CYBERPUNK: Outlaws and Hackers on the Computer Frontier, Revised

  • by Katie Hafner, John Markoff
  • Narrated by CB Droege
  • 15 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Using the exploits of three international hackers, Cyberpunk provides a fascinating tour of a bizarre subculture populated by outlaws who penetrate even the most sensitive computer networks and wreak havoc on the information they find - everything from bank accounts to military secrets. In a book filled with as much adventure as any Ludlum novel, the author shows what motivates these young hackers to access systems, how they learn to break in, and how little can be done to stop them.

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As much a legal thriller as a hacker thriller

I was a bit disappointed in my expectations of this audiobook. Having finished Ghost In The Wire, which was gripping and read like a Jason Bourne novel, I was hungry for more. What I got here though was a much more pedestrian retelling of three famous cases, much of which was focussed on the trials and legal aspects of the cases rather than the technical or cultural.

The audiobook reading has mistakes in, which I find unforgivable in a professional production. Not only does the reader mispronounce many words, but a couple of times he says the wrong word or stumbles over a word, and they don't even rerecord it!

For what it is, however, it's a competent and interesting book, if a little dull in places.
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- Howard

a great guide of hacking history

Provides complex insight into a number of key figures and events throughout computer history, specific to hacking. Highly recommended for anyone interested in learning where hacking began, and what motivated those at the forefront
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- Matt

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-07-2015
  • Publisher: Katie Hafner