Will this Book Make You an Überhacker?
You also will need a pet tarantula. I'm only half kidding. In
June 1999 the leader of the Internet Security Systems' X-Force
(Chris Rouland) hosted Vincent "Evil Kernel" Larsen
and me at their research laboratory. Imagine doing nothing all
day long except discovering new ways to break into computers!
That's their job. What do you want to bet that place is crawling
with überguys? Sometimes they take a break to play practical
jokes and feed their pet tarantulas, which they keep in cages
in their lab. I kid you not. (You can learn more about ISS at
I promise that you will learn enough in these pages to go toe
to toe with hacker gangs and beat the tar out of them. OK, OK,
my nose is growing, that was a fib. You won't learn how to be
an überhacker just by reading this book. However, you will
get keystroke by keystroke instructions on how to break into
computers, keep the bad guys out, and learn the basics of how
to discover new exploits on your own.
In addition, this book provides a road map that you can follow
to go beyond mere breaking into computers and, Lord willing,
into the world of the überhackers. It takes more than just
reading. Only you can embrace the single-minded passion that
will bring you to the top. Only you can muster the courage to
withstand the worst the übercriminals may throw against
To become an überhacker, you learn from other hackers -
the real hacker type, not criminals. You learn by experimenting
on your own computers and the computers of hackers who invite
you to play war games with them. You learn by watching them do
amazing things to your computer. By lifting each other up through
this process of play and experimentation, you can eventually
learn how to break into almost any computer, or secure it from
almost any attack.
Guess where you can meet lots of überhackers? At colleges
and universities that have quality computer science programs.
This book, Überhacker!, can become your portal into this
world. It will show you how to build a hacker lab and attract
others to mentor you, and will help you find the best colleges
and university computer science programs.
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