The Hacker Crackdown: Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier

A journalist investigates the past, present, and future of computer crimes, as he attends a hacker convention, documents the extent of the computer crimes, and presents intriguing facts about hackers and their misdoings.
The Hacker Crackdown Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier A journalist investigates the past present and future of computer crimes as he attends a hacker convention documents the extent of the computer crimes and presents intriguing facts about hackers

  • Title: The Hacker Crackdown: Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier
  • Author: Bruce Sterling
  • ISBN: 9780553563702
  • Page: 147
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Hacker Crackdown Law And Disorder On The The Hacker Crackdown Law And Disorder On The Electronic Frontier Bruce Sterling on FREE shipping on qualifying offers A journalist investigates the past, present, and future of computer crimes, as he attends a hacker convention Hacker Hacker culture is an idea derived from a community of enthusiast computer programmers and systems designers in the s around the Massachusetts Institute of Technology s MIT s Tech Model Railroad Club TMRC and the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Security hacker A security hacker is someone who seeks to breach defenses and exploit weaknesses in a computer system or network.Hackers may be motivated by a multitude of reasons, such as profit, protest, information gathering, challenge, recreation, or to evaluate system weaknesses to assist in formulating defenses against potential hackers. What s On TV WKAR TV Quick Help if the grid does not display the channels you expect, use the CHANGE PROVIDER link some providers do not offer WKAR World and WKAR Create Bitcoiners Slam Calls For Crypto Crackdown After Latest days agoI guess that cryptocurrency wasn t crypto enough to hide from Bob Mueller Happy Hacker Carolyn Meinel Happy Hacker Carolyn Meinel on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Book by Meinel, Carolyn Hacker L hacker un appassionato di informatica, esperto di programmazione, di sistemi e di sicurezza informatica in grado di introdursi in reti di computer senza autorizzazione o di realizzare virus informatici. Hacker , la enciclopedia libre Desde el ao , se ha ido configurando una perspectiva ms amplia del hacker, pero con una orientacin a su integracin al hacktivismo en tanto movimiento. Foreign Policy Group Reach a who s who of leadership and influentials Over the course of almost half a century of award winning journalism, design, and the presentation of important new ideas from the world s leading thinkers, Foreign Policy has established itself at the forefront of media organizations devoted to the coverage of global affairs. Hacker Se spune despre hackeri c sunt pasiona i ai informaticii care se ocup n special cu spargerea codurilor unor sisteme informatice Este necesar o definire clar a termenilor hacker i cracker. Hacker Hacker hat im technischen Bereich mehrere Bedeutungen Das Wort wird alltagssprachlich gebraucht, um jemanden zu bezeichnen, der in Computersysteme eindringt und zugleich Teil einer entsprechenden Szene ist. Bot Roundup Avalanche, Kronos, NanoCore Krebs on Security Feb , It s been a busy few weeks in cybercrime news, justifying updates to a couple of cases we ve been following closely at KrebsOnSecurity In Ukraine, the alleged ringleader of the Avalanche malware spam botnet was arrested after eluding authorities in the wake of a global cybercrime crackdown Hacker seguridad informtica , la Un hacker es alguien que descubre las debilidades de un computador o de una red informtica, aunque el trmino puede aplicarse tambin a alguien con un conocimiento avanzado de computadoras y de redes informticas. My life as an hacker I write, therefore I am As a young boy I already displayed a great interest in electricity and electronics, and did I dream about having my own computer center in the future, as some drawings indicated.

