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The World's Most Dangerous Geek - And More True Hacking Stories

David Kushner

Every day, it seems, we hear stories about hackers. Hackers breaking into the computers of banks, governments, and corporations. Some are criminals, coding to exploit and destroy. Others are activists, using their tools to challenge institutions and fight for freedom. But often these characters linger in the shadows. Who are they? What makes them tick? Are they our allies, or our enemies? For the past twenty years, author David Kushner has been exploring these questions, interviewing key players, and providing much-needed answers. “The World’s Most Dangerous Geek: And More True Hacking Stories” is a riveting collection of his exclusive reports from the online underworld. We meet a fugitive hacktivist from the notorious collective, Anonymous; a lonely Floridian who hacked the emails of the biggest celebrities in Hollywood; and two artificial intelligence researchers who were both found dead in the same mysterious way. You will come away from these stories with an appreciation for the awesome power of the Internet both to make fortunes and erase them, to build lives and destroy them.

Every day, it seems, we hear stories about hackers. Hackers breaking into the computers of banks, governments, and corporations. Some are criminals, coding to exploit and destroy. Others are activists, using their tools to challenge institutions and fight for freedom. But often these characters linger in the shadows. Who are they? What makes them tick? Are they our allies, or our enemies? For the past twenty years, author David Kushner has been exploring these questions, interviewing key players, and providing much-needed answers. “The World’s Most Dangerous Geek: And More True Hacking Stories” is a riveting collection of his exclusive reports from the online underworld. We meet a fugitive hacktivist from the notorious collective, Anonymous; a lonely Floridian who hacked the emails of the biggest celebrities in Hollywood; and two artificial intelligence researchers who were both found dead in the same mysterious way. You will come away from these stories with an appreciation for the awesome power of the Internet both to make fortunes and erase them, to build lives and destroy them.
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Every day, it seems, we hear stories about hackers. Hackers breaking into the computers of banks, governments, and corporations. Some are criminals, coding to exploit and destroy. Others are activists, using their tools to challenge institutions and fight for freedom. But often these characters linger in the shadows. Who are they? What makes them tick? Are they our allies, or our enemies? For the past twenty years, author David Kushner has been exploring these questions, interviewing key players, and providing much-needed answers. “The World’s Most Dangerous Geek: And More True Hacking Stories” is a riveting collection of his exclusive reports from the online underworld. We meet a fugitive hacktivist from the notorious collective, Anonymous; a lonely Floridian who hacked the emails of the biggest celebrities in Hollywood; and two artificial intelligence researchers who were both found dead in the same mysterious way. You will come away from these stories with an appreciation for the awesome power of the Internet both to make fortunes and erase them, to build lives and destroy them.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Nan Mcnamara

Length:

13h 39m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:24


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:01


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

35:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

40:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

32:31


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

25:05


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

38:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

22:50


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:19


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

33:12


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

32:46


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

26:58


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

40:20


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

32:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

37:40


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

43:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

40:46


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

26:14


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:03:13


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

23:32


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

46:16


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

39:36


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:02:31


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:57


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

00:30