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Introduction

Introduction

Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.

JAMES F. BYRNES

This book won’t turn you into a hacker any more than reading a military manual will turn you into a soldier. You won’t find step-by-step instructions explaining how to break into a computer, nor will you find technical discussions of all the flaws inherent to any particular type of operating system. This isn’t a technical book about computer hacking. This is a philosophy book about the implications of hacking. Hacking isn’t just about breaking into computers. Hacking is about exploring, extending boundaries, and searching for knowledge for its own sake.

So if you’re looking for detailed information about writing C code to create buffer overflows in an Apache server, or you want to find out how to configure a SonicWALL firewall to protect a corporate network from attack, look somewhere else. But if you want a book that explores both the technical and social implications of the hidden, darker side of the Internet that most people never see, read about, or hear about, keep reading. The world of hackers, virus writers, political activists, phone phreakers, censorship, and disguised propaganda awaits you.


  

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