What Are People Saying
The great thing about this book is that it is not an
ending its a beginning. The path to the Überhacker
awaits. John Demchenko
One day some FBI agents sought my assistance to solve
a case of the most notorious computer crackers that have baffled
them for over 4 years. While compiling evidence at my office,
one of them noticed my copy of Überhacker and made
a comment that they use Carolyn Meinels books for FBI training.
Funny thing Im one of the people who helped Meinel
research computer security. One of the Special Agents requested
I keep their names anonymous, however, told me they still use
Meinels books as a reference. Sydney Urshan,
owner of the web hosting company, NETHOLLYWOOD, www.nethollywood.net
With recent media attention, the image of the hacker
has grown from that of a mischievous teen looking for an intellectual
challenge, to that of a malevolent terrorist with unimaginable
powers. Today more than ever, it is important for computer experts
to protect themselves, but this hype has lead to confusion and
misinformation. Carolyn Meinel, a hacker who has learned the
ins and outs of computer security fighting in the
trenches against destructive hackers and has been teaching computer
security skills for years, makes available in Uberhacker unique
From a small computer security news letter, Carolyn
Meinel has built an entire organization dedicated to cutting
through the mysticism of hacker hype and teaching people, including
myself, real computer security skills and techniques. It was
Carolyns first book, The Happy Hacker, that got me started
on networking and computer science, and with Überhacker
II, she continues to impart invaluable firsthand knowledge in
her trademark witty and entertaining style. Tom
Cook, HappyHacker IRC Moderator; Computer Science student at
the University of Kansas Department of Electrical and Computer
Engineering and Computer Science; Network Designer and Linux/Unix
Administrator for black-gear.com
Certified computer and Networking Consultant, Graphic Artist
and Web Designer.
Finally, a way to learn about security without having
to listen to former computer criminals lecture for
hours at over-priced seminars. Carolyn Meinels latest book
gives everyone the opportunity to learn things which before were
closely kept secrets within the hacker underground.
John Vranesevich, Founder, http://www.AntiOnline.com, consultant to
Anyone who does not know this material is waiting to
be victimized. Using the information in Überhacker... well,
just say our clients were VERY happy it was us... I cant
emphasize enough that this one is a must read.
John Bailey, independent security consultant.
As Carolyn shows, people dont delete files, programs
do. Vincent Larsen, creator of the Process-Based
Security technique; President, Systems Advisory Group, Inc. http://www.sage-inc.com.
Meinel describes how a fictional hacker might penetrate
a corporations computer system. Is publishing it irresponsible?
Obviously, we think not
We can best inform readers about
how to defend themselves by explaining what attacks to expect.
Editor-in-chief John Rennie explaining his decision
to run an article by Meinel, Scientific American, October
1998 issue, p. 6.
Überhacker belongs next to The C Programming
Language (Kernighan and Ritchie) and OReillys
Practical Unix and Internet Security, as must have books
for any self-proclaimed Überhacker. Gavin
In one volume, Meinel succeeds in doing what few others
have done: educate her readers about the subtle complexities
of computers in a book that both educates and entertains her
readers. Adding spice are her seemingly endless insights into
the once-unseen world of the Über-hacker.
Michael DeVault, writer and 2002 Faulkner Finalist
Carolyn Meinel is responsible for turning a forty year
old dullish guy into a juvenile delinquent, dont read this
book!! Paul J., Ireland
Carolyn Meinel taught us how to hack
for Girliez gang message left on the web site of the New York
Times, September 13, 1998.
Carolyn P. Meinel
is its [the Hacking for Girliez
gang, which has done millions in damage] public enemy number
one. Adam Penenberg writing in Tracking
the Hack, Forbes, November 16, 1998, p. 136.
Achtung! By order of Supreme Allied Cyber Command, you
will read this book. Captain Zap (Ian Murphy
President, IAM/Secure Data Systems, Inc.), the first person in
the U.S. to be convicted of computer crime.
Carolyn P. Meinel is a woman with a mission. Shes
out to teach hacking
Maybe one of (her) protégées
will end up on your staff one day. SC Magazine,
June 1998, p. 14.
This book exemplifies the true nature of hacking in
every way. You soon realize that to break into computers and
type lyk3 7h1s is so simple only a chump would do
it but to really hack is truly elite. Teach her a trick,
she hacks for a day; teach her to think, she hacks for a lifetime.
Chris Pepe, Mechanical Engineer, Vermont
Mandatory reading for everyone interested in computer
science all over the world. Sven Nicolai, Chemical
Meinel provides dozens of step-by-step methods on exactly
how its done
Winn Schwartau, Network
World, May 25, 1998
Dont be a slacker, read your Überhacker.
Steve, IP Junkie, Tennessee
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