Payment System Technologies and Functions:Innovations and Developments Masashi Nakajima
Payment System Technologies and Functions: Innovations and DevelopmentsUntertitel: Innovations and DevelopmentsEinbandart: Gebundene AusgabeISBN-13: 9781615206452Verlag: Business Science ReferenceAuthor: Masashi NakajimaVeröffentlichungsdatum: 2011Sp
Informationen zum Titel: Hotel Matters enthält Materialien für die berufliche Grundbildung (1. Lernjahr) und die gemeinsame berufliche Fachbildung (2. Lernjahr), beispielsweise Arbeiten in Service und Restaurant, Marketing und Wirtschaftsdienst. Die Materialien für das 3. Lernjahr sind speziell auf die Berufsrichtungen zugeschnitten. Die 12 Units enthalten jeweils eine Seite mit Advanced Materials für heterogene Lerngruppen: je fünf mit dem Schwerpunkt ´´Hotel´´ und ´´Restaurant´´. Aus dem Inhalt: General enquiries; First day; Reservations; Checking in; Helping guests; Serving drinks; Payment and checking out; On the menu; At table; Complaints and special wishes; Planning a function; Job applications. Informationen zur Reihe: Das Lehrwerk orientiert sich an den Bedürfnissen deutschsprachiger Auszubildender. Aufbauend auf Englischkenntnissen des mittleren Schulabschlusses geht es um typische Situationen im Beruf. Hotel Matters enthält Materialien für die berufliche Grundbildung (1. Lernjahr) und die gemeinsame berufliche Fachbildung (2. Lernjahr), beispielsweise Arbeiten in Service und Restaurant, Marketing und Wirtschaftsdienst. Die Materialien für das 3. Lernjahr sind speziell auf die Berufsrichtungen zugeschnitten. Die 12 Units enthalten jeweils eine Seite mit Advanced Materials für heterogene Lerngruppen: je fünf mit dem Schwerpunkt ´´Hotel´´ und ´´Restaurant´´. Aus dem Inhalt: General enquiries; First day; Reservations; Checking in; Helping guests; Serving drinks; Payment and checking out; On the menu; At table; Complaints and special wishes; Planning a function; Job applications.
Thomas Sowell has a different idea about how economics should be taught. With this groundbreaking introduction to economics, Sowell has thrown out the graphs, statistics, and jargon. Learning economics, he believes, should be relaxing - and even enjoyable.Sowell reveals the general principles behind any kind of economy - capitalist, socialist, feudal, and so on. In understandable language, he shows how to critique economic policies in terms of the incentives they create rather than the goals they proclaim. With clear explanations of the entire field, from rent control and the rise and fall of businesses to the international balance of payments, this is the first audiobook for anyone who wishes to understand how the economy functions.In this edition, Basic Economics has been revised and expanded to address the new concerns of the 21st century. It´s focus has become more international, including the range of economic problems faced by foreign countries around the world. Each chapter reflects the experiences of many different peoples and cultures. In his straightforward style, Sowell demonstrates that the basic principles of economics are not confined by national borders. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Emerson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/013100/bk_blak_013100_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Leon Tsarev is a high school student set on getting into a great college program, until his uncle, a member of the Russian mob, coerces him into developing a new computer virus for the mob´s botnet - the slave army of computers they used to commit digital crimes. The evolutionary virus Leon creates, based on biological principles, is successful - too successful. All the world´s computers are infected. Everything from cars to payment systems and, of course, computers and smart phones stop functioning, and with them go essential functions including emergency services, transportation, and the food supply. Billions may die. But evolution never stops. The virus continues to evolve, developing intelligence, communication, and finally an entire civilization. Some may be friendly to humans, but others are not. Leon and his companions must race against time and the military to find a way to either befriend or eliminate the virus race and restore the world´s computer infrastructure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: J. M. Badger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005157/bk_acx0_005157_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When a pseudonymous programmer introduced ´´a new electronic cash system that´s fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party´´ to a small online mailing list in 2008, very few paid attention. Ten years later, and against all odds, this upstart autonomous decentralized software offers an unstoppable and globally-accessible hard money alternative to modern central banks. The Bitcoin Standard analyzes the historical context to the rise of Bitcoin, the economic properties that have allowed it to grow quickly, and its likely economic, political, and social implications. While Bitcoin is a new invention of the digital age, the problem it purports to solve is as old as human society itself: transferring value across time and space. Ammous takes the reader on an engaging journey through the history of technologies performing the functions of money, from primitive systems of trading limestones and seashells, to metals, coins, the gold standard, and modern government debt. Exploring what gave these technologies their monetary role, and how most lost it, provides the reader with a good idea of what makes for sound money, and sets the stage for an economic discussion of its consequences for individual and societal future-orientation, capital accumulation, trade, peace, culture, and art. Compellingly, Ammous shows that it is no coincidence that the loftiest achievements of humanity have come in societies enjoying the benefits of sound monetary regimes, nor is it coincidental that monetary collapse has usually accompanied civilizational collapse. With this background in place, the book moves on to explain the operation of Bitcoin in a functional and intuitive way. Bitcoin is a decentralized, distributed piece of software that converts electricity and processing power