With the advent of rich Internet applications, the explosion of
social media, and the increased use of powerful cloud computing
infrastructures, a new generation of attackers has added cunning
new techniques to its arsenal. For anyone involved in defending an
application or a network of systems, Hacking: The Next Generation
is one of the few books to identify a variety of emerging attack
vectors. You'll not only find valuable information on new hacks
that attempt to exploit technical flaws, you'll also learn how
attackers take advantage of individuals via social networking
sites, and abuse vulnerabilities in wireless technologies and cloud
infrastructures. Written by seasoned Internet security
professionals, this book helps you understand the motives and
psychology of hackers behind these attacks, enabling you to better
prepare and defend against them.
Learn how "inside out" techniques can poke holes into protected
networks Understand the new wave of "blended threats" that take
advantage of multiple application vulnerabilities to steal
corporate data Recognize weaknesses in today's powerful cloud
infrastructures and how they can be exploited Prevent attacks
against the mobile workforce and their devices containing valuable
data Be aware of attacks via social networking sites to obtain
confidential information from executives and their assistants Get
case studies that show how several layers of vulnerabilities can be
used to compromise multinational corporations
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