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Secrets of a Super Hacker by Knightmare
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Secrets of a Super Hacker

by Knightmare

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The Knightmare is the sort of Super Hacker who keeps security guards from sleeping at night. He's not motivated by money or malice. He's in it for the hack. If your computer has any link whatever to the outside world, there is not question. The Knightmare can break in; the only question is whether he wants to. Secrets of a Super Hacker is an extraordinary manual on the methods of hacking. Here are some of the techniques covered in this data-devouring dossier: - Brute Force Attacks: Hurling passwords at a system until it cracks. - Social Engineering and Reverse Social Engineering: Seducing legitimate users into revealing their passwords. - Spoofing: Designing dummy screens; Delivering fake e-mail. - Superuser Abuser: How to get system managers to do your dirty work for you. - Screening Stealing: How to secretly record every image that appears on a computer screen - Data Delivery: How to hide the information you've collected; How to e-mail it to your computer. - Stair Stepping: How to use a low-level account to gain ever-higher levels of access. - And Much More Including a brief history of hacking lists of likely passwords, a summary of computer crime laws and a glossary. The Super Hacker reveals all his secrets: Trojan Horses, Viruses, Worms, Trap Doors and Dummy Accounts. The how-to text is highlighted with bare-knuckle tales of The Knightmare's hacks, including on-site hacking remote-access hacking and bulletin board busting. No system can withstand the ingenious, unrelenting assaults of The Knightmare. And no person concerned with computer security should miss this amazing manual of mayhem.… (more)

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The info is only entry level at best, and quite disappointing to read from someone purportedly a so-called "super hacker." I recommend a skip on this one. ( )
  mwirkk | May 26, 2008 |
If you know little about computers and nothing about [ha,cr]acking, this book will fascinate you. If you're decently skilled, this book is a quaint look back at what [ha,cr]acking was in the 1980's - dialup systems and guessing passwords. There isn't anything about finding your own exploits, how to leverage programming skills (including familiarity with obscure languages, such as terminal emulators' scripting lanuages), or how any protocols actually work.

The book assumes that you don't know the fundamentals, and in fact mentions little to nothing about how to bend the fundamentals to your will.

I can't recommend this book as anything but a curiosity. It will give the reader only the barest of knowledge that would be necessary for compromising information security and nothing of what can be done with a computer after you've broken in. ( )
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