Medieval hackers

As part of our attempts as a species to understand what hacking is, this review of the book Medieval Hackers provides a clear commonality between hackers and information-hackers of earlier ages: The basic premise of Kathleen E. Kennedy’s intriguing volume Medieval Hackers is that modern computer hackers are essentially the inheritors of the medieval copyist Medieval hackers

“Crossover: Where Metal and Hacking Met and Mixed” by Brett Stevens in 2600 Summer 2014 issue

An article by one of our local nerds users, “Crossover: Where Metal and Hacking Met and Mixed,” has been published in the summer 2014 issue of 2600. This article concerns the early years of PC hacking when hackers used the BBS underground and other facilities, some borrowed, to communicate about the nascent underground metal scene. “Crossover: Where Metal and Hacking Met and Mixed” by Brett Stevens in <em>2600</em> Summer 2014 issue

Hacking and heavy metal

I wrote an article about the cross-influence between hacking and heavy metal. It covers the use of alternative media, like BBS and AE lines, to convey a hidden truth that is shared between metalheads and hackers. The article is entitled “Hacker Metal” and it is published in Perfect Sound Forever webzine. For those who remember Hacking and heavy metal

The death of “hacking”

The net is still buzzing with the statement by the Full Disclosure list manager, but most people have forgotten this essential part: There is no honour amongst hackers any more. There is no real community. There is precious little skill. The entire security game is becoming more and more regulated. This is all a sign The death of “hacking”