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The Hacked World Order: How Nations Fight, Trade, Maneuver, and Manipulate in the Digital Age
The Hacked World Order
How Nations Fight, Trade, Maneuver, and Manipulate in the Digital Age
Hardcover      ISBN: 1610394151

For more than three hundred years, the world wrestled with conflicts that arose between nation-states. Nation-states wielded military force, financial pressure, and diplomatic persuasion to create "world order." Even after the end of the Cold War, the elements comprising world order remained essentially unchanged.
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspBut 2012 marked a transformation in geopolitics and the tactics of both the established powers and smaller entities looking to challenge the international community. That year, the US government revealed its involvement in Operation "Olympic Games," a mission aimed at disrupting the Iranian nuclear program through cyberattacks; Russia and China conducted massive cyber-espionage operations; and the world split over the governance of the Internet. Cyberspace became a battlefield.
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspCyber conflict is hard to track, often delivered by proxies, and has outcomes that are hard to gauge. It demands that the rules of engagement be completely reworked and all the old niceties of diplomacy be recast. Many of the critical resources of statecraft are now in the hands of the private sector, giant technology companies in particular. In this new world order, cybersecurity expert Adam Segal reveals, power has been well and truly hacked.

iPad Geekery: 50 Insanely Cool Hacks and Mods for Your Apple Tablet
iPad Geekery
50 Insanely Cool Hacks and Mods for Your Apple Tablet
Paperback      ISBN: 0071807551

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Take your iPad to its limits--and way beyond

You've already mastered iPad essentials. Now, become a bona-fide power-user and transform your iPad into a media center, gaming device, photo and video camera, document editor, and high-powered computer. Through easy-to-follow instructions and illustrations, iPad Geekery: 50 Insanely Cool Hacks and Mods for Your Apple Tabletteaches you these expert tricks. You'll also find out how to secure your iPad, protect your personal information, and install apps from any source.

Get your geek on Learn how to:

  • Use your iPad as your home and car stereo
  • Pack your iPad with high-quality music files and share them with others
  • Use your iPad as your backing band, your recording studio, and even fix your off-key singing
  • Watch DVDs, stream videos, and show content on your TV
  • Take captivating photos and make professional-grade films
  • Plug in a keyboard and use your iPad as your main computer
  • Create Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF files
  • Troubleshoot problems and restore your iPad to factory settings
  • Keep your data secure no matter where your iPad goes
  • Connect to your personal or company network
  • Back up, unlock, and "jailbreak" your iPad

Search Engine Society
Search Engine Society
Paperback      ISBN: 0745642152

Search engines have become a key part of our everyday lives. Yet while much has been written about how to use search engines and how they can be improved, there has been comparatively little exploration of what the social and cultural effects might be. Like all technologies, search engines exist within a larger political, cultural, and economic environment. This volume aims to redress this balance and to address crucial questions such as:

* How have search engines changed the way we organize our thoughts about the world, and how we work?
* What are the ‘search engine wars', what do they portend for the future of search, and who wins or loses?
* To what extent does political control of search engines, or the political influence of search engines, affect how they are used, misused, and regulated?
* Does the search engine help shape our identities and interactions with others, and what implications does this have for privacy?

Informed members of the information society must understand the social contexts in which search engines have been developed, what that development says about us as a society, and the role of the search engine in the global information environment. This book provides the perfect starting point.

Spatial Autoregression (Sar) Model: Parameter Estimation Techniques
Spatial Autoregression (Sar) Model
Parameter Estimation Techniques
Paperback      ISBN: 1461418410

