Wilders Security Book Club

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Veeshush, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. Veeshush

    Veeshush Registered Member

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    Only instead of tea and cookies, it's booze and booze. ;)

    So what security books/hard drives filled of various stuff do you guys read? I've a ton of stuff, boxes full, of mainly books outside of computer topics which I'll probably never get around to reading. Can't really say I'm an avid reader though. I've got too many things going on to always concentrate on something tedious.

    I just figured it'd make for a decent thread to recommend and discuss some stuff to read or look over. While also it'd be a good thing to have all these materials organized in one place- so if this thread ever became a resource maybe we could even edit the OP and list books under certain topics. But that's getting ahead of myself. Let's see what happens.

    Anyway.

    I picked up The Code Book ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Code_Book ), but have only skimmed it so far. I've seen that one recommended and referenced in various places. I find stuff is explained easier when laid out through history's examples, and this does that. You know, encryption before computers. Examples of when coded messages have saved lives.

    I also have Greenwald's No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State which is probably a must read of anyone who frequents the privacy section on here, or even just general security. For pretty obvious reasons.

    And then this past week I finally grabbed Kreb's Spam Nation which I'm liking. I like that Krebs goes beyond the depersonalized nature of general cybercrime and gets right into the type of people involved. You know, what's actually behind the stuff that ends up in spam email. I feel other media depict computer security issues short of full blown Hollywood "hacker" image, like it's the (terrible) movie https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swordfish_(film) Least Krebs shows it for what it is, all very similar to any other organized crimes or gangs.
     
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  2. Rasheed187

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    At the moment I'm not reading any books, but I mostly read stuff online related to HIPS and malware. I'm especially interested in malware that's using rootkit technologies. I'm also interested in how HIPS/sandboxes/anti-exploit work under the hood, it's quite fascinating.
     
  3. Veeshush

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    EFF's Must-Reads and Must-Sees: Books and Movies of 2014
    https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/12/effs-must-reads-and-must-sees-books-and-movies-2014
     
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    Yeah there is some really gripping discussions going on explaining the differences betweeen the various technologies etc.Makes me wonder sometimes how malware even stands a chance ?

    As Veeshush said it`s getting the time to read but what I`m doing at the moment is rereading a book that I liked years ago so I`m going slow to make a meal of it,as it were.

    Regards Eck:)
     
  5. 4Qman

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    I'm reading Dragnet Nation, highly recommend.

    There is just so much to read online so most my reading is done in that manner. Although i do force a book upon myself at times :)
     
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    A Way Forward: Bruce Schneier’s Data and Goliath Explains Where Our Privacy is Now, and How We Fix It
    https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/...k-data-and-goliath-explains-where-our-privacy


    I need to pick this up, I can't stop seeing it mentioned everywhere. Right now I'm back logged into a good month of books to read that just end up stacked on my sub woofer and barely skimmed.
     
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    http://www.amazon.com/Future-Crimes-Everything-Connected-Vulnerable/dp/0385539002

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  11. Rasheed187

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    http://www.net-security.org/review.php?id=354
     
  13. lunarlander

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    Hi,

    Thought I might start a thread about Security books. Here some that I have enjoyed ( in no particular order ):

    Blue Team Handbook: Incidents Reponse Edition
    Hacking Windows Exposed
    Security+ Deluxe study guide
    Oseec HIDS Host Based Intrusion Detection Guide
    Gray Hat Hacking
    SELinux by Example
    Chained Exploits
    Administering Windows Vista Security - The Big Surprises
    Windows Vista Security - Securing Vista Against Malicious Attacks
    All in One CISSP Exam Guide
    FreeBSD and OpenBSD Security


    I haven't found an advanced security book for Windows 10. Any recommendations?
     
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    Data and Goliath (Bruce Schneier)
     
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    Thanks, nice thread, as I was now looking for a new book ! I just finished:
    http://www.cybersecurityandwar.com/

    As it's not only about exciting technical details and big hacks, but also about politics, policy makers etc., it can get a bit boring sometimes. However a great book to get the broader picture about the actual state of cyber security.
     
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    8 Books Security Pros Should Read

     
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