Scott Finlay

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Scott Finlay, born in 1989 in the United States, is a professional software developer with an expertise in computer security. For many years he was active in the hacker scene and there known and respected as a skilled white hat hacker. In his daily life he designs complex systems, investigates disruptions, and sometimes tries unusual solutions by thinking outside the box. He draws on his architectural skills while designing his stories and his debugging skills are in many ways similar to those of a detective. Through his technical expertise, particularly regarding software and hacking topics he is able to write accurately.

In 2012 Scott moved to Germany for love and started a family there. As an American living in Europe, he has a somewhat u
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Hacking in Fiction vs Reality

Fiction and reality tend to differ in most aspects, be it relationships, secret agents, doctors, you name it. But hackers are by far one of the most falsely-represented things in media of all forms.

Take this example:

A loud crunch echoed throughout the Dungeon as EtherLord cracked his knuckles. The Dungeon, his underground hacking lab, was illuminated only by the glowing lights of his three monitor
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Published on January 23, 2021 15:00
Average rating: 4.19 · 47 ratings · 20 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
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This is the first book I’ve ever read in the “LitRPG” genre. To be honest, I always avoided the genre because it always felt kind of pointless to me, since it’s just a game with no real stakes. This book proved me wrong.

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This is the first book I’ve ever read in the “LitRPG” genre. To be honest, I always avoided the genre because it always felt kind of pointless to me, since it’s just a game with no real stakes. This book proved me wrong.

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