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Dissecting the Hack: The F0rb1dd3n Network, Revised Edition by Marcus J. Carey, Brian Baskin, Kent Nabors, Jayson E Street

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Foreword

The world of hacking is a world of pain and frustration. Frustration for the hacker as he tries to figure out how to break the latest and greatest security device, and pain for the manufacturer or corporation that made or was relying on that device.

At least, that is the layman’s view – the hacker is the “bad guy,” set on doing evil and causing pain to those he comes up against, and interested only in one thing: destroying the security of the systems in front of him. The manufacturer is the innocent victim, trying to go about its business, but suffering unprovoked attacks. But it’s not as simple as that. Hackers come in all shapes and sizes, some good and some bad, and they hack for all kinds of reasons, some benign and some selfish. ...

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