Cyber Hacking: Wars in Virtual Space

  • 4h 50m 55s
  • Scientific American
  • Blackstone Audio, Inc. dba Blackstone Publishing
  • 2020

Cyberspace has certainly transformed the world. From media and communications to banking, an increasing number of daily activities is performed online. We are living digital lifestyles. While this transformation has opened up exciting new frontiers, it also opens the door to security threats undreamed of in previous generations.

In Cyber Hacking: Wars in Virtual Space, we peer behind the cyber curtain. First, we look at the hackers - who they are, how they work, their motivations, and methods. The opening article examines hardware - specifically microprocessors and why they are vulnerable to tampering. Then we turn to the internal attacks, the worms and viruses whose resulting damage ranges from merely inconvenient and attention-getting to expensive and dangerous. Next, we take a broad look at issues of privacy and the technology used to gather and track personal information. With so much personal information volunteered on social networking and other sites, how much privacy can people expect? Most of us leave a trail of data wherever we go. On a positive note, we end by covering innovative technologies used to secure cyber networks and safeguard information.

The race between the hackers and information security professionals continues.

In this Audiobook

  • The Hacker in Your Hardware by John Villasenor
  • Hacking the Lights Out by David M. Nicol
  • The Attack of Code Red by Carolyn P. Meinel
  • How Hackers Break in…and How They are Caught by Carolyn P. Meinel
  • Attack of the Worms by Michael Moyer
  • The End of Privacy? by Daniel J. Solove
  • Stealing Secrets by W. Wayt Gibbs
  • Brave New World of Wiretapping by Whitfield Diffie and Susan Landau
  • Tag– You're it by Katherine Albrecht
  • Malware Goes Mobile by Mikko Hypponen
  • The Ultimate Database by Simson L. Garfinkel
  • How to Keep Secrets Safe by Anna Lysyanskaya
  • Improving Online Security by John Rennie, et al.
  • Can Phishing Be Foiled? by Lorrie Faith Cranor
  • Beyond Fingerprinting by Anil K. Jain and Sharath Pankanti
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