Hacker's Handbook v3.0
"The Cyberthreat Handbook" is due out some time in 2008
Since the first edition of Complete Hackers Handbook nearly everything has changed - sometimes for the better and mostly for the worse.
The word "Hacker" has been reclaimed by real hackers who like to play with things and make something new of them. The explosion of technology called "Web 2.0" is the result.
Meanwhile the "Black Hat Hackers" have moved on. Hacking is no longer a game for "script kiddies" or computer enthusiasts - but a serious and organised criminal enterprise.
Cyberspace has become occupied by transnational criminal gangs who mount "Phishing" attacks to steal personal information and who use "BotNets" to run "Distributed Denial of Services" (DDOS) attacks on likely targets for "CyberExtortion".
"CyberActivists" of all creeds and religions battle it out on the Internet using "0 day exploits" and "drive by Trojans" to infect servers and personal computers alike.
During open warfare and times of tension between factions in the real world there is likely to be a corresponding increase in cyber-attacks and web-defacements that affects every Web user by increasing the chances of their computer being attacked.
Finally "The Balkanisation of the Internet" caused by "Cyber Censorship" is a problem that affects the Internet at a hidden level, whether it is enforced by "Blacklist" style "CensorWare" programs at a local level or by "Cyber Curtains" that restrict free speech in certain countries (e.g. "The Great Firewall of China").
Examining the new dangers the Internet faces underscores the point that the Internet is still a vulnerable and fragile technology. These new threats undermine the very nature of the Internet - and may ultimately destroy it as the utility of tools such as email and web browsing decreases to zero - leading to the "Death of the Internet"
The CyberThreat Handbook is the ultimate guide to this intriguing electronic art.