    Hacker Hacker culture is an idea derived from a community of enthusiast computer programmers and systems designers in the s around the Massachusetts Institute of Technology s MIT s Tech Model Railroad Club TMRC and the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Security hacker A security hacker is someone who seeks to breach defenses and exploit weaknesses in a computer system or network.Hackers may be motivated by a multitude of reasons, such as profit, protest, information gathering, challenge, recreation, or to evaluate system weaknesses to assist in formulating defenses against potential hackers. What s On TV WKAR TV Quick Help if the grid does not display the channels you expect, use the CHANGE PROVIDER link some providers do not offer WKAR World and WKAR Create Bitcoiners Slam Calls For Crypto Crackdown After Latest days agoI guess that cryptocurrency wasn t crypto enough to hide from Bob Mueller Happy Hacker Carolyn Meinel Happy Hacker Carolyn Meinel on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Book by Meinel, Carolyn Hacker L hacker un appassionato di informatica, esperto di programmazione, di sistemi e di sicurezza informatica in grado di introdursi in reti di computer senza autorizzazione o di realizzare virus informatici. Hacker , la enciclopedia libre Desde el ao , se ha ido configurando una perspectiva ms amplia del hacker, pero con una orientacin a su integracin al hacktivismo en tanto movimiento. Foreign Policy Group Reach a who s who of leadership and influentials Over the course of almost half a century of award winning journalism, design, and the presentation of important new ideas from the world s leading thinkers, Foreign Policy has established itself at the forefront of media organizations devoted to the coverage of global affairs. Hacker Se spune despre hackeri c sunt pasiona i ai informaticii care se ocup n special cu spargerea codurilor unor sisteme informatice Este necesar o definire clar a termenilor hacker i cracker. Hacker Hacker hat im technischen Bereich mehrere Bedeutungen Das Wort wird alltagssprachlich gebraucht, um jemanden zu bezeichnen, der in Computersysteme eindringt und zugleich Teil einer entsprechenden Szene ist. Bot Roundup Avalanche, Kronos, NanoCore Krebs on Security Feb , It s been a busy few weeks in cybercrime news, justifying updates to a couple of cases we ve been following closely at KrebsOnSecurity In Ukraine, the alleged ringleader of the Avalanche malware spam botnet was arrested after eluding authorities in the wake of a global cybercrime crackdown Hacker seguridad informtica , la Un hacker es alguien que descubre las debilidades de un computador o de una red informtica, aunque el trmino puede aplicarse tambin a alguien con un conocimiento avanzado de computadoras y de redes informticas. My life as an hacker I write, therefore I am As a young boy I already displayed a great interest in electricity and electronics, and did I dream about having my own computer center in the future, as some drawings indicated. Hacker scurit informatique Wikipdia En scurit informatique, un hacker ou hackeur , est un spcialiste qui recherche les moyens de contourner les protections logicielles et matrielles.Il peut vouloir signaler les failles trouves au propritaire du systme concern dans une dmarche d amlioration de la scurit de ce systme , en tirer profit, les utiliser dans

    Security hacker A security hacker is someone who seeks to breach defenses and exploit weaknesses in a computer system or network.Hackers may be motivated by a multitude of reasons, such as profit, protest, information gathering, challenge, recreation, or to evaluate system weaknesses to assist in formulating defenses against potential hackers. What s On TV WKAR TV Quick Help if the grid does not display the channels you expect, use the CHANGE PROVIDER link some providers do not offer WKAR World and WKAR Create Bitcoiners Slam Calls For Crypto Crackdown After Latest days agoWell, no What is going on, the banksters want to do an energy backed series of crypto currency, which they will of course issue for maximum profit and unbacked crypto will reduce profit margins, holders of unbacked crypto are fucked. Happy Hacker Carolyn Meinel Happy Hacker Carolyn Meinel on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Book by Meinel, Carolyn Hacker L hacker un appassionato di informatica, esperto di programmazione, di sistemi e di sicurezza informatica in grado di introdursi in reti di computer senza autorizzazione o di realizzare virus informatici. Hacker , la enciclopedia libre El trmino hacker tiene diferentes significados Segn el diccionario de los hackers, es todo individuo que se dedica a programar de forma entusiasta, o sea un experto entusiasta de cualquier tipo, que considera que poner la informacin al alcance de todos constituye un extraordinario bien . Foreign Policy Group Reach a who s who of leadership and influentials Over the course of almost half a century of award winning journalism, design, and the presentation of important new ideas from the world s leading thinkers, Foreign Policy has established itself at the forefront of media organizations devoted to the coverage of global affairs. Hacker A nu se confunda cu cracker. Un hacker este un expert n informatic , care se ocup cu studiul n profunzime al programelor informatice sisteme de operare, aplica ii , adesea folosind tehnici de inginerie invers demontare , cu scopul de a ob ine cuno tin e care nu sunt accesibile publicului larg. Hacker Hacker hat im technischen Bereich mehrere Bedeutungen Das Wort wird alltagssprachlich gebraucht, um jemanden zu bezeichnen, der in Computersysteme eindringt und zugleich Teil einer entsprechenden Szene ist. Bot Roundup Avalanche, Kronos, NanoCore Krebs on Security Feb , It s been a busy few weeks in cybercrime news, justifying updates to a couple of cases we ve been following closely at KrebsOnSecurity In Ukraine, the alleged ringleader of the Avalanche malware spam botnet was arrested after eluding authorities in the wake of a global cybercrime crackdown there in . Hacker seguridad informtica , la Un hacker es alguien que descubre las debilidades de un computador o de una red informtica, aunque el trmino puede aplicarse tambin a alguien con un conocimiento avanzado de computadoras y de redes informticas. My life as an hacker I write, therefore I am Notice I am not someone who breaks into computers and such.I think it is unethetical to do such things I am someone that likes to write clever programs and Hacker scurit informatique Wikipdia En scurit informatique, un hacker ou hackeur , est un spcialiste qui recherche les moyens de contourner les protections logicielles et matrielles.Il peut vouloir signaler les failles trouves au propritaire du systme concern dans une dmarche d amlioration de la scurit de ce systme , en tirer profit, les utiliser dans Bookmark This Over Links Google Doesn t Want The war on truth has reached a fever pitch as Google has made it their mission to annihilate the independent media The New Media lead by the likes of Infowars, Breitbart, Natural News and many other great independent sites will have an uphill battle when it comes to getting their content in front of readers.

