May 8, 2007

Designing BSD Rootkits: An Introduction to Kernel

James Pyles writes "A lot of why I requested this book for review was sheer curiosity. Like many people, I'm used
to thinking "Rootkit = bad". Why the heck would any author or publisher want to take on the liability
of teaching their readers how to behave unethically and criminally? The little voodoo doll on the
cover did nothing to allay my concerns. However, once I had the book in my hands and began to work
through it, I saw it with different eyes.

I recently reviewed O'Reilly's,
Linux Kernel in a Nutshell
for the European version of
Linux Magazine
and the No Starch Press book
Webbots, Spiders, and Screen Scrapers: A Guide to Developing Internet Agents with PHP/CURL
and Kong's
Designing BSD Rootkits seems related to both. As the book's subtitle implies, this text is
more about teaching the reader beginning kernel hacking than it is about becoming the programmer's version
of a criminal mastermind."



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