Cult Of The Dead Cow: How The Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save The World

June 2, 2020|
Cult Of The Dead Cow: How The Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save The World by Joseph Menn
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The shocking untold story of the elite secret society of hackers fighting to protect our privacy, our freedom -- even democracy itself
Cult of the Dead Cowis the tale of the oldest, most respected, and most famous American hacking group of all time. Though until now it has remained mostly anonymous, its members invented the concept of hacktivism, released the top tool for testing password security, and created what was for years the best technique for controlling computers from afar, forcing giant companies to work harder to protect customers. They contributed to the development of Tor, the most important privacy tool on the net, and helped build cyberweapons that advanced US security without injuring anyone. With its origins in the earliest days of the Internet, the cDc is full of oddball characters -- activists, artists, even future politicians. Many of these hackers have become top executives and advisors walking the corridors of power in Washington and Silicon Valley. The most famous is former Texas Congressman and current presidential candidate Beto O''Rourke, whose time in the cDc set him up to found a tech business, launch an alternative publication in El Paso, and make long-shot bets on unconventional campaigns.
Today, the group and its followers are battling electoral misinformation, making personal data safer, and battling to keep technology a force for good instead of for surveillance and oppression.Cult of the Dead Cowshows how governments, corporations, and criminals came to hold immense power over individuals and how we can fight back against them.
An investigative reporter for Reuters,Joseph Mennis the longest serving and most respected mainstream journalist on cyber security. He has won three Best in Business awards from the Society of American Business Editors & Writers and been a finalist for three Gerald Loeb Awards. HisFatal System Error: The Hunt for the New Crime Lord...
Title:Cult Of The Dead Cow: How The Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save The World
Product dimensions:288 pages, 8.35 X 5.7 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:288 pages, 8.35 X 5.7 X 1 in
Published:June 2, 2020
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781541762367

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