2011-04-30

Book review : Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground

ISBN-10: 9780307588685
ISBN-13: 978-0307588685
ASIN: 0307588688

An interesting book with a neutral stand on the hacker/LE point of view. You can see that real criminals have real criminals problems : money laundering, not having a snitch in your organization, reselling stolen goods etc...
Also it spans recent years so you see how security evolved compared to the Cuckoo's egg story.

You see also a real life application of a Cold boot attack (or what is a firewire DMA access ?) to recover the key of an encrypted HD from the RAM of a live system.