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New Version of 'Hacking' Released

SAN FRANCISCO -- When No Starch Press released the first edition of Hacking: The Art of Exploitation in 2003, it illuminated the poorly understood and undeservedly maligned practice of hacking. Hacking is the art of creative problem solving, whether that means finding an unconventional solution to a difficult problem or exploiting holes in sloppy programming. Hacking was the first book to explore software exploits in-depth, at the code level. It earned rave reviews, topped best-seller lists, and has been translated into eleven languages.

In this all-new, expanded, second edition of Hacking: The Art of Exploitation (No Starch Press, February 2008, 488 pp., ISBN 9781593271442), author Jon Erickson again peels back the skin of arcane exploits to explain what happens in the code—and the underlying logic of attacks. As readers explore each technique, they not only learn about a particular security flaw, but also why most software is insecure.

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