Nmap Network Scanning
Author: Gordon Lyon
Nmap Network Scanning is the official guide to the Nmap Security Scanner, a free and open source utility used by millions of people for network discovery, administration, and security auditing. From explaining port scanning basics for novices to detailing low-level packet crafting methods used by advanced hackers, this book suits all levels of security and networking professionals. A 42-page reference guide documents every Nmap feature and option, while the rest of the book demonstrates how to apply those features to quickly solve real-world tasks. Examples and diagrams show actual communication on the wire.
Topics include subverting firewalls and intrusion detection systems, optimizing Nmap performance, and automating common networking tasks with the Nmap Scripting Engine. Hints and instructions are provided for common uses such as taking network inventory, penetration testing, detecting rogue wireless access points, and quashing network worm outbreaks. Nmap runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.
Nmap's original author, Gordon "Fyodor" Lyon, wrote this book to share everything he has learned about network scanning during more than 11 years of Nmap development. Visit nmap.org/book for more information and sample chapters.
Windows Vista for Dummies, Special DVD Bundle
Author: Andy Rathbon
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The accompanying book is the popular Windows Vista For Dummies bestseller, priced at $21.99, which has sold more than 13 million copies in all editions. Vista’s interface and tools represent some significant changes from previous versions, and even longtime Windows users will need help finding their way. This convenient package is a guided tour that both computer newbies and those who are accustomed to earlier versions of Windows will appreciate.
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