Computer viruses are no longer just written by teenage techno-graffiti artists and disgruntled programmers. They're fast becoming the province of terrorists and warring governments. A computer virus can spread through the internet and wipe out millions of computers in just hours-faster than an antivirus company can analyze it and faster than the news networks can warn people. The solution? You cannot afford to rely solely on the canned technology of an antivirus program to protect yourself against viruses any more. The only sure protection is knowledge. In this brand new book, Dr. Ludwig explores the fascinating world of email viruses in a way nobody else dares! Here you will learn about how these viruses work and what they can and cannot do from a veteran hacker and virus researcher. Why settle for the vague generalities of other books when you can have page after page of carefully explained code and a fascinating variety of live viruses to experiment with you on your own computer or check your antivirus software with? In this book you'll learn the basics of viruses that reproduce through email, and then go on to explore how antivirus programs catch them and how wiley viruses evade the antivirus programs. You'll learn about polymorphic and evolving viruses. You'll learn how virus writers use exploits - bugs in programs like Overlook Express - to get their code to execute without your consent. You'll learn about logic bombs and the social engineering side of viruses - not the social engineering of old time hackers, but the tried and true scientific method behind turning a replicating program into a virus that infects millions of computers. Yet Dr. Ludwig doesn't stop here. He faces the sobering possibilities of email viruses that lie just around the corner ... viruses that could literally change the history of the human race, for better or worse. Admittedly this would be a dangerous book in the wrong hands. Yet it would be more dangerous if it didn't get into the right hands. The next major virus attack could see millions of computers wiped clean in a matter of hours. With this book have a fighting chance to spot the trouble coming and avoid it, while the multitudes that depend on a canned program to keep them out of trouble will get taken out. In short, this is an utterly fascinating book. You'll never look at computer viruses the same way again after reading it.With this book have a fighting chance to spot the trouble coming and avoid it, while the multitudes that depend on a canned program to keep them out of trouble will get taken out. In short, this is an utterly fascinating book.
|Title||:||The Little Black Book of Email Viruses|
|Author||:||Mark A. Ludwig|
|Publisher||:||Amer Eagle Publications Incorporated - 2002|