general interest
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the conscience of a hacker http://www.phrack.org/show.php?p=7&a=3
i was lucky enough to attend a live reading of this at h2k2 in new york. i can tell you everyone shutup when he (the mentor) started speaking those words, and when he had finished the room erupted into a lengthy applause with many standing up, read it and find out why.

the jargon file http://catb.org/~esr/jargon/download.html (fyi: tarball = 8.7mb)
a large reference to all manner of technical expressions.

elf qrin's lair http://www.elfqrin.com
good articles/reference in the "libary" + interviews and the hacker test.

modern hackers desk reference http://www.project-hack.org/text/hacking/mhd.htm
covers a wide range of computer security topics.

ms win2k - how it works http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/howitworks/
this is good.

blacksun research facility http://bsrf.org.uk
vast selection of tutorials.

program autostart methods http://www.nohack.net/methods.htm
track down that annoying program that loads at startup, with this respectible sized reference - be warned, it is not *all* of them.

vicomsoft resources http://www.vicomsoft.com/knowledge/reference/ks.reference.html
very decent articles - what nice people these are!

why numbers written backwards? http://www.noveltheory.com/TechPapers/endian.asp
i always used to wonder about this - why _are_ the numbers written backwards?

winhex knowledge base http://www.winhex.com/winhex/kb/
wide range of reference and articles relating to world of hex :-)

histroy of windows http://members.fortunecity.com/pcmuseum/windows.htm
from its small beginnings to xp - you gota check out the windows 98 system crash at a bill gates pre-release presentation ;-)

neworder http://www.neworder.box.sk
not as nicely active as it used to be, but worth a vist.

browser archive http://browsers.evolt.org/
as the title says! all manner of web browsers and most of their versions too!

the faces in front of the monitors http://www.wbglinks.net/pages/watchmen/
pictures of well known persons in the world of computers. if you scroll to the bottom of the page you can view "the complete history of hacking" well not complete, but it covers major landmarks.

request for comments http://www.rfc-editor.org
_the_ network protocol standards, the fyi rfc sub-series is worth looking at too.

iana | protocol/number assignments directory http://www.iana.org/numbers.html
from the intro: "the iana houses the many unique parameters and protocol values necessary for operation of the internet and its future development."

the ten immutable laws of security
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/columns/security/essays/10imlaws.asp
interesting, where does the ms "trustworthy computing" fit into this?

uk (computer) law - know your rights!!

computer misuse act 1990 - covers unauthorised access and modification of computer systems and searching premises where such an offence is believed to have been or is about to be committed.

regulation of investigatory powers act 2000 - this is the reason all uk isps have black boxes installed + it covers a whole other bunch of nasties.

terrorism act 2000 - there go many of our rights :-( this is a bad one.

http://www.hamiltons-solicitors.co.uk/pc_pro.htm - home to angus hamilton solicitors and his articles written for pc pro magazine.

shields up! http://grc.com/default.htm
steve gibson providing an online port and security check.

symantec security check http://www.symantec.com/securitycheck/
online connection security scan and/or a virus check.

sygate online services http://scan.sygate.com/
a very decent scanning system, with various levels of scanning. ie/ns/safari only

are you safe? http://www.hackerwatch.org/safetyfirst/
firewall check - interesting this one is - why just two ports? timeout long enough?

samspade http://www.samspade.org/t/
(reverse)dns lookups, traceroot, etc...

info-x http://www.info-x.co.uk
the "net tools" are particularly usefull.

time and date http://www.timeanddate.com
wanna know what the exact time (or day) is around the world?

xe universal currency converter http://www.xe.com  http://www.xe.com/ucc/full.shtml
find out what every and any currency is worth in another.

internet archive http://webdev.archive.org/
want to see how a site looked awhile back? search for it in the "wayback machine"

thinkgeek http://www.thinkgeek.com
you *haven't* visted thinkgeek - shocking!!

gizmos uk http://www.gizmos-uk.com/
kinda cool, fun stuff.

computer stupidities http://www.rinkworks.com/stupid/
i laughed so much it hurt.

flame warriors http://www.winternet.com/~mikelr/flame1.html
funny illustrations and descriptions of online personalities - recognize anybody?

hackers the movie http://neworderfaq.tripod.com/hackersthemovie/
(takes a while to fully load) alternative natitive to the movie hackers.

the shard http://www.digiphobia.com/matrix/
the matrix - like hackers the movie. (see above)

the bastard operator from hell official archive http://bofh.ntk.net/Bastard.html
even more bofh over at theregister.co.uk 2000, 2001 & 2002
heheh - i _rule_ this network ;-)

kung fu flash http://sandkasse.chrillesen.dk/fight.swf (1.34mb)
having played around with flash alittle, i could only utter one word after seeing this: unf***ingbelievable.

dos games archive http://www.dosgamesarchive.com/index.php
catchup on/or relive some classic games - remember wolfenstein?

stupid computer tricks http://sct.staghosting.com
the things people do to their computers..!! - oh boy :-)

computer related movies:

tron        (1982) official imdb
wargames    (1983) official imdb

sneakers    (1992) official imdb
hackers     (1995) official imdb empire
net, the    (1995) official imdb empire
matrix, the (1999) official imdb empire wallpaper

antitrust   (2001) official imdb empire
swordfish   (2001) official imdb empire

there is also hackers 2 aka la takedown (2000) imdb. a hollywood interpretation of the kevin mitnick case, however is not completely true to life and is frowned upon because of the release during his imprisonment/pending(?) trial.
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