- grey McGraw, CTO of Cigital, writer of software program defense and 9 different books

Although most folks don't supply safeguard a lot awareness till their own or company platforms are attacked, this thought-provoking anthology demonstrates that electronic defense isn't just worthy take into consideration, it's additionally a desirable subject. Criminals prevail through excersising huge, immense creativity, and thos protecting opposed to them needs to do the same.

Beautiful Security explores this demanding topic with insightful essays and research on subject matters that include:

* The underground economic climate for private details: the way it works, the connection between criminals, and a few of the hot methods they pounce on their prey

* How social networking, cloud computing, and different renowned traits support or damage our on-line security

* How metrics, necessities accumulating, layout, and legislations can take defense to a better level

* the genuine, little-publicized histoy of PGP

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In some cases, the administrator has buried the access point deep inside a facility with the idea that the signal would be too weak to pass its walls. Although it’s true that the average laptop using an internal wireless device would not be able to pick up the signal, any determined hacker will own a far more powerful antenna that can pick up a much weaker signal. 28 CHAPTER TWO Next, the hacker needs to be monitoring the beginning of the session between the client and the wireless access point.

My tests have turned up access points which such simple phrases as tootired or bicycles. Password-cracking software can discover these in mere minutes. A WPA passphrase can range from 8 to 63 characters, but I find that most people generally end up using only 8 or 9. Of course, the best possible passphrase someone could deploy would be 63 characters, mixing letters, numbers, and punctuation. So why doesn’t every administrator do this? The main reason is that whatever passphrase you choose for your access point needs to be typed into the wireless client on every computer that will be connecting.

One would be tempted to assume that deregulation and exposure of electric companies to a competitive environment would improve their efficiency and (following the same path as oil companies) their security. However, the opposite occurred. When the electric companies were turned loose, so to speak, and realized they needed cost-cutting measures to be competitive, their first steps were to reduce workforce. They ended up assigning fewer people to maintain and work on the same number of local and remote systems (often through remote access technologies), focusing on day-to-day operations rather than looking ahead to long-term needs.

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