Best internet & social media books according to redditors

We found 337 Reddit comments discussing the best internet & social media books. We ranked the 80 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/orokro · 90 pointsr/4chan

Everyone asking what book it is, I googled a line from it and got:

Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous

Amazon link

u/BarnabyCajones · 37 pointsr/slatestarcodex

A couple of disjointed observations:

  1. Activists, pundits, and leaders who have been antagonistic to racism as a kind of social sin and political problem have often, I think, been content to propagate a very simple, cartoonish vision of "RACISM" in many circumstances, for the sake of mobilizing supporters. The reality is not many people actually ever looked like Bull Conner even in the sixties, even if they harbored racial animus. Some did, but that's not mainly how it played out. But one consequence of that is that when actual ideologies that should be called racist or racialist or what have you are encountered out in the wild, it's often hard to know what the hell it even is that you're looking at. The ideas have been shunned and disengaged with so long that they're just unfamiliar.

  2. There are some ways in which the totalizing quasi-religion / ideology that says "social sin of the -ism varieties are incredibly special and much, much worse than normal human failings" brings a bunch of exasperating baggage with it.

    On the one hand, it forces a lot of arguments into binary boundary policing of a discrete term, in a very lawyerly fashion, instead of keeping arguments focused organically on easier values judgments.

    So respectable press and activist organizations loudly say David Duke is a racist. David Duke and his fellow travelers loudly say they aren't. Different people trot out different definitions of racist. Etc etc etc. I'll concede that if you come from a moral tradition anchored in the view that "social sin" is the primary moral problem in the world, then I guess you have to keep the conversation at that level. But if you don't, it seems much easier to look at Duke organically, as a polarizing, divisive, uncharitable, not-very-nice person, and make your value judgments from there. Unless you come from that social sin moral tradition, it's not clear to me what is gained by forcing the conversation to be crammed back into that one definition question. I think Scott's "You are still crying wolf" has some of this flavor.

    So that seems like one major issue to me with this lens.

    A second issue, which I think is actually its own huge problem, is that when people elevate social sins of the -ism varieties to an incredibly special level, much higher than normal human failings, they often end up downplaying way, way too much, I think, problems of personal moral failings, especially of people they have solidarity with (or even themselves), and underestimate how much damage that does, both to the legitimacy of their movements in the eyes of people who don't already agree with them, and to their own day-to-day functioning with their allies.

    I get the strong impression that one of the reasons there is so much aggressive reactionary backlash to a lot of Social Justice activism is that, to many, many people, a lot of loud Social Justice pundits and activists come across as kind of morally shitty people in their personal lives - vain, arrogant, uncharitable, selfish, striving, insecure, entitled, dishonest, ignorant, narcissistic, spiteful, divisive, and extremely unkind.. And as much to the point, voices of people who display those qualities do not seem to be policed or sanctioned by people in their movements who are seemingly nicer people.

    And again, if you come from a moral tradition where social sins of the -ism varieties are just utterly different in kind, and radically worse than, normal moral person failings, where you might even look at the "personal moral failings" as a kind of "bourgeois morality" and tone policing, I can see where you might feel inclined to give allies like this a pass. But I think lots of other people who don't come from those moral traditions evaluate these voices and movements more organically and often come away heavily repulsed by what they think the see.

    In admittedly extreme form, I'm thinking here of things like this Michelle Goldberg piece, or the Requires Hate story , or the Vampire Castle piece, or much of what Angela Nagle covers in Kill All Normies in her sections about the Tumblr Left. In each of these cases, there are communities focused on fighting Racism, on combating social sin, and that's what all the participants say they are dedicated to. And yet, especially if you don't come from moral traditions that elevate social sin to a sacred level, there's just a lot of almost comically awful, hurtful, certainly counterproductive behavior happening in these spaces, and being visibly given a pass by nicer-seeming people because it's all in the service of "Fighting Racism".
u/OnlyDeanCanLayEggs · 30 pointsr/OutOfTheLoop


Summarizing sites like 4chan in a reddit post is really hard.

"This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things" is a pretty fantastic gonzo-journalism/ethnography about online trolling culture circa 2012 that dives deep into the culture of 4chan users and other outlines of "troll culture".

I recommend it because I think it gives a better answer about the essence of those sites than is possible in this thread.

But to attempt to provide something in the way of an answer, I'll summarize the book's ultimate hypothesis:

  • Many of the most prominent posters to 4chan (and other similar sites, but I'm going to call them all "4chan" for ease of writing) compartmentalize their lives in "online troll" and "offline person". This allows them the ability to act in an anti-social or even sociopathic way online without suffering cognitive dissonance.
  • In the author's assessment, these online trolls put on the "Mask" of the cross-cultural culture hero "The Trickster". The Trickster has different forms in different cultures, but one of the common cross-cultural similarities in Trickster stories is that the Trickster breaks cultural norms and taboos to reveal something.
  • When viewed through this lens, online trolling can often be see as a way to reveal something. Through trolling, the victim is forced to confront their assumptions and values about a situation. The troll is asking them to see it in a new light, often to simply revel in the absurdity of existence in an Existential or even Nihilistic philosophical lens.
  • Other times, trolling victims are chosen precisely because they build themselves up as an authority, or some other type of important person or authority figure. Cross-Culturally, one of The Trickster's roles is to humble the powerful or arrogant. This type of trolling will often focus on the contradictions in the victims stances. The Trickster reveals.
  • All of this is amoral and largely unethical. The author struggles with making a value judgement around online trolling. Much of it is very cruel. But it intentionally exists outside of cultural norms and accepted behavior.
u/daaaaaaaaniel · 27 pointsr/funny
u/v3ded · 27 pointsr/netsecstudents

Well, it mostly depends on what you’re trying to achieve. You definitely do not want to drop tools on the disk of the compromised machine if stealth is the main goal. You would load stuff into memory instead (reflective PE injection, reflective DLL injection (Powersploit toolkit) in case of Windows, /dev/shm in case of linux) and that way leave a minimal footprint for the blue team.

As to what would get picked up, that depends on the configurations. Process injection, process hollowing, outgoing connections, etc. can all be detected with the right (YARA) rules. Your best bet would be to use non-standard protocols such as DNS (look up dnscat2), ICMP and use the compromised host as sort of a pivot. Sending tool traffic through it instead of installing the needed tools on it.

Here are two writeups from the real world:

Here are some other resources you may like (including DA compromise):

PS: I do not condone malpractice. Provided links are purely educational... Also sorry for the formatting, on mobile. Feel free to DM with more questions, this is a wide topic.

u/MrAristo · 26 pointsr/realsocialengineering

Wow, 24 hours and no replies?!

Fine, you know what? FUCK IT!

Alright, first off - While you can concentrate on physical, understanding the basics of the digital side of things will make you more valuable, and arguably more effective. I'll take this opportunity to point you at Metasploit and tell you to atleast spend an hour or so each week working to understand it. I'm not saying you have to know it backwards or inside-out, just get a basic understanding.

But you said you want to go down the physical path, so fuck all that bullshit I said before, ignore it if you want, I don't care. It's just a suggestion.

Do you pick locks? Why not? Come on over to /r/Lockpicking and read the stickied post at the top. Buy a lockpick set. You're just starting so you can go a little crazy, or be conservative. Get some locks (Don't pick locks you rely on!) at a store, and learn the basics of how to pick.

Your fingers will get sore. Time to put down the picks and start reading:

u/cronin1024 · 25 pointsr/programming

Thank you all for your responses! I have compiled a list of books mentioned by at least three different people below. Since some books have abbreviations (SICP) or colloquial names (Dragon Book), not to mention the occasional omission of a starting "a" or "the" this was done by hand and as a result it may contain errors.

edit: This list is now books mentioned by at least three people (was two) and contains posts up to icepack's.

edit: Updated with links to These are not affiliate - Amazon was picked because they provide the most uniform way to compare books.

edit: Updated up to redline6561

u/ruat_caelum · 23 pointsr/preppers

I'd going to answer in two posts here, this one will link stuff to websites or amazon for physical books. The other will be more discussion based. (e.g. this is just a raw data dump.)

I have used some google foo and I'm willing to post links, note that many of these will overlap (that is they have the same free PDFs or HTML pages etc.) Others are a bit further out there, e.g. magnetic pole reversal etc.

You get the point though people compiled whatever they though the world might need after aliens, the clintons took your guns, or trump and putin nuke everybody, global warming, plague, etc. Since it takes a massive amount of work to put these together and most people are not dedicated enough to do so, they all have the flavor of whatever the person building them thought was most important.

Here is a list, use from it what you can. Including in the list are things like RACHEL, hardware hotspot for wifi that any computer can connect to, like a library box or pirate box. Many of these resources are focused on and in use in 3^rd world nations. things like the one laptop per child might be a perfect resource to allow some technology designed cheaply but ruggedly to have to access this stuff.

cd3wd torrent magnet link. 2012 version

dropbox link for torrent files for the above if the magnet or trackers aren't working.

Pole shift library magnet link

Need 55 gigs of wikipedia offline? get it at this link

u/VA_Network_Nerd · 20 pointsr/ITCareerQuestions

Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking
All of your security infrastructure is meaningless if I can call Suzy in Accounting and ask her for her password.

TCP/IP Illustrated, Vol. 1: The Protocols
Yes, I know this book is old. This book is the Mutha-Fecking 1969 Camaro 454SS of networking books.
It simply NEVER goes out of style.

Wireshark for Security Professionals: Using Wireshark and the Metasploit Framework
If you don't have a basic understanding of Wireshark and Packet Analysis, you're useless to me.
You don't have to be a wizard. You don't have to look at the Matrix and see Blondes or Red Heads. But you MUST possess a clue.
I have no specific love for this book. Just pick any good looking Wireshark book writen for an InfoSec audience.

DNS and BIND (5th Edition)
The author "Cricket Liu" is THE DNS guy. He literally wrote the book on DNS.

Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions Foundation Learning Guide: (3rd Edition)
The Cisco CCDA track will teach you focus on technical requirements, and aligning network functionality to match those requirements. Data Networking is CRITICAL knowledge to InfoSec professionals. But you might find this an easier starting point than CCNA.

u/DucBlangis · 20 pointsr/netsecstudents

Here is a "curriculum" of sorts I would suggest, as it's fairly close to how I learned:

  1. Programming. Definitely learn "C" first as all of the Exploitation and Assembly courses below assume you know C: The bible is pretty much Dennis Richie and Kernighan's "The C Programming Language", and here is the .pdf (this book is from 1988, I don't think anyone would mind). I actually prefer Kochan's book "Programming in C" which is very beginner freindly and was written in 2004 rather than 1988 making the language a little more "up to date" and accessible. There are plenty of "C Programming" tutorials on YouTube that you can use in conjunction with either of the aforementioned books as well. After learning C than you can try out some other languages. I personally suggest Python as it is very beginner friendly and is well documented. Ruby isn't a bad choice either.

  2. Architecture and Computer basics:
    Generally you'll probably want to look into IA-32 and the best starting point is the Intel Architecture manual itself, the .pdf can be found here (pdf link).
    Because of the depth of that .pdf I would suggest using it mainly as a reference guide while studying "Computer Systems: A Programmers Perspective" and "Secrets of Reverse Engineering".

