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Joseph Menn

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Joseph Menn’s fourth book, "Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World," was published in June 2019 by PublicAffairs and in paperback in June 2020. It tells the story of the oldest, most respected and most famous American hacking group of all time. Its members invented the concept of hacktivism, released both the top tool for cracking passwords and the reigning technique for controlling computers from afar, and spurred development of Edward Snowden’s anonymity tool of choice. With its origins in the earliest days of the Internet, the cDc is full of oddball characters-activists, artists, and musicians-who are now woven into the top ranks of the American establishment.
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Paperback out June 2!

Hi everyone, the paperback of Cult of the Dead Cow is out on June 2.
I revised and updated it, and I think it is more timely than ever, since hackers are coming together in more ways, including by protecting hospitals and vaccine researchers during the Covid pandemic.
More info on Twitter: https://twitter.com/josephmenn/status...
Oh, and I will be joining a Goodreads discussion about the book June 9 Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 30, 2020 15:47 Tags: hacking-cybersecurity-infosec
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“Security is about how you configure power, and who has access to what. That is political,” Song said.”
Joseph Menn, Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World

“The phreakers were a diverse group, including John Draper, who called himself Cap’n Crunch after learning that whistles given out with that breakfast cereal could be used to blow 2600 hertz, which allowed free calls.”
Joseph Menn, Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World

“It wasn’t just that politicians needed to think more about technology and its unique multidisciplinary role in the world. Those in technology needed to think a lot more about politics.”
Joseph Menn, Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World

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