The dotCrime Manifesto: How to Stop Internet Crime by Phillip Hallam-Baker

The dotCrime Manifesto: How to Stop Internet Crime

byPhillip Hallam-Baker

Kobo ebook | December 29, 2007

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Internet crime keeps getting worse...but it doesn’t have to be that way. In this book, Internet security pioneer Phillip Hallam-Baker shows how we can make the Internet far friendlier for honest people—and far less friendly to criminals.


The dotCrime Manifesto begins with a revealing new look at the challenge of Internet crime—and a surprising look at today’s Internet criminals. You’ll discover why the Internet’s lack of accountability makes it so vulnerable, and how this can be fixed —technically, politically, and culturally.


Hallam-Baker introduces tactical, short-term measures for countering phishing, botnets, spam, and other forms of Internet crime. Even more important, he presents a comprehensive plan for implementing accountability-driven security infrastructure: a plan that draws on tools that are already available, and rapidly emerging standards and products. The result: a safer Internet that doesn’t sacrifice what people value most: power, ubiquity, simplicity, flexibility, or privacy.


Tactics and strategy: protecting Internet infrastructure from top to bottom

Building more secure transport, messaging, identities, networks, platforms, and more


Gaining safety without sacrificing the Internet’s unique power and value

Making the Internet safer for honest people without sacrificing ubiquity, simplicity, or privacy


Spam: draining the swamp, once and for all

Why spam contributes to virtually every form of Internet crime—and what we can do about it


Design for deployment: how to really make it happen

Defining security objectives, architecture, strategy, and design—and evangelizing them




Dr. Phillip Hallam-Baker has been at the center of the development of the World Wide Web, electronic commerce, and Internet security for more than a decade. A member of the CERN team that created the original Web specifications, his list of design credits has few rivals and includes substantial contributions to the design of HTTP, the...
Title:The dotCrime Manifesto: How to Stop Internet CrimeFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 29, 2007Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0132701979

ISBN - 13:9780132701976


Table of Contents

Preface xix

Acknowledgments xxiv

About the Author xxviii


Chapter 1: Motive 1

Chapter 2: Famous for Fifteen Minutes 37

Chapter 3: Learning from Mistakes 51

Chapter 4: Making Change Happen 81

Chapter 5: Design for Deployment 107

Chapter 6: Spam Whack-a-Mole 119

Chapter 7: Stopping Spam 135

Chapter 8: Stopping Phishing 155

Chapter 9: Stopping Botnets 175

Chapter 10: Cryptography 199

Chapter 11: Establishing Trust 215

Chapter 12: Secure Transport 227

Chapter 13: Secure Messaging 251

Chapter 14: Secure Identity 277

Chapter 15: Secure Names 311

Chapter 16: Secure Networks 323

Chapter 17: Secure Platforms 343

Chapter 18: Law 355

Chapter 19: The dotCrime Manifesto 377


Further Reading 383

References 387

Index 395