Of these books I’ve only read “Silence on the Wire” by Michal Zalewski. But that one alone I think is worth the $15 minimum of the bundle. It’s all about side-channel attacks and discusses things like timing attacks, monitoring network traffic from the blinking LED on the back of the NIC, or even reconstructing passwords from an audio recoding of keyboard strokes.
bunnie’s book “Hacking the Xbox” is a classic, though he’s also made it available for free here: http://bunniefoo.com/nostarch/HackingTheXbox_Free.pdf
I’d also like to finally read “Hacking: The Art of Exploitation” and “The Smart Girl’s Guide to Privacy” - two books I’ve heard good things about, but never did get around to reading.
The rest of the books I haven’t heard of, but just those 4 I mentioned are probably worth your time.
The books available look like interesting reads. I wish I had the cash to get this bundle.
I got a little raise at work last week so lemme share the lobste.rs love. Check your e-mail!
OMG thank you so much, this is really amazing. I am so excited to read them!
It’s pay what you want for the first set of books, or $15 for all of them. Heck, I feel like I shouldn’t say this, and I don’t know you, but if you really have <$15 and promise to read at least part of each book I’ll buy you the whole bundle if you contact me privately.
Thank you for the kind offer. It really makes me feel like the world is a better place with so many generous people. I was sent a bundle in the mail, and I will definitely read every book. I have been dealing with some serious health issues and it is a struggle financially.
Some of the books are released under the Creative Commons and are available online, released for free legally by their authors/publishers. I know Automate the Boring Stuff (https://automatetheboringstuff.com/) and Hacking the Xbox (https://www.nostarch.com/xboxfree) are among those.
Thanks for the links! I am an advocate of free culture and it is great to know that more people are releasing works as CC.
“Hacking: The Art of Exploitation” is probably one of the best books I’ve ever read. Erickson’s writing style is really approachable and it makes for a very easy read, all without sacrificing explanations or depth of the subject matter. The final chapter on crypto is kinda meh, but the rest pays for itself many times over. 10/10 as an introduction to c, networking, and binary exploits.
was hoping to see https://www.nostarch.com/carhacking on that list ;)
That’s the first I’ve heard about this book, and i sounds very interesting. Have you (or anyone else) read it and can give a quick review of if it’s worth the purchase or not?
haven’t read it - the authors were on a podcast recently http://embedded.fm/episodes/149 probably depends on how serious you want to get into playing with these things - looks nontrivial & a bit of upfront cost.