Friday, June 24, 2011

Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime UndergroundKingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground by Kevin Poulsen

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Awesome non-fiction. Author does a great job keeping the drama and action going. I couldn't put this book down after I started reading it. Interesting to watch Max Butler's (aka Max Vision) downward spiral into cybercrime and black hat hacking. Very eye opening to read the details of how these talented hackers can cloak their infiltration and syphon information from computers for weeks or months.

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Zero Day by Mark Russinovich

Zero DayZero Day by Mark Russinovich

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Pretty good cyber-thriller. I think this is Marks' first novel. Knowledgeable author. The plot is very plausible and believable. A fair amount of technical information around malware, rootkits, computer viruses. A fun read. Very quick read and I found myself not wanting to put it down, especially after I got to the second half of the book. The last third of the book is like a runaway freight train of suspense. Recommended!

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