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Publisher Comments:

"If I had this book 10 years ago, the FBI would never have found me!" — Kevin Mitnick This book has something for everyone---from the beginner hobbyist with no electronics or coding experience to the self-proclaimed "gadget geek." Take an ordinary piece of equipment and turn it into a personal work of art. Build upon an existing idea to create something better. Have fun while voiding your warranty! Some of the hardware hacks in this book include:

* Don't toss your iPod away when the battery dies! Don't pay Apple the $99 to replace it! Install a new iPod battery yourself without Apple's "help"

* An Apple a day! Modify a standard Apple USB Mouse into a glowing UFO Mouse or build a FireWire terabyte hard drive and custom case

* Have you played Atari today? Create an arcade-style Atari 5200 paddle controller for your favorite retro videogames or transform the Atari 2600 joystick into one that can be used by left-handed players

* Modern game systems, too! Hack your PlayStation 2 to boot code from the memory card or modify your PlayStation 2 for homebrew game development

* Videophiles unite! Design, build, and configure your own Windows- or Linux-based Home Theater PC

* Ride the airwaves! Modify a wireless PCMCIA NIC to include an external antenna connector or load Linux onto your Access Point

* Stick it to The Man! Remove the proprietary barcode encoding from your CueCat and turn it into a regular barcode reader

* Hack your Palm! Upgrade the available RAM on your Palm m505 from 8MB to 16MB

· Includes hacks of today's most popular gaming systems like Xbox and PS/2.

· Teaches readers to unlock the full entertainment potential of their desktop PC.

· Frees iMac owners to enhance the features they love and get rid of the ones they hate.

Book News Annotation:

Grand, president and CEO of a product design and development firm, shows how to modify personal computer and electronics equipment at the hardware level. He describes essential tools for hardware hacking and reviews electrical engineering basics, then gives instructions, illustrated with b&w photos, for modifying the CueCat, building a custom Terabyte FireWire hard drive, taking apart the Mac, hacking Atari and PlayStation 2 systems, and upgrading memory on palm devices. Final chapters overview operating systems and introduce basic concepts of coding. The book is distributed by O'Reilly.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

"If I had this book 10 years ago, the FBI would never have found me!" — Kevin Mitnick This book has something for everyone---from the beginner hobbyist with no electronics or coding experience to the self-proclaimed "gadget geek." Take an ordinary piece of equipment and turn it into a personal work of art. Build upon an existing idea to create something better. Have fun while voiding your warranty! Some of the hardware hacks in this book include:

* Don't toss your iPod away when the battery dies! Don't pay Apple the $99 to replace it! Install a new iPod battery yourself without Apple's "help"

* An Apple a day! Modify a standard Apple USB Mouse into a glowing UFO Mouse or build a FireWire terabyte hard drive and custom case

* Have you played Atari today? Create an arcade-style Atari 5200 paddle controller for your favorite retro videogames or transform the Atari 2600 joystick into one that can be used by left-handed players

* Modern game systems, too! Hack your PlayStation 2 to boot code from the memory card or modify your PlayStation 2 for homebrew game development

* Videophiles unite! Design, build, and configure your own Windows- or Linux-based Home Theater PC

* Ride the airwaves! Modify a wireless PCMCIA NIC to include an external antenna connector or load Linux onto your Access Point

* Stick it to The Man! Remove the proprietary barcode encoding from your CueCat and turn it into a regular barcode reader

* Hack your Palm! Upgrade the available RAM on your Palm m505 from 8MB to 16MB

Includes hacks of today's most popular gaming systems like Xbox and PS/2.

Teaches readers to unlock the full entertainment potential of their desktop PC.

Frees iMac owners to enhance the features they love and get rid of the ones they hate.

Synopsis:

Have Fun While Voiding Your Warranty. Teaches readers to unlock the full entertainment potential of their desktop PC.

About the Author

Kevin Mitnick (Technical Editor) is the most famous computer hacker in the world. Since his first arrest in 1981, at age 17, he has spent nearly half his adult life either in prison or as a fugitive. He has been the subject of three books and his alleged 1982 hack into NORAD inspired the movie War Games. Since his plea-bargain release in 2000, he says he has reformed and is devoting his talents to helping computer security.

Ryan Russell (aka Blue Boar) has worked in the IT field for over 16 years.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781932266832
Publisher:
Syngress Publishing
Location:
Rockland, Mass.
Author:
Mitnick, Kevin D.
Author:
Russell, Ryan
Author:
Mitnick, Kevin
Author:
Grand, Joe
Subject:
Computers
Subject:
Computer Engineering
Subject:
Hardware - General
Subject:
Miscellaneous Software
Subject:
Security
Subject:
Computer Science
Subject:
Computers-Reference - General
Series Volume:
99/474
Publication Date:
20040331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
1000x800

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » General
Computers and Internet » Networking » Computer Security
Engineering » Engineering » General Engineering
History and Social Science » World History » General
Science and Mathematics » Electricity » Hobby Electronics

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Product details 448 pages Syngress Publishing - English 9781932266832 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "If I had this book 10 years ago, the FBI would never have found me!" — Kevin Mitnick This book has something for everyone---from the beginner hobbyist with no electronics or coding experience to the self-proclaimed "gadget geek." Take an ordinary piece of equipment and turn it into a personal work of art. Build upon an existing idea to create something better. Have fun while voiding your warranty! Some of the hardware hacks in this book include:

* Don't toss your iPod away when the battery dies! Don't pay Apple the $99 to replace it! Install a new iPod battery yourself without Apple's "help"

* An Apple a day! Modify a standard Apple USB Mouse into a glowing UFO Mouse or build a FireWire terabyte hard drive and custom case

* Have you played Atari today? Create an arcade-style Atari 5200 paddle controller for your favorite retro videogames or transform the Atari 2600 joystick into one that can be used by left-handed players

* Modern game systems, too! Hack your PlayStation 2 to boot code from the memory card or modify your PlayStation 2 for homebrew game development

* Videophiles unite! Design, build, and configure your own Windows- or Linux-based Home Theater PC

* Ride the airwaves! Modify a wireless PCMCIA NIC to include an external antenna connector or load Linux onto your Access Point

* Stick it to The Man! Remove the proprietary barcode encoding from your CueCat and turn it into a regular barcode reader

* Hack your Palm! Upgrade the available RAM on your Palm m505 from 8MB to 16MB

Includes hacks of today's most popular gaming systems like Xbox and PS/2.

Teaches readers to unlock the full entertainment potential of their desktop PC.

Frees iMac owners to enhance the features they love and get rid of the ones they hate.

"Synopsis" by , Have Fun While Voiding Your Warranty. Teaches readers to unlock the full entertainment potential of their desktop PC.
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