Carolyn P. Meinel
author of The
Happy Hacker and Überhacker
II -- More Ways to Break into Computers
Carolyn's book, The Happy
Hacker, first came out in trade paperback in late March
1998 from American Eagle
Publications. The fourth
edition (2001) is now out, up to 450 pages from the 263
pages of the first edition. It has also come out
in a Japanese edition.
Author or coauthor of many other books.
Included in The
Best American Science Writing 2002 (ECCO, HarperCollins,
Wrote a chapter for The
Hacking of America: Whos Doing it, Why and How, Bernadette
Schell et. al. (Greenwood Group, Nov, 2002).
Has written three articles for Scientific
American magazine, for example Code Red: Worm Assault on the Web.
She is a co-founder and for several
years the president of the L-5 Society, an organization now known
as the National
Carolyn Meinel is probably the
only over-50 woman hacker in the world. She is acclaimed by many
White Hat hackers and both reviled and courted by the dark side
of the hacker culture. The reason? Since 1996 her Happy Hacking
ezine and web site have been handing out hacking tips while making
fun of computer criminals.
Meinel, who has a master's degree
in industrial engineering, works out of her New Mexico mountain
home. You may contact her at 505-281-0490, email .
Books by or coauthored by Carolyn P. Meinel
World IVHS Markets, PRS International, 1994
World Intermodal Freight Markets, PRS International, 1994
Emerging Technologies, Volumes 3 and 4, Forecast International, 1991
Electromagnetic Launch Systems, Forecast International, 1990
World Space Systems, Forecast International, 1987, 1988
also reveals her long-term interest in space and hi-tech.