Publisher: McGraw-Hill, 2001, 566 pages
Keywords: IT Security
Learn how to think like a hacker in order to secure your Linux network.
In the ever-changing world of global data communications, inexpensive Internet connections, and fast-paced software development, security is constantly being compromised. Linux has always been considered the digital playground for hackers. Many hacks, exploits, and network security tools are written on Linux because it's readily available. Hacking Linux Exposed: Linux Security Secrets and Solutions shows you, step-by-step, how to defend against the latest Linux attacks by understanding the hacker's methods and sinister thought processes. You'll learn how your adversaries gather information, acquire targets, escalate privilege, gain control, plant back doors, and cover their tracks. Each chapter is divided into bite-sized chunks, covering highly publicized and little-known break-ins, tips on why they occured, and detailed countermeasures that no Linux professional can afford to be without.
If you work with Linux and security, you need this. There exists a number of editions, which seems to indicate that they are trying to make a fast buck from current trends. Just buy one edition.