Author: Bob Woodward
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2004-04-21
Genre: Political Science
Plan of Attack is the definitive account of how and why President George W. Bush, his war council, and allies launched a preemptive attack to topple Saddam Hussein and occupy Iraq. Bob Woodward's latest landmark account of Washington decision making provides an original, authoritative narrative of behind-the-scenes maneuvering over two years, examining the causes and consequences of the most controversial war since Vietnam. Based on interviews with 75 key participants and more than three and a half hours of exclusive interviews with President Bush, Plan of Attack is part presidential history charting the decisions made during 16 critical months; part military history revealing precise details and the evolution of the Top Secret war planning under the restricted codeword Polo Step; and part a harrowing spy story as the CIA dispatches a covert paramilitary team into northern Iraq six months before the start of the war. This team recruited 87 Iraqi spies designated with the cryptonym DB/ROCKSTARS, one of whom turned over the personnel files of all 6,000 men in Saddam Hussein's personal security organization. What emerges are astonishingly intimate portraits: President Bush in war cabinet meetings in the White House Situation Room and the Oval Office, and in private conversation; Dick Cheney, the focused and driven vice president; Colin Powell, the conflicted and cautious secretary of state; Donald Rumsfeld, the controlling war technocrat; George Tenet, the activist CIA director; Tommy Franks, the profane and demanding general; Condoleezza Rice, the ever-present referee and national security adviser; Karl Rove, the hands-on political strategist; other key members of the White House staff and congressional leadership; and foreign leaders ranging from British Prime Minister Blair to Russian President Putin. Plan of Attack provides new details on the intelligence assessments of Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction and the planning for the war's aftermath.
Author: Frank Bonkowski
Publisher: Joh. Brendow&Sohn Verlag Gmbh
Release Date: 2014-01-07
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Pastor und Autor Frank Bonkowski stellt in diesem Buch 52 „Liebesattacken“ vor – ungewöhnliche, kreative und dennoch leicht umsetzbare Ideen, um Nächstenliebe im Alltag zu leben. Viele der mitreißenden und motivierenden Aktionen für zu Hause, aber auch für Hauskreise, Jugendgruppen und die Gemeinde hat Bonkowski selbst in seiner Jugendarbeit erprobt und um eigene Erfahrungsberichte ergänzt. Warum nicht mal ... eine Überraschungsparty für jemanden schmeißen? mit 10 Euro die Stadt verändern? ein Weihnachtsdate verschenken? oder ... oder ... oder ... In dieser Form absolut neu und einzigartig: Inspirierende und mit wenig Aufwand realisierbare Ideen, um anderen Menschen eine Freude zu machen – ein vielseitig nutzbares Buch in Jugendarbeit und Gemeindeleben.
Author: Erik J. Dahl
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Release Date: 2013-07-19
Genre: Political Science
How can the United States avoid a future surprise attack on the scale of 9/11 or Pearl Harbor, in an era when such devastating attacks can come not only from nation states, but also from terrorist groups or cyber enemies? Intelligence and Surprise Attack examines why surprise attacks often succeed even though, in most cases, warnings had been available beforehand. Erik J. Dahl challenges the conventional wisdom about intelligence failure, which holds that attacks succeed because important warnings get lost amid noise or because intelligence officials lack the imagination and collaboration to “connect the dots” of available information. Comparing cases of intelligence failure with intelligence success, Dahl finds that the key to success is not more imagination or better analysis, but better acquisition of precise, tactical-level intelligence combined with the presence of decision makers who are willing to listen to and act on the warnings they receive from their intelligence staff. The book offers a new understanding of classic cases of conventional and terrorist attacks such as Pearl Harbor, the Battle of Midway, and the bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The book also presents a comprehensive analysis of the intelligence picture before the 9/11 attacks, making use of new information available since the publication of the 9/11 Commission Report and challenging some of that report’s findings.
On the day that shocks the world, one boy just wants to find his dad. A powerful addition to the gripping I SURVIVED series. The only thing Lucas loves more than football is his Uncle Benny, his dad's best friend at the fire department where they both work. Benny taught Lucas everything about football. So when Lucas's parents decide the sport is too dangerous and he needs to quit, Lucas has to talk to his biggest fan. So the next morning, Lucas takes the train to the city instead of the bus to school. It's a bright, beautiful day in New York. But just as Lucas arrives at his uncle's firehouse, everything changes -- and nothing will ever be the same again.
