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Two Book Reviews on Wireless Security and Crackproof Software

Dec 18, 2002, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mirko Zorz, Matt Wilson)

Help Net Security: Wireless Security and Privacy: Best Practices and Design Techniques

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"Wireless security is certainly one of this year's hot topics. Everybody is talking about wardriving, warchalking, and so on. Several software titles have been developed to help discover and/or protect wireless networks. There are wardriving events taking place where participants cruise around cities searching for vulnerable wireless networks, and the results are not that good--there are just too many insecure networks out there.

"This is just the perfect time to release a book like this..."

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LinuxLookup: Crackproof Your Software Book Review

"As an primary open source developer, this book is not the most obvious choice for my first review for Linuxlookup. This is due to the book's main topic being how to protect your software against crackers and would-be software pirates, how these individuals circumvent any copy protection and what can be done to counter-act these attempts. Of course, as a developer of free software I am usually trying to promote the liberal copying and modification of my software!

However, I enjoy reading most books in the realm of computing and technical know how so I thought that I would take the plunge and read it anyway.

"This book tries to make the average developer more aware of the ever increasing problem of piracy in today's computing world. It takes the reader through a twisting maze of cracking methods, their counter measures and so forth. It provides well written, working examples to show exactly how each counter cracking method works, so that the reader might gain a better insight into the methods a cracker might use to circumnavigate any protection written in by the lowly software developer..."

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