  3. Operating Systems: Choose which you want to dig into: Linux or Windows, and put the effort into one of them, you can come back to the other later. I would probably suggest Linux unless you are planning on specializing in Malware Analysis, in which case I would suggest Windows. Linux: No Starch's "How Linux Works" is a great beginner resource as is their "Linux Command Line" book. I would also check out "Understanding the Linux Kernel" (that's a .pdf link). For Windows you can follow the Windows Programming wiki here or you can buy the book "Windows System Programming". The Windows Internals books are generally highly regarded, I didn't learn from them I use them more as a reference so I an't really speak to how well they would teach a "beginner".

  4. Assembly: You can't do much better than OpenSecurityTraining's "Introductory Intel x86: Architecture, Assembly, Applications, & Alliteration" class lectures from Xeno Kovah, found here. The book "Secrets of Reverse Engineering" has a very beginner friendly introduction to Assembly as does "Hacking: The Art of Exploitation".

  5. Exploitation: OpenSecurityTraining also has a great video series for Introduction to Exploits. "Hacking: The Art of Exploitation" is a really, really good book that is completely self-contained and will walk you through the basics of assembly. The author does introduce you to C and some basic principles of Linux but I would definitely suggest learning the basics of C and Linux command line first as his teaching style is pretty "hard and fast".

  6. Specialized fields such as Cryptology and Malware Analysis.

    Of course if you just want to do "pentesting/vuln assessment" in which you rely more on toolsets (for example, Nmap>Nessus>Metasploit) structured around a methodology/framework than you may want to look into one of the PACKT books on Kali or backtrack, get familiar with the tools you will use such as Nmap and Wireshark, and learn basic Networking (a simple CompTIA Networking+ book will be a good enough start). I personally did not go this route nor would I recommend it as it generally shys away from the foundations and seems to me to be settling for becoming comfortable with tools that abstract you from the real "meat" of exploitation and all the things that make NetSec great, fun and challenging in the first place. But everyone is different and it's really more of a personal choice. (By the way, I'm not suggesting this is "lame" or anything, it was just not for me.)

    *edited a name out

u/Exceliber · 19 pointsr/gaybros

A.) Gym membership to a gym I actually want to go to

B.) A decent set of chef's knives and a good cutting board

C.) Power saw and power drill/driver

D.) Cooking For Geeks and Mindfulness: Plain and Simple

Although not directly this book, I think it's a good place to start reading about mindfulness and helping start a journey into introspection. I have a few minor quibbles with his presentation, but I think it's a solid intro book.

u/boss413 · 17 pointsr/Cooking

Give sous vide a try--it's the gateway drug of modernist techniques, because you really only need a probe thermometer, freezer bags, a pot of water, and maybe an oven to do it. It'll let you know just how worth it the whole world of modernist techniques are. And then you'll feel compelled to actually get an immersion circulator and a vacuum sealer to do it easier as you become increasingly addicted to it.

Things that are helpful for modernist techniques but aren't particularly esoteric and won't break the bank: A steel plate, propane blow torch from the hardware store, whipping siphon, pressure cooker. The next step is chemistry, which means thickeners (carageenan and agar agar were my first purchases) and gels (sodium alginate and calcium chloride), and recently I picked up some meat glue (transglutaminase). After that it's buying expensive lab equipment to feed your habit, which I haven't stepped into yet [because I don't have a house for it]. I want a pacojet.

As for resources, my first book was Cooking for Geeks, then the Modernist Cuisine book set from Nathan Myhrvold (and have it signed by him "For Science!") which is the bible, but free options include their website, Seattle Food Geek, molecular recipes, this YouTube playlist from Harvard and the usual science-based cooking resources like Good Eats, America's Test Kitchen, and Chef Steps.

u/timmyburns · 16 pointsr/LifeProTips

Shit yea. Peep The Art Of Human Hacking by Hadnagy - it's incredible. Goes into the science behind human interaction.

Now, keep in mind that I'm not suggesting you manipulate people to do your bidding, although that can be done using these same techniques. With great power comes great responsibility!

u/RUPickman · 16 pointsr/compsci

I liked Applied Cryptography by Bruce Schneier. Easy read.


u/pipocaQuemada · 16 pointsr/Cooking

He might also like Cooking for Geeks, The Science of Good Cooking and On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen.

I've only read the first, but I've heard good things about all three.

u/YoungModern · 14 pointsr/GenderCritical

Angela Nagle wrote a book called Kill All Normies: Online Culture Wars From 4Chan And Tumblr To Trump And The Alt-Right. It covers the full spectrum of the libfem and alt-right identity mania plaguing our poltics. Here's a good intro:

I suggest that you also read Mark Fisher's "Exiting the Vampire Castle" about the toxic libfem "callout" culture. It's very much an update of the Jo Freeman article for the internet era.

u/ATerribleNinja · 14 pointsr/neoliberal

I can't believe we live in a world where this is a serious book: Kill All Normies: Online Culture Wars From 4Chan And Tumblr To Trump And The Alt-Right

She just did an interview on the Ezra Klein Show, in case any of you normies aren't following that podcast yet.

u/Sagan4life · 13 pointsr/AskCulinary

Cooking for Geeks. I've read all the books mentioned in the thread thus far, but I think this book will be more your sister's speed.

I found it a lot more fun to read than the others. It has some hard-hitting science in it. If you were interested in actual food science books, I have a library of over 500 pdfs if you wanted to look through them.

u/apockalupsis · 13 pointsr/GamerGhazi

Interesting analysis. I have been thinking the same lately, while reading Biella Coleman's recent book on Anonymous. She is quite sympathetic to anon culture, as am I, despite its toxic elements. The interesting question is how the consensus seemed to drift in a weird, conservative way around GG, when in the past it supported more progressive causes (Steubenville, etc.). Are these just different subgroups within anon, have people drifted (eg. weev revealing himself to be a plain old unironic racist), have some boards always been this fucked, what's the story?

u/Murrabbit · 12 pointsr/SubredditDrama

>Uhh... what?

Some reading for you. Obviously gamergate wasn't the genesis of the alt-right, but it was certainly a major driver in it's rise to prominence and a very popular pathway for nerdy young men to join the radical right-wing.

u/veggiesama · 12 pointsr/changemyview

I think T-shirt slogans and Twitter hashtags are just another type of "performative wokeness" that lets your colleagues demonstrate to one another how seriously they take racial injustice. It's really not attacking white people, because it's more likely than not to be a white person wearing the damn thing.

At this point, these activists are not interested in generating a dialogue with others outside their in-group. They're looking to solidify bonds with each other. It's a bit of ass-backwards tribalism, but liberals are sick and tired of having to be the adult in the room, so college-aged academics are happy to adopt a sarcastic, countercultural, 4chan-style "burn it all down" approach in order to build a foundation to stand on against out-group members. It's an emotional release rather than a productive move in favor of social liberalism.

I really enjoyed reading Kill All Normies, which breaks down the politics of transgression (attacking what we think is socially acceptable or polite) that both Tumblr reactionaries and alt-right superstars have engaged in. I see the "white tears" stuff as a natural extension of that, an attempt to reclaim a transgressive voice on the left that falls on a lot of deaf ears because of its inherent contradiction.

In other words, those slogans are not inflammatory or counterproductive to social liberalism, because they never were intended to advance social liberalism. Instead, they have been successful in uniting certain voices in this blip of time during the Trump era (for better or for worse), though I'm not sure how much longer that kind of rhetoric can sustain itself beyond that.

u/um--no · 12 pointsr/BrasildoB

No final do texto desta postagem, o autor recomenda este outro texto, muito informativo, sobre a origem dessa "nova direita" da internet, que foi, em parte, responsável pela ascenção do Bolsonaro. Trecho:

>O rancor contra a esquerda extrapolava a influência de Olavo: era possível detectá-lo no Vale Tudo e em outros fóruns da internet, como os estrangeiros Reddit e 4chan, que cada vez mais passavam a atacar sistematicamente qualquer comportamento ou ideia relacionado com a esquerda. O ressentimento, que a princípio eu supunha motivado apenas por uma noção de injustiça intelectual associada ao esquecimento de ideias e autores, era inseparável dos preconceitos que até então não percebera entre meus colegas. Nesse contexto, o que se identifica no senso comum como “politicamente correto” virou uma espécie de panaceia do mal: assim se classificam os textos considerados “emburrecedores” dos universitários brasileiros, o policiamento de piadas tão caras àqueles adolescentes e, mais importante, as críticas ao discurso machista e homofóbico em plena vigência em toda a sociedade. Para os meus colegas usuários, tratava-se de um ataque frontal: numa tacada só, estavam suprimindo suas leituras, seu senso de humor e até a possibilidade de ventilar suas frustrações amorosas. O Fórum, aos poucos, ganhava contornos de um espaço de “resistência”, e o que antes era só lamentação por uma vida amorosa frustrada deixou de parecer papo de adolescente para se transformar num celeiro de ódio contra as mulheres e outros grupos.

Esse último autor também cita o livro Kill All Normies, que parece muito promissor, sobre o fenômeno alt-right do 4chan nos EUA. Vou dar uma olhada nos próximos dias.

Se alguém aí é da área de ciência política/jornalismo, aí estão os assuntos das suas teses.

u/LocalAmazonBot · 9 pointsr/SocialEngineering

Here are some links for the product in the above comment for different countries:

Link: Social Engineering

u/FailBetter · 9 pointsr/HelloInternet

Harris Wittels, the inventor of the term, even wrote a book of humblebrags.

u/RoninByDesign · 9 pointsr/JoeRogan

On a related note i suggest the book "kill all normies" for a really good take on this topic. It gives a really fair(in my opinion) analyzation of both sides of these internet social wars and how they grew and feed off eachother.

u/blore40 · 8 pointsr/india

Similar killings happened in Iran when Stuxnet and its variants were wrecking the enrichment centrifuges.

Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Kim Zetter is a great whodunnit exploring the failures of the centrifuges.

u/reed_wright · 8 pointsr/AskSocialScience

Martin Gurri has some thought provoking answers to this in The Revolt of the Public: The Crisis of Authority in the New Millenium. He argues that social media and other new interactive 21st century information technologies constitute a sea change of similar caliber to the arrival of the printing press. Across the world, the new technologies make it relatively easy for ordinary people to both find damning information about elites, get the word out, and spontaneously organize. This, Gurri argues, is a huge change from just 30 years ago, when the relatively meager information, communication, and organizing resources available to the public made it much less likely that they would challenge those in authority.

Gurri points to a broader pattern than just populist nationalism — easy to see in some of the examples you cited — in which politics is increasingly against. Even those who get elected (He actually argues Trump and Obama are part of this same phenomenon!) cast themselves in the role of David struggling against the Goliath evil elite establishment. In an era in which it’s become cheap and easy to crucify elites, those who make everything about that which they oppose gain an advantage. And those who instead speak clearly about what they stand for expose themselves to an entire internet full of people/actors who would love to take them down, no matter what they stand for.

u/RamonaLittle · 8 pointsr/anonymous

Biella Coleman describes this in her book, so you might want to read that. The interesting thing is that for some operations, the targets, participants, and general public thought the firepower was from a huge number of people each using LOIC or whatever, but the most impact actually came from a small number of Anons using botnets. And the botnet guys were lying to all the other Anons and letting them think everyone was equal in it. So even if someone describes to you how it works, they don't necessarily know.