Client-Side Attacks and Defense offers background networks against its attackers. The book examines the forms of client-side attacks and discusses different kinds of attacks along with delivery methods including, but not limited to, browser exploitation, use of rich internet applications, and file format vulnerabilities. It also covers defenses, such as antivirus and anti-spyware, intrusion detection systems, and end-user education. The book explains how to secure Web browsers, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, and Opera. It discusses advanced Web attacks and advanced defenses against them. Moreover, it explores attacks on messaging, Web applications, and mobiles. The book concludes with a discussion on security measures against client-side attacks, starting from the planning of security. This book will be of great value to penetration testers, security consultants, system and network administrators, and IT auditors. Design and implement your own attack, and test methodologies derived from the approach and framework presented by the authors Learn how to strengthen your network's host- and network-based defense against attackers' number one remote exploit—the client-side attack Defend your network against attacks that target your company's most vulnerable asset—the end user
Author: Yuval Neria
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2006-09-14
This book was first published in 2006. Does terrorism have a unique and significant emotional and behavioral impact among adults and children? In what way does the impact of terrorism exceed the individual level and affect communities and specific professional groups, and test different leadership styles? How were professional communities of mental health clinicians, policy-makers and researchers mobilized to respond to the emerging needs post disaster? What are the lessons learned from the work conducted after 9/11, and the implications for future disaster mental health work and preparedness efforts? Yuval Neria and his team are uniquely placed to answer these questions having been involved in modifying ongoing trials and setting up new ones in New York to address these issues straight after the attacks. No psychiatrist, mental health professional or policy-maker should be without this book.
The SANS Institute maintains a list of the "Top 10 Software Vulnerabilities." At the current time, over half of these vulnerabilities are exploitable by Buffer Overflow attacks, making this class of attack one of the most common and most dangerous weapon used by malicious attackers. This is the first book specifically aimed at detecting, exploiting, and preventing the most common and dangerous attacks. Buffer overflows make up one of the largest collections of vulnerabilities in existence; And a large percentage of possible remote exploits are of the overflow variety. Almost all of the most devastating computer attacks to hit the Internet in recent years including SQL Slammer, Blaster, and I Love You attacks. If executed properly, an overflow vulnerability will allow an attacker to run arbitrary code on the victim’s machine with the equivalent rights of whichever process was overflowed. This is often used to provide a remote shell onto the victim machine, which can be used for further exploitation. A buffer overflow is an unexpected behavior that exists in certain programming languages. This book provides specific, real code examples on exploiting buffer overflow attacks from a hacker's perspective and defending against these attacks for the software developer. Over half of the "SANS TOP 10 Software Vulnerabilities" are related to buffer overflows. None of the current-best selling software security books focus exclusively on buffer overflows. This book provides specific, real code examples on exploiting buffer overflow attacks from a hacker's perspective and defending against these attacks for the software developer.
Author: K. Alan Kronstadt
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Release Date: 2011-01
This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. On Nov. 26, '08, a number of well-trained militants came ashore from the Arabian Sea on small boats and attacked high-profile targets in Mumbai, India, with automatic weapons and explosives. 62 hours later, 165 people, along with 9 terrorists, had been killed and hundreds more injured. Contents of this report: (1) Attack Overview: Suspected/Accused Culprits; Lashkar-e-Taiba; Suspected Links With Pakistan; Indigenous Indian Suspects; (2) Domestic Indian Terrorism; India-Pakistan Tensions; Kashmir Issue; (3) Implications for India-Pakistan Relations: New Delhi¿s Response; Islamabad¿s Response; Outlook for Bilateral Relations; (4) Implications for India: Political Recriminations; Anti-Terrorism Law; (5) Implications for Pakistan; (6) U.S. Policy.
