This handbook reveals those aspects of hacking least understood by network administrators. It analyzes subjects through a hacking/security dichotomy that details hacking maneuvers and defenses in the same context. Chapters are organized around specific components and tasks, providing theoretical background that prepares network defenders for the always-changing tools and techniques of intruders. Part I introduces programming, protocol, and attack concepts. Part II addresses subject areas (protocols, services, technologies, etc.) that may be vulnerable. Part III details consolidation activities that hackers may use following penetration. –This text refers to the Hardcover edition.