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Steal This Computer Book

Steal This Computer Book 4.0, 4th Edition By: Wallace Lang

Call Number
INTERNET  Browse shelf
Year 2006
Publisher No Starch Press,
Publication San Francisco : No Starch Press, c2006.
Online Online Access
Subject Internet.  Browse subjects

From University of Mary Washington Libraries


This book explores the wide realm of what hacking is all about. It goes into depth about how hackers came about, why they hack, and the dangers that lurk alongside hacker.  Phishing, fraud, and scamming will be highlighted in this book to allow users to foresee any threats in the future. The second half of the book explains how hacking takes on a new role in recent years.  It’ll discuss how hackers are being used by business to promote products by displaying ads and tapping into search engines. The end result of the book examines how the user will be able to protect themselves from threats and scams.

The Rise of the Informal Media

 The Rise of the Informal Media: How search engines, weblogs and You-Tube change public opinion

Author:  Oliver Marchart

Call Number
TK5105.888 .R57 2007  Browse shelf
Rotterdam : NAi, c2007.
Open, 1570-4181 ; no. 13 (2007)

From University of Mary Washington Libraries


This book introduces the idea of how more personal the web is becoming. It incorporates media outlets such as blogs, Youtube, and other common forums to explain how it is changing what there is to know. It discusses that nature of how these forums are changing society’s public opinion and manipulating information. It also goes into depth about how media and the real world news are intertwined. More so, it covers the topic of social, economical, and cultural impact of the search engine.