Explosive growth in the size of spatial databases has highlighted the need for spatial data mining techniques to mine the interesting but implicit spatial patterns within these large databases. This book explores computational structure of the exact and approximate spatial autoregression (SAR) model solutions. Estimation of the parameters of the SAR model using Maximum Likelihood (ML) theory is computationally very expensive because of the need to compute the logarithm of the determinant (log-det) of a large matrix in the log-likelihood function. The second part of the book introduces theory on SAR model solutions. The third part of the book applies parallel processing techniques to the exact SAR model solutions. Parallel formulations of the SAR model parameter estimation procedure based on ML theory are probed using data parallelism with load-balancing techniques. Although this parallel implementation showed scalability up to eight processors, the exact SAR model solution still suffers from high computational complexity and memory requirements. These limitations have led the book to investigate serial and parallel approximate solutions for SAR model parameter estimation. In the fourth and fifth parts of the book, two candidate approximate-semi-sparse solutions of the SAR model based on Taylor's Series expansion and Chebyshev Polynomials are presented. Experiments show that the differences between exact and approximate SAR parameter estimates have no significant effect on the prediction accuracy. In the last part of the book, we developed a new ML based approximate SAR model solution and its variants in the next part of the thesis. The new approximate SAR model solution is called the Gauss-Lanczos approximated SAR model solution. We algebraically rank the error of the Chebyshev Polynomial approximation, Taylor's Series approximation and the Gauss-Lanczos approximation to the solution of the SAR model and its variants. In other words, we established a novel relationship between the error in the log-det term, which is the approximated term in the concentrated log-likelihood function and the error in estimating the SAR parameter for all of the approximate SAR model solutions.

Gray Hat C#: A Hacker's Guide to Creating and Automating Security Tools
Gray Hat C#
A Hacker's Guide to Creating and Automating Security Tools
Paperback      ISBN: 1593277598

Learn to use C#'s powerful set of core libraries to automate tedious yet important tasks like performing vulnerability scans, malware analysis, and incident response. With some help from Mono, you can write your own practical security tools that will run on Mac, Linux, and even mobile devices.

Following a crash course in C# and some of its advanced features, you'll learn how to:
-Write fuzzers that use the HTTP and XML libraries to scan for SQL and XSS injection
-Generate shellcode in Metasploit to create cross-platform and cross-architecture payloads
-Automate Nessus, OpenVAS, and sqlmap to scan for vulnerabilities and exploit SQL injections
-Write a .NET decompiler for Mac and Linux
-Parse and read offline registry hives to dump system information
-Automate the security tools Arachni and Metasploit using their MSGPACK RPCs

Streamline and simplify your work day with Gray Hat C# and C#'s extensive repertoire of powerful tools and libraries.
Windows Phone 7 Companion
Windows Phone 7 Companion
Paperback      ISBN: 0470938560

Get the most out of your Windows Phone 7 device with this handy Companion by your side Windows Phone 7 Companion goes where you go-and goes beyond the basics to show you how to take advantage of Office features; work with pictures, video, and music; and tap into Xbox LIVE so you can play real-time games with friends and family. Full-color screenshots work together with a clear and concise writing style to present you with invaluable advice on how to download the most anticipated apps and get your phone to exceed your expectations. You'll find little-known tips, easy-to-navigate shortcuts, and useful tools that will save you time and effort so you can enjoy your Windows Phone to the max. If you're eager to make the most of your Windows Phone, then this book is the ideal companion.

Coverage includes:

  • How Do I Set Up and Customize My Windows Phone 7 Device?
  • How Do I Get Around My New Windows Phone?
  • How Can I Make Calls and Send Text Messages?
  • How Do I Connect with My Family and Friends?
  • How Can I Set Up and Sync Services to My New Windows Phone?
  • How Do I Connect My Windows Phone to My Computer?
  • How Can I Enjoy Music and Videos on My Windows Phone?
  • How Can I View, Share, and Capture Pictures on My Windows Phone?
  • How Can I Read and Use Email on My Windows Phone?
  • How Do I Get More Organized Using My Windows Phone?
  • How Do I Use GPS Navigation and Mapping on My Windows Phone?
  • How Do I Surf the Internet from My Windows Phone?
  • How Can I Play Games and Connect with Others Using Xbox LIVE on My Windows Phone?
  • How Do I Use Word Mobile 2010 on My Windows Phone?
  • How Do I Use Excel Mobile 2010 on My Windows Phone?
  • How Do I Use OneNote Mobile 2010 on My Windows Phone?
  • How Do I Use PowerPoint Mobile 2010 on My Windows Phone?
  • How Do I Use SharePoint Mobile 2010 on My Windows Phone?
  • What Other Apps are Loaded and How Do I Get More from the Marketplace?
  • How Do I Manage Settings on My Windows Phone?
  • How Do I Deal with Problems on My Windows Phone?

