How hackers break into your system unnoticed...
When hackers break into a network, the damage can be enormous, especially financially. That's why not only corporations working with sensitive user data have to protect themselves against attacks. Private users also have to confront spyware, trojans, phishing and spam mails, viruses and worms. Dangers lurk on social network sites as well as online job databases and in online shops. Buying security software may be a necessary and important step to protect oneself but it is far from sufficient. Manu Carus, Certified Ethical Hacker, advices the following, "Learn how hackers think! Hack yourself! You'll be surprised what information interested third parties can gather about you via the internet and how this knowledge can be used against you.”
Carus talks from experience. The security expert regularly hacks into the networks of his clients - legally. He has recently published an audio talk about his job as ethical hacker.
In "Ethical Hacking - an AudIT talk by Manu Carus", he explains how a professional break-in takes place. The listener receives an insight into the five phases of an attack: exploring, scanning, attacking, backdooring, camouflaging, and of course he also illustrates appropriate countermeasures. This way, users learn to understand the hacker's approach and also how to safeguard against damages.
Carus would like the listener to recognize “in which medieval era of security technology the IT industry is currently existing. The internet in its contemporary form is ill fit for public use. It is based on outdated protocols which haven't been adapted to our current need for security for 20 years. Right now we are not able to ensure that the person with whom we are exchanging information is in fact the person for whom we take him or her to be. This is why the internet needs a revolution urgently!”
Hence, it is even more important to protect data against unauthorized access.
On "Ethical Hacking - an AudIT talk by Manu Carus", the first audio book about an IT topic, Manu Carus talks about dangers and appropriate countermeasures along with other professional speakers.
Publisher: entwickler press
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