Malicious Cryptography : Exposing Cryptovirology, Paperback / softback Book

Malicious Cryptography : Exposing Cryptovirology Paperback / softback


Hackers have uncovered the dark side of cryptography-that device developed to defeat Trojan horses, viruses, password theft, and other cyber-crime.

It's called cryptovirology, the art of turning the very methods designed to protect your data into a means of subverting it.

In this fascinating, disturbing volume, the experts who first identified cryptovirology show you exactly what you're up against and how to fight back.

They will take you inside the brilliant and devious mind of a hacker-as much an addict as the vacant-eyed denizen of the crackhouse-so you can feel the rush and recognize your opponent's power.

Then, they will arm you for the counterattack. This book reads like a futuristic fantasy, but be assured, the threat is ominously real.

Vigilance is essential, now. Understand the mechanics of computationally secure information stealingLearn how non-zero sum Game Theory is used to develop survivable malwareDiscover how hackers use public key cryptography to mount extortion attacksRecognize and combat the danger of kleptographic attacks on smart-card devicesBuild a strong arsenal against a cryptovirology attack


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 416 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
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  • Category: Computer security
  • ISBN: 9780764549755

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