eBook Cryptography: Code Making and Code Breaking: White and Black Hat Hackers, 1st Edition

  • Jason Porterfield
  • Published By: Rosen Young Adult
  • ISBN-10: 150817315X
  • ISBN-13: 9781508173151
  • DDC: 005.8
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 64 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released July 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017
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Hackers are those individuals who gain access to computers or networks without official permission. In this intriguing resource, readers learn the differences among white hat, black hat, and gray hat hackers and their ways of working concerning computer networks today. The origins and history of hacker culture are examined, as are the law enforcement methods of catching criminals. Some of the topics covered are the motives for hacking, black hat targets, online hazards, malware programs, and typical hacker techniques. Government-sponsored hacking in cyber warfare efforts, hactivism, and famous hackers are also reviewed.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Hacking's Early Days.
2: The Shady Side of Security.
3: Mischief and Threats.
4: Attack and Counterattack.
5: Gathering in the Shadows.
For More Information.
For Further Reading.
About the Author.
Photo Credits.