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.

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Frank Stallone says:

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.

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