Chapter of the Week - March 2005

This week we feature chapter 1 of Hacking For Dummies by Kevin Beaver helps security professionals understand how malicious users think and work, enabling them to defend their systems against attacks and to identify security vulnerabilities.



SearchNetworking.com Chapter of the Week

This month we present you with chapter downloads from the popular Dummies books from John Wiley & Sons. You'll find an interesting assortment of chapters on firewalls, wireless networks, hacking and cryptology. Check out this week's featured chapter:

You can download this week's chapter now. Be sure to bookmark this Chapter of the Week page and check back each week to access our upcoming chapters. Here's what we have in store for you for March:



Firewalls For Dummies, Chapter 1
Why do you need a firewall?

Featured March 1-4
Networking

Chapter 1 of Firewalls For Dummies by Brian Komar, Ronald Beekelaar and Joern Wettern provides an excellent overview of what a firewall is, what it does and how it works. Further it explains when you might need a firewall, covering issues like Internet protocols, security and hacking. (Reproduced from the book, 'Firewalls For Dummies,' ISBN 0764540483, Copyright 2005. Reproduced by permission of John Wiley & Sons Inc., 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030-5774. Written permission from is required John Wiley & Sons Inc. for all other uses. Click here for a detailed description or to purchase this title directly from Wiley at a 15% discount. Discount to calculate upon checkout when visiting from TechTarget. Please use code aff15 if discount does not calculate automatically.)

Download Firewalls For Dummies, Chapter 1 here.



Cryptography For Dummies, Chapter 1
A primer on crypto basics

Featured March 7-11
Networking

Chapter 1 of Cryptography For Dummies by Chey Cobb provides insight into the art of cryptography -- scrambling data so that it looks like babble to anyone except those who know the trick to decoding it. You'll be introduced to crypto lingo, algorithms and keys, and cryptosystems. (Reproduced from the book, 'Cryptography For Dummies,' ISBN 0764541889, Copyright 2005. Reproduced by permission of John Wiley & Sons Inc., 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030-5774. Written permission from is required John Wiley & Sons Inc. for all other uses. Click here for a detailed description or to purchase this title directly from Wiley at a 15% discount. Discount to calculate upon checkout when visiting from TechTarget. Please use code aff15 if discount does not calculate automatically.)

Download Cryptography For Dummies, Chapter 1 here.



Wireless Networks For Dummies , Chapter 1
Removing the tethers: Entering the wireless world

Featured March 14-18
Networking

Chapter 1 of Wireless Networks For Dummies by Barry Lewis and Peter Davis explains the risks and the rewards of going wireless, helps you sort out acronyms and types of wireless networks, and offers advice on planning, installing, administering and troubleshooting your wireless network. (Reproduced from the book, ' Wireless Networks For Dummies,' ISBN 0764541889, Copyright 2005. Reproduced by permission of John Wiley & Sons Inc., 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030-5774. Written permission from is required John Wiley & Sons Inc. for all other uses. Click here for a detailed description or to purchase this title directly from Wiley at a 15% discount. Discount to calculate upon checkout when visiting from TechTarget. Please use code aff15 if discount does not calculate automatically.)

Download Wireless Networks For Dummies, Chapter 1 here.



Hacking For Dummies , Chapter 1
Introduction to Ethical Hacking

Featured March 21-31
Networking

Chapter 1 of Hacking For Dummies by Kevin Beaver helps security professionals understand how malicious users think and work, enabling them to defend their systems against attacks and to identify security vulnerabilities. (Reproduced from the book, 'Hacking For Dummies,' ISBN 076455784X, Copyright 2005. Reproduced by permission of John Wiley & Sons Inc., 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030-5774. Written permission from is required John Wiley & Sons Inc. for all other uses. Click here for a detailed description or to purchase this title directly from Wiley at a 15% discount. Discount to calculate upon checkout when visiting from TechTarget. Please use code aff15 if discount does not calculate automatically.)

Download Hacking For Dummies, Chapter 1 here.

This was first published in March 2005

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