Silence on the Wire
Silence on the Wire: A Field Guide to Passive Reconnaissance and Indirect Attacks is a book by Michał Zalewski on some network-silent methods of information gathering as they relate to computer security. No Starch Press published the book in April, 2005. The following is a description of the book from No Starch Press' web site.
- Silence on the Wire dissects several unique and fascinating security and privacy problems associated with the technologies and protocols used in everyday computing, and shows how to use this knowledge to learn more about others or to better defend systems.
Table of contents
- Part I: The Source
- Chapter 1: I Can Hear You Typing
- Chapter 2: Extra Efforts Never Go Unnoticed
- Chapter 3: Ten Heads of the Hydra
- Chapter 4: Working for the Common Good
- Part II: On the Wire
- Chapter 5: Blinkenlights
- Chapter 6: Echoes of the Past
- Chapter 7: Secure in Switched Networks
- Chapter 8: Us Versus Them
- Part III: Out in the Wild
- Chapter 9: Foreign Accent
- Chapter 10: Advanced Sheep Counting Strategies
- Chapter 11: In Recognition of Anomalies
- Chapter 12: Stack Data Leaks
- Chapter 13: Smoke And Mirrors
- Chapter 14: Client Identification: Papers, Please!
- Chapter 15: Epilogue: Benefits of Being a Victim
- Part IV: The Big Picture
- Chapter 16: Parasitic Computing, or How Pennies Add Up
- Chapter 17: Topology of the Network
- Chapter 18: Watching the Void
- Chapter 19: Closing Words
- Author's page on "Silence on the Wire"
- A tribute to the book, including complete foreword, links to table of contents and sample chapter (PDF)
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