Yes, I’m back to blogging and doing a book review. I guess better late than never 🙂
This time I’m reviewing the holy hacker book: International Journal of Proof-of-Concept or Get The Fuck Out (PoC||GTFO, ISBN-13: 978-1-59327-880-9). The book sums the best articles from hacker magazine PoC||GTFO, so you can read the journal for free. But I still recommend that you buy a copy of the holy book. The publisher, No Starch Press, even allows you to copy articles from the book to distribute digitally.
Let me get to the point: if you are into exploit development, reversing engineering, radio hacking, software backdoor or hardware hacking, this is your book. Honestly any InfoSec Pro should read it.
The book with a look&feel of the Bible is divided into 8 chapters, and each chapter has several high technical verses on different topics. Depending on your interest you will prefer some verses versus others, as I do, but I recommend reading the entire book, all 772 pages.
My preferred verses are related to polyglot files, OS exploitation, radio hacking, software backdoors and Linux tricks.
Some of my tops verses:
So go ahead, get yourself a copy now, read it and spread the word of the Lord 😉
Kudos to the authors of Poc||GTFO, editors and all those involved with the magazine and book. Keep the words coming, neighbor!
What are your preferred verses of the Holy Book?
Score (1 rose, very bad / 5 roses, very good): 5 Roses (Must read)
— Simon Roses Femerling / @simonroses