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[ISN] Ankit Fadia / Manu Zacharia - "Network Intrusion Alert" Heavily Plagiarized

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Date: Mon Jan 03 2011 - 09:54:16 GMT
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http://attrition.org/errata/charlatan/ankit_fadia/network_intrusion/

Mon Jan 3 02:43:17 CST 2011

"Network Intrusion Alert: An Ethical Hacking Guide to Intrusion
Detection" written by Ankit Fadia [1] and Manu Zacharia [2] (ISBN
1598634143 and 9781598634143) contains significant amounts of
plagiarized material. Published in 2008, the book uses material from a
wide variety of sources to varying degrees. In many cases, entire
paragraphs are used with little or no alteration, and no citation or
credit. This large-scale plagiarism is detailed below. The book,
published by Thomson Course Technology [3], was technically reviewed by
Arlie Hartman, who apparently did not check if the material was
original.

In this review, material that is underlined has been plagiarized from
sources made public well before this book was published. The original
source material is underlined to show a side-by-side comparison, and
demonstrate the extent of the plagiarism. The one section in italics
denotes the material was reworded significantly, but clearly taken from
another source.

An extremely detailed analysis has been performed for the first chapter
(10 pages) to show the scope and method of plagiarism. Our analysis
shows that roughly 90% of the first chapter, including the six graphics
used, has been taken from other sources. Due to time constraints, notes
are used for brevity for the rest of the material.

[1] http://attrition.org/errata/charlatan/ankit_fadia/
[2] http://twitter.com/manuzacharia
[3] http://www.courseptr.com/

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