Also it's changed over time as Anonymous got larger and more diffuse. Originally people would gather in chat rooms and try to reach something of a consensus before acting, but later on, someone would get an idea and just go for it without running it past other people. Which is why those later ops tended to be less effective, because they had fewer people and more half-baked ideas.

Now it's mostly dead.

u/julietscause · 8 pointsr/netsecstudents

check out r/oscp Lots of blogs being posted over there almost on a weekly basis on what people did to get ready for the test and about the test.

> I have just set up simple virtual lab (Metaspolitable + Kali ) so where should I start ?! Is there any curriculum or learning path I need to follow to make my life easier ?!

What is your background when it comes to this stuff?

You need also learn about Windows exploitation

>Would you recommend specific course where you can get all what you need for OSCP in one place ?!

They already have a course to get you going. If you are totally new to this world, check out CEH, it will hold you hand and at least introduce you to the concepts of pentesting but the cert doesnt mean jack shit unless you are going for a 8750 requirement.

elearning has some basic pentesting courses to get you started and its a lot more hand holding that OSCPs material. However they seem to focus on relying on metasploit a lot more than you are allowed to use

u/docb30tn · 7 pointsr/preppers

Fierce_Fox is right. FM manuals such as FM-217-76 Survival.....may be somewhat outdated but the information is reliable.
As a Medic/EMT my prepping focuses on my skill set with everything else falling close in line. I have a lot of information in digital format; both on USB and a small external drive. I have a small tablet that is in my BoB for reading documents and such.
At a minimum, here are my suggestions:
FM 21-76 Survival - Department of the Army
SAS Survival Guide -
The Pocket Prepper's Guide - Bernie Car
The Complete Disaster Home Preparation Guide - Robert Roskind
How To Survive the End of the World As We Know It-James Wesley,Rawles
Bug Out - Scott B. Williams
When There Is No Doctor - Gerard S. Doyle, MD -
The Ultimate Survival Medicine Guide - Joseph Alton, MD & Amy Alton, ARNP -
Last, but not least, The Zombie Survival Guide - Max Brooks
The last one is more humor but it does have many great points and ideas.
A library that covered everything would be very heavy and take up a bit of space. For the minimum, at least 1-2 books on everything one will need to survive will still be a lot. These books should be read, reread, and read again. We can't memorize everything, but having this to go back on when needed is a great addition. There's tons of information online and downloadable for free.
Depending on one's skill set, then they may not need as much. Teach others in a group is a must. Can't have one person be the ONLY one who can do 'this' skill. IMO, research should always be the first step. So much information out there and it's free.

u/dunnomate · 7 pointsr/hacking
u/urbal · 7 pointsr/SocialEngineering

Where Ghost in the Wires is more a story book filled with great tales of hacking and phreaking, Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking is more a HowTo book for SE.

u/NoShadowKicks · 7 pointsr/preppers

I will use these two weapons.

This and this.

u/tacticalintel · 7 pointsr/SocialEngineering

chris hadnagy has a good book

kevin mitnick also has one "the art of deception"

hopefully my book will come out soon too :-)

u/[deleted] · 7 pointsr/


Actually, maybe that's why my relationships max out at two years.

u/shazzdeeds · 7 pointsr/programming

this should keep you busy for awhile.

u/hkline76 · 7 pointsr/Documentaries

Just finished a book on stuxnet and I find it absolutely fascinating. Haven't watched the documentary yet, but if anyone is looking for more information, check out this book. It's written so anyone can understand it without any prior knowledge of computer viruses or nuclear power. I can't recommend it enough.

u/Better_MixMaster · 7 pointsr/The_Donald is their Amazon page. Be a shame if people started leaving bad reviews.

u/fatangaboo · 6 pointsr/AskEngineers

Applied Cryptography might be useful to you.

u/77ticktock · 6 pointsr/raspberry_pi

A great video to start... and the relevant book.. This will serve as an excellent resource for now and future developers interfacing with vehicles.

u/EHStormcrow · 6 pointsr/france

> Mais je pense aussi que tu sous-estimes l'influence du "SJW" dans les médias, et surtout dans les universités américaines. C'est pas tout à fait une caricature, ça existe vraiment, et c'est assez répandu sur les campus. Ces personnes ont aussi des héroïnes et des médias qui sont les leurs (Lena Dunham est sans doute le plus grand exemple). Elles existent réellement, elles ne sont pas cantonnées à l'internet.

Pour ceux que le sujet intéresse, je vous suggère la lecture de Kill all normies.

Y a des choses intéressantes sur l'alt-gauche, leur pouvoir notamment à travers les "call out" sur Twitter/Tumblr et leur influence. Un de leurs éléments identifiants c'est la transgression (élément qu'elle partage avec l'alt-droite): enfoncer des portes ouvertes, des lieux communs culturels et sociaux, choquer et surtout être vus en train de le faire.

u/MeridianJP · 5 pointsr/finance
  1. Do thorough first aid course.

  2. Read How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It: Tactics, Techniques and Technologies for Uncertain Times

  3. Subscribe to subreddits /r/collapse, /r/survival and /r/zombies

  4. Break any addictions if you have them

  5. Get fit and healthy
u/Odie-san · 5 pointsr/collapse

The best book I've read on the subject urban survival is How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It.

For wilderness survival go for The SAS Survival Handbook.

As for growing crops, first aid, things like that, I find its best to learn those skills from a non-survival oriented book. You can apply the skills you learn in them to your personal situation (geographical location, financial restraints, likely local disasters, etc).

That being said, the best books on growing food and livestock are The Encyclopedia of Country Living and The Backyard Homestead.

Finally, while it's technically not a book, The Survival Podcast has a priceless wealth of informational podcasts on different subjects pertaining to modern survivalism.

u/ultrabowser · 5 pointsr/2b2t
u/q1u2acker · 5 pointsr/mathbooks

That book is probably what you want. It looks like it focuses more on math and how it applies to cryptography rather than on crypto algorithms and how they work, pros/cons, etc. It was also used in this math class at Berkeley (lots of extra reading material on that page too).

Again, I think the book you found is what you want. But here are some other options if you want some:

u/csguydn · 5 pointsr/personalfinance

I currently work 2 jobs and have my fingers in a lot of pies.

That being said, I still find the time to cook. Not as much as I like, but I do so quite regularly.

Aside from reading cook books, watching Good Eats, and America's Test Kitchen, I got the most experience from practice.

I also visit these subreddits.

Book wise, I have quite a few books on both technique and the food itself.

A few of my favorites are:

On Food and Cooking by McGee -

Cooking for Geeks by Potter -

How to Cook Everything by Bittman -

and a multitude of others.

u/railaway · 5 pointsr/Cooking

I loved Cooking For Geeks by O'Reilly. It gives examples of recipes as it explains the chemistry and physics of what's happening to the food. Very interesting and entertaining, and it upped my cooking game by a lot.

u/generalT · 5 pointsr/politics

attacking infrastructure not connected to the internet is absolutely possible.

if books are more your style:

u/gcjensen · 5 pointsr/Malware

Countdown to Zero Day by Kim Zetter is a good read (amazon)

u/schlurpsy · 5 pointsr/politics

Kill All Normies by Angela Nagel would be a good (up to date) starting point. She's spent the last couple years embedded in their communities investigating them

Bonus dirtbag left interview with her where they talk about how all their motivations are basically sadism

u/humanwire · 4 pointsr/PostCollapse

I live in Los Angeles and I've learned/realized from reading this book that if a serious collapse happens, a big city is the worst place to live. I'm not going to quit my whole life here relocate thinking one day there will be a collapse, but I'm now aware that if I can get out early, I will.

u/sethamin · 4 pointsr/Cooking

Cooking for Geeks

It's not a cookbook; it instead teaches you general techniques and principles, how to think about and approach cooking, and the science behind it all (in an approachable way - not to the level of Harold McGee). There are some recipes, but they're just there to illustrate some topic or technique that was just discussed. This is, by far, the best cooking book I have ever read. I read it cover to cover, which is incredibly rare for me.

u/nits3w · 4 pointsr/Cooking

Cooking for Geeks is very entertaining. It really gets into the science behind cooking.

u/dusting_for_vomit · 4 pointsr/Cooking

The New Basics:

Cooking for Geeks:

These two books really try to explain what is going on with each recipe, and why things are done a certain way. I learn every time I cook with them. Both of these also have sections on how to set up a kitchen (where to find items, where to spend your $$) in a smart way. Really useful if you're new to cooking, or just looking to upgrade your gear.

u/EngrKeith · 4 pointsr/amiga

Remember? How could I forget? My primary blue box was my amiga. For years. I think my program of choice might have been UADialer? Ultimate Access Dialer, I think? Some of these had weird keyboard combinations required to access them on startup.

Pretty good book here. Get close enough to anything, though, and you'll find faults. I especially dislike the lack of coverage for 1980s and 1990s, for the US, where it was supposedly "no longer possible." I STARTED in the late 80s, and participated off and on until after 2000!

u/jikjordan · 4 pointsr/CarHacking

If you want to support the author, Amazon Link

u/mrgosh · 4 pointsr/pbsideachannel

Oh jeez.

I actually kinda want to revisit that DDoS episode for a couple reasons. Not to least, my friend Molly, who helped with that ep, just released her book on the subject which is AMAZING. If you're looking for some reading, highly recommended.

Pairs well with another colleague's book about Anonymous that just came out, if you need new reading times two.

u/thecat12 · 4 pointsr/TechoBlanco

"Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy" sobre Anonymous. Estaba muy interesante por que, uno, describe lo que ha pasado los últimos 6 años en cuanto a seguridad en línea desde la perspectiva de Anonymous, y dos, por que me tocó vivir muchos de esos momentos en línea y en la vida real con lo de Cientología, Wikileaks, Occupy, etc. 10/10 recomendaría.
Antes de eso: "Social Physics". Dice que podemos usar "big data" para monitorear las interacciones de las personas para tomar mejores decisiones sobre como organizar nuestras empresas, organizaciones, y ciudades. Tipo chido, pero lo que argumenta sobre big data según yo puede exacerbar la desigualdad en poder que ya existe entre los "pudientes/1%/corporaciones" y el resto de la "gente común y corriente". También está el peligro de que los algoritmos que usamos para tomar decisiones no tomen en cuenta muchos factores importantes que igual pueden empeorar la disparidad económica y racial que ya existe. Pero tiene ideas muy interesantes. 8/10 léanlo si le entran a este tipo de cosas.
Siguiente: Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Trata sobre la desigualdad que existe y se ha creado con nuestro sistema económico actual. Viene muy recomendado.

u/Devonmartino · 3 pointsr/ADHD

Yeah sure man. I'm on mobile but the TL;DR of what I have so far is that unlike previously, the Internet as a "third place" can be accessed by everyone (unlike, say, a bar) and from around the world.