    What s On TV WKAR TV Quick Help if the grid does not display the channels you expect, use the CHANGE PROVIDER link some providers do not offer WKAR World and WKAR Create Bitcoiners Slam Calls For Crypto Crackdown After Latest days agoI guess that cryptocurrency wasn t crypto enough to hide from Bob Mueller Happy Hacker Carolyn Meinel Happy Hacker Carolyn Meinel on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Book by Meinel, Carolyn Hacker L hacker un appassionato di informatica, esperto di programmazione, di sistemi e di sicurezza informatica in grado di introdursi in reti di computer senza autorizzazione o di realizzare virus informatici. Hacker , la enciclopedia libre Desde el ao , se ha ido configurando una perspectiva ms amplia del hacker, pero con una orientacin a su integracin al hacktivismo en tanto movimiento. Foreign Policy Group Reach a who s who of leadership and influentials Over the course of almost half a century of award winning journalism, design, and the presentation of important new ideas from the world s leading thinkers, Foreign Policy has established itself at the forefront of media organizations devoted to the coverage of global affairs. Hacker Se spune despre hackeri c sunt pasiona i ai informaticii care se ocup n special cu spargerea codurilor unor sisteme informatice Este necesar o definire clar a termenilor hacker i cracker. Hacker Hacker hat im technischen Bereich mehrere Bedeutungen Das Wort wird alltagssprachlich gebraucht, um jemanden zu bezeichnen, der in Computersysteme eindringt und zugleich Teil einer entsprechenden Szene ist. Bot Roundup Avalanche, Kronos, NanoCore Krebs on Security Feb , It s been a busy few weeks in cybercrime news, justifying updates to a couple of cases we ve been following closely at KrebsOnSecurity In Ukraine, the alleged ringleader of the Avalanche malware spam botnet was arrested after eluding authorities in the wake of a global cybercrime crackdown Hacker seguridad informtica , la Un hacker es alguien que descubre las debilidades de un computador o de una red informtica, aunque el trmino puede aplicarse tambin a alguien con un conocimiento avanzado de computadoras y de redes informticas. My life as an hacker I write, therefore I am As a young boy I already displayed a great interest in electricity and electronics, and did I dream about having my own computer center in the future, as some drawings indicated. Hacker scurit informatique Wikipdia En scurit informatique, un hacker ou hackeur , est un spcialiste qui recherche les moyens de contourner les protections logicielles et matrielles.Il peut vouloir signaler les failles trouves au propritaire du systme concern dans une dmarche d amlioration de la scurit de ce systme , en tirer profit, les utiliser dans Bookmark This Over Links Google Doesn t Want Bookmark This Over Links Google Doesn t Want You To Visit How to keep a hacker out of your computer This is Buy to let continues to fade as stamp duty and income tax crackdown throw up a barrier to the property investing dream Nothing to fear from the robots

