The Hacker and the State

The Hacker and the State
Author: Ben Buchanan
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780674987555
Available:
Release: 2020
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The threat of cyberwar can feel very Hollywood: nuclear codes hacked, power plants melting down, cities burning. In reality, state-sponsored hacking is covert, insidious, and constant. It is also much harder to prevent. Ben Buchanan reveals the cyberwar that's already here, reshaping the global contest for geopolitical advantage.

The Hacker and the State

The Hacker and the State
Author: Ben Buchanan (écrivain sur la cybersécurité)
Pages: 412
ISBN: 0674245997
Available:
Release: 2020
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Divided Welfare State

The Divided Welfare State
Author: Jacob S. Hacker,Hacker Jacob S.
Pages: 447
ISBN: 0521013283
Available:
Release: 2002-09-09
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Divided Welfare State is the first comprehensive political analysis of America's system of public and private social benefits. Everyone knows that the American welfare state is less expensive and extensive, later to develop and slower to grow, than comparable programs abroad. American social spending is as high as spending in many European nations. What is distinctive is that so many social welfare duties are handled by the private sector with government support. With historical reach and statistical and cross-national evidence, The Divided Welfare State demonstrates that private social benefits have not been shaped by public policy, but have deeply influenced the politics of public social programs - to produce a social policy framework whose political and social effects are strikingly different than often assumed. At a time of fierce new debates about social policy, this book is essential to understanding the roots of America's distinctive model and its future possibilities.

Hacker States

Hacker States
Author: Luca Follis,Adam Fish
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780262357265
Available:
Release: 2020-04-07
Editor: MIT Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How hackers and hacking moved from being a target of the state to a key resource for the expression and deployment of state power. In this book, Luca Follis and Adam Fish examine the entanglements between hackers and the state, showing how hackers and hacking moved from being a target of state law enforcement to a key resource for the expression and deployment of state power. Follis and Fish trace government efforts to control the power of the internet; the prosecution of hackers and leakers (including such well-known cases as Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden, and Anonymous); and the eventual rehabilitation of hackers who undertake “ethical hacking” for the state. Analyzing the evolution of the state's relationship to hacking, they argue that state-sponsored hacking ultimately corrodes the rule of law and offers unchecked advantage to those in power, clearing the way for more authoritarian rule. Follis and Fish draw on a range of methodologies and disciplines, including ethnographic and digital archive methods from fields as diverse as anthropology, STS, and criminology. They propose a novel “boundary work” theoretical framework to articulate the relational approach to understanding state and hacker interactions advanced by the book. In the context of Russian bot armies, the rise of fake news, and algorithmic opacity, they describe the political impact of leaks and hacks, hacker partnerships with journalists in pursuit of transparency and accountability, the increasingly prominent use of extradition in hacking-related cases, and the privatization of hackers for hire.

The Taming of Chance

The Taming of Chance
Author: Ian Hacking,Emeritus University Professor Ian Hacking,Tim Hacking
Pages: 264
ISBN: 0521388848
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Release: 1990-08-31
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book combines detailed scientific historical research with characteristic philosophic breadth and verve.

The Hacker and the State

The Hacker and the State
Author: Ben Buchanan
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780674245983
Available:
Release: 2020-02-28
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“One of the finest books on information security published so far in this century—easily accessible, tightly argued, superbly well-sourced, intimidatingly perceptive.” —Thomas Rid, author of Active Measures “The best examination I have read of how increasingly dramatic developments in cyberspace are defining the ‘new normal’ of geopolitics in the digital age. Buchanan...captures the dynamics of all of this truly brilliantly.” —General David Petraeus, former Director of the CIA and Commander of Coalition Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan Few national-security threats are as potent—or as nebulous—as cyber attacks. Ben Buchanan reveals how hackers are transforming spycraft and statecraft, catching us all in the crossfire, whether we know it or not. Ever since WarGames, we have been bracing for the cyberwar to come, conjuring images of exploding power plants and mass panic. But while cyber attacks are now disturbingly common, they don’t look anything like we thought they would. Packed with insider information based on interviews, declassified files, and forensic analysis of company reports, The Hacker and the State sets aside fantasies of cyber-annihilation to explore the real geopolitical competition of the digital age. Tracing the conflict of wills and interests among modern nations, Ben Buchanan reveals little-known details of how China, Russia, North Korea, Britain, and the United States hack one another in a relentless struggle for dominance. His analysis moves deftly from underseas cable taps to underground nuclear sabotage, from blackouts and data breaches to billion-dollar heists and election interference. Buchanan brings to life this continuous cycle of espionage and deception, attack and counterattack, destabilization and retaliation. He explains why cyber attacks are far less destructive than we anticipated, far more pervasive, and much harder to prevent. With little fanfare and far less scrutiny, they impact our banks, our tech and health systems, our democracy, and every aspect of our lives. Quietly, insidiously, they have reshaped our national-security priorities and transformed spycraft and statecraft. The contest for geopolitical advantage has moved into cyberspace. The United States and its allies can no longer dominate the way they once did. The nation that hacks best will triumph.

