April 2, 2014
I usually don’t start with this, but lately I had some time constraints that made me wondering if is right to use so much time reading books. The Wireshark Field Guide Analyzing and Troubleshooting Network Traffic by Robert J. Shimonski is only 149 pages long (if we cut the introduction, indexes, etc. it boils down to 128 pages). This is a really short book and I have really appreciated this fact.Read More
May 14, 2013
As you probably know, I usually do not comment the books layout, being more focused on the contents of a book instead of it’s layout.
This time I will start this review speaking about the layout of this book since it’s REALLY peculiar. The Introduction is written in a two-columns layout, very similar to the Science magazine layout. The book itself is written in a single column layout, still with a “Science like” look.Read More
May 7, 2013
The anonymity on the web is probably one of the most debated topics on the web. Is possible to be completely anonymous? The short answer is no. This book tries to help the read to improve its anonymity, staying is the “real world”, as the “Practical” world in the title suggests. In this book you will not find anything that is too complex for an average user.
Whether this is good or bad, depends on you expectations.Read More
April 16, 2013
Mike Shema speaks about a lot of different kind of attacks in his book in a real deep way, at the point that sometimes I wondered if he was planning to instruct people how to hack websites or only how to secure own websites. The book has often some code samples that allow a faster understanding of what the author is saying. Even if a coding knowledge is not required, the ability to understand HTML, JS, SQL, PHP, Python and C++ speeds up the reading.Read More
April 9, 2013
Logs are one of the most powerful tools in the sysadmin hands, and probably of all kind of IT roles.
This book does deep into the logs and their management.
One of the aspects that I really liked about this book is the division of the text in chapters.
The book is “only” 420 pages long, but is well split in 22 chapter, so they are (on average) 21 pages long.Read More
March 19, 2013
When someone says the word “wireless”, 99.9% of the audience thinks at the Wireless Networking Technologies (802.11 family). Very few think to the Bluetooth. Even fewer people think to all the other technologies that use wireless technology to work, such as cordless phone, guard radios, headsets, wireless camera etc. This book embrace the last point of view.
The first chapter provides basic information and motivation for Wireless Profiling.
The chapter 2 provides the reader with all the information she needs to be able to understand the wireless technology and it’s usage.Read More