Some quotes I particularly like about Security, Hacking,…

I would like to introduce you to these people who not only saw but lived the magic in the computer, and worked to liberate the magic so it could benefit us all. The people include the true hackers of the MIT artificial intelligence lab in the fifties and sixties; the populist, less sequestered hardware hackers in California in the seventies; and the young game hackers who made their mark in the personal computer age of the eighties. This is in no way a formal history of the computer era, or of the particular arenas I focus upon. Indeed, many of the people you will meet here are not the most famous names (certainly not the most wealthy) in the annals of computing. Instead, these are the backroom geniuses who understood the machine at its most profound levels, and presented us with a new kind of life-style and a new kind of hero.

Steven Levy, Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution, Preface

Yes, I am a criminal.

My crime is that of curiosity.

My crime is that of judging people by what they say and think, not what they look like. My crime is that of outsmarting you, something that you will never forgive me for.

I am a hacker, and this is my manifesto. You may stop this individual,
but you can’t stop us all… after all, we’re all alike.

The Mentor, The Conscience of a Hacker

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