Hacker States

Hacker States
Author: Luca Follis,Adam Fish (Senior lecturer in Sociology)
Pages: 264
ISBN: 0262357259
Available:
Release: 2020
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How hackers and hacking moved from being a target of the state to a key resource for the expression and deployment of state power. In this book, Luca Follis and Adam Fish examine the entanglements between hackers and the state, showing how hackers and hacking moved from being a target of state law enforcement to a key resource for the expression and deployment of state power. Follis and Fish trace government efforts to control the power of the internet; the prosecution of hackers and leakers (including such well-known cases as Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden, and Anonymous); and the eventual rehabilitation of hackers who undertake “ethical hacking” for the state. Analyzing the evolution of the state's relationship to hacking, they argue that state-sponsored hacking ultimately corrodes the rule of law and offers unchecked advantage to those in power, clearing the way for more authoritarian rule. Follis and Fish draw on a range of methodologies and disciplines, including ethnographic and digital archive methods from fields as diverse as anthropology, STS, and criminology. They propose a novel “boundary work” theoretical framework to articulate the relational approach to understanding state and hacker interactions advanced by the book. In the context of Russian bot armies, the rise of fake news and algorithmic opacity, they describe the political impact of leaks and hacks, partnerships with journalists in pursuit of transparency and accountability, the increasingly prominent use of extradition in hacking-related cases, and the privatization of hackers for hire.

Operator Handbook

Operator Handbook
Author: Joshua Picolet
Pages: 436
ISBN: 9798605493952
Available:
Release: 2020-03-18
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Operator Handbook takes three disciplines (Red Team, OSINT, Blue Team) and combines them into one complete reference guide. The book contains 123 individual cheat sheet references for many of the most frequently used tools and techniques by practitioners. Over 400 pages of content to assist the most seasoned cybersecurity veteran or someone just getting started in the career field. The goal of combining all disciplines into one book was to remove the artificial barriers that only certain knowledge exists within a "Team". The reality is today's complex digital landscape demands some level of knowledge in all areas. The "Operator" culture should mean a well-rounded team member no matter the "Team" you represent. All cybersecurity practitioners are Operators. The Blue Team should observe and understand Red Team tactics, Red Team should continually push collaboration with the Blue Team, and OSINT should continually work to peel back evidence of evil doers scattered across disparate data sources. In the spirit of having no separation, each reference is listed in alphabetical order. Not only does this remove those team separated notions, but it also aids in faster lookup. We've all had the same experience where we knew there was an "NMAP Cheat Sheet" but did it fall under Networking, Windows, or Tools? In the Operator Handbook it begins with "N" so flip to the N's section. Also almost every topic is covered in "How to exploit X" and "How to defend X" perspectives. Tools and topics covered: Cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP), Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, DevOps (Docker, Kubernetes), OSINT, Ports, Forensics, Malware Resources, Defender tools, Attacker tools, OSINT tools, and various other supporting tools (Vim, iptables, nftables, etc...). This handbook was truly meant to be a single source for the most common tool and techniques an Operator can encounter while on the job. Search Copy Paste L33t.

