Written by journalist Kevin Poulsen, KingPin spans the hacking, cracking and carding underworld spread over several decades. The narrative covers the life and activities of Max Vision, a computer consultant, key member of the carding underworld and ultimately convicted criminal.
If you’ve got any interest in information security, computer/network administration to just good sci-fi I’d strongly recommend picking up a copy of Zero Day, it may be shorter that I would have liked but I thoroughly enjoyed the time spent in its created scenario
A while ago I was offered an excellent opportunity to read and review Mike Shema’s contribution to Syngress’s Seven Deadliest series focused on web application security. My first impression was very positive, and now I’ve had a chance to get my hands on the finished product I haven’t been disappointed.
When talking to anyone working in infosec one aspect remains constant from the rockstars at the top of the media game, the guys in the trenches or the newbies looking for a break; that constant is passion. Ultimately passion is what makes the difference between a job and a career, and in a world with the extra curricular requirements, continued professional development and somewhat crazy work hours that are related to the infosec world passion can be easy to lose and the daily grind results in the infamous burn-out. This makes it really important to have a few ways to remind you why you do what you do.
After having this on my shelf and desk for what seems to be an eternity, I have finally managed to finish Virtualization for Security: Including Sandboxing, Disaster Recovery, High Availability, Forensic Analysis and Honeypotting. Despite having one of the longest titles in the history of publishing, it is justified as the book covers a lot of topics and subject matter
I was recently asked by Don over at EH-Net if I would be interested in reviewing a new book by Thomas Wilhelm of Heorot.net: ‘Professional Penetration Testing: Creating and operating a formal hacking lab’. Naturally I jumped at the opportunity.
Final Update: Crisis averted, Milw0rm is still up and functioning. Looks like Milw0rm is calling it a night. Haven’ t been able to get any official word as the site is unavailable. As the site is now unavailable it’s hard to tell what happened, but an ISC diary has this message from the site: Well, […]
I’m a fan of ‘case study’ type research and analysis, so I think I hit pay-dirt when I found this book. I’ve had the book on my shelf for a couple of years now and keep coming back to it and re-reading whenever I’m looking for inspiration (or just a good read). The basis of […]