Hacker Cracker

Hacker Cracker

A Journey From the Mean Streets of Brooklyn to the Frontiers of Cyberspace

Book - 2002
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Ejovi Nuwere was born into poverty in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. Raised by his grandmother, his extended family included two uncles who served as role models: one a career criminal, the other a college student with a PC he loaned to his nephew. By the time he was 13, Ejovi had become a computer expert -- a gifted hacker with a talent that propelled him to the top of a dangerous underground world in which he ranked as one of its most elite practitioners. And at 21, he has become a top security specialist for one of the world's largest financial firms.

Interweaving details of his life growing up on the bullet-ridden streets of Bed-Sty with fascinating hacker lore and a glimpse of the inner workings of sensitive corporate computer systems, Hacker Cracker is a Horatio Alger tale for our times: a thrilling, frightening, and ultimately uplifting story of survival and success.

Publisher: New York : W. Morrow, c2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780066210797
0066210798
Characteristics: x, 258 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Chanoff, David

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