The Best of 2600
A Hacker Odyssey
By Emmanuel Goldstein
Publisher: Wiley
Final Release Date: June 2008
Pages: 800

24 years of enduring exploits, creative controversy, and hackers who made history

It's colorful, controversial, cutting-edge — and you can't wait to read the next issue. Since its birth in 1984, 2600: The Hacker Quarterly has published the discoveries and adventures of hackers worldwide. Now you can enjoy the best of them all in this entertaining, provocative collection. From the first curious and intrepid souls who discovered they could outwit Ma Bell to those who've hacked the Department of Defense and ParadisePoker.com, they're all here, telling their stories in their own words.

Trailblazing tales from 2600

  • Hacking an election

  • An American Express phone story

  • The world vs. Kevin Mitnick

  • How to track any UK GSM mobile phone

  • Pirate radio primer

  • Simplex locks — so simple to break

  • A hacker in Iraq

  • The saga of Bernie S

  • All the details about DeCSS

  • Hacking Google Adwords

" … The Best of 2600: A Hacker Odyssey is an important, amazing book that tells the story of these kids and adults as they explore a new frontier."
—John Baichtal (Wired Blog, August, 2008)

"...a testament to a culture which thrived before computers and the internet mattered to most of the world." (New statesman, September, 2008)

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