The use of content aggregators like Reddit that pull from content-focused communities (4chan, for example, has zero emphasis on content creators and has value only in content created and what is contributed to the conversation) result in an influx of people coming into those sites who, abandoning tradition, brought their baggage with them from other sites. Whether they tried to turn 4chan into something it wasn't didn't matter, because that was the perception its users had. Furthermore, the influx of users from other sites did exist, and provably, because the site went from hating all the others, to suddenly being okay with them (and openly admitting to using them no longer disqualified you from conversation).

I'm not going to go into a screed on 4chan, but it's really sad what happened to the culture as a whole; the effect it's had on Internet culture- and IRL culture, particularly in America, as well- is incalculable (but large). Take a look at Whitney Phillips' book "This is Why We Can't Have Nice Things" (it's online, on JSTOR if you have access) and where she talks a lot about the culture of /b/ from 2007-2014, and then go look at /b/ now- it's all porn and narcissistic threads (rate me! Meetup thread? purely porn threads, etc.). My operating theory is that narcissism, a focus on the person and on conformity, was a huge part of the Internet- but except for conformity (and even then not so much due to the source of the userbase as a counterculture), 4chan lacked all of those due to its forced anonymity.

It's kind of like the white supremacists say about how multiculturalism is bad. I don't know or care to offer an opinion on that IRL, but I think it's true within the lens of the Internet. (I'm not a supremacist of any kind, just borrowing the metaphor)

I'm glossing over a lot, and this is a very long TL;DR, but bear in mind that an abstract (a TLDR in essence) is about a page long.

TL;DR of the TL;DR (if this interests you, just read the whole comment FFS): Internet forums are the new "third place." Content aggregators focus more on people than on the creation of content; as a result people look further for things to bring to the table to be the first to hop on a trend. Unfortunately this means that once-unique cultures and Internet places are brought into the mainstream, and those places are not only no longer special- but they get people from outside diluting the culture further.

u/IUsedToBeACave · 3 pointsr/The_Mueller

> In what way is that a HACK on our election?

Social engineering is an accepted form of hacking. Proof

u/tekalon · 3 pointsr/SocialEngineering and the book are good starting points.

u/mdavis00 · 3 pointsr/SocialEngineering

Chris Hadnagy's Art of Hunam Hacking is a good read. Its on audible too.

u/arcsr · 3 pointsr/exmormon

Let me just say this: if you are wanting a community and spiritual feelings or feel goods are there other places that you could get those things? If you check out r/Frisson/ you might get some of those spiritual feelings without the need for a church. Or you can learn how to get strong spritual feelings anytime you like by just remembering a time when you felt that way and then focus on that feeling. Actors use this method to recall feelings during their plays, shows etc so they can make the scene believable. (usually done with anger sadness joy) As for a community wouldn't you rather just join a meetup that already has ideals that meet your own instead of having to do mental gymnastics to make your worldview work? Also be prepared as Mormons tend to be super friendly when they are trying to convert you but once you are converted they focus their efforts elsewhere. That isn't to say this will absolutely happen but it can just ask some of those that are ex-converts to the church on this subreddit you will see what I mean. I think you would be better off finding some real authentic people that think similarly to you and are able to think critically about everything in their lives instead of just anything that doesn't involve religion. Read before you join as well so you know some of the old fallacies and doctrines that are in the history of the church or in other words the un-whitewashed version of TSCC. Also consider do you really want to give your money to a group of con-artists that are working actively to get people to not think critically but instead want people to just have faith in them and their doctrine? If you do this you are perpetuating the problem, if you join, then those who aren't thinking critically of TSCC will just be even more enthralled because "hey look guys an atheist just joined see we have the truth!" Please recognize their niceness for what it is even though they even may genuinely believe they are being nice they are that way because they are told to be from TSCC toward converts not because they actually think they need to help a fellow human just for the sake of helping them, this is especially true if they are trying to pressure you to join. Just think will they still be just as friendly if I decide not to join? If the answer is no then it would seem to me that they are trying to get something out of such as a pat on a back from their bishop, or trying to get a promotion calling such as become a bishop. Think of them as salesmen they actually use many of the same tactics, which also happen to be similar to what social engineers use. Social engineer is just an elaborate name for a con-artist. See what I mean in this book [here.] ( As for social conservative please elaborate do you dislike gays? if not they you will see this church does some real damage with that community with their policy that any gay families children can't be baptized till they are 18 and renounce their parents marriage. It's really outrageous. If you just want limited government then I share that sentiment I don't really love either party, as such you can find people that share your values and don't need to join a church to get spiritual fulfillment and social fulfillment.

u/InAFakeBritishAccent · 3 pointsr/news

I remember reading this one

I went to the NCSU stacks and grabbed an armful from the psychology section so my memory is fuzzy. The best one had a profile of two people's faces yelling at each other but I can't remember the title.

Other good reads that will roundabout teach the same mechanics:

A classic

A more fun read, but less relevant.

With more entrenched ideas like politics it may be useful to look into books on the mechanics of brainwashing. If you learn how to build a bomb, you learn a lot about diffusing them. You also may learn we're all mildly brainwashed in some innocuous way or another.

And if you're not much of a reader, Chris Voss puts most of these ideas pretty eloquently.

Edit: The ones that look more like textbooks than self help tend to be more useful with the exception of Dale Carnegie.

u/xArchitectx · 3 pointsr/AskComputerScience

I'm not an expert here but I've picked up interest in the last 3 months and have been pouring through a lot of online resources related to Cryptography and coding. Here's some of what I've been working with:

Hacking Secret Cipher with Python:
> Great hands on book teaching you about various types of ciphers, how they work, how to break them. If you don't know much coding, that's still okay for this book, you learn some of the Python basics.

Applied Cryptography
> Great book, essentially a cryptographers bible. I got the latest edition on Ebay for $20 total, nearly brand new, so it's cheaper than Amazon

Online course in Cryptography by Dan Boneh - standford
> I'm halfway through this course and I'm loving it. I would be done by now but I've been busy the past couple of weeks.

That first resource is great and really easy to follow. It'll give a nice foundation for computer cryptography. I was able to get through it in a little over a week.

u/wadcann · 3 pointsr/cryptography

This does not make sense to me.

> The Public keys will be base 36 numbers ranging from 00000 (0) to ZZZZZ (60,466,176).

As nsa_at_home points out, the key representation normally has nothing to do with the actual key. Cryptographers will represent things in binary as a convenient standard; you'd say "I want a key with at least 23.5 bits of entropy", say. It's very, very easy to represent a key with N bits of entropy in any form you want, which sounds to be your goal; in this case, you'd take a number in base 2 and just convert it to a number in base 36.

For most purposes, your keyspace is not large enough. Say encryption has a cost of N. That means that brute-forcing your entire keyspace only costs about 60 million times that much. If you want a signing operation to be reasonable on a computer, you probably can't blow more than, oh, say, let's say a second on it for most applications that I can think of. If I'm willing to brute force for a day, I've already covered 1/700th of the keyspace. If I get 700 computers, I've broken your encryption.

Your key has ~25.8 bits of entropy. ln(36\^5)/ln(2). A typical RSA pubkey in practical use today might have a key length of 2048 bits, to give you an idea of what you might want to shoot for.

> The Private Keys need to be originally derived from the public keys mathematically (or Vice Versa)

This makes no sense. The point of public/private key encryption is that the person who has the public key cannot derive the private key; this property means that you can give out the public key without needing to worry about anyone using the public key being able to decode messages others have encoded and sent to use using the public key.

If you don't care about this property, you would be using symmetric encryption, not pub/privkey encryption.

> The Private Keys need to be completely different yet within the same number range (0 - 60466176) without being guessable (ex: very complicated and possibly irreversible).

Now I'm really lost. A key isn't "reversible"; a process is. You can't run a key backwards; it's just a number.

The only other pieces of information out there that it might be deducible from would be the pubkey (and you've already specified that you want the privkey to be derivable from the pubkey, which doesn't make sense either, so that's already reversible) and a known-plaintext attack on the ciphertext (and as I point out above, for most practical uses, your mandated key length is so short that it probably is derivable from the ciphertext for most practical applications).

  • If you want a practical solution here, you don't want to invent a new pubkey system. That is incredibly difficult; it's taken years and many many people hammering on various crypto systems (and breaking some of them) to get us to where we are now. You want to build something with existing pubkey systems. You might want to explain what your practical goals are, because the requirements of the thing specified just don't make sense for any real-world system.

  • If you want to learn about crypto, and want to do a pubkey system as a form of practice, you are probably going to be better off reading your way through existing material than trying to learn by doing things from scratch. Honestly. I'd recommend reading and comfortably understanding Applied Cryptography to at least have a reasonable understanding of the issues that you're going to deal with. I have not read it, but I know enough people who do know what they're talking about who recommend it that it'd be my go-to recommendation. I think that you may be dramatically underestimating the scope of work that goes into developing basic crypto tools like pubkey systems.
u/ddp · 3 pointsr/cryptography

Applied Cryptography is considered one of the best introductions.

u/KevZero · 3 pointsr/technology

Bruce Schneier is Chief Security Technology Officer of British Telecom, one of the world's leading security experts and a very vocal advocate of strong security practices that benefit common people. He's published his crypto-gram newsletter since 1998, which is translated into several different languages, and published several books on the topic, including Applied Cryptography. If anyone is qualified to give testimony to Congress on the subject of technical measures to ensure airport security, it's this man.

u/B_Master · 3 pointsr/askscience

Applied Cryptography: Protocols, Algorithms, and Source Code in C by Bruce Schneier. Bruce Schneier is basically the Chuck Norris of Information Assurance. The book is old and many of the technical details about cryptography are out of date, but it's still probably the best introduction to the subject.

u/nqc · 3 pointsr/AskNetsec

Schneier's Applied Cryptography can be difficult to get through, but it is a really good book to spot read / keep as a reference.

I'd also start reading blogs to get into the security mindset. Schneier on Security, Krebs, the podcasts that have been mentioned by other posts. They often have really good archives, too.

u/The_Tic-Tac_Kid · 3 pointsr/CFBOffTopic

I don't actually have the stuff for mac and cheese at the moment.

I started from the basic recipe this cookbook gives you and then Injust kinda improvise

u/taricorp · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

I love my copy of Cooking for Geeks. It's rather light on actual recipes, but the extensive theory really helps for just making up a dish on the spot.

Between that and the Doubleday Cookbook (~800 pages of nothing but recipes), I hardly need anything else.

u/koxkoxkox · 3 pointsr/france

Je voudrais m'acheter un livre de cuisine qui parle un peu de la science derrière et qui explique à quoi sert chaque étape.

J'ai quelques références en anglais, du genre I'm just here for the food ou Cooking for geeks, est-ce que quelqu'un aurait de bons livres en français sur le sujet (ou de meilleurs bouquins en anglais)?

u/echoseigo · 3 pointsr/Cooking

I've heard good things about Cooking for Geeks for someone who doesnt know how to scramble an egg.

u/rrriot · 3 pointsr/hacking

The guy that wrote that blog post has a good book called Spam Nation that talks about his deep dive investigation into Russian cybercrime gangs. It's incredibly good, and he's one of the best reporters on the cyber underground.

