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Hacking Exposed: Wireless Security Secrets & Solutions

Hacking Exposed: Wireless Security Secrets & Solutions, 2nd Edition. By Johnny Cache, Joshua Wright, and Vincent Liu. McGraw-Hill Osborne Media,; 512 pages; $49.99.

This work is highly absorbing. It’s also a topical and timely work, appearing at a time in which “hacking” scandals have become a worldwide phenomenon, fully ablaze and out-of-control.

The material provides insight into the exceedingly dangerous and overly prevalent practice of hijacking wireless electronic devices and gadgetry. A collective effort by three top-level analysts, this work highlights the current technological advancements in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and other areas. It describes essential security strategies, including performing penetration tests, reducing packet injection risk, and locking down Bluetooth and radio frequency devices. It provides comprehensive defensive methods to protect your wireless devices and infrastructure.

The authors introduce readers to the world of wireless security and provide information that will significantly strengthen even an expert’s skills. The book follows a consistent template for each technology. The authors provide a detailed but approachable over­view of the technology and then explore the technology from both an offensive and defensive point of view. They also provide detailed examples of interacting with a wide variety of tools. This makes the book a good resource for high-level information security managers as well as for those who might have more hands-on security responsibilities.

This book can also bring you up to speed on the last eight years of hacking Wi-Fi. It doesn’t just talk about hacking Wi-Fi, it actually shows you how to do it effectively, including step-by-step instructions.

Well-researched and educational, this text should appeal to security professionals at all levels.

Reviewer: Colonel Kuljeet Singh, CPP, is a director at Command International Security Services, Inc. He is a member of ASIS International.