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Michal Zalewski is an internationally recognized information security expert with a long track record of delivering cutting-edge research. He is credited with discovering hundreds of notable security vulnerabilities and frequently appears on lists of the most influential security experts. He is the author of Silence on the Wire (No Starch Press), Google's "Browser Security Handbook," and numerous important research papers.
After reading the book, some may view it as an exercise in theoretical problems that bare little resemblance to the real world.
Too, the author has a quirky personality that seeps into the book, allowing him to turn a technical subject into an enjoyable and quite easy to understand read.
Silence on the Wire is a fascinating read and I definitely recommend it to anybody who is interested or responsible for information security.
Great book for a technical intro to computer security. It covers a broad set of topics and gets to key fundamentals that help the reader start to think about the key things that... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Thomas M. Kroeger
The author has made considerable effort to explain his points quite eloquently and in great detail, though a technical book there is quite some artistry about how its written.Published 15 months ago by Keith Makan
Zalewski "teaches you to fish" so that you walk away with an understanding of how to think about information security. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Blaise Pabon
This is a legacy... but wonderful book. There is nothing more that needs to be said, buy it.. end of story.Published 20 months ago by Tim
This book was an eye-opener into a world of sophisticated attacks and reconnaissance that seem like they belong more to an over-the-top Hollywood plot than real life. Read morePublished on February 11, 2012 by Jordan Grotepas
Before I bought this book I had seen some of Zalewski's work: his museum of broken packets and his famous Mozilla Firefox vulnerability reports. Read morePublished on April 6, 2009 by L. Garcia
Never trust a person that writes about things that he or she does not understand.
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A must for any IT security/networking engineer. Great read, great price, informative yet entertaining.Published on July 23, 2008 by Angeli's Mom
Zalewski brought up a number of interesting and very innovative security situations and possibilities. Read morePublished on February 6, 2008 by Charles G. Heaton