Cyber Mercenaries

Cyber Mercenaries
Author: Tim Maurer
Pages: 266
ISBN: 110756686X
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Release: 2018-01-18
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Cyber Mercenaries explores the secretive relationships between states and hackers. As cyberspace has emerged as the new frontier for geopolitics, states have become entrepreneurial in their sponsorship, deployment, and exploitation of hackers as proxies to project power. Such modern-day mercenaries and privateers can impose significant harm undermining global security, stability, and human rights. These state-hacker relationships therefore raise important questions about the control, authority, and use of offensive cyber capabilities. While different countries pursue different models for their proxy relationships, they face the common challenge of balancing the benefits of these relationships with their costs and the potential risks of escalation. This book examines case studies in the United States, Iran, Syria, Russia, and China for the purpose of establishing a framework to better understand and manage the impact and risks of cyber proxies on global politics.

Speak Okinawa

Speak  Okinawa
Author: Elizabeth Miki Brina
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780525657354
Available:
Release: 2021-02-23
Editor: Knopf
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A searing, deeply candid memoir about a young woman's journey to understanding her complicated parents—her mother an Okinawan war bride, her father a Vietnam veteran—and her own, fraught cultural heritage. Elizabeth's mother was working as a nightclub hostess on U.S.-occupied Okinawa when she met the American soldier who would become her husband. The language barrier and power imbalance that defined their early relationship followed them to the predominantly white, upstate New York suburb where they moved to raise their only daughter. There, Elizabeth grew up with the trappings of a typical American childhood and adolescence. Yet even though she felt almost no connection to her mother's distant home, she also felt out of place among her peers. Decades later, Elizabeth comes to recognize the shame and self-loathing that haunt both her and her mother, and attempts a form of reconciliation, not only to come to terms with the embattled dynamics of her family but also to reckon with the injustices that reverberate throughout the history of Okinawa and its people. Clear-eyed and profoundly humane, Speak, Okinawa is a startling accomplishment—a heartfelt exploration of identity, inheritance, forgiveness, and what it means to be an American.

The Politics of Dating Apps

The Politics of Dating Apps
Author: Lik Sam Chan
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780262542340
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"How dating apps are empowering women and sexual minorities in China, even as they reveal and reproduce systematic sexism and heteronormativity"--

Art from the Trenches

Art from the Trenches
Author: Alfred Emile Cornebise
Pages: 172
ISBN: 9781623492021
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Release: 2015-02-19
Editor: Texas A&M University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Since ancient times, wars have inspired artists and their patrons to commemorate victories. When the United States finally entered World War I, American artists and illustrators were commissioned to paint and draw it. These artists’ commissions, however, were as captains for their patron: the US Army. The eight men—William J. Aylward, Walter J. Duncan, Harvey T. Dunn, George M. Harding, Wallace Morgan, Ernest C. Peixotto, J. Andre Smith, and Harry E. Townsent—arrived in France early in 1918 with the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF). Alfred Emile Cornebise presents here the first comprehensive account of the US Army art program in World War I. The AEF artists saw their role as one of preserving images of the entire aspect of American involvement in a way that photography could not.

Hacking The art Of Exploitation

Hacking  The art Of Exploitation
Author: J. Erickson
Pages: 214
ISBN:
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Release: 2018-03-06
Editor: oshean collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This text introduces the spirit and theory of hacking as well as the science behind it all; it also provides some core techniques and tricks of hacking so you can think like a hacker, write your own hacks or thwart potential system attacks.

Hunting Cyber Criminals

Hunting Cyber Criminals
Author: Vinny Troia
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781119540922
Available:
Release: 2020-02-11
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The skills and tools for collecting, verifying and correlating information from different types of systems is an essential skill when tracking down hackers. This book explores Open Source Intelligence Gathering (OSINT) inside out from multiple perspectives, including those of hackers and seasoned intelligence experts. OSINT refers to the techniques and tools required to harvest publicly available data concerning a person or an organization. With several years of experience of tracking hackers with OSINT, the author whips up a classical plot-line involving a hunt for a threat actor. While taking the audience through the thrilling investigative drama, the author immerses the audience with in-depth knowledge of state-of-the-art OSINT tools and techniques. Technical users will want a basic understanding of the Linux command line in order to follow the examples. But a person with no Linux or programming experience can still gain a lot from this book through the commentaries. This book’s unique digital investigation proposition is a combination of story-telling, tutorials, and case studies. The book explores digital investigation from multiple angles: Through the eyes of the author who has several years of experience in the subject. Through the mind of the hacker who collects massive amounts of data from multiple online sources to identify targets as well as ways to hit the targets. Through the eyes of industry leaders. This book is ideal for: Investigation professionals, forensic analysts, and CISO/CIO and other executives wanting to understand the mindset of a hacker and how seemingly harmless information can be used to target their organization. Security analysts, forensic investigators, and SOC teams looking for new approaches on digital investigations from the perspective of collecting and parsing publicly available information. CISOs and defense teams will find this book useful because it takes the perspective of infiltrating an organization from the mindset of a hacker. The commentary provided by outside experts will also provide them with ideas to further protect their organization’s data.

