Sunday, September 18, 2011

Top Ten Books about Hackers

Here is my list of what I believe are ten of the best books about hackers in real life. All of these include descriptions of actual events, and the personalities involved in hacking. Feel free to post your alternative suggestions in the comments section below. For a brief description of each one please check this page out here. Enjoy!

  1. Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker [2011]
    By Kevin Mitnick, Steve Wozniak and William L. Simon

  2. Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground [2011]
    By Kevin Poulsen

  3. The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage [1985]
    By Cliff Stoll

  4. The Fugitive Game: Online with Kevin Mitnick [1997]
    By Jonathan Littman

  5. Fatal System Error: The Hunt for the New Crime Lords Who are Bringing Down the Internet [2010]
    By Joseph Menn

  6. The Art of Intrusion: The Real Stories Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders and Deceivers [2005]
    By Kevin Mitnick and William L. Simon

  7. The Hacker Crackdown: Law And Disorder On The Electronic Frontier [1993]
    By Bruce Sterling

  8. The Watchman: The Twisted Life and Crimes of Serial Hacker Kevin Poulsen [1997]
    By Jonathan Littman

  9. Masters of Deception: The Gang That Ruled Cyberspace [1995]
    By Michele Slatalla

  10. Unmasked [2011]
    By Peter Bright, Nate Anderson, Jacqui Cheng, Eric Bangeman and Aurich Lawson (of ArsTechnica)

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