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Sunday, October 24, 2010

CYBER TERROR: Book by Vaidehi Sachin & Amarjit Singh, About Hacker Culture

‘Cyber Terror’ a book by Vaidehi Sachin and co researched by Amarjit Singh , about hacker culture. It will publish in Mumbai on 30th October at Police Jymkhana, marine lines.

Vaidehi describes the people, the machines, and the events that defined the Hacker Culture and the Hacker Ethic, from the early mainframe hackers at MIT, to the self-made hardware hackers and game hackers. Immediately following is a brief overview of the issues and ideas that are brought forward by her book, as well as a more detailed interpretation of each chapter of the book, mentioning some of the principal characters and events. The hacker ethic deals with the idea that individuals are performing a duty for the common good, an analogy to a modern day 'Robin Hood'. The hacker communities as a result are prided on the fact that they are the rebellion against authority figures that restrict this level of computer freedom.

Hackers are only judged by their ability as opposed to the various systems in places that currently dictate authority, such as schools and universities. Mostly the hacker ethic idealizes the notion of hacking being an art-form, something revered as opposed to disputed and frowned upon. Popularized by 'phreakers' in the 1970s and 80s, this is something that is not only evident, but also widespread among the growing community. In the field of computing, it is something that reflects not only on this community, but also of the wider social, political and financial world. In a sense, hacking is something that should affect everyone, but it is whether or not the interpretation that is given to hackers by Vaidehi compared with negative stereotypes of the media that dictate this perception.

This book also expresses her pain and trauma handling hackers at all level. The book is evident script on Good Bad and Ugly hacker’s behavioral disorders. This book is combination of fictions and practical life style of hackers. Young writer venturing in movie project with same story line.

For furtehr queries call Amarjit Singh on +91-9953926905


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