    Bitcoiners Slam Calls For Crypto Crackdown After Latest days agoWell, no What is going on, the banksters want to do an energy backed series of crypto currency, which they will of course issue for maximum profit and unbacked crypto will reduce profit margins, holders of unbacked crypto are fucked. Happy Hacker Carolyn Meinel Happy Hacker Carolyn Meinel on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Book by Meinel, Carolyn Hacker L hacker un appassionato di informatica, esperto di programmazione, di sistemi e di sicurezza informatica in grado di introdursi in reti di computer senza autorizzazione o di realizzare virus informatici Le origini del termine risalirebbero alla seconda met del XX secolo e col tempo diventato rappresentativo di una cultura e un etica legata all idea Hacker , la enciclopedia libre Otros significados En idioma ingls la palabra hacker originalmente se utilizaba para definir a una persona que creaba muebles con un hacha, lo que ya de por si denota una habilidad e ingenio extra sobre un carpintero comn En informtica, un hacker es una persona que pertenece a una de las comunidades o subculturas que se Foreign Policy Group Reach a who s who of leadership and influentials Over the course of almost half a century of award winning journalism, design, and the presentation of important new ideas from the world s leading thinkers, Foreign Policy has established itself at the forefront of media organizations devoted to the coverage of global affairs Through Foreign Policy Magazine, our website ForeignPolicy Hacker A nu se confunda cu cracker. Un hacker este un expert n informatic , care se ocup cu studiul n profunzime al programelor informatice sisteme de operare, aplica ii , adesea folosind tehnici de inginerie invers demontare , cu scopul de a ob ine cuno tin e care nu sunt accesibile publicului larg Cei ce folosesc aceste cuno tin e n scopuri ilegale, Hacker Hacker hat im technischen Bereich mehrere Bedeutungen Das Wort wird alltagssprachlich gebraucht, um jemanden zu bezeichnen, der in Computersysteme eindringt und zugleich Teil einer entsprechenden Szene ist. Bot Roundup Avalanche, Kronos, NanoCore Krebs on Security Feb , It s been a busy few weeks in cybercrime news, justifying updates to a couple of cases we ve been following closely at KrebsOnSecurity In Ukraine, the alleged ringleader of the Avalanche malware spam botnet was arrested after eluding authorities in the wake of a global cybercrime crackdown Hacker seguridad informtica , la Un hacker es alguien que descubre las debilidades de un computador o de una red informtica, aunque el trmino puede aplicarse tambin a alguien con un conocimiento avanzado de computadoras y de redes informticas Los hackers pueden estar motivados por una multitud de razones, incluyendo fines de lucro, protesta o por el My life as an hacker I write, therefore I am Notice I am not someone who breaks into computers and such.I think it is unethetical to do such things I am someone that likes to write clever programs and use software in a creative manner It is sad that nowadays almost everybody gives the term hacker a different meaning from its original definition. It is useless to ask me for help with Hacker scurit informatique Wikipdia En scurit informatique, un hacker ou hackeur , est un spcialiste qui recherche les moyens de contourner les protections logicielles et matrielles.Il peut vouloir signaler les failles trouves au propritaire du systme concern dans une dmarche d amlioration de la scurit de ce systme , en tirer profit, les utiliser dans une dmarche militante Bookmark This Over Links Google Doesn t Want Bookmark This Over Links Google Doesn t Want You To Visit How to keep a hacker out of your computer This is Buy to let continues to fade as stamp duty and income tax crackdown throw up a barrier to the property investing dream Nothing to fear from the robots Sunrise Latest Australian and World News Headlines News Feed Commuter caught clipping her nails on the train Leisel Jones, Beretts and Emily Taylor join the Sunrise panel to discuss.

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    Bruce Sterling

    Michael Bruce Sterling is an American science fiction author, best known for his novels and his seminal work on the Mirrorshades anthology, which helped define the cyberpunk genre.

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    • Bradley said:
      Jul 23, 2018 - 17:29 PM

      Nonfiction! Woo! Computer CRIME!This is a classic non-fiction about late eighties and very early nineties hacking from both sides of the law, but what is most most interesting is not that it's written by a classic cyberpunk author, but that it's written in such a way as to awe and amaze us readers even this late in the internet game before there was truly a real Internet. BBS's and phreaking was is its own kind of world, as was trashing and other kinds of social engineering. Not that we don't ha [...]

