Sunday, November 18, 2012

Can anyone recommend any good books/movies about hacking?

It's been a long time between blog posts. Things have been pretty crazy on the home front and work has been busy too.

I've currently got two manuscripts 'out there' - Skin Deep is one of them - and I've finally committed to what will most likely be my next novel-length project.

I don't want to say too much about it at this point, but one of the characters is a hacker.

So I'm doing lots of reading at the moment. I've checked out Suelette Dreyfus's Underground, which was a really interesting read on hacking in the 80s and 90s.

I've also read Fatal System Error (Joseph Menn), which is a pretty good look at current day hacking and its connection to organised crime.

And I'm currently reading Worm (Mark Bowden), which uses the Conficker worm to take a look at hacking and the vulnerability of the internet.

I've also read Kingpin (Kevin Poulsen), about Max 'Vision' Butler's audacious takeover of an online criminal network.

I'm also checking out some episodes of Patrick Gray's Risky Business podcast - which are very interesting, even if I only understand about half of what they're talking about. :)

If you have any suggestions, please leave a comment or hit me up on Twitter or Facebook.

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