I'd also look for the coverage of Stuxnet. There's a really good documentary about it called zer0days, and since you specifically asked about books you could do Countdown to Zero though I haven't read it so I don't know how good it is. If you haven't heard about Stuxnet it's a fascinating story about just how advanced US cyber warfare capability is.

u/WhoIsGoat · 3 pointsr/MrRobot

I don't think you will find a book on a global financial crisis as devastating as Mr.Robot from a hack, but you can find books such as "Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon" that deal with real world scenarios that can turn cyber weapons into real world problems portrayed in Mr.Robot

u/bigger_than_jesus · 3 pointsr/news

Two great pieces on Operation Olympic Games AKA Stuxnet

Book: Countdown to Zero Day

Documentary: Zero Days

u/Chives_ · 3 pointsr/worldnews

Last time an unprecedented worldwide hack occurred the person involved wrote a book about it. Verifiable conformation isn't much to ask for here, especially when America's made up stuff before.

u/IMADV8 · 3 pointsr/AskTechnology

A guy I work with teaches ethical hacking courses, advises a college cybersecurity club, and maintains an ethical hacking lab. These are all things he's been getting into lately.

Lockpicking set


The Car Hacker's Handbook




DB9 to OBDII cable


Tiny quadcopter (upgradeable, has a camera for use with monitors or video goggles to give you a first-person view, fantastic if you have a cat)



u/TheRealMoofoo · 3 pointsr/politics
u/DinoSalesman · 3 pointsr/AskSocialScience

This is probably the paper on aggregate personalities. I'd also recommend the book Kill all Normies, which is about 4Chan's personality.

Edit: Link fixed

u/wiking85 · 3 pointsr/FeMRADebates're Irish and you studied TRP...are you Angela Nagel?

u/jazzmoses · 3 pointsr/btc

> bitcoin will not prevent the government from bailing out banks, or any enterprise that "is too big to fail"

The ability of governments to bail out institutions with huge sums of cash will be greatly restrained when their state currencies fail and they can no longer print money at will.

I do agree with you that Bitcoin does not need to mean an end to third-party banking, lending or FR, nor do I believe that it should, but you don't seem to appreciate that Satoshi did express deep political motivations for developing Bitcoin.

I would recommend The Book of Satoshi for among other things a good primer on Satoshi's political leanings.

u/annoyedsine · 2 pointsr/politics

Since people seem to be throwing out book recommendations, I'll add This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things. It's still on my "to read" pile, but it seems to tackle the whys and wherefores of trolling head-on.

u/ExtremeHobo · 2 pointsr/PostCollapse

I think this would be too much for one book. Having different books written by experts in their respective fields makes the most sense.

I think the book (How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It)[ by James Rawles does great as an overview and from there he recommends many different other books that focus on specific things like growing crops and preserving food.

The point of my post is that its going to take a library to survive.

u/HalfdanAsbjorn · 2 pointsr/PostCollapse

Picked one up yesterday: How To Survive The End Of The World As We Know It. So far so good.

u/edheler · 2 pointsr/preppers

My only issue is that all of the books listed are all geared towards surviving in the wild. There is definitely a place for that and we should all be ready to bug out if it is necessary. If I have to bug out then my first half dozen plans have all failed.

If your goal is to bug in and survive for as long as you can in a world gone mad I recommend starting with How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It: Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies for Uncertain Times. Once you have started to work your way through Rawles advice and started building your lists of lists my next suggestion is The Encyclopedia of Country Living.

Once you get through those two books then you should have a pretty good idea of how you're going to want to prioritize those lists you should have already made.

u/JUSTIN_HERGINA · 2 pointsr/conspiracy

Look up this book.

I reckon it covers most everything

u/jaroberts24 · 2 pointsr/zombies

I live in NYC and was around for 9/11 and the blackout, and both times, through all the chaos, I met up with friends and random people and pooled our money together and bought beer and hung out on rooftops - so I'm not sure how I would handle a long-term scenario (both of these 'disasters' were very localized and pretty much had things go back to semi-normal within a day or two).

But it did get me to realize that disasters happen like this and got me thinking. Recently, I bought and read these books and subsequently followed some of their advice to get a little more prepared.

Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family

How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It: Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies for Uncertain Times

TL; DR: Every time I've been in a disaster scenario, I got drunk. But it made me realize I'm unprepared so I bought some books about it.

u/dadoftwins71309 · 2 pointsr/SocialEngineering

You're correct. And they do a great podcast, as well as Chris' book:

u/xarkonnen · 2 pointsr/SocialEngineering

Why not Social Engineering by Chris Hadnagy? This book has a lot of really interesting and dangerous insights into manipulative psychological techniques.

Just read chapters on elicitation, pretexting, psychology and related stuff, side away technical information.

u/Javlin · 2 pointsr/IWantToLearn

I am an avid "people watcher" and notice things other people don't. I often accidently memorize things I would never need to memorize.
(like the license plate from the car in front of mine while driving)

Advice (things I have noticed):

Watch things, see a bird? Watch it. See a group of people? Watch them. It helps to be in a higher place. Have you ever noticed people almost NEVER look up when in the mall? Stands at the edge and look down.
Always, always, always, look around. Never stop looking around. Learn to do it naturally and to pay attention to something or someone while still studying your surroundings.

If you feel wierd watching people, wear headphones or hold a phone. Sounds dumb, I know. But what I have found is if you are wearing noticable headphones or have a phone in your hand. People don't expect or think it's wierd that you are staring in random directions which include theirs. Act like you have a reason to be there.

Remember how tall you are, it can help you find the height of objects or people.

Remember, most of the things you learn in a day will vanish within 20 seconds because of your short term memory and the way your brain sorts what to keep and what not. But that's not the point right now. The more you watch and pay attention. The more you will retain.

Make it a game, it will eventually give you a feeling of having the upper hand on people.

EDIT: If you also want to learn about people, not just details then I suggest you read about Social engineering. One of my personal favorite books is

u/nickik · 2 pointsr/suggestmeabook

You might like, Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking. Its actually happend and he uses a combination of computer and human hacking to achive his goals. Its not one long story but multible storys.

He has many more books on the subject.

u/SirBaronBamboozle · 2 pointsr/HowToHack
u/munky9001 · 2 pointsr/netsec

>*Learn social engineering, somehow.

It just came out couple days ago. Publisher's release date is today infact. For that reason I havent read it and cant say if it's good or not.

u/username6571 · 2 pointsr/SocialEngineering

It's like on the cover of this book

u/bwbeer · 2 pointsr/books

Applied Cryptology is the text you want.

u/_armen · 2 pointsr/encryption

For what it's worth, cryptography is famously hard to get right and I would strongly recommend that you use existing crypto software if you are actually trying to secure your computer.

That said, if you're interested in coding and want to learn more about encryption just for fun, you should check out the Matasano Crypto Challenges. They teach you about the fundamentals of cryptography by having you build a bunch of ciphers and then break them.

If you're looking into doing this more professionally, I've been told that Cryptography Engineering and Applied Cryptography are some good resources, though I haven't read them myself.

u/_reverse · 2 pointsr/netsec

All the credit goes to Applied Cryptography

u/8lue · 2 pointsr/netsecstudents

I made a similar jump, IT to Security Analyst.

I spun up a home lab in vmware with Kali, metasploitable, splunk, pfsense and security onion (for snorby).

I read a couple books:

Network Intrusion Detection:

Applied Cryptography:

Between this and diving into security centered news sites I went from 0 to (what felt like 60) in about 3 months. I was picked up as a security analyst for a pretty solid tech company.

u/f0rc3u2 · 2 pointsr/foodhacks

Believe me, it does work ;) I tried it a couple of times, also have a look at "Cooking for Geeks", it has a few recipes for dishwasher cooking.

Fun fact: Adam Savage is featured in that book, but I'm not sure if he's in the dishwasher chapter as well ^ ^

u/The_Zeus_Is_Loose · 2 pointsr/AskReddit
u/KennyLovesYou · 2 pointsr/Cooking

By far, my favorite and most loved book is Cooking for Geeks, while I'm not a geek, it's still a great reference for everything imaginable, and explains why food cooks the way it cooks, or why food reacts the way it does. Helps avoid mistakes and become independent if you don't have any book for a recipe on hand.

u/HotRodLincoln · 2 pointsr/IWantToLearn

I truly recommend Cooking for Geeks, I love it.

u/Chaseshaw · 2 pointsr/intj

I actually love it. I kinda geek out over it. check out things like:

for instance, did you know the boiling point of table salt is about 230 degrees F? if you're cooking something about to go into the oven above that temp, you'll never taste the salt. save it and salt after at the table, or switch to sea salt, which boils hotter.

u/JimsFlight · 2 pointsr/ChemicalEngineering

I've been really into coffee making/roasting. I added a pressure gauge to my machine, as well as a PID controller. I also built a coffee roaster using an old convection oven. I've also done beer brewing and fish keeping, which seem to be common to a few ChemE's at work.


That book will put you on the right track if you ever considered working in food production. I got a job at a chocolate factory using some of the concepts out of it.

Also consider buying an Arduino and building some control systems. is a good place to get started

u/para_bailar_la_bamba · 2 pointsr/GWABackstage

Tequila is chill af and makes the commute go so much fast... although I sometimes wish the commute was longer so I could listen to it more. :P

And you're darn tootin' that I love cooking! A sizeable chunk of my YouTube subscriptions are just cooking channels and I got Cooking for Geeks for Christmas, and I'm still working my way through it...

u/Arkolix · 2 pointsr/Cooking

I understand Harold McGee's On Food and Cooking is a classic and very highly reviewed. It clocks in at just under 900 pages though, and I haven't read it so I can't personally recommend it.

I myself am partway through Cooking For Geeks - it can be a little gimmicky at times, but it's a very accessible/enjoyable book covering the science behind it all!

u/J_n_CA · 2 pointsr/Purism

I do agree they could and have tampered with shipping on things in the past (Countdown to Zero Day ); however, for the NSA (as an example) to target ordinary citizens seems a bit out of focus for what the NSA would want to use resources on. I'm not saying they would not (please excuse the double negative), it seems like a lot of effort for next to zero gain. They would want to target individuals of high interest for sure and have shown in the past to be very specific on how they target them. Again the above mentioned book details how specific the Stuxnet virus was to avoid it from activating on every logic controller or found. I feel the same would be true for certain agency's to target select individuals not an entire group.
Also, if this bothers you then how can you trust VPN encryption at this point? Who can say they have or have not broken that? How can you trust they haven't broken HTTPS encryption? We can "what if" this to death.
For myself, I'm really looking forward to this phone for the lack of a company tracking me. No more Google listening to everything I say within ear shot of my phone. No more Google tracking everywhere I've been all day Watch this.

The NSA cares about national security, you downloading that new album of MP3s with Bit torrent is a matter for other agencies. Why waste the resources?

u/BeanBagKing · 2 pointsr/AskNetsec

Read that book if you want a real life James Bond type story. It details the work done to bypass airgapped machines and sabotage uranium centrifuges. Seriously good book!

u/microprocessorguy · 2 pointsr/engineering

Depending on exactly what part of the automotive computing field you want to get involved in you may be better off with Computer Science (machine vision, deep learning, etc), Computer Engineering (sensor design, bus interfaces, etc) or Electrical Engineering (analog design, signal integrity, etc). A great book to get started is The Car Hackers Handbook

u/Hythy · 2 pointsr/PoliticalHumor

I agree (to an extent).