into indisputably accurate records, thus allowing its users to utilize the Internet to perform the traditional functions of money without having to rely on, or trust, any authorities or infrastructure in the physical world. Bitcoin is thus best understood as the first successfully implemented form of digital cash and digital hard money. With an automated and perfectly predictable monetary policy, and the ability to perform final settlement of large sums across the world in a matter of minutes, Bitcoin´s real competitive edge might just be as a store of value and network for final settlement of large payments--a digital form of gold with a built-in settlement infrastructure. Ammous´ firm grasp of the technological possibilities as well as the historical realities of monetary evolution provides for a fascinating exploration of the ramifications of voluntary free market money. As it challenges the most sacred of government monopolies, Bitcoin shifts the pendulum of sovereignty away from governments in favor of individuals, offering us the tantalizing possibility of a world where money is fully extricated from politics and unrestrained by borders. The final chapter of the book explores some of the most common questions surrounding Bitcoin: Is Bitcoin mining a waste of energy? Is Bitcoin for criminals? Who controls Bitcoin, and can they change it if they please? How can Bitcoin be killed? And what to make of all the thousands of Bitcoin knock-offs, and the many supposed applications of Bitcoin´s ´blockchain technology´? The Bitcoin Standard is the essential resource for a clear understanding of the rise of the Internet´s decentralized, apolitical, free-market alternative to national central banks.
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Computer Software is an integral part of modern society. Companies rely on applications to manage client information, payment data, and inventory tracking. Consumers use software for a variety of different reasons as well--to manage their daily lives, to communicate with friends and family, and to browse resources made available on the internet, to name a few. With such a heavy reliance on software in our society, questions surrounding the security of the pieces of software performing these various tasks begin to arise. Is the software we are using really secure? How can we verify that it is? And what are the implications of a particular application being compromised? These are some of the questions that this book attempts to address. This book sheds light on the theory and practice of code auditing--how to rip apart an application and discover security vulnerabilities, whether they be simple or subtle, and how to assess the danger that each vulnerability represents. Product Description ´´There are a number of secure programming books on the market, but none that go as deep as this one. The depth and detail exceeds all books that I know about by an order of magnitude.´´ -Halvar Flake, CEO and head of research, SABRE Security GmbH The Definitive Insider´s Guide to Auditing Software Security This is one of the most detailed, sophisticated, and useful guides to software security auditing ever written. The authors are leading security consultants and researchers who have personally uncovered vulnerabilities in applications ranging from sendmail to Microsoft Exchange, Check Point VPN to Internet Explorer. Drawing on their extraordinary experience, they introduce a start-to-finish methodology for ´´ripping apart´´ applications to reveal even the most subtle and well-hidden security flaws. The Art of Software Security Assessment covers the full spectrum of software vulnerabilities in both UNIX/Linux and Windows environments. It demonstrates how to audit security in applications of all sizes and functions, including network and Web software. Moreover, it teaches using extensive examples of real code drawn from past flaws in many of the industry´s highest-profile applications . Coverage includes . Code auditing: theory, practice, proven methodologies, and secrets of the trade . Bridging the gap between secure software design and post-implementation review . Performing architectural assessment: design review, threat modeling, and operational review . Identifying vulnerabilities related to memory management, data types, and malformed data . UNIX/Linux assessment: privileges, files, and processes . Windows-specific issues, including objects and the filesystem . Auditing interprocess communication, synchronization, and state . Evaluating network software: IP stacks, firewalls, and common application protocols . Auditing Web applications and technologies This book is an unprecedented resource for everyone who must deliver secure software or assure the safety of existing software: consultants, security specialists, developers, QA staff, testers, and administrators alike. Contents ABOUT THE AUTHORS xv PREFACE xvii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xxi I Introduction to Software Security Assessment 1 SOFTWARE VULNERABILITY FUNDAMENTALS 3 2 DESIGN REVIEW 25 3 OPERATIONAL REVIEW 67 4 APPLICATION REVIEW PROCESS 91 II Software Vulnerabilities 5 MEMORY CORRUPTION 167 6 C LANGUAGE ISSUES 203 7 PROGRAM BUILDING BLOCKS 297 8 STRINGS ANDMETACHARACTERS 387 9 UNIX I: PRIVILEGES AND FILES 459 10 UNIX II: PROCESSES 559 11 WINDOWS I: OBJECTS AND THE FILE SYSTEM 625 12 WINDOWS II: INTERPROCESS COMMUNICATION 685 13 SYNCHRONIZATION AND STATE 755 III Software Vulnerabilities in Practice 14 NETWORK PROTOCOLS 829 15 FIREWALLS 891 16 NETWORK APPLICATION PROTOCOLS 921 17 WEB APPLICATIONS 1007 18 WEB TECHNOLOGIES 1083 BIBLIOGRAPHY 1125 INDEX 1129 Backcover ´´There are a number of secure programming books on the market, but none that go as deep as this one. The depth and detail exceeds all books that I know about by an order of magnitude.´´ -Halvar Flake, CEO and head of research, SABRE Security GmbH The Definitive Insider´s Guide to Auditing Software Security This is one of the most detailed, sophisticated, and useful guides to software security auditing ever written. The authors are leading security consultants and researchers who have personally uncovered vulnerabilities in applications ranging from sendmail to Microsoft Exchange, Check Point VPN to Internet Explorer.
