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The Hacking of America: Who's Doing It, Why, and How Hardcover

ISBN-13: 978-1567204605 ISBN-10: 1567204600

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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Praeger (November 30, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1567204600
  • ISBN-13: 978-1567204605
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 6.2 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,143,605 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This informative and well-written book deals exactly with what the title states. We are afraid of computer hackers yet do not know much about who hackers are, their motivation, or personalities, and think of them in stereotypical ways. Schell and Dodge clearly present a broad picture of people in the hacker community and their activities--i.e., the "Black Hat" (the kind of hackers we often stereotype) and the "White Hat..,.".This interesting book will appeal to both specialists and laypersons, since no one can escape hacker activities. Highly recommended. Public and academic levels; all collections."-Choice

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This is the first book to explore and profile the personalities and behavioral traits of more than 200 self-admitted hackers.

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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By T. OBrien on January 12, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Actually a paper or thesis, it gives some good insight into the truths around hackers, crackers, and the "scene" around them. The survey they undertook at H2K and DEFCON 8 gave great insight and disproved the common myths and perceptions of the hacker/cracker culture.
A chapter written by Carolyn Meinel, insight and background to some of the more public "hacker" cases and how the scene has developed, give this a good read for anyone in Information & network security or IT for that matter. What is the beginnings of <i>2600</I>? Detailing the White, Black, and Grey hats or the scene and culture, this is a definite read.
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