I think that the rhetoric used by progressives has gone a long way towards alienating people whose experience of drawing the short lot in life doesn't fit into an increasingly atomising intersectional intellectual discussion of "identity".

I think a lot of poor whites who feel (and have in reality been) left behind find the current identity politics that are so popular on collage campuses as an insult.

We on the left need to address this. The left was supposed to be about solidarity, but in recent years identity politics as a central theme has followed a perversely free market consumerist logic. It's like a tivo for the political landscape.

Conversely the right has co-opted the same assumptions of historically left wing thinkers in their critique of modern discourse.

I'm not advocating an "all lives matter" bs cop out, but that as long as we are focused on academic arguments about identity that leave the working classes alienated, then the progress we make will always be hindered by the resentment it fosters.

Not sure how to save it, but I hope we can.

Full disclosure: I am a white heterosexual cisco male, so I understand that my perspective on the importance and impact of identity politics is grounded in a privileged perspective, but I don't think that shutting people out is the solution.

Edit: added the bit about agreeing, in case my wall of text put anyone off reading the wall of text.

Edit 2: My thinking on this issue has been shaped largely by this book.

There are certainly aspects of her thesis I fundamentally disagree with (a modernist perspective on progress is something I find kinda problematic -but I am wearing a t-shirt with Foucault on it as I write, so I might be a little biased. Also her turn against "counter culture", although I think that in fairness the author means that transgression for the sake of transgression is a hollow concept that has been romanticised by the left for too long -and with that I would begrudgingly agree. Although I do think it makes for a powerful tool to question our own assumptions).

u/Heywood12 · 2 pointsr/RedditCritiques

The Baffler was there on these people a while ago, Angela Nagel took the work from that and expanded it into a book....mostly because Incels become Proud Boys and the polo shirt goons of the Alt-Right - there is nowhere else to go if you both "love" and yet fear/hate women: these people do not exist on the far-Left.

u/WinterTyme · 2 pointsr/AskTrumpSupporters

"The Political Class" is from 2018, but in general I don't think this year has been particularly good for books.

I'm also a fan of "Dark Deleuze" from 2016.

If I had to pick one recent one, I'd pick "Kill All Normies" from 2017.

u/WalkingDad · 2 pointsr/de

Gib dir 'Kill All Normies' von Angela Nagle.
Ein exzellentes Buch, das nachzeichnet wie sich linke und rechte Empörungskultur gegenseitig hochgeschaukelt haben.

u/infohack · 2 pointsr/ChapoTrapHouse

This video is brand new, and much of the theory behind it has only been fleshed out since the election. Nagle's book, Kill All Normies came out in June.

u/Zexov · 2 pointsr/netsecstudents

Super helpful! Thanks for the response. Might be dumb but what does CEH stand for? I'll avoid it as it sounds like I should.

I bought this book and this book I'll do all the excercises in them.

What are the CTF's you mention?

Thanks again though, very helpful.

u/Demonicat · 2 pointsr/cybersecurity

A lot depends on the school and the program- some are operations focused, others are management focused. What school are you going to? It sounds like you're pretty well ahead already, so I wouldn't worry too much, especially as you will be reading a lot for school, but if I had to give you one book, I'd go with the Hacker's Playbook Its a far better book that the for dummies series.

u/bluemeep · 1 pointr/fnv

I was at the bookstore the other day and this started playing. I had this book in my hands at the time. Friggin' plotzed.

u/letmeexplainit · 1 pointr/preppers

The owner of that blog wrote a fantastic book that got my husband and I started. That man thinks of everything!

I can't recommend this book enough - it's a fantastic resource. We've purchased it and are following his advice in most aspects.

u/mattgif · 1 pointr/kindle

I imagine that their warehouses will get some in up to two weeks before they ship. There are a few ways to score one early. My favorite method for getting early deliveries from Amazon requires you to spend a little bit more money. Add this, this, this and this to your cart and use your Amazon prime to get overnight shipping.

Now you've got a little reading to do (no big deal for us Kindle lovers though, right? LOL!) Give this a read. On your PC, I guess since you don't have a kindle right now :(. Maybe print it out.

You've still got a few weeks before they hit the warehouses. Give this page a once over. Which one of those is nearby you? Take a drive down to the airport and do a little Kindle-lover pilgrimage! Make some notes about what people are wearing. You'll want to get an outfit like that.

Go back a few more times at different times of day. Get a feel for the flow of the place.

Now we have some more reading to do! Pick up the Kindle edition of this and read it on your PC (you'll get to put it on your new Kindle soon!). (I <3 Calibre's reader for this sort of thing.)

Hold on, someone's at my door. Probably about that slick "free TV from Best Buy" deal I posted a while ago! BRB!

u/uhdoy · 1 pointr/AskReddit

There is a book that just recently came out, titled Social Engineering that is very in depth. The author also has a website and podcast. I liked the book, and the pod casts are pretty neat. The only thing w/ the pod casts is that they are a little heavy on the chit-chat, a little light on the information.

  1. The book: Download,Amazon
  2. The Website/Podcast
u/sunderfrost · 1 pointr/videos

It's totally a thing and it's one of my favorite parts of my job - but it can get really dark too when we do phishing/open source intelligence gathering :/

u/AR-Fifteen · 1 pointr/iamverysmart

Making up a persona and using articles to improve your search rank =/= social engineering, which has to do with hacking. They aren't even remotely similar. Again, you clearly have no idea what it means.

u/m7tq · 1 pointr/privacy

I would recomend you to read Future Crimes by Marc Goodman mostly deals with the non existence of electronic security though and how it is and can be exploited

Information and Corporate security is a very big subject, so it kind of depends where you intend to take your story. But you can start by reading the Wikipedia article about InfoSec and then see how each area fits into your story and work out from there.

Some realisim in how difficult it can be to track down a hacker, read The Cuckoo's Egg by Clifford Stoll very different from what you see in the media

IMHO the most interesting area in Information security is Social Engineering, it requires cunning and skill, and sometimes you can't stop admiring the talents and genius of some of these people. Read Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking

Each year Verizon release their data breach report it is free to download (don't have to register, just click the download only button) I think that is possibly the best insight you can get into corporate security challenges in 2017

u/DeepStateOfMind · 1 pointr/worldnews

In most public hacks the vector of attack was a human being tricked into clicking a phishing link (Podesta), or being manipulated into thinking they were a justice warrior (Snowden).

Which major hack was purely technical?

u/fuzztester · 1 pointr/hacking

Two books on social engineering I can recommend:

Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking

No Tech Hacking: A Guide to Social Engineering, Dumpster Diving, and Shoulder Surfing

u/Shizuka42 · 1 pointr/Schizoid

These should get you strated:

What Every BODY is Saying Amazon link.

The Definitive Book of Body Language Amazon link

Whit focus on social engineering:

Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking Amazon link

If money is an issue you can find all of these books on pirate bay.

These books are not read-once-and-become-expert, like with any skill it takes time and practice.

u/drunken-doodle · 1 pointr/worldnews

Just wait until people figure out what hackers can do with neuro-linguistic programing.

It is covered briefly in this book, but this is just the tip of the iceberg.

u/ShadowGrund · 1 pointr/books

Always being keen in these areas, a book of social engineering.
Found it in a goodwill for a dollar.

u/bitassassin · 1 pointr/books

Books that changed the way I look at things, and thus changed my life:

Light by M. John Harrison Helped me understand that my feelings of smallness and impotence were pointless. In the greater scheme of things there is always two things: Someone better-off than you, and Someone worse-off than you. Whining about it helps no one.

Crank by Ellen Hopkins Helped me understand my mother's drug abuse. Not condone it of course, but understand it. Within six months of me reading this book, my Mother actually started to get clean. Maybe she found it in my room or something.

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski Through this I learned the true power of fiction. This book makes movies look bad. It is the biggest must-read on my list.

Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking by CHristopher Hadnagy taught me how better to interpret my actions and the actions of others, and in general made me a more observant person. Barring the manipulative side of things, (which it helps you notice as other people do it or you do subconsciously) it helps you understand social interaction on a deeper level than just words.

A Child's First Book of Virtues by Emily Hunter

I'd have to say that this was one of the single most important books of my childhood. It taught me all the important bits. This book was gifted to me right after I learned to read, and I am quite frankly a better person because of it. It helped form the model by which I judged my own character.

And of course a set of the Encyclopedia Britannica and Compton's interactive encyclopedia.

Buh I like reading.

u/WunderBoss · 1 pointr/flask

make sure this is legally waterproof. i've read in Social Engineering that there was prosecution of hired security experts that performed a certain penetration test on their clients servers, because it's still a criminal offence to do so.

u/Disinterpreter · 1 pointr/cryptography

Ok, it's good a question. I loved cryptography learned bitcoin. But i recommended this book!
And if you suck at math i recommended write a code with existing crypto-libs (on python,go,cpp etc....)

u/Gremis · 1 pointr/IWantToLearn

Get a copy of Bruce Scheier's Applied Cryptography, there is plenty of stuff in there that's accessable even without a strict mathematical background. Most (if not all) of the algorithms in the book are explained with an example setup using Alice and Bob (and other characters) to explain the steps of the algorithms.

It also has extensive chapters on modern stream- og blockcifers, which may be somewhat harder to dig into as a novice.

Note that it does not comtain any material on the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), since it was written before that was adopted.

u/curiousGambler · 1 pointr/crypto
u/trolleyfan · 1 pointr/politics

If you "didn't mean" you shouldn't have said "a site like Reddit".

Anyway, no, what we have isn't "secure," but it at least (most places) has a paper trail. Any sort of internet voting system, however, would be less - far less - secure and far more gameable. No system running over the internet can be secure - at least, none that you can then give access to, well, everybody.

See Bruce Schneier's website - the man who literally wrote the book on cryptography.

u/bilus · 1 pointr/bestof

> Suppose the voting machine stores...

No, this isn't how cryptography is used for voting (or can be used) as far as I recall. Recommended read: :) I haven't taken much interest into secure voting apart from what I have read in this excellent book. I think it's a great starting point for any serious thinking about this topic.

I suck at explaining myself. For example, the second serial number I mentioned isn't for YOU and is not meant to prove anything but act as a "fake" (but verifiable) one you can present to blackmailer. I failed to explain even that properly.

As a side note, you make many assumptions about the voting process. For example, where I live you cannot get a duplicate voting card because this means messing with results easier so a photo would indeed be a proof etc. This is a detail though because I think you have much stricter expectations of a cryptographic system than you have of a physical one as if the latter couldn't be tampered with (they are!).

I think I'm not qualified for this discussion simply because cryptography isn't my specialization, esp. in this context. But thank you so much for sharing your thoughts.

u/Nerdlinger · 1 pointr/geek

Oi. Disclaimer: I haven't bought a book in the field in a while, so there might be some new greats that I'm not familiar with. Also, I'm old and have no memory, so I may very well have forgotten some greats. But here is what I can recommend.

