No area of computing has generated as much mythology, speculation and sheer fascination as hacking. From Hollywood's perception of hackers as sinister, threatening cyberwizards to the computer trades' claim that such people are nothing more than criminal nerds, misunderstandings abound. A Complete Hacker's Handbook looks at the phenomenon of hacking from its beginnings in the computer networks of the early '80s, through some of the legendary hackers and their exploits, to the basic tools that hackers use today. This book will tell you everything you need to know about information retrieval. Use it to improve your computer security and learn how to guard against hackers.