Hakin9 defense methods is a monthly magazine based in the Poland publishing software Wydawnictwo Sp z oo The first edition appeared in 2005, since September 2006, she appears regularly. She was in Germany often available in bookstores and station could be subscribed to both the print edition as well as a PDF version. From May 2010 through December 2011 it was only available as a free online edition. Since 1 January 2012, the magazine is now only available via paid subscriptions.

The magazine is now internationally available in German, Polish, Czech, English, Italian, French and Spanish.

The magazine is primarily concerned with issues of IT security such as Viruses, Trojans, secure programming, network engineering and cryptanalysis and divided (since July 2008) to the articles in the three main categories of attack, defense and tools. In addition, the articles is assigned to another level of difficulty (beginner, intermediate, expert ). At irregular intervals also socially relevant aspects of information technology such as freedom of information, privacy, video surveillance and privacy are discussed. As regular columns appear short messages, consumer tests, reviews, interviews and a feature.

Each print edition was a CD that contains various commercial and free teaching and Info programs.

In August 2012, published hakin9 nmap an English-language e-book on the network scanner, which is able to accommodate a fake article to a team of authors. The title of the article is " Nmap: The Internet Considered Harmful - DARPA Inference Cheking kludge Scanning" and as authors, the security researcher Jon Obernheide, Nico Waisman, Matthieu Suiche, Chris Valasek, Yarochkin Fyodor, the Grugq, Jonathan Brossard and Mark Dowd are given. The content is mostly nonsense style as it is automatically generated by the tool SciGen. The hakin9 editors apologized to its readers, calling the incident as unintentional error (" unintentional mistake on our part" ).

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