I got my start with Koblitz's Course in Number Theory and Cryptography and Schneier's Applied Cryptography. Schneier's is a bit basic, outdated, and erroneous in spots, and the guy is annoying as fuck, but it's still a pretty darned good intro to the field.

If you're strong at math (and computation and complexity theory) then Oded Goldreich's Foundations of Cryptography Volume 1 and Volume 2 are outstanding. If you're not so strong in those areas, you may want to come up to speed with the help of Sipser and Moret first.

Also, if you need to shore up your number theory and algebra, Victor Shoup is the man.

At this point, you ought to have a pretty good base for building on by reading research papers.

One other note, two books that I've not looked at but are written by people I really respect Introduction to Modern Cryptography by Katz and Lindell and Computational Complexity: A Modern Approach by Arora and Barak.

Hope that helps.

u/ManofWax · 1 pointr/italy

A me e' piaciuto cooking for geeks.
Ti spiega cose molto interessanti (anche se contiene pochissime ricette)

u/Tendaena · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Cooking for Geeks I'm a self professed geek and this book goes all geeky on food. It sounds like it would be an interesting read.

u/lizard_b · 1 pointr/intj

Ok, but like $10? $25? Would help for making suggestions.

here are a few useful things:

u/Befriendswbob · 1 pointr/Cooking

This is a great book that covers all of this info and much more!

u/angelninja · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Go vote, kid

relates to voting because deciding what to have for dinner is hard. You can make it more fun with this cookbook by having a geeky topic and then voting on the recipes in that category!

u/MGNero3 · 1 pointr/Cooking

I would highly recommend Cooking for Geeks. It explores the science behind what you're doing while providing you with a solid stable of recipes. It also approaches cooking more like a laboratory and less like an art. If you get a chance I also highly recommend you watch Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cookery Course. A quick google search should reveal the best places to watch it.

u/wolfgame · 1 pointr/AskCulinary

Not to diminish the other recommendations, you may also want to look at Cooking for Geeks.

u/BenjaminGeiger · 1 pointr/EatCheapAndHealthy
u/ILikeLeptons · 1 pointr/Cooking

cooking for geeks is an excellent book to help you understand how to experiment with food. it has good recipes, but i really appreciated it for how much it encourages you to experiment with recipes and how to think of novel additions/changes to them.

u/mikew0w · 1 pointr/collapse

I just finished reading this book: Countdown to Zero Day
It covers what this movie goes into and a little bit more.

u/bro_can_u_even_carve · 1 pointr/worldnews has been recommended to me by multiple people. I have yet to read it myself though

u/Elon_Bezos · 1 pointr/hacking

I highly recommend this book, you guys will love this one!

u/Trilkhai · 1 pointr/retrogaming

Aside: you might also find some of the equivalent books about the early tech movements interesting; I got into them when I had trouble finding good retro-gaming books several years. Two neat examples would be Exploding The Phone and The Soul Of A New Machine. I never would've guessed that early phreaking or the development of a mainframe could be fascinating, touching and suspenseful, but those books managed to make it seem that way.

u/dimwell · 1 pointr/Nodumbquestions

Recommended reading for follow-up on the Capt'n Crunch thread:

u/CakeBoss16 · 1 pointr/facepalm
u/flight_club · 1 pointr/netsec

Let me preface this by saying I know nothing about netsec but can offer a general framework.

To make a career out of netsec you need to know the answers to three questions:

  1. Who will I work for?
  2. What will they want me to do?
  3. How can I get them to employ me?

    As a starting point you might like to check out

    That book covers nominally what you are after but it's a touch old (2005) so things might have changed since it was published. Apparently it discusses the various job types within the industry which should give you a sense of what is possible.

    With this information you next want to find a list of employers you'd like to work for. Your goal is to try to build relationships with those companies: do they offer internships? What knowledge/experience are they looking for from new employees? Could you meet with someone to talk about the industry? Etc.

    You might be able to do this by blindly emailing or phoning the companies. However, it will probably be more effective if you can meet someone face to face. The obvious way to do this is to go to university careers fairs, conferences, local clubs etc. If you're at university you might be able to ask your teachers if there is anyone they know of who they could introduce you to.

    At the very start of this networking phase you could be quite broad in who you talk to. If you know 20 people and they each know 20 people then you have access to 400 friends-of-friends. Sometimes someone knows of someone who could be helpful for you. Once this lead generation has kicked into gear though you can focus down on the people most relevant to you.

    At this stage you hopefully be able to answer the question 'What do I need to know?' with 'If I can do x,y,z then ABC Inc will give me work.'

    You will now want to start learning those skills. Your contacts might be able to give you some suggested reference sources but you're probably best off learning by doing a series of small projects. The reason is that they will give you a sense of 'what it is really like' beyond the textbook theory, but also because they will prove that you can actually do something. It's one thing to say "I know some basic reverse engineering." and another to say "I know some basic reverse engineering, here is a 'Hello World!' program I wrote in C and here is a crack I wrote which makes it output 'Goodbye World!' instead."

    If you're really pushing this you could start a blog detailing your projects. From your perspective it's a way to track your progress. From a more pragmatic perspective it is an advertisment for yourself and a way to keep bubbling at the back of your prospective employers mind as they can see what you are working on.

    As you continue along this path eventually you'll get the necessary skill set to start applying for positions. When you do apply you'll hopefully have two aces up your sleeve: projects which prove you are capable of undertaking the required work, and ideally some sort of reference from an established figure within the industry (or even better, company.)

    I am vaguely aware of a netsec one-person consultancy company vibe. I don't know how common that is or how you would set up as an independent contractor but that is another path to look into.


    This approach is loosely based on this which might be interesting to you for a much more detailed application in an academic setting.
u/Boxcar_Overkill · 1 pointr/AskMenOver30

For articles I usually just pickup whatever is being talked about on various forums. r/geopolitics/ is a good one for international affairs, for example.

I'll also get book ideas from the different forums as well. For example, I just got through reading The Revolt of The Public and the Crisis of Authority in the New Millennium based on some discussion of it on that same forum. (Which I can recommend).

u/williambotter · 1 pointr/brasilnoticias

A alt-right pegou muitos de nós de surpresa. Estávamos acostumados a um discurso direitista muito diferente: rígido, necrosado, defensor da ordem e das convenções. Mas, quase de repente, a extrema direita norte-americana começou a se comunicar com memes e a zombar de seus adversários, aos quais identificava com o establishment a ser subvertido.

Como explica a jornalista irlandesa Angela Nagle em seu livro Kill All Normies, a direita passou a usar a arma principal da contracultura dos anos sessenta, a transgressão, aproveitando os meios do século XXI. Seu objetivo era (e é) maquiar o racismo e o machismo até fazê-los parecer originais e modernos. É um esforço que funcionou o suficiente para ajudar Donald Trump a se eleger presidente dos Estados Unidos, em novembro de 2016.

E, no princípio, tudo parecia só uma brincadeira de mau gosto.

Pela zoeira

Em seu livro, inédito no Brasil, Nagle explica como a alt-right usou a linguagem dos memes para sair de cantos mais ou menos obscuros da Internet e acabar dominando grande parte do debate político.

Suas ideias não são novas, mas sim a linguagem, herdada de foros como Reddit e 4Chan. Esses memes e ataques se apresentam envolvidos em várias camadas de ironia. Seja ao desumanizar as mulheres ou espezinhar as minorias, tudo se faz através do riso. E quando alguém se mostra ressentido, a zoeira é redobrada, e se joga na cara da vítima que ela não é capaz de aguentar uma brincadeira. Quem não entender é um normie (um normalzinho, alguém que não se liga no que acontece na Internet). Já não se trata de épater o burguês, e sim de épater o progressista.

O tom, descrito também por Whitney Philips e Ryan M. Milner em seu livro The Ambivalent Internet (“a internet ambivalente”), torna difícil saber quando alguém fala a sério, quando está brincando, ou, como ocorre frequentemente, quando se trata das duas coisas ao mesmo tempo. Um exemplo é o sapo Pepe: a direita supremacista se apropriou desse personagem em 2015 e o transformou em um símbolo não muito velado de suas ideias, mas muitos (incluindo o site de ultradireita Breitbart) defenderam mais de uma vez que era só meme inocente. É brincadeira, por que vocês se magoam?

A referência ao Breitbart não é casual: as ideias dessa extrema direita cresceram à margem dos meios convencionais, criando (ou impulsionando) uma cultura própria na Internet e veículos alternativos. Também contribuiu para isso um punhado de figuras midiáticas, sejam da alt-right mais dura, como Richard Spencer, defensor de um Estado etnicamente branco, como da chamada alt-light, que atenuou essas ideias para que chegassem a um público mais amplo. Aqui cabe mencionar figuras como Mike Cernovich e Milo Yiannopoulos, que escolheram o feminismo como principal inimigo.

E todos, claro, contando com o apoio do exército memético procedente dos fóruns supramencionados, que aparecem correndo a qualquer chamado para realizar suas tarefas de perseguição. Um exemplo são os ataques a Leslie Jones, atriz de Os Caça-Fantasmas que foi alvo de uma campanha de insultos instigada por Yiannopoulos e que chegou à publicação de suas fotos pessoais.

A resposta da esquerda no Twitter

O subtítulo do livro (“guerras culturais on-line, do 4Chan e Tumblr a Trump e à alt-right”) faz referência às guerras culturais na Internet que levaram à ascensão do atual presidente norte-americano. Pois Nagle não fala só de como a direita centrou o debate na base de memes e manchetes escandalosas, mas também de como a esquerda, na sua opinião, não soube dar resposta a esse movimento.

Segundo Nagle, a guerra memética da direita foi em grande parte uma reação ao discurso esquerdista em espaços como Tumblr e Twitter. As principais preocupações desta nova cultura não estavam na desigualdade econômica, e sim em questões como a fluidez de gênero, a identidade cultural e a interseccionalidade, “o termo acadêmico padrão para reconhecer as múltiplas variedades das marginalizações e opressões cruzadas”.

A autora aponta como, apesar de sua aparente vulnerabilidade, essa esquerda tuiteira frequentemente se comporta com uma agressividade comparável à da direita, tudo “atrás da segurança do teclado”. Cultivou-se, escreve, “uma cultura da fragilidade e o vitimismo misturada com uma cultura agressiva de ataques e humilhações em grupo, além de tentativas de destruir reputações e vidas alheias”, num procedimento batizado de cry-bulling, ou seja, perseguição junto com choro. Definitivamente, para parte dessa esquerda o mais importante era apontar os erros alheios e deixar claro que não compartilhava deles.

Enquanto a esquerda caminhava na ponta dos pés, com medo a ficar marcada para sempre por seus próprios companheiros, a atitude da direita foi justamente a contrária: procurou o confronto e o provocou de forma aberta, como quando Yiannopoulos perguntou a seus seguidores se preferiam ter câncer ou serem feministas.

O fim da transgressão?

Como escreve Nagle, essa versão troll da direita com frequência entende “o valor da transgressão, da originalidade e da contracultura melhor que seus homólogos da esquerda”, a tal ponto que, na sua opinião, a vitória de Trump não significa tanto o retorno do conservadorismo como a confirmação da hegemonia do inconformismo, mesmo que só nas aparências.

