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Dmitri Sklyarov wrote a book on information security

Date: February 27, 2004
Source: Computer Crime Research Center
By: Dmitri Kramarenko

There is a new lot appeared in the Internet store It is a book of Dmitry Sklyarov "Hidden Keys to Software Break-ins and Unauthorized Entry".

Dmitry Sklyarov is a scientist researching cryptanalysis (computer information security) at the Moscow State Technical University and a programmer for ElcomSoft, which develops security-related products, including password recovery products used by U.S. government agencies to open Word and Quicken files. He developed the Advanced eBook Processor (AEBPR) algorithm, which permits users to decrypt an e-book in a manner such that the e-book can be opened in any Portable Document Format (PDF) viewer such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, with no restrictions on editing, copying, or printing.

This book is devoted primarily for software developers but also useful for those who want to grasp the integral ideas and problems of modern data protection technologies, this book deals with the basic problems concerning software and data security. Stressed are the most common mistakes made by developers and the main principles to be reckoned with when developing security tools. Also provided is information on cryptography and cryptanalysis and a review of the means and methods commonly used for software security, as well as a demonstration of the weak points of these methods. In addition, the problems associated with implementing digital rights management (DRM) systems are covered along with the current methods and technologies used to look for weak areas in a program.

Dmitry became popular after FBI had arrested him at DefCon Conference dedicated to issues of information security. There he elucidated methods of breaking protection of Adobe eBook format with help of his Advanced eBook Processor (AEBPR). Hacked with help of AEBPR ebooks may be viewed in any PDF-file viewer, for example in Adobe Acrobat Reader, also they can be edited, copied and printed. This case drew public attention, so that this book will be in demand. Book of 320 pages costs only $ 20,97.

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