    • Jarrodtrainque said:
      Jul 23, 2018 - 17:29 PM

      Bruce Sterling's classic work highlights the 1990 assault on hackers, when law-enforcement officials successfully arrested scores of suspected illicit hackers and other computer-based law-breakers. These raids became symbolic of the debate between fighting serious computer crime and protecting civil liberties. However, The Hacker Crackdown is about far more than a series of police sting operations. It's a lively tour of three cyberspace subcultures--the hacker underworld, the realm of the cyberc [...]

    • Pramod Nair said:
      Jul 23, 2018 - 17:29 PM

      When ‘The Hacker Crackdown’ - written by the cyberpunk novelist Bruce Sterling – was released in 1992, it was a hugely acclaimed journalistic study of the cyberspace of the late 80s and early 90s detailing the affairs and people who have influenced this chaotic electronic frontier. Written during a period when the modern day Internet was taking it’s first steps, this book is a historic chronicle of the outlaw culture of the electronic frontier right from it’s beginner days, and inspect [...]

    • Punk said:
      Jul 23, 2018 - 17:29 PM

      Non-Fiction. On January 15, 1990, AT&T's long-distance switching system went down. It was due to a flaw in AT&T's software, but it was easier to blame hackers for the period of lost service. Because hackers, nobody likes 'em, right? This led to a nationwide crackdown on phone phreaks and computer hackers, which lead to the beginning of a political movement to protect online activities as free speech, which lead to you and I, able to discuss a book about computer hackers without the FBI k [...]

    • Christopher M. said:
      Jul 23, 2018 - 17:29 PM

      This book is a veritable "Who's Who" of the early internet days and those who stepped outside of the lines of the law of this new frontier, often times before the lines were marked in ink. Stirling has done a masterful piece of work with this book, making the internet's history come alive in such a way that you could almost hear the humming of vacuum tubes and taste the tension in the air as a literal Old West battle ensued between the 'white hats' and 'black hats', new sheriffs taking power in [...]

    • Cow said:
      Jul 23, 2018 - 17:29 PM

      It's almost two decades old at this point, so, well, it's dated. But it's so excellently written, and it covers such a wide range of topics. It also has a whole lot of that early 90s cyberpunk-hacker spirit that I can't help but feel a bit of nostalgia here.That said, it covers rather well some of the first battles pitched over civil liberties on-line in US courts, and the resulting founding of EFF and other such groups. Two decades later, it's a fascinating artifact of its time.It does tend to [...]

    • G. Branden said:
      Jul 23, 2018 - 17:29 PM

      This book forced me to save up my money and buy a modem.I could only scrounge enough for a 2400 baud Hayes; at the time, the U.S. Robotics Courier was the top-of-the-line running at 14.4k.I got to see the twilight of the BBS era as the crepuscular Internet age broke over an unsuspecting nation.Which quickly led to the "September that never ended"

    • Ben Chenoweth said:
      Jul 23, 2018 - 17:29 PM

      An interesting snaphot of the early years of the Internet. I especially loved the part where Sterling includes the text of the "stolen" document, and finding out that it is almost completely unreadable! And worth only about $13! That was priceless

    • Intortetor said:
      Jul 23, 2018 - 17:29 PM

      sterling riesce a fondere (con una modalità che finisce per ricordarmi il nostro lucarelli dei vari "blu notte") l'abilità e la scrittura del romanziere con l'accuratezza e l'obbiettività del giornalista: sa di cosa parla e fa di tutto perchè anche il lettore possa seguirlo tra bbs, hackers, telco, polizia informatica, difensori della libertà d'opinione e altro ancoravrebbero usarlo come manuale per chi voglia scrivere di informatica per un pubblico di non addetti ai lavori, vista la sua ca [...]

    • Zeh Fernando said:
      Jul 23, 2018 - 17:29 PM

      Dry at times, and not as compelling as "Masters of Deception". Very informative and introspective, however.

    • Chase said:
      Jul 23, 2018 - 17:29 PM

      I made it through the entirety of the book; a feat I wasn't sure I'd accomplish by about halfway thorough. It's not that the material is bad, just that it is written in very "stream of consciousness" style. That makes it rather difficult to build a cohesive and holistic view of the events.I knew going in that the book was already more than 20 years out of date, but I wasn't quite prepared for just how out of date that really would turn out to be. It turned out to be an eminently quotable book, b [...]

