* Covers electronic and wireless eavesdropping, computer surveillance, intelligence gathering, password cracking, keylogging, data duplication, black bag computer spy jobs, reconnaissance, risk assessment, legal issues, and advanced spying techniques used by the government
* Author shares easily-implemented countermeasures against spying to detect and defeat eavesdroppers and other hostile individuals
* Addresses legal issues, including the U.S. Patriot Act, legal spying in the workplace, and computer fraud crimes
* Companion Web site contains links to security tools and useful security information resources
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Is someone spying on you?
You might be surprised
It could be your boss, your competition, or a private investigator, but it could just as easily be a foreign intelligence agent–or the whiz kid down the street. More and more people today want to know what’s on your computer, your PDA, your cell phone, or your wireless network. And as soon as one vulnerable chink in your security is identified and plugged, a new spy tool or method will arise to circumvent the countermeasure.
Joel McNamara takes you inside the mind of the computer espionage artist–amateur or professional–and shows you appropriate defenses for a wide array of potential vulnerabilities.
This is not just another book on network security. This is the book that teaches you to think like a spy, because that’s the only way to outwit one.
Joel McNamara is an internationally acclaimed security and privacy consultant and the creator of Private Idaho, one of the first popular open source Internet privacy tools. A former Microsoft technical writer and training manager, he is credited with developing one of the first Microsoft macro viruses and then publicizing the security risks. He is also the author of the "The Complete, Unofficial TEMPEST Information Page," a Web site that demystifies classified government surveillance technology.
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