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A Hacker’s Mind

A Hacker’s Mind

How the Powerful Bend Society’s Rules, and How to Bend them Back

A Book by Bruce Schneier

It’s not just computers—hacking is everywhere.

Legendary cybersecurity expert and New York Times best-selling author Bruce Schneier reveals how using a hacker’s mindset can change how you think about your life and the world.

A hack is any means of subverting a system’s rules in unintended ways. The tax code isn’t computer code, but a series of complex formulas. It has vulnerabilities; we call them “loopholes.” We call exploits “tax avoidance strategies.” And there is an entire industry of “black hat” hackers intent on finding exploitable loopholes in the tax code. We call them accountants and tax attorneys…

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.