(Rhino/Murray Hill) 14 tracks (5 newly remastered in Stereo) - In order to examine the way rock ´n´ roll began as a marriage of black and white popular musics. one need only look at the number of racially mixed vocal groups that emerged dunng rock´s chaotic origin. The first to gamer national recognation was Pittsburgh´s Del Vikings who scored with Come Go With Me in late ´56 early ´57. But the group that would enjoy the longest run of hits with a mixed line up was Johnny Maestro And The Crests There would be others (The Marvels immediately comes to mind). but none succeeded in establishing a sound as well as Mr. Maestro and company. The Crests began as a black quartet in 1955. Patricia Van Dross. Harold Torres. Talmadge (Tommy) Gough and J.T. Carter formed the group at P.S. 160 Junior High School in Manhattan; Carter. originally from Brooklyn. lived on Delaney St. and the rest (all from Staten Island) lived in the Allred E. Smith projects in nearby Chinatown. Singing for local functions without a permanent name, the group naturally emulated the singing idols of the day. Harlem´s Cadillacs. Harptones. and Teenagers. At the same time. Brooklyn.born Johnny Maestro (or Mastroangelo. as he was christened) from near. by Mulberry St. was already singing in a racially integrated group —a necessity, according to Maestro. There just weren´t too many white kids interested in singing black R&B in lower Manhattan at the time. Maestro met the future Crests at the Henry Street Settlement House in 1956 and joined them soon after. ´Street´ vocal groups would seek any place that offered a good echo to add timbre and depth to their a capella singing. One natural refuge was the subway. One day in 1957 the group. recently named The Crests at the suggestion of member Carter. was in the subway practicing some of the gospel harmony they had been studying. A woman. riding the train from Brooklyn. heard them singing at the Brooklyn Bridge station The wife of arch´ estra leader Al Browne. she gave her husband´s business card to the group at the subway station. The group kneew that an Al Browne had backed up one of their favorite groups. The Heartbeats. and rushed to contact him. Browne knew the owners of a miniscule record label. Joyce Records. Maestro claims that Joyce Records was two guys who ran the company from the back of a record store in Brooklyn. something quite believable given the history of many of New York´s small independent record operations at the time. The group wrote both sides of what would be their last single. My Juanita , Sweetest One: and future royalty payments notwithstanding (Maestro claims the sum of $17.50 for this single). Sweetest One - actually made the national pop charts. peaking at #87 in July 1957. Two other recordings from that session. No One To Love and Wish She Was Mine were released on Joyce a few months later without fanfare or sales. While recording for Joyce. the group was intro-duced to singer. songwriter.rarranger Billy Dawn Smith. Smith was impressed with the group and brought them to the attention of music publisher George Paxton. With the group now signed to him— minus Patricia Van Dross, who as a 15-year-old girl was not allowed to travel with the boys—Paxton formed Coed Records in early 1958. Compared to Joyce. Coed was it big league operation. Paxton had contacts throughout the industry and provided the group with some Al the best writers and arrangers on the scene, including Luther Dixon. Bert Keyes and Otis Blackwell. Coed 501 Pretty Little Angel by The Crests— inaugurated the label. While it got local airplay and local chart placement. national atten. Lion was not to be. The group´s next release. however. was a different story: it would not only twome one of the best-selling ´oldies´ of all time, but the source of some controversy in the payola hearings that would take place two years atter its release That classic. 16 Candles was originally called Twenty One Candles before someone with marketing sense aimed the song at the burgeoning teenage audience. Trade ads of the day state that the record ´broke´ immediately; it was later shown that when Dick Clark bought it share of the publishing in the song. the record began being featured almost daily 011 American Bandstand. and success followed directly. The song peaked at 12 on the national charts and The Crests were on their way. Appearances with Clark and Alan Freed. among others. strengthened the group´s stage acumen: their show featured some