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Computer Engineer, Security Consultant, and Tech Nerd.

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Hacking made easy and good reads

I was just watching Mr. Robot … an excellent TV show that any security person should find interest in, and they use actual hacking tools and techniques in the show. I saw the Social Engineering Toolkit used on S2 E1. I’ve used Kali Linux before, but never gave much thought to the SET application. If you have 22 minutes to spare and want to see how easy it is to social engineer your way to compromise credentials then watch this…

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Freedom (TM) by Daniel Suarez

Last year a friend recommended I read Daemon by Daniel Suarez, and it turned out to be a really amazing book that I couldn’t put down. It began with a freakish murder, and then included a video game company that was a mix of World of Warcraft and Google. Later we find a computer program that has basically replaced the former head of the large game company. I don’t really want to give away too much, but reality and virtual reality intermingle and it is a great story right up until the very last page when you realize the story hadn’t ended. Normally I get annoyed when I am left with no ending, but this story was so good that I subscribed to the author’s blog so I’d know the instant the second book came out. Yesterday Freedom (TM) came out so now I’m excited to find some time to read. I strongly encourage folks to read Daemon and then immediately pick up Freedom (TM).

 

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