Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Want To Know More About Rootkits?

I'm very very proud to announce the publication of Rootkits For Dummies.

Some friends of mine have been working very hard on this book for quite a while now and it is fantastic to see it finally in print. Here is a bit of blurb for you.

Product Details

Authors: Larry Stevenson and Nancy Altholz
Tech Editor: Lawrence Abrams

Forensics Advisor: Dave Kleiman
Media Advisor: Mahesh Satyanarayana (swatkat)
Firefox Advisor: Abdul-Rahman Elshafei (AbuIbrahim),
Firewall Advisor: Allen C Weil (PCBruiser),
IE7 Advisor: Bill Bright.
Rootkit Research Team: Don Hoover (Hoov), James Burke (Dragan Glas), Anil Kulkarni (wng_z3r0), wawadave, and Michael Sall (mrrockford).

ISBN: 0471917109
ISBN-13: 9780471917106
Format: Paperback, 384pp
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Edition Description: BK&CD-ROM
Series: Dummies Series

This book provides a thorough introduction to the topic of rootkits-- what they are, how to detect them, how to dispose of them and how to know when the best thing to do is to wipe your system clean and start all over, and how to mitigate damage if it's possible.

The CD will include several important tools for detecting rootkits, conducting forensic analysis, and making quick security fixes is like an emergency first-aid kit for network administrators and regular users.

I've already ordered my copy from Amazon. :-)