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    Does anyone know any good non-fiction hacking novels? (I find non-fiction much more interesting than fiction cuz it's true).

    I have read one, 'Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage' -- by Clifford Stoll. That was a very interesting book.

    Any others?
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    got one

    Its not a story book type but there are some areas with short storys of them hacking but its a scecrity manual called Hacking exposed second edition my bible. now there is 2000 out.
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    The cyber thief and the samuri - its about Kevin Mitnick.
    Masters of deception - pretty good book about hacker group wars in the early 90's.
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    The Hacker Ethic

    Well this is not really a novel, but it's a great book about real hackers. It's by Pekka Hinamen and has a forward by Linus Torvalds.

    This is from one of the reviews:
    "At last we have a book about the ethics of true hackers . . .not the criminals and vandals that the press calls hackers today, but the idealistic pioneers whose ethics of openness, enablement and cooperation laid the cornerstone for our new economy."
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    Thumbs up Thanks

    Thanks for all the replies so far! I guess I've got a lot of reading a head of me
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    "Just For Fun" :: Author: Linus Torvalds
    Not sure if you are looking for something like this. But it is a good book. And recommend it to everyone.


    "The Hacker Crackdown" :: Author: ???
    Is more what you are looking for I think. Although I can't tell you anything about it, since I have only browsed through it.

    "Take Down" :: Author: Tsutomu Shimormura
    It's about Tsutomu, tracking down Kevin Mitnick, and what he went through while tracking kevin.

    "Nerds 2.0.1" (I think is the title) :: Author: ??
    This book is kind of slow. Didn't get past the first few chapters. But it might have turned into something quite good.

    "Rebel Code" :: Author ??
    A book about the upcoming of Linux, kind of like "Just for Fun" but with a different perspective. I found that I enjoyed reading it.

    I know there are more titles out. Just can't remember them.
    Hope this has helped!

    ** Btw, nice avatar.

    Edit: More Books
    I have not read or browsed any of the following books
    "Hackers" :: Author: Steven Levy
    "Geeks" :: Author: Jon Katz
    "Data Smog :: Author: David Shenk
    "CyberSelfish" :: Author: Paulina Borsook
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    http://shop.barnesandnoble.com/books...rid=66AB3MYOH6

    maybe that will help ya out
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    Talking

    I'll add a couple of more:

    Non-fiction:

    The Code Book by Simon Singh - personally found this as a good history on cryptography.

    Fiction:

    Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson - been going through this one. Its quite the read but is good.
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    Hey Stronzo: I know it is fiction but have you read "Neuromancer" or "Mona Lisa Overdrive" by William Gibson? What a neat use for microsofts? Hey? Currently reading Gibson's book "Difference engine". Remember true books must cover the past, fiction especially science fiction can cover the future "it is where we are heading".
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    another one

    My favorite non-fiction book about hackers is Hackers by Steven Levy.
    “People don’t talk about anything.” [Clarisse]
    “Oh, they must!” [Guy]
    “No, not anything. They name a lot of cars or clothes or swimming pools mostly and say how swell! But they all say the same things and nobody says anything different from anyone else. And most of the time in the cafes they have the joke-boxes on and the same jokes most of the time, or the musical wall lit and all the colored patterns running up and down, but it’s only color and all abstract. And at the museums, have you ever been? All abstract. That\'s all there is now...\"
    -A conversation with Clarrise McClellan and Guy Montag from Fahrenheit 451
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