Afinal de contas, esta direita é liderada por um presidente lascivo, apoiado por uma figura libertina como Yiannopoulos, tudo com a ajuda de um exército on-line de racistas, mal educados e apreciadores da pornografia. Pouco disso tem a ver com a direita conservadora tradicional.

Isso sim, toda essa transgressão ambivalente também tem seus riscos. Quando vieram à tona gravações de Yiannopoulos defendendo a pedofilia e o antissemitismo, ele não pôde se defender, como fazia habitualmente, com o escudo da brincadeira e da ironia. Sua carreira acabou.

Mas, como aponta Nagle, o grave é que Yiannopoulos tenha caído por um escândalo, “e não depois de uma batalha de ideias”. Do mesmo modo, os memes à custa do soco em Richard Spencer foram muito engraçados, mas não evitaram que em seu primeiro ato público depois da vitória de Trump 200 pessoas o aplaudissem, algumas delas fazendo a saudação nazista, enquanto ele gritava: “Hail Trump, hail our people, hail victory” (“salve Trump, salve o nosso povo, salve a vitória”).

A brincadeira não tem mais graça, conclui Nagle, que propõe aproveitar a vitória dessa temível direita nas eleições norte-americanas para rechaçar a dialética da provocação: em lugar de tentar trolar o troll, comenta, seria preciso pensar em construir algo novo. Algo que não dependa nem de insultos nem de linchamentos.

u/lilperf · 1 pointr/ukpolitics

Also for anyone that isn't a maga chud this book is well worth a pre-order: , Angela Nagle has done some great articles so far explaining this subculture.

u/steamwhistler · 1 pointr/GirlGamers

I love it when people who've been around do these internet history write-ups. Thanks for taking the time.

I'm an oldie too (30) but I guess I wasn't that observant. I wasn't too involved in forum culture until I started playing WoW and then started posting on its forums a lot, especially the notorious Off-Topic forum, which I guess was adjacent to 4chan in time and culture. People made a lot of references to it on there, and I went and checked out the site but I never understood the formatting -- still don't to this day, honestly. I was aware of the Something Awful brand but it wasn't until years after its' forums' heyday that I started to understand what a huge and influential entity they were on the early social web.

This is random, but you sound like the kind of person who'd be into this book I read recently: Kill All Normies: Online Culture Wars From 4Chan And Tumblr To Trump And The Alt-Right.

It's a thin volume compiling a series of essays talking about how the culture wars we see in the mainstream today grew out of the dark corners of the internet. I should mention that the author is controversial on the Left because a lot of people have interpreted her work as essentially blaming the rise of nazis on the well-known excesses of Tumblr, but I think her take, and the right takeaway, is that reaction to "SJWs" is one small ingredient in this huge thing that was building for years.

Anyway, just thought I'd mention.

u/Satanistfronthug · 1 pointr/unitedkingdom
u/beelzebubs_avocado · 1 pointr/samharris

Sounds like a synonym for denouncing or speaking out against?

This book sounds like it would be worth a read. Heard of it?

One could imagine a steelman version of white nationalism that involves all of the adherents moving to Montana and Idaho, sort of a more dramatic white flight.

What's your plan?

u/TibetanBowlHealing · 1 pointr/GunsAreCool

I read this book Kill All Normies which examines how toxic online culture was morphed into alt-right extremism. It was almost natural how one flowed into the next.

u/PopularWarfare · 1 pointr/AskSocialScience

I started reading Kill all normies last night and it's probably the best thing I've read so far. The author, Angela Nagel is an Irish Anthropologist who wrote her ph.d on online anti-feminist movements. Here is another more introductary article by her. She's also a great podcast guest so check those out.

If you want to read alt-right authors themselves, Paul Gottri is a must read as many his writings lay the theoretical foundations of the alt-right. Richard Spencer is worth reading for his influence, despite is abhorrent views, he is an intelligent guy. VDare, which I'll let you google yourself, is the more high-brow intellectual magazine of the alt-right and has tons of material.

u/neblazz · 1 pointr/Egypt

Asking for what to do with your life is a somewhat too big of a question to be answered by anyone. Nevertheless, I can help a bit in the politics part.

  1. Avoid being pressured to join a "group." It will be tempting to just align yourself with people that you feel comfortable with, but be aware of their core tenets before doing so. Take your time to familiarize yourself with political movements and know your "right" and "left." There is no problem in withholding judgment when one does not have sufficient information.

  2. Do some philosophy. Especially, moral philosophy, epistemology and political theory (political philosophy). These should give you a good basis for political praxis (fancy way of saying practice).

  3. History, history and more history. There will be a lot of it and at times it will be veeeery boring. My only advice is to try and find secondary sources that simplify events/ideas you can't tackle on your own due to the sheer boredom of dealing with them. The things you will most probably encounter are: socioeconomic situations of different countries throughout different times, political ideas with a large impact (Socialism and Capitalism) or more obscure ones ( Anarchism and Anarcho-capitalism) and political struggles between different schools of thought. There is so much to dig from history I can't even begin to scratch the surface.

  4. Expectations. Don't have too much or too little of them. Politics isn't as hard as most people make it seem but isn't as simple. It might seem overwhelming when starting, but keep at it. As long as you are arguing in good faith, I am sure you will understand the political situation of the world more.

  5. Avoid moralists and Cryptos. I think moralists are pretty self evident; those who speak politics without any reference to theory or praxis, aiming at the "moral" failings of the oppositions is not politics. The cryptos are a little bit complicated. Telling them apart from normal people is initially hard. One can find himself believing in very toxic ideas if routine self-questioning isn't practiced. A good book that goes deeper into that issue.

  6. Doubt is good. It shows that you think. On the other hand, the feeling of being lost can be hard to deal with. Take your time and don't rush. Know how the game is played before dealing your cards.

    Feel free to private message me if you want more sources. I wish you luck in your journey!!!
u/cohumanize · 1 pointr/ukpolitics

wow, you're killing yourself


Two years have passed, and Trump is president because the events of October 7th, 2016 marked a revolution. This was the moment that the old gatekeepers were swept aside, their indignation and appeals to “decency” kicked to the curb with them. Instead, the 2016 election would be decided by competing viral events, what we call “LikeWars.” This was the moment that the Internet swallowed politics for good.

Beyond the Access Hollywood tape, two other events transpired online that day. The first was official acknowledgement by the U.S. intelligence community that Russia had targeted the 2016 election by hacking the emails of the Democratic National Committee and Clinton proxies — a story of momentous importance that would be immediately lost in the “locker room talk” news cycle. The second, coming just minutes after the Washington Post published its article with the Access Hollywood video embedded, was the fruits of the the aforementioned hack. This was the initial release of the “Podesta Emails,” laundered through the “transparency” organization Wikileaks. The document dump would be repeated dozens of times, amounting to more than 20,000 pages of stolen communications.

This was the ammunition that Trump depended on to mount his comeback.


edit - as it's now obvious you're posting in bad faith we'll focus on assange and then you can ask for me to explicitly address any or every other lie you have forwarded to try to distract from us doing that

u/IamABot_v01 · 1 pointr/AMAAggregator


I’ve written a book about how posting is warfare and memes are its weapons. There are terrorists, trolls, IDF officers, and Donald J. Trump, fighting for your attention one viral event at a time. AMA.

Hey Reddit! My name’s Emerson Brooking. I’m a Washington, DC-based defense analyst and coauthor of a new book, LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media, that traces how the modern internet has intersected with war—and birthed new kinds of conflict along the way.

The book chronicles the history of communication and creation of the internet, the development of open-source military intelligence (OSINT), the disinformation tactics of Egypt, Turkey, China, and (especially) Russia, human psychology and the attention economy, “military memetics” and associated information warfare theories, Silicon Valley’s growing political power (including Reddit’s!), and the advent of advanced neural networks that will govern the LikeWars of tomorrow.

Highlights include:

  • One of the last interviews with Michael T. Flynn, before he committed some light treason. And a significantly more fun interview with Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag, reality-TV villains of The Hills.

  • Plumbing the bizzarre depths of information warfare theory: forgotten military articles down one path, the twisted writings of 8chan trolls down the other. And how they meet in the middle.

  • 35 countries, 16 wars, 9 elections, and one very important fellow named Mark Zuckerberg.

    Got questions about this weird intersection of war, politics, and shitposting? Just ask!



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u/dstergiou · 0 pointsr/SocialEngineering

I want to help, but because of lack of time, i will give you an incomplete answer

I have recently written an MSc thesis related to Social Engineering, where i had to review a number of books / papers / articles. One starting point for you would be to start by looking at the reference section of the thesis [here] (\(0d61b8aa-30ad-4cb0-9039-e04832f250a7\).html).

In general, anything from Kevin Mitnick is a good start, together with Chris Hadnagy's book

If you are to read only one book, start with Carnegie's book.

If you need more information information, let me know

u/MayonnaisePacket · 0 pointsr/AskNetsec

Here is a great book that can answer a lot of your questions and give you some insight on what you can expect with various certification and paths.

u/Chiafriend12 · 0 pointsr/Vaporwave

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u/moozaad · -1 pointsr/programming

Yes and no. A minimal keyspace password is still a problem but I covered that in a previous post. It's up to the engineer and the user to expand on that, not the hash. Or you have to go with lunatic 1s hash stuff which just creates it's own problems as you've pointed out - I believe there's better novel approaches to making sure more entropy is captured from the user.

Quick mention about rainbow tables; The input keyspace of any password is relatively small, which is why rainbow tables on unsalted hashs are the cheapest attack, but once you salt the password, it's impossible to predict where in the expanded hash keyspace the collision will occur, thus the whole keyspace of the hash is relevant.
You'd have to have a rainbow table for every salt (presuming another 1KiB) and for the common keyspace for user passwords. Using xkcd's easy example of 28bits entropy, that's still 8000^28 entries, so (8000^28 )*(10[pw]+1000[key]+1000[salt])bytes aka 3.888 x 10 ^112 bytes - ie. not feasible.

Which brings us back to brute forcing taking longer than the universe is old.

So entropy is the key and bring us back to xkcd... again. Educate users to make better passwords or provide better ways of capturing entropy like patterns, colours, picture (key files) and puzzles.

If you're really into the subject, go read Applied Cryptography. It'll better explain the situation than I! :D

edit: for superscripts going crazy and refocus the point.

u/aloudobukake · -2 pointsr/h1z1

Guns and ammo. Lots of both.

Worth more than gold in an apocalypse.

You can't defend yourself with gold :)

But you can't go all guns and bullets, otherwise you'll just end up stealing from others and killing to survive. You have to have food, water, tools, camo as well.

If you're really interested, here's a good book by James Rawles:

Please note, this guy does survival for a LIVING. So you're not going to get as prepared as he is. It's just a good guide on what questions you should be asking yourself about your situation.

u/dissidentrhetoric · -3 pointsr/worldpolitics

Read Mark Dice's book.

I don't think there has been a study done on all the fake news from the mainstream media. From my own experience, I find the alternative media is usually more willing to investigate events and less likely to be pumping out a narrative than the mainstream media.

Think Trump+Russia for example, how much fake news the MSM pushes with that topic.