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    A long time ago, I read two books about this; "The Cuckoo's Egg" By Cliff Stoll, and "Takedown" by Tsutomu Shimomura. Both good reads if you're interested. (And both these guys are physicists by the way....)

    These books tell the accounts of the tracking down of "hackers/crackers".

    Cyber crime has always intrigued me. With the pace of technological advancements, and the sheer amount of knowledge needed to keep up with it... it amazes me how hackers can exploit software bugs, and it amazes me even more that they get caught. Being a cyber-crime investigator seems like an awfully difficult task.

    What do you guys think?


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    Quote Originally Posted by william
    A long time ago, I read two books about this; "The Cuckoo's Egg" By Cliff Stoll, and "Takedown" by Tsutomu Shimomura. Both good reads if you're interested. (And both these guys are physicists by the way....)

    These books tell the accounts of the tracking down of "hackers/crackers".

    Cyber crime has always intrigued me. With the pace of technological advancements, and the sheer amount of knowledge needed to keep up with it... it amazes me how hackers can exploit software bugs, and it amazes me even more that they get caught. Being a cyber-crime investigator seems like an awfully difficult task.

    What do you guys think?


    Cheers,
    william
    I'm worried that when our brains have technology in them (computers) that some will hack us and control us-change us.


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    William, get a copy of bruce sterling's 'the hacker crackdown'. It's freely available on several cyberpunk websites. Old book, but really worth reading. Non-fiction.
    "First we build the tools, then they build us" - Marshall McLuhan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TvEye
    William, get a copy of bruce sterling's 'the hacker crackdown'. It's freely available on several cyberpunk websites. Old book, but really worth reading. Non-fiction.
    Will do. Thanks!
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