Friday, January 18, 2008

Review of Security Power Tools Posted

Amazon.com just posted my four star review of Security Power Tools by a team of authors, mostly from Juniper. From cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 review:

I am probably cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 first reviewer to have read cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 vast majority of Security Power Tools (SPT). I do not think cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r reviewers are familiar with similar books like Anti-Hacker Toolkit, first published in 2002 and most recently updated in a third edition (AHT3E) in Feb 2006. (I doubt cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 SPT authors read or even were aware of AHT3E.) SPT has enough original material that I expect at least some of it will appeal to many readers, justifying four stars. On cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r hand, a good portion of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 material (reviewed previously as "cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 most up-to-date tools") offers nothing new and in some cases is several years old.

3 comments:

dre said...

I couldn't find a bit of overlap between cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 two books (SPT and AHT3) after hours of comparison. Even cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 information on Nessus and Nikto didn't overlap.

Care to elaborate more on this?

Also - I don't remember anything significantly out of date in SPT besides mention of PGP Disk. Although it didn't take up much space (two small paragraphs and one picture) and led well into cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 next section on LUKS, which was very up-to-date.

The material in AHT3 seemed to be much more out-of-date -- are you sure that you don't have cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365se two books confused?

Richard Bejtlich said...

dre,

I didn't say cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 books were identical. I mean that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 authors of SPT seem to think cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y are writing something original, but AHT has been around for several years. If you want lists of tools discussed in both books, you should try spending your hours of comparison looking a little closer. ISIC, Nikto, Stunnel, Clamav, John cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Ripper, VNC, Back Orifice, Nessus, Tripwire, IPFW2, Netfilter, Tcpdump, Ecá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365real, Snort, Netstumbler, Kismet... is that enough?

I don't think you read cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 whole review, or else you might understand what I meant by referencing old software... or, given your attitude of late, probably not, unfortunately.

Anonymous said...

I'd agree with your comments on Grannick's chapter. The rest of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 book is really just a collection of 30-40 page white papers on a very wide variety of technical topics. I read cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 entire book and found many (but not all) chapters to be a good introduction. I think you were generous with four stars.