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The Resource Cult of the Dead Cow : how the original hacking supergroup might just save the world, Joseph Menn

Cult of the Dead Cow : how the original hacking supergroup might just save the world, Joseph Menn

Label
Cult of the Dead Cow : how the original hacking supergroup might just save the world
Title
Cult of the Dead Cow
Title remainder
how the original hacking supergroup might just save the world
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Menn
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The shocking untold story of the elite secret society of hackers fighting to protect our privacy, our freedom -- even democracy itself
  • "Cult of the Dead Cow is the tale of the oldest, most respected, and most famous American hacking group of all time. Though until now it has remained mostly anonymous, its members invented the concept of hacktivism, released the top tool for testing password security, and created what was for years the best technique for controlling computers from afar, forcing giant companies to work harder to protect customers. They contributed to the development of Tor, the most important privacy tool on the net, and helped build cyberweapons that advanced US security without injuring anyone. With its origins in the earliest days of the Internet, the cDc is full of oddball characters--activists, artists, and musicians--some of whom went on to advise presidents, cabinet members, and CEOs, who now walk the corridors of power in Washington and Silicon Valley. Today, the group and its followers are battling electoral misinformation, making personal data safer, and organizing to keep technology a force for good instead of for surveillance and oppression. Cult of the Dead Cow describes how, at a time when governments, corporations, and criminals hold immense power, a small band of tech iconoclasts is on our side fighting back."--Dust jacket flap
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Menn, Joseph
Dewey number
005.8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6773
LC item number
.M45 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cult of the Dead Cow
  • Hacktivism
  • Hackers
  • Computer security
Label
Cult of the Dead Cow : how the original hacking supergroup might just save the world, Joseph Menn
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The players -- An evening in San Francisco -- Texas T-files -- The cons -- Underground Boston -- Back orifice -- One million dollars and a monster truck -- Oxblood -- Much @stake -- Tor and Citizen Lab -- Jake -- Mixter, Muench, and Phineas -- Mudge and Dildog -- The congressman and the trolls -- Epilogue
Control code
on1056778895
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 251 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781541762381
Lccn
2019935886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1056778895
Label
Cult of the Dead Cow : how the original hacking supergroup might just save the world, Joseph Menn
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The players -- An evening in San Francisco -- Texas T-files -- The cons -- Underground Boston -- Back orifice -- One million dollars and a monster truck -- Oxblood -- Much @stake -- Tor and Citizen Lab -- Jake -- Mixter, Muench, and Phineas -- Mudge and Dildog -- The congressman and the trolls -- Epilogue
Control code
on1056778895
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 251 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781541762381
Lccn
2019935886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1056778895

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