The Art Of Deception

Author: Kevin D. Mitnick
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 076453839X
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The world's most infamous hacker offers an insider's view of the low-tech threats to high-tech security Kevin Mitnick's exploits as a cyber-desperado and fugitive form one of the most exhaustive FBI manhunts in history and have spawned dozens of articles, books, films, and documentaries. Since his release from federal prison, in 1998, Mitnick has turned his life around and established himself as one of the most sought-after computer security experts worldwide. Now, in The Art of Deception, the world's most notorious hacker gives new meaning to the old adage, "It takes a thief to catch a thief." Focusing on the human factors involved with information security, Mitnick explains why all the firewalls and encryption protocols in the world will never be enough to stop a savvy grifter intent on rifling a corporate database or an irate employee determined to crash a system. With the help of many fascinating true stories of successful attacks on business and government, he illustrates just how susceptible even the most locked-down information systems are to a slick con artist impersonating an IRS agent. Narrating from the points of view of both the attacker and the victims, he explains why each attack was so successful and how it could have been prevented in an engaging and highly readable style reminiscent of a true-crime novel. And, perhaps most importantly, Mitnick offers advice for preventing these types of social engineering hacks through security protocols, training programs, and manuals that address the human element of security.

Odysseus

Author: Valerio Massimo Manfredi
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781468309218
Size: 78.69 MB
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"The first book in an epic new series following the life and adventures of Odysseus, Valerio Massimo Manfredi's masterful new novel renders the extraordinary world of ancient Greece in his own unique way"--

1947

Author: Elisabeth Åsbrink
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
ISBN: 1590518969
Size: 17.79 MB
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"First published in English by Scribe, London, in 2017"--Title page verso.

Gender And The City In Euripides Political Plays

Author: Daniel Adam Mendelsohn
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199278046
Size: 63.56 MB
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The first full-length study of Children of Herakles and Suppliant Women to appear in fifty years, Gender and the City in Euripides' Political Plays uses fresh insights into the Greek conception of gender and the Athenian ideology of civic identity to demonstrate at last the formal elegance and intellectual complexity of two works that are still dismissed as artistic failures within the poet's oeuvre.

The Elusive Embrace

Author: Daniel Mendelsohn
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307809870
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Hailed for its searing emotional insights, and for the astonishing originality with which it weaves together personal history, cultural essay, and readings of classical texts by Sophocles, Ovid, Euripides, and Sappho, The Elusive Embrace is a profound exploration of the mysteries of identity. It is also a meditation in which the author uses his own divided life to investigate the "rich conflictedness of things," the double lives all of us lead. Daniel Mendelsohn recalls the deceptively quiet suburb where he grew up, torn between his mathematician father's pursuit of scientific truth and the exquisite lies spun by his Orthodox Jewish grandfather; the streets of manhattan's newest "gay ghetto," where "desire for love" competes with "love of desire;" and the quiet moonlit house where a close friend's small son teaches him the meaning of fatherhood. And, finally, in a neglected Jewish cemetery, the author uncovers a family secret that reveals the universal need for storytelling, for inventing myths of the self. The book that Hilton Als calls "equal to Whitman's 'Song of Myself,'" The Elusive Embrace marks a dazzling literary debut. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Serbia S Transition

Author: M. Uvalic
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230281745
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The book analyzes the twenty years of economic transition from socialism to capitalism in Serbia. It offers a comprehensive evaluation of the achievements and failures of the transition, and explains why its course has been more complex and unique than elsewhere in the former socialist world.

The Lost Sailors

Author: Jean-Claude Izzo
Publisher: Europa Editions UK
ISBN: 1609451716
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From one of France's best-known authors comes this evocative meditation on the human comedy. A freighter is impounded in the port of Marseilles when its owners declare bankruptcy. On board, the men are divided: wait for the money owed them—money that might never come—or accept their fate and abandon ship? This may be Captain Abdul Aziz's last commission and he is determined to save his charge and stand by his men. Diamantis, his second-in-command, is in search of a woman he has never stopped loving and who may now be living in Marseilles. In these close quarters charged with physical and emotional tension, each of these marooned sailors' life stories begins to resemble a chapter in the complex, colorful, and tragic story of the Mediterranean Sea itself—rich with romance, legend, passion and drama. The Lost Sailors is a richly textured and bittersweet tribute to Mediterranean life. It is the novel in which Jean-Claude Izzo most completely expresses his vision of human history and how it has been played out on the shores of this sea since the beginnings of time. This is a novel for anyone who loves the sea, for anyone who is attracted to the dark passions it can provoke, for anyone who feels drawn to the rich blend of races, religions and individual stories to be found in port cities the world over. It is, at the same time, a story of the prodigious forces at play in all human destiny.

A Touch Of Dead

Author: Charlaine Harris
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101145064
Size: 57.24 MB
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A Sookie Stackhouse short story collection from #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris. Together in one edition, five stories from Harris’s supernatural Louisiana town of Bon Temps, featuring telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse. In “Fairy Dust,” Sookie must use her talents to help fairies in danger. In “One Word Answer,” Sookie comes face to face with some unpleasant family secrets. Sookie gets an unexpected—though not unpleasant—present while celebrating the Prince of Darkness’s birthday in “Dracula Night.” Sookie’s witchy friend Amelia helps Sookie on a case in “Lucky.” And in “Giftwrap,” Sookie fights to overcome holiday blues until she has a surprising chance encounter.

Dragon

Author: Clive Cussler
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451606516
Size: 20.82 MB
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Clive Cussler, author of over twenty consecutive New York Times bestsellers, brings back beloved hero Dirk Pitt in this electrifying, edge-of-your-seat thriller. Japan, 1945: Two US bombers take off with atomic bombs. Only one gets through. The Pacific, 1993: A Japanese cargo ship bound for the United States is instantly, thunderously vaporized, taking with it a Norwegian vessel. Japanese fanatics have developed a chilling plan to devastate and destroy the Western powers. From the ocean depths to the discovery of cache of lost Nazi loot, Dirk Pitt is untangling a savage conspiracy and igniting a daring counterattack. While Washington bureaucrats scramble, a brutal industrialist commands his blackmail scheme from a secret island control center. And Dirk, the dauntless hero of Sahara and Inca Gold, is taking on death-dealing robots and a human-hunting descendant of samurai warriors. Pitt alone controls the West’s secret ace in the hole: a tidal wave of destruction waiting to be triggered on the ocean floor!