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10 Books You Should Read to Become a Hacker

10 Books You Should Read to Become a Hacker

The first is the first. Let’s define the term “hacker” in the right dimension to avoid creating confusion. There is widespread confusion, especially in the mass media regarding the use of the term hacker. The word “hacker” in the popular culture is associated with the figure of “digital offender”. A concept totally distorted reality. In this article, I explain more precisely the difference between a hacker and cyber criminal.

In essence, a hacker is a person with vast computer skills using their skills and abilities to understand how systems work. These own attitudes hacker lead him to understand the systems to the point that it is easy to discover vulnerabilities on any network and / or computer system.

The primary motivation for a hacker is the pursuit of knowledge, not the enjoyment of their knowledge to the detriment of others. For us to be clearer, I will mention some examples of people I’m sure you know them but do not know they are hackers: Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Linus Torvalds, Bill Gates, Richard Stallman, Paul Graham, Mark Zuckerberg, etc. But like everything in life, not all hackers are equal; there are different types of hackers in the world of computer security.

Being a hacker is also an attitude toward life. Do you want to understand how a hacker thinks? Just read the manifesto describing masterfully how a hacker thinks and how he perceives reality.

Hackers solve problems and build things. They believe in freedom and voluntary mutual help. They are against any private or governmental institution that tries to limit the freedoms of individuals in society. They are jealous vigilant of privacy and anonymity on the Internet . Who are you think all the above? ¿In case of Edward Snowden? Of course yes.

Hackers built the Internet, World Wide Web (WWW), Linux, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Capacity and everything that exists today, making life easier for all people around the world. Mark Zuckerberg’s letter to shareholders of Facebook is the best document I’ve read so far reveals that the hacker mentality.

No matter how good you are with computers, you must develop the habit of reading constantly to acquire all the necessary knowledge that allows you to become a computer hacker . Investigate and see that hacker are devourers of books and manuals.

After a long research on the web, I have developed a list of 10 books that every aspiring to become hacker person should read.

  1. Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker
  2. Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution
  3. The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security
  4. The Cathedral & the Bazaar: Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental Revolutionary
  5. The Art of Unix Programming
  6. Python Programming
  7. Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground
  8. The Art of Intrusion: The Real Stories Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders and Deceivers
  9. TCP / IP Network Administration
  10. Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking

Many of these books are not new, yet the knowledge they contain no longer be in force in the age of Web 2.0. Before concluding I want you will answer the following questions.

Why do you want to be a hacker?

What inspires you to become a hacker?

What other books would you add to this list?

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