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The Hacker Diaries: Confessions of Teenage Hackers #2020

The Hacker Diaries Confessions of Teenage Hackers To many who knew him there was nothing odd about him He was a normal kidOn February Yahoo was the first victim of the biggest distributed denial of service attack ever to hit the Internet On

  • Title: The Hacker Diaries: Confessions of Teenage Hackers
  • Author: Dan Verton
  • ISBN: 9780072223644
  • Page: 425
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Hacker Diaries: Confessions of Teenage Hackers By Dan Verton, To many who knew him, there was nothing odd about him He was a normal kidOn February 7, 2000, Yahoo was the first victim of the biggest distributed denial of service attack ever to hit the Internet On May 8th, Buy was battling a massive denial of service attack Later that afternoon, eBay also reported significant outages of service, as did TheTo many who knew him, there was nothing odd about him He was a normal kidOn February 7, 2000, Yahoo was the first victim of the biggest distributed denial of service attack ever to hit the Internet On May 8th, Buy was battling a massive denial of service attack Later that afternoon, eBay also reported significant outages of service, as did Then CNN s global online news operation started to grind to a crawl By the following day, Datek and E Trade entered crisis model thanks to an ordinary fourteen year old kid.Friends and neighbors were shocked to learn that the skinny, dark haired, boy next door who loved playing basketball almost as much as he loved computers would cause millions of dollars worth of damage on the Internet and capture the attention of the online world and the federal government He was known online as Mafiaboy and, to the FBI, as the most notorious teenage hacker of all time He did it all from his bedroom PC And he s not alone.Computer hacking and Web site defacement has become a national pastime for America s teenagers, and according to the stories you ll read about in The Hacker Diaries it is only the beginning But who exactly are these kids and what motivates a hacker to strike Why do average teenagers get involved in hacking in the first place This compelling and revealing book sets out to answer these questions and some of the answers will surprise you Through fascinating interviews with FBI agents, criminal psychologists, law enforcement officials as well as current and former hackers you ll get a glimpse inside the mind of today s teenage hacker Learn how they think, find out what it was like for them growing up, and understand the internal and external pressures that pushed them deeper and deeper into the hacker underground Every hacker has a life and story of his or her own One teenager s insatiable curiosity as to how the family s VCR worked was enough to trigger a career of cracking into computer systems This is a remarkable story of technological wizardry, creativity, dedication, youthful angst, frustration and disconnection from society, boredom, anger, and jail time Teenage hackers are not all indifferent punks They re just like every other kid and some of them probably live in your neighborhood They re there All you have to do is look.

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    1 thought on “The Hacker Diaries: Confessions of Teenage Hackers

    1. Historical only for limited number of hackers Highlights Reel No technical info only blurb names of techniques and tools Somewhat repetitious wording Almost boring except for the overly eager method of detailing personalities and skills development.

    2. It may be still up to date when it comes to hackers mentality, but it s for sure very old when it comes to technical part I would treat it as some kind of historical book for people interested in hackers crackers geeks subculture if I may call it like that, and how it was in the beginning.

    3. Yuck Don t waste your time Download The Anarchists Cookbook if you want to learn about the underworld of hacking.

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