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The Hacker Crackdown

Auhtor: Bruce Sterling

Language: english
Published: 1992

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non-fiction
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Review by C. F. Hill, April 2008


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'The Hacker Crackdown':

The Hacker Crackdown: Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier is a nonfiction book written by Bruce Sterling in 1992. It was published by Spectra Books. The book discusses watershed events in the hacker subculture in the early 1990s. The most notable topic covered is Operation Sundevil and the events surrounding the 1987-1990 war on the Legion of Doom network: the raid on Steve Jackson Games the trial of Knight Lightning (one of the original journalists of Phrack) and the subsequent formation of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The book also profiles the likes of Emmanuel Goldstein the former Assistant Attorney General of Arizona Gail Thackeray FLETC instructor Carlton Fitzpatrick Mitch Kapor and John Perry Barlow. In 1994 Sterling released the book for the Internet with a new afterword.

Excerpts from the Book 'The Hacker Crackdown':


... Jose, and San Francisco. May. FBI interviews John Perry Barlow re NuPrometheus case. June. Mitch Kapor and Barlow found Electronic Frontier Foundation ...
... the street by Bell agents and publicly burned. The pure technical sweetness of the Bell System gave its operators, inventors and engineers a deeply satisfying ...
... and change the programming. And, of course, anybody else who gets into the master control center by remote control can also do these things, if he ...
... more disturbing to the peace and order of the current status quo than any scofflaw group of romantic teenage punk kids. These law-abiding hackers have ...
... Newsletter Staff. Tribunal Of Knowledge. Triple Entente. Turn Over And Die Syndrome (TOADS). 300 Club. 1200 Club. 2300 Club. 2600 Club. 2601 Club. 2AF. The ...
... The above is only a small section of a much larger library of hacking and phreaking techniques and history. We now move into a different and perhaps surprising ...
... Guy's house on July 22, 1989, to the horror of his unsuspecting parents. The raiders were led by a special agent from the Secret Service's Indianapolis office. ...
... written on scrap-paper and kept in loose-leaf binders. The handiest scrap paper around Urvile's college digs were the many pounds of BellSouth printouts ...
... not only Phoenix Project, currently LoD's most flagrant underground board, but a number of UNIX nodes. One of these nodes was Elephant, run by ...
... cyberpunk science fiction. Other game designers were champing at the bit. Prominent among them was the Mentor, a gentleman who, like most of his friends ...
... tassel-toting Secret Service has a crew of ready-and-able hacker-trackers installed in the capital of every state in the Union. Need advice? ...
... light of true hackerdom flares in Gail Thackeray's eyes. She becomes tense, animated, the words pour out: An Amiga 2000 with an IBM card and ...
... always the human angle, something easy to forget when contemplating the arcane recesses of high technology. Cops are skilled at getting people ...
... are grim future realities of real death, real violence, real murders of real people, that these young agents will really investigate, many times ...
... yet, to actually DEMONSTRATE some off-the-wall digital stunt. He was a born media darling. Even cops seemed to recognize that there was something peculiarly ...
... and Puzzlement manifesto for EFF, Barlow commented: We will probably never know how this figure was reached or by whom, though I like to imagine ...
... condition on one screen for all calls (others work fine) the trouble should be referred to SSIM/I&M for dispatch, because the trouble is isolated to ...
... pointed out that the attitude of hackers were at least partially shared by forward-looking management theorists in the business community: ...
... BEYOND THE PALE. Even Cyberthon, Point Foundation's Woodstock of Cyberspace where Bay Area psychedelia collided headlong with the emergent world ...
... that reality has an unfortunate way of annexing fantasy for its own purposes. That's why I'm on the Police Liaison Committee for EFF-Austin, ...