Hacker From The 'Hood Tells All
from the different-viewpoints dept
There have been plenty of books about hacking and hackers, certainly, but Wired is now running a review of a slightly different autobiography of a hacker, since this one grew up in a much rougher neighborhood than your typical suburban kid hacker (though, I do wonder how many hackers really are suburban kids…). The book is called Hacker Cracker: A Journey from the Mean Streets of Brooklyn to the Frontiers of Cyberspace Wired seems to play up the “tough upbringing” of the guy a bit too much, which makes me wonder how accurate the story in the book really is – but they seem to like it. The reviews at Amazon suggest, at the very least, it’s an inspirational tale.
Comments on “Hacker From The 'Hood Tells All”
So we’ll start seeing hire-a-thug.com, hos.com? It will add a new twist to all the hacker movies if Bloods and Crips start smashing doors in on white-boy hackers.
Re: RE: Hacker Cracker Book
I’m not the most technical person, but I really enjoyed the book. If wired plays up his thug roots, it’s because that is the way it is in the book. Actually I have to say that Ejovi’s upbringing is quite interesting and heartbreaking at times. If you’re looking for a guide to hacking this isn’t it. If you’re looking for a great read, this is it.