Hacking the Hacker Book Review

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Hacking the Hacker

It was the title “Hacking the Hacker” that originally stole my click on Amazon but after reading the blurb I quickly realised it was not quite the hacking that originally sprung to mind.

Taken from the back cover - “MEET THE ROCK STARS OF CYBERSECURITY”

Reading names like Bruce Schneier and Kevin Mitnick on the back, and having (ISC)² on the cover, I decided there’s no harm in hitting the buy now button and continued to spend the next few weeks of my commute alternating between the technique and profile chapters.

The book reminded me of Masterminds of Programming, an O’Reilly book that I thoroughly enjoyed a few years back, and subsequently re-ignited my passion for programming. Whereas Masterminds of Programming focussed on pure interviews, this book is divided into chapters that alternate between a summary of a particular technique, and then a profile/interview with the experts in that particular field.

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