Thursday, August 15, 2019

Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World By: Joseph Menn

This was a great book written about a great time in my life. I was part of the culture but not a member of CDC.  I grew up following many of these people.

It was great to read about how these players had a lot to do changing the industry I enjoy today.  Mudge's accomplishments and his insight has threaded the needle regarding companies securing their software and hardware. 

Beto O'Rourke, Presidential Contender In 2019, was also a member of CDC and it is good to see someone from my "world" running for POTUS.  I disagree with his politics and it is sad to see him capitulate his "privilege" and other false flag issues he has apologized for.  I think it goes against the hacker community as it is more like "this is what I believe.  I think one of the most important messages of the book though, is how people were discovering their skills and in some cases, using it for nefarious reasons, there is a lucrative path to "adulthood"; in some cases even the POTUS.

Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: PublicAffairs (June 4, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 154176238X
ISBN-13: 978-1541762381

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