    • Wade said:
      Jul 23, 2018 - 17:29 PM

      This is my review from 1994: An interesting book for those who like computers, the ever-developing communication network, and the once smug and content telecommunications companies (telcos) verses the explorers of the new frontier of cyberspace and computer hackers. I was unaware that AT&T's long distance phone network went down for about eight hours on January 15, 1990, caused most likely by computer hackers. Computer hackers had caused enough fuss to raise the ire of the U.S. Secret Servic [...]

    • Kana said:
      Jul 23, 2018 - 17:29 PM

      SummaryThe Hacker Crackdown is a dated piece of work, but is a good historical record of the development of hackers, phreakers, and their nearly immediate bond with the telecommunications systems. This records how both groups grew and evolved together and how law enforcement tried to keep up. Outlining some of the more famous outages, pranks, and legal issues of the time. You can find this same information in other books, but this book does a good job at keeping the events chronological and focu [...]

    • Toby said:
      Jul 23, 2018 - 17:29 PM

      Fantastic trip through the scary, hilarious, and often absurd Operation Sundevil, the "theft" of an administrative E911 document, and the hackers doing the real work long before Jonny Miller and Angelina Jolie decided to "Crash N Burn" on the big screen.Sterling's nonfiction can be as engaging as his fiction, and you can even read this book for free, or have Cory Doctorow read it to you, if you know where to look. Google's probably a good starting point.If you read just three books about compute [...]

    • reverend dak said:
      Jul 23, 2018 - 17:29 PM

      A really interesting and appropriate story for this day and age. Especially for one that was written before the Internet, as we know it now, existed. He predicted that this book would be obsolete five years after it's release, but here 18 years, later we find that ignorance of the government and powers that be have not changed. And neither has the curiosity and ambition of teenage hackers. What made my jaw dropped the most were the predictions of the founder of Lotus (1-2-3). You have to read it [...]

    • Sarah said:
      Jul 23, 2018 - 17:29 PM

      Read about this book on Wil Wheaton's blog:wilwheaton.typepad/wwdnbac"On one level, The Hacker Crackdown is about how the US Department of Justice launched a nationwide operation to bring down a bunch of hackers in something called Operation Sundevil, but it's also about a subculture and its people who remain misunderstood to this day. Most importantly, introduced me to a world where information and intellect were incredibly valuable, and it inspired me to learn all that I could about the online [...]

    • Lara Eakins said:
      Jul 23, 2018 - 17:29 PM

      Started Bruce Sterling’s “The Hacker Crackdown” in addition to everything else that I’m reading. I had the paperback, but decided to check to see if it was available electronically and discovered that the ebook was free! Then I also discovered that Cory Doctrow had podcasts of his reading of the book, so I’ve downloaded that as well. As an experiment, I’m combining the reading on my iPad and listening to the podcast version. FInished, mostly by listening to the podcast by Cory Doctro [...]

    • Brian said:
      Jul 23, 2018 - 17:29 PM

      (3.5) Historical (now), interesting but not narrative enough for meKind of a history lesson told by a (not known to me, but I probably wouldn't) sci-fi/cyberpunk author around 1992 about the big Hacker Crackdown (again, not known to me, but clearly big news among the hacker community) around 1990, in which law enforcement went after hackers and online bulletin boards that dabbled in the dissemination of illegal information.So, was interesting, but to qualify for my hackerspotting shelf needs to [...]

    • Erik said:
      Jul 23, 2018 - 17:29 PM

      The book gives a great history and insight to the development of the telephone and internet and the hackers and crackers that it inspired. It brought back memories. It was the first e-book that I ever read back around 94/95 via TXT file. It inspired me to build a card-board model of an electronic data viewer (aka e-reader). Showed it to a family member who did not think much of the idea. I did not know enough about electronics, so I scrapped the idea. Eventually, I started printing pages of it o [...]

    • Michael said:
      Jul 23, 2018 - 17:29 PM

      While being quite old, this book can still be an interesting read today if you are interested in the early days of the Hacker movement as we know it today or have fond memories of the time yourself. Sterling tries to give us the complete picture, from the Hacker underground, over the Telcos and law enforcement to the back then newly founded EFF and other electronic civil libertarians. If you have ever read an issue of Phrack or 2600, spent countless hours on old-school BBS's or still remember th [...]

