Introduction

Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.

JAMES F. BYRNES

This book won’t turn you into a hacker any more than reading a military manual will turn you into a soldier. You won’t find step-by-step instructions explaining how to break into a computer, nor will you find technical discussions of all the flaws inherent to any particular type of operating system. This isn’t a technical book about computer hacking. This is a philosophy book about the implications of hacking. Hacking isn’t just about breaking into computers. Hacking is about exploring, extending boundaries, and searching for knowledge for its own sake.

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