Two Book Reviews on Wireless Security and Crackproof Software
Dec 18, 2002, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mirko Zorz, Matt Wilson)
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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
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
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..."