June 15th, 2012


Security writing that doesn't suck

I was moved to put together this list after reading some dashed-off piece-of-crap airport book on the topic of "cyber-warfare." Pro-tip: anything with "Cyber" in it is likely to suck. I mean who calls it that? When you check your account balance online are you Cyber-Banking? When you buy something on Amazon are you Cyber-Shopping? Only if you're a tool!!

Anyway, enjoy.

1. How Digital Detectives Deciphered Stuxnet, the Most Menacing Malware in History | Wired
2. The Shadow Internet | Wired
3. Attack of the Bots | Wired
4. Flame: Questions and Answers | Karpersky Labs
5. Sony, Rootkits and Digital Rights Management Gone Too Far
6. Enter the Cyber-dragon | Vanity Fair
7. Fravia's anonymity lab (tricks and tips to survive a little longer on the web)
8. Fravia's page of reverse engineering: Packers and Unpackers
9. samy is my hero (how to make 1 million friends on myspace)
10. How a Bookmaker and a Whiz Kid Took On a DDOS-based Online Extortion Attack | CSO Online
11. Meet The Hackers Who Sell Spies The Tools To Crack Your PC (And Get Paid Six-Figure Fees) | Forbes
12. Shopping For Zero-Days: A Price List For Hackers' Secret Software Exploits | Forbes
13. Sex, Drugs, and the Biggest Cybercrime of All Time | Rolling Stone
14. Revisiting the Black Sunday Hack | Coding Horror
15. Stealing the Network: How to Own the Box by Ryan Russell | Goodreads
16. The Hacker Crackdown | Goodreads
17. The Zombie Hunters | New Yorker
18. Machine Politics: The Man Who Started The Hacker Wars | New Yorker
19. Your Botnet is My Botnet: Analysis of a Botnet Takeover