The Hacker and the Ants

The Hacker and the Ants
Author: Rudy Rucker
Pages: 306
ISBN: 9780786750344
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Release: 2009-07-21
Editor: Running Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From a two-time winner of the Philip K. Dick award, and one of the founding fathers of cyberpunk comes a novel about a very modern nightmare: the most destructive computer virus ever has been traced to your machine. Computer programmer Jerzy Rugby spends his days blissfully hacking away in cyberspace — aiding the GoMotion Corporation in its noble quest to create intelligent robots. Then an electronic ant gets into the machinery ... then more ants .... then millions and millions of the nasty viral pests appear out of nowhere to wreak havoc throughout the Net. And suddenly Jerzy Rugby is Public Enemy Number One, wanted for sabotage, computer crime, and treason — a patsy who must now get to the bottom of the virtual insectile plague. "Rudy Rucker warms the cockles of my heart ... I think of him as the Scarlet Pimpernel of science fiction." — Philip Jose Farmer

Cybersecurity Experts

Cybersecurity Experts
Author: Madison Capitano
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781731640444
Available:
Release: 2020-08-11
Editor: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

CYBERSECURITY EXPERTS: Technology can help us find information. But it can hide secrets, too. Identity theft? A computer attack? A murderer sending messages to police? Don’t worry, Cybersecurity Experts are on the case! SCIENCE READERS FOR CHILDREN: Have you ever considered a career in criminal investigation? Now's your chance to learn more! This nonfiction book highlights scenarios where cyber-investigators use their specialized skills to solve the mystery and save the day. INCLUDES: This 32-page high-interest, low-level reader for grades 3–9 includes glossary words defined on the page where they appear, boosting reader comprehension and confidence. BENEFITS: These fascinating topics are sure to engage and entertain, and keep readers coming back for more! Readers who are sometimes reluctant will be hooked from beginning to end as they get an inside look at the world of criminal investigation and the dedicated people who use their specialized skills to solve mysteries. WHY ROURKE: Since 1980, we’ve been committed to bringing out the best nonfiction books to help you bring out the best in your young learners. Our carefully crafted topics encourage all students who are "learning to read" and "reading to learn"!

Dear Hacker

Dear Hacker
Author: Emmanuel Goldstein
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9780470620069
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Release: 2010-06-21
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Actual letters written to the leading hackers' magazine For 25 years, 2600: The Hacker Quarterly has given voice to the hacker community in all its manifestations. This collection of letters to the magazine reveals the thoughts and viewpoints of hackers, both white and black hat, as well as hacker wannabes, technophiles, and people concerned about computer security. Insightful and entertaining, the exchanges illustrate 2600’s vast readership, from teenage rebels, anarchists, and survivalists to law enforcement, consumer advocates, and worried parents. 2600: The Hacker Quarterly has been the hacker community’s flagship publication for 25 years; this unique anthology shares letters received by the editor over the life of the magazine Grouped into nine categories, the letters offer insight into the magazine’s widely varied readership as well as a look at the progression of technology over a quarter century Ranging from hilarious to disturbing, the letters sometimes evolve into lengthy exchanges and often generated a response from editor Emmanuel Goldstein, a rock star among hackers Dear Hacker is must reading for technology aficionados, 2600's wide and loyal audience, and anyone seeking entertainment well laced with insight into our society.