    • Chris said:
      Jul 23, 2018 - 17:29 PM

      Excellent background reading (although rather long) that provides a great historical perspective on many things cyberspace, not only things that most people think of when they hear the word "hacker"" I thoroughly enjoyed the numerous perspectives provided as well as interesting details about certain people that I'm sure I would really enjoy reading more about, especially what they've been up to since then.Especially interesting because this book is 18 years old, and that's very clear when you re [...]

    • Mark said:
      Jul 23, 2018 - 17:29 PM

      Things I enjoyed about this book it explains the founding of the EFF. It sits (time-wise) at the end of the BBS era and the start of the Internet (pre web) when "Internet nodes" (now known as websites) were becoming fashionable. Mitch Kapor predicts the scarcity of IPv4 and suggests (what will become) IPv6 which is just now finally coming into it's own 20 years later. I liked reading about the Legion of Doom and pirate boards from my own early computing years when 300 baud modems were the primar [...]

    • Trinity said:
      Jul 23, 2018 - 17:29 PM

      An in-depth, and sometimes overly dry, review of the history of Operation Sundevil, a federal crackdown on "hackers" that occurred in the summer of 1990. There is a LOT of information here, and Sterling has spent a lot of time researching the facts which surrounded each of the main groups. I think the most interesting part of the book is the epilogue, in which we find out not only what happened to a lot of the main players, but we also see where the state of the world of computer security and in [...]

    • Maria Susana said:
      Jul 23, 2018 - 17:29 PM

      I never thought someone had written about the darkest age in American history. A witch hunt that pales in comparison to Salem. After returning to my home country we were all watched. Our phones and comms tapped. For 10 long years (because it happened again after Bush Jr came into office)certain programmers were closely watched. The Clinton Administration tried to have some of us go back to America, but no, no way going back into hell This is no tale, this really happened. "The Home of the Free" [...]

    • Saretta said:
      Jul 23, 2018 - 17:29 PM

      Saggio sugli eventi che hanno interessato la cultura hacker negli anni '90 in America. Chiaro e ben esposto è diviso in 4 parti (Crashing the System, The Digital Underground, Law and Order, The Civil Libertarians) che danno una idea complessiva del problema e delle entità in gioco.In alcuni punti può risultare piuttosto datato essendo l'universo tecnologico/informatico in continua evoluzione.Disponibile nella versione inglese come e-book gratuito.

    • Joel Neff said:
      Jul 23, 2018 - 17:29 PM

      The Hacker Crackdown is a good history of the beginnings of internet law and disorder. The author, Bruce Sterling, is a science-fiction writer and expert in matters technological and futuristic.Sterling relates the tale of the FBI and AT&T's attempt to turn a hacking into a much larger crime than it should have been. The book is well researched and presented in an easy to read, easy to understand format that requires no knowledge of the internet from the reader.Highly recommended.

    • Dana Larose said:
      Jul 23, 2018 - 17:29 PM

      I read this a long time ago, probably around when it was first published, and noticed that Sterling had semi-put the book in the public domain and that it was available from Project Guttenburg so I fetched it into my iPhone.I enjoyed it back in and it's still good. The main part of the book details some of the earlier hacker arrests and trials and catalogues the BBS and early Internet scenes in the US.

    • Troy Morrison said:
      Jul 23, 2018 - 17:29 PM

      A decent (non-fiction) book about the underground hacking/phreaking culture in the late 80s and early 90s. It makes a good attempt to tell the story of the culture but is not, in the end, as rich and intriguing as, for example, Steven Levy's *Hackers*. I'm glad I read it but it's slow at times and it did feel like a struggle to get through it.

    • Suzie said:
      Jul 23, 2018 - 17:29 PM

      Sterling's account of the 1990 'Hacker Crackdown' is (was) journalism (not science fiction), and is now, more or less, history. When, for example, was the last time you heard anyone talk about 'gopher'? The hackers, computer cops, and civil libertarians are all represented here. Interesting, and at the very least, you will probably learn something about the Secret Service.

    • Devero said:
      Jul 23, 2018 - 17:29 PM

      Un pezzo di gran giornalismo sulla prima sfida processuale tra il governo americano e gli hacker, nei mitici ed iconici anni 80. Volete sapere in breve ed in modo chiaro come funziona la telefonia e quale storia ha dietro? Volete scoprire come e perché gli hacker facevano quello che facevano?Vi è piaciuto Ready Palyer One?Questo non è un romanzo, è anche meglio: è realtà!

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