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Book Review: “Stealing the Network: How to Own a Continent”

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

“Stealing the Network: How to Own a Continent” is an interesting technical hacker story. Even though the plot of the story is not very well connected, the authors develop the story using real technology to compromise computer networks, which makes you feel that this is not just a fiction and it might be actually happening somewhere in the world right now.

The book shows the intuition of people who became hackers. It also shows how the hackers’ business works and how they communicate. Many various kinds of hacking techniques and tools are mentioned ranging from social engineering, several kid hacking tool, and good (or I should say bad) uses of available legitimate resources. The authors show how hackers collaborate and make use of different types of networks and security holes to help them accomplish their goal.