The Basics of Web Hacking

The Basics of Web Hacking
Author: Josh Pauli
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780124166592
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Release: 2013-06-18
Editor: Elsevier
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Basics of Web Hacking introduces you to a tool-driven process to identify the most widespread vulnerabilities in Web applications. No prior experience is needed. Web apps are a "path of least resistance" that can be exploited to cause the most damage to a system, with the lowest hurdles to overcome. This is a perfect storm for beginning hackers. The process set forth in this book introduces not only the theory and practical information related to these vulnerabilities, but also the detailed configuration and usage of widely available tools necessary to exploit these vulnerabilities. The Basics of Web Hacking provides a simple and clean explanation of how to utilize tools such as Burp Suite, sqlmap, and Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP), as well as basic network scanning tools such as nmap, Nikto, Nessus, Metasploit, John the Ripper, web shells, netcat, and more. Dr. Josh Pauli teaches software security at Dakota State University and has presented on this topic to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the NSA, BlackHat Briefings, and Defcon. He will lead you through a focused, three-part approach to Web security, including hacking the server, hacking the Web app, and hacking the Web user. With Dr. Pauli’s approach, you will fully understand the what/where/why/how of the most widespread Web vulnerabilities and how easily they can be exploited with the correct tools. You will learn how to set up a safe environment to conduct these attacks, including an attacker Virtual Machine (VM) with all necessary tools and several known-vulnerable Web application VMs that are widely available and maintained for this very purpose. Once you complete the entire process, not only will you be prepared to test for the most damaging Web exploits, you will also be prepared to conduct more advanced Web hacks that mandate a strong base of knowledge. Provides a simple and clean approach to Web hacking, including hands-on examples and exercises that are designed to teach you how to hack the server, hack the Web app, and hack the Web user Covers the most significant new tools such as nmap, Nikto, Nessus, Metasploit, John the Ripper, web shells, netcat, and more! Written by an author who works in the field as a penetration tester and who teaches Web security classes at Dakota State University

Global Security and Intelligence Studies

Global Security and Intelligence Studies
Author: Melissa Layne
Pages: 200
ISBN: 1637235909
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Release: 2020-11-20
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Prediction, Plus Patchwork, Equals Pandemic Margaret Marangione Just Short of Cyberwar: A Focus on Jus Ad Vim to Inform an Ethical Framework for Cyberspace Al Lewis The New River Report: Socio-Ecological System Impacts of Anthropogenic Pollution on New River Communities in Belize Kristin Drexler International NGOs Targeted by Terror: The Impact of Religiosity on Independence, Neutrality, and Impartiality Kathryn Lambert How Norm-Based Issue Frames Shape Public Support for Refugee Protection Policy: An Analysis Based on Survey Experiments in France and Germany Melisa Schnyder Operationalizing Intelligence Collection in a Complex World: Bridging the Domestic & Foreign Intelligence Divide Jim Burch Wrangling Stochasticity & Deconstructing Dimensionality: An Illustration of Fractals in Discursive Spaces Douglas Rose Book Review: Mindf*ck, Cambridge Analytica and The Plot to Break America Mark Peters II Book Review: Because We Are Human: Contesting U.S. Support For Gender and Sexuality Human Rights Abroad Elise Rainer Book Review: The Hacker and the State: Cyber Attacks and the New Normal of Geopolitics Alfred Lewis Book Review: The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution Jim Burch

The Art of Health Hacking

The Art of Health Hacking
Author: TJ Anderson
Pages: 313
ISBN: 9781683507741
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Release: 2018-04-10
Editor: Morgan James Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"TJ shows us we don't lack the science, information or technology to live healthy, but the art to use these resources properly. Read The Art of Health Hacking to learn how vulnerability, self compassion, and personal health empowerment can put you back in charge of yourself. You'll be glad you did." -Dave Asprey, Founder of Bulletproof The Art of Health Hacking is a self-coaching guide for the modern-day health-conscious consumer who wants to build their All-Star healthcare team, rely less on a poorly designed sick-care system and instead, build their own “health hacker” approach rooted in prevention and high performance. In his book, TJ Anderson profiles what’s he’s learned as a health coach, and perhaps more importantly as a self-coach, in the fields of biohacking, behavior change, and our ever-evolving healthcare system. Merging the fundamentals with the cutting-edge, The Art of Health Hacking will teach you how to evolve your definition of health, create a healthier relationship with stress, and strategically design your own lifestyle based on your intentions and desires. Come along for the ride and experience what it’s like to elevate your state of total health and performance!