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TitleHalting the Hacker: A Practical Guide to Computer Security (Bk/CD-ROM)
Author(s)Donald L. Pipkin, Hewlett-Packard Professional Books
PublishedDecember 1996
PublisherPrentice Hall PTR
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Reviewer Rob Slade wrote:
This book is a compilation of observations on computer security, particularly on network connected computers, and particularly in regard to outside intruders. What specific system information is included relates to UNIX. Most of the advice is generic. The information is "practical" in that it relates to common, rather than theoretical, attacks. However, the text does not provide practical answers: the defenses are left as an exercise to the reader. There is nothing really wrong with the information provided in the book. (I wasn't too thrilled with the section on viruses, but we'll let that go.) It has all, though, been said before, notably by works such as Spafford and Garfinkel's "Practical UNIX and Internet Security" (see reviews). In fact, there were passages that I'm quite sure I could have traced as to origin and author. Normally, I don't comment on CD-ROMs unless something unique is available. As with most such disks, this one provides information that is available elsewhere, mostly from COAST. Overall, though, in this case I think the CD-ROM does add some value, holding information such as the "Rainbow series" of security standards, and a list of machine address codes for Internet addressing as assigned to vendors. copyright Robert M. Slade, 1997

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