June 24, 2005

Book reviews: Silence on the wire

Flavio Villanustre writes "While looking for some interesting read for the summer, I’ve stumbled across a book written by Michal Zalewski named “Silence on the wire: a field guide to passive reconnaissance and indirect attacks”, from No Starch Press.

Michal Zalewski, also known as lcamtuf in the security community, is best known for being the author of p0f, a passive OS fingerprinting tool, and the researcher behind many vulnerabilities findings. One of his most unusual projects was the no longer maintained museum of broken packets.

Sure this book constitutes an interesting reading: passive reconnaissance is in its infancy and, while there are some applications that already make good use of it, its potential is mostly unexplored."

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