Apple IOS & iPhone Basics: Expert Advice, Made Easy
Apple IOS & iPhone Basics
Expert Advice, Made Easy
Paperback      ISBN: 1783613947

Apple created iOS, the incredible operating system that their iPhones use. With so many apps and new features being added all the time, this book will help you to get started. Learn how to use this great modern system in a way that is suited to your needs. This handy guide will take you through the best apps, tips and tricks for everyday use and has a troubleshooting guide if you get into trouble. With step-by-step instructions and clear, practical text, a novice to the iPhone will learn everything they need to know.

Droid 4 For Dummies
Droid 4 For Dummies
Paperback      ISBN: 1118336747
A handy, concise guide to the Droid 4 from bestselling author Dan Gookin

As handy, productive, and trim as your new Droid 4 smartphone, this easy-in, easy-out Droid 4 guide is just what you need to get the very most out of Google's latest home-run smartphone. Bestselling For Dummies author Dan Gookin keeps you ahead of the game by thoroughly and clearly covering all the bases. Master basic phone operations, texting, portable web browsing, social networking, video chatting, and tons more, all delivered in Dan Gookin's fun, funny, fact-filled, and entertaining style.

  • Helps you get the most out of your Droid 4 smartphone, which runs on the ultrafast 4G LTE network
  • Provides an amazing range of useful how-tos, tricks, and techniques
  • Explains setup, basic operations, text and typing, the address book, portable web browsing, and social networking
  • Also covers video chatting, shooting and sharing photos and HD video, wireless networking, downloading the latest apps and games, and customizing your Droid 4 with cool content and amazing accessories

Now that you've got the new Droid 4, make it do your bidding with Droid 4 For Dummies

Understanding the Digital World: What You Need to Know about Computers, the Internet, Privacy, and Security
Understanding the Digital World
What You Need to Know about Computers, the Internet, Privacy, and Security
Hardcover      ISBN: 069117654x

The basics of how computer hardware, software, and systems work, and the risks they create for our privacy and security

Computers are everywhere. Some of them are highly visible, in laptops, tablets, cell phones, and smart watches. But most are invisible, like those in appliances, cars, medical equipment, transportation systems, power grids, and weapons. We never see the myriad computers that quietly collect, share, and sometimes leak vast amounts of personal data about us. Through computers, governments and companies increasingly monitor what we do. Social networks and advertisers know far more about us than we should be comfortable with, using information we freely give them. Criminals have all-too-easy access to our data. Do we truly understand the power of computers in our world?

Understanding the Digital World explains how computer hardware, software, networks, and systems work. Topics include how computers are built and how they compute; what programming is and why it is difficult; how the Internet and the web operate; and how all of these affect our security, privacy, property, and other important social, political, and economic issues. This book also touches on fundamental ideas from computer science and some of the inherent limitations of computers. It includes numerous color illustrations, notes on sources for further exploration, and a glossary to explain technical terms and buzzwords.

Understanding the Digital World is a must-read for all who want to know more about computers and communications. It explains, precisely and carefully, not only how they operate but also how they influence our daily lives, in terms anyone can understand, no matter what their experience and knowledge of technology.
Troubleshooting & Maintaining PCs All-In-One for Dummies
Troubleshooting & Maintaining PCs All-In-One for Dummies
Paperback      ISBN: 1119740304

Show your PC who's boss

Nothing's more annoying than a tech malfunction, especially when it's your PC--with the exception of perhaps wading through reams of random, unreliable theories online looking for a solution, or paying an expensive tech geek to show up to perform a five-minute fix. The latest edition of Troubleshooting & Maintaining Your PC All-in-One For Dummies puts all this frustration behind you and gets you straight to work solving the problem yourself

In his straightforward, friendly style, Dan Gookin--bestselling tech author and all-round Mr. Fixit--packs everything you need to know into 5-books-in-1, giving you the knowledge and process to hit on the right solution, fast. From identifying common problems to methodically narrowing down to the correct fix, you'll save hours of frustrating research--and experience the sweet, righteous satisfaction of having achieved it all yourself.

    Pick up quick fixes Understand and reconnect networks Restore memory Boost your PC's performance

Every problem has a solution and PCs are no different: get this book and you'll never catch yourself shouting at your monitor or frustrated with the motherboard again--well, maybe not quite so often.