November 18, 2011

Book Review: A Bug Hunter’s Diary by Tobias Klein

Posted in Book Review tagged , at 18:52 by Alex McGeorge

This book is good, but it is good in a very particular way. What follows is a read-through review, I didn’t work through all the code examples.

Word Count: ~670
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October 12, 2011

Book Review: Reamde by Neal Stephenson

Posted in Book Review, Pen-Testing tagged , , , , at 16:22 by Alex McGeorge

I recently finished the latest Neal Stephenson book, Reamde. I really enjoyed it, stylistically I think it is most similar to Cryptonomicon and is definitely an improvement (for me) over Anathem. The book does incorporate some realistic hacking plot devices to further the story. All of my complaints are really pedantic, which is to say Stephenson executed the hacking bits very well and they do not detract from the story. My review is going to focus on those pieces of the novel. A more in depth technical look that probably contains spoilers is below.

Word Count: ~1000
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