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Fancy Bear Goes Phishing (2023, Farrar, Straus & Giroux) 4 stars

Fancy Bear Goes Phishing is an entertaining account of the philosophy and technology of hacking—and …

The dark side of the information age in five extraordinary hacks

4 stars

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That is the subtitle of the non-fiction book "Fancy Bear Goes Phishing" (2023) by Scott J. Shapiro. It's a fairly accurate description of the content. This "dark side" refers more to the fragility and vulnerabilities of information systems, which end up allowing the most varied types of hacking, but the dark world of varied types of hackers is also well portrayed, even in the most internal aspects, such as motivations and resentments, with a lot of dialogue with the work of researchers who studied this in depth.

The author is a professor of law and philosophy, but also shows himself to be a genuine computer geek. In addition to his familiarity with the subject since his youth, he has delved deeper into the topic of digital security in preparation for this book. So there is no shortage of technical details of the intrusions portrayed and, due …

Ascension (2023, Penguin Publishing Group) 3 stars

Boa sci-fi doidona e cinematográfica

3 stars

É o meu tipo de livro preferido. Ficção científica vira-páginas com elementos existenciaiss, psicológicos e psicodélicos. Tem uma pegada de "Aniquilação", do Jeff Vandermeer. E foi por essa chamada (e a recomendação do Stephen King) que comecei a ler. Dei três estrelas porque, apesar de não ter muito do que reclamar, ele é relativamente "esquecível". Não será algo que lembrarei como muito memorável.