Seven Deadliest Web Application Attacks highlights the vagaries of web security by discussing the seven deadliest vulnerabilities exploited by attackers. This book pinpoints the most dangerous hacks and exploits specific to web applications, laying out the anatomy of these attacks including how to make your system more secure. You will discover the best ways to defend against these vicious hacks with step-by-step instruction and learn techniques to make your computer and network impenetrable. Each chapter presents examples of different attacks conducted against web sites. The methodology behind the attack is explored, showing its potential impact. The chapter then moves on to address possible countermeasures for different aspects of the attack. The book consists of seven chapters that cover the following: the most pervasive and easily exploited vulnerabilities in web sites and web browsers; Structured Query Language (SQL) injection attacks; mistakes of server administrators that expose the web site to attack; brute force attacks; and logic attacks. The ways in which malicious software malware has been growing as a threat on the Web are also considered. This book is intended for information security professionals of all levels, as well as web application developers and recreational hackers. Knowledge is power, find out about the most dominant attacks currently waging war on computers and networks globally Discover the best ways to defend against these vicious attacks; step-by-step instruction shows you how Institute countermeasures, don’t be caught defenseless again, and learn techniques to make your computer and network impenetrable
Author: Valerie Bodden
Publisher: The Creative Company
Release Date: 2007-07-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Discusses the events leading up to the terrost attacks of September 11, describing foreign relations with the Middle East, the global response after the attack, and how these attacks changed the world.
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2009-03-20
Genre: Political Science
The attack on Mumbai shocked the world. For three days terrorists wreaked havoc over multiple venues in India’s commercial capital, leaving a trail of blood, death and destruction. Reporters from Hindustan Times tracked the events as they unfolded at Cama Hospital, the Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus and followed the three-day siege at the Taj and Trident Hotels and at Nariman House. The collection brings together their dispatches as well as commentaries, profiles and columns published during the siege and its aftermath. This is a dramatic snapshot of the victims, heroes and perpetrators of the attacks and also of the outrage that still grips the nation.
Seven Deadliest Microsoft Attacks explores some of the deadliest attacks made against Microsoft software and networks and how these attacks can impact the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the most closely guarded company secrets. If you need to keep up with the latest hacks, attacks, and exploits effecting Microsoft products, this book is for you. It pinpoints the most dangerous hacks and exploits specific to Microsoft applications, laying out the anatomy of these attacks including how to make your system more secure. You will discover the best ways to defend against these vicious hacks with step-by-step instruction and learn techniques to make your computer and network impenetrable. The book consists of seven chapters that cover the seven deadliest attacks against Microsoft software and networks: attacks against Windows passwords; escalation attacks; stored procedure attacks; mail service attacks; client-side ActiveX and macro attacks; Web service attacks; and multi-tier attacks. Each chapter provides an overview of a single Microsoft software product, how it is used, and some of the core functionality behind the software. Furthermore, each chapter explores the anatomy of attacks against the software, the dangers of an attack, and possible defenses to help prevent the attacks described in the scenarios. This book will be a valuable resource for those responsible for oversight of network security for either small or large organizations. It will also benefit those interested in learning the details behind attacks against Microsoft infrastructure, products, and services; and how to defend against them. Network administrators and integrators will find value in learning how attacks can be executed, and transfer knowledge gained from this book into improving existing deployment and integration practices. Windows Operating System-Password Attacks Active Directory-Escalation of Privilege SQL Server-Stored Procedure Attacks Exchange Server-Mail Service Attacks Office-Macros and ActiveX Internet Information Serives(IIS)-Web Serive Attacks SharePoint-Multi-tier Attacks
Author: Trapper Woods
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Release Date: 2010-08
Genre: Business & Economics
"Attack Your Day! Before It Attacks You!", is for everyone that has said on more than one occasion, “I just don't have the time.” Today's problem is that we have more events and activities to manage in the same amount of time. This is due in part to technology, the Internet, and the expectations of doing more with less. "Attack Your Day" provides fast, flexible, easy solutions that can be applied immediately.
Author: Song Y. Yan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2007-11-15
RSA is a public-key cryptographic system, and is the most famous and widely-used cryptographic system in today's digital world. Cryptanalytic Attacks on RSA, a professional book, covers almost all known cryptanalytic attacks and defenses of the RSA cryptographic system and its variants. Since RSA depends heavily on computational complexity theory and number theory, background information on complexity theory and number theory is presented first, followed by an account of the RSA cryptographic system and its variants. This book is also suitable as a secondary text for advanced-level students in computer science and mathematics.