(Pdf / ebook) Cult of the Dead Cow By Joseph Menn



10 thoughts on “Cult of the Dead Cow

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    From exposing security issues during the early days of the Internet to uashing modern day political misinformation one group of hackers has been through it all Cult of the Dead Cow By latching onto their own branc

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    ​Cult of the Dead Cow is the facetious name of an early group of hackers white hat that began as a computer bulletin board BBS Consisting originally of bored but talented teenagers who enjoyed reverse engineeri

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    Working in computer science and security I'm always interested to hear some of the history that built up the industry I'm involved in I was provided a copy of Cult of the Dead Cow by Joseph Menn by NetGalley and Perseus Books for reviewThe book is a really great deep dive history of the hacker collected Cult of the Dead Cow cDc which has recently come back into focus with the presidential campaign of cDc membe

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    Disclaimer I work in tech so this may be interesting to me but if you want a really good view at how companies have avoided security in lieu of profit this is the history of the internet Hackers often viewed as evil really spawned a lot of the improved security we are seeing today

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    I was waiting for this book not because recent career of R O'Rourke but because I remember CDC from the ol' good times ;P I've used BO BO2k and I wanted to learn about the groupUnfortunately I didn'tThere's very little revealed clearly the group has kept its integrity 95% of meaty facts are still kept very private Contrary to my fea

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    CDC has reoriented themselves around kowtowing to the establishment national security apparatus and has uncriti

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    Inaccurate poor pacing and confused timelines and explanations Mixed up the l0pht and CDC glossed over some pretty major events and charactersThis isn't an accurate history it's a story and not a particular good oneOverall this felt like a weak cash intie in of Beto O'Rourke's political ambitionsYou're much better off reading Bruce Sterling'

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    “The powerful machines become the sharper human ethics have to be If the combination of mindless profit seeking algorithms dedicated geopolitical adversaries and corrupt US opportunists over the past few years have taugh

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    This is not a book for everyone The topic is very interesting and author is then capable to write about it but this is incredibly dense book I

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    A fascinating in depth analysis of the social groups of hackers who would go on to shape the field of cybersecurity and influence major tech companies This book explores the ethical considerations of technology as well issues of cybersecurity that freuently appear in today's news stories Above all it's a gripping and informative re

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O protect customers They contributed to the development of Tor the most important privacy tool on the net and helped build cyberweapons that advanced US security without injuring anyone With its origins in the earliest days of the Internet the cDc is full of oddball characters activists artists even future politicians Many of these hackers have become top executives and advisors walking the corridors of power in Washington and Silicon Valley The most famous is former Texas Congressman and current presidential can. I was waiting for this book not because recent career of R O Rourke but because I remember CDC from the ol good times P I ve used BO BO2k and I wanted to learn about the groupUnfortunately I didn tThere s very little revealed clearly the group has kept its integrity 95% of meaty facts are still kept very private Contrary to my fears this is not a panegyric ode to RO R which is covered rather briefly but very positively but there s almost no content in it Author tries to exploit any thread that he could somehow indirectly link to CDC but it s just annoying not only because it s just too obvious but also because he s just very speculative doesn t bring many factsBig disappointment even embarrassment15 17 stars

Summary Cult of the Dead Cow

Cult of the Dead Cow

The shocking untold story of the elite secret society of hackers fighting to protect our privacy our freedom even democracy itself Cult of the Dead Cow is the tale of the oldest most respected and most famous American hacking group of all time Though until now it has remained mostly anonymous its members invented the concept of hacktivism released the top tool for testing password security and created what was for years the best techniue for controlling computers from afar forcing giant companies to work harder t. Working in computer science and security I m always interested to hear some of the history that built up the industry I m involved in I was provided a copy of Cult of the Dead Cow by Joseph Menn by NetGalley and Perseus Books for reviewThe book is a really great deep dive history of the hacker collected Cult of the Dead Cow cDc which has recently come back into focus with the presidential campaign of cDc member Beto O Rourke The coverage of the foundation and growth of cDc is truly in depth and that may stand as the biggest point in favor and against the bookNames both actual and of the hacker variety abound and without your computer on your lap to continuously Google stuff that comes up it got really challenging to keep track of all the players and their various contributions The historical context of the group and their involvement in other high profile hacker groups government age

Free download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free è Joseph Menn

Didate Beto O'Rourke whose time in the cDc set him up to found a tech business launch an alternative publication in El Paso and make long shot bets on unconventional campaignsToday the group and its followers are battling electoral misinformation making personal data safer and battling to keep technology a force for good instead of for surveillance and oppression Cult of the Dead Cow shows how governments corporations and criminals came to hold immense power over individuals and how we can fight back against them. Inaccurate poor pacing and confused timelines and explanations Mixed up the l0pht and CDC glossed over some pretty major events and charactersThis isn t an accurate history it s a story and not a particular good oneOverall this felt like a weak cash intie in of Beto O Rourke s political ambitionsYou re much better off reading Bruce Sterling s The Hacker Crackdown which is accurate has better pacing and explanations and is an infinitely better read