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E-mail Virus Protection Handbook : Protect your E-mail from Viruses, Tojan Horses, and Mobile Code Attacks [Paperback]

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Item description for E-mail Virus Protection Handbook : Protect your E-mail from Viruses, Tojan Horses, and Mobile Code Attacks by Syngress Publishing...

The E-mail Virus Protection Handbook is organised around specific e-mail clients, server environments, and anti-virus software. The first eight chapters is useful to both users and network professionals; later chapters deal with topics relevant mostly to professionals with an emphasis on how to use e-mail filtering software to monitor all incoming documents for malicious behaviour. In addition, the handbook shows how to scan content and counter email address forgery attacks. A chapter on mobile code applications, which use Java applets and Active X controls to infect email and, ultimately, other applications and whole systems is presented.
The book covers spamming and spoofing: Spam is the practice of sending unsolicited email to users. One spam attack can bring down an entire enterprise email system by sending thousands of bogus messages or "mailbombing," which can overload servers. Email spoofing means that users receive messages that appear to have originated from one user, but in actuality were sent from another user. Email spoofing can be used to trick users into sending sensitive information, such as passwords or account numbers, back to the spoofer.

* Highly topical! Recent events such as the LoveBug virus means the demand for security solutions has never been higher
* Focuses on specific safeguards and solutions that are readily available to users

Outline Review
All of the big viruses of recent times (think "Melissa" and the "Love Bug") have used e-mail protocols to propagate themselves--often taking advantage of the address-book features of e-mail clients to identify their victims. The E-mail Virus Protection Handbook explores how you, as an administrator of an e-mail server (and perhaps some of the network resources that surround it), can protect your users from productivity loss that results from e-mail virus infection. This book is best suited to administrators of smallish networks who have responsibility for (and direct control over) firewalls and network-wide antivirus strategies, as well as e-mail readers on the client side.

The authors of this volume (and there are several) begin by explaining how and why e-mail viruses work--they point the finger mainly at software that's designed for slick presentation of mail instead of for security, as well as at uninformed end users. Then, they begin to explain what various countermeasures, including antivirus software and firewalls, can do, and offer specific configuration advice. They also explore means of configuring popular e-mail servers and clients for maximum resistance to viruses. Overall, this book is carefully researched and should provide system administrators with the information--both practical and background--that they need to protect their systems from some of the more insidious threats around. --David Wall

Topics covered: Malicious code that's spread through e-mail clients, servers, and protocols, and how to defend against it. Specifically, the book deals with antivirus software--both network-wide and for single clients--and configuration policies for Outlook 2000, Outlook Express 5.0, and Eudora 4.3 on the client side. Server coverage includes Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Red Hat Linux 6.0, Exchange Server 5.5, and Sendmail. Personal firewalls, like BlackICE Defender 2.1, get attention, too.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   476
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.18" Width: 7.4" Height: 1.19"
Weight:   1.8 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 30, 2000
Publisher   Syngress
ISBN  1928994237  
ISBN13  9781928994237  

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Reviews - What do customers think about E-mail Virus Protection Handbook : Protect your E-mail from Viruses, Tojan Horses, and Mobile Code Attacks?

Comprehensive Guide to Keeping Malware Out of Your Inbox  Feb 8, 2005
E-Mail Virus Protection Handbook is a great book for learning where your email software is vulnerable and how you can defend yourself against malicious code in your email. The authors provide a detailed overview of the various malicious code threats- viruses, worms, trojans, etc. They also discuss a range of email clients from Outlook and Outlook Express to web-based email programs such as Hotmail or Yahoo Mail. For each client they provide some common weaknesses and give detailed explanations of what you can do to protect your computer. Email is one of the most common vectors for malicious code attacks and it is important for everyone to be aware of how to guard against these threats. While slightly dated, I still recommend this book.

Alot of great ideas on protecting your e-mail....  Apr 13, 2003
I purchased this book after my e-mail and web browser were getting hack attacks. The information in this book gave me alot of tools on how to plug up vulnerable points in my Outlook program, Outlook express and all other popular e-mail programs as well as web browser Active X and Java attacks and instant messenger attacks. It also goes into how the hackers get into your system and what the code looks like and how to search for it on your computer if they are stored on your hard drive. Very good book, I highly recommend it!
Full Coverage of all aspects of email related issues  Jul 7, 2001
This book is amazing, covering all aspects of email related issues and the ways to deal with. I pretty much enjoyed reading the chapter on web-based mail issues, which drives me to use hushmail than yahoo or hotmail.
Very Nice Job  Dec 2, 2000
Picked this up a week or so ago, and have found myself referring to it on a number of occasions. The overall treatment is nice, as it delves into things needed for both the home user and email admin. I've especially enjoyed (and found useful) the chapters on Securing Win2K Server and Securing Red Hat Linux for email services.
Really good book  Nov 28, 2000
I was extremely happy to find this book on this site, because of all the problems our company has had with e-mail viruses over the past several months. The book adressed almost all of the types of attacks that I've had to deal with, and many others that I've been trying to prevent. It's obvious that the authors know their stuff, and they do an excellent job of communicating their knowledge and experience. Highly recommended!

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