Car Hacker’s Handbook

The Car Hacker’s Handbook: A Guide for the Penetration Tester, Craig Smith, No Starch Press

What causes worse damage, hacking into a desktop PC or a car? Often, the latter, and it has recently become a concern. You might have seen the video of a SUV in a ditch, directed there by a white-hat. Security professionals will want to know all about this topic, and can get an excellent start by reading the (free) current version. Shortly thereafter, you will want to buy the new, updated version from No Starch Press.

Those of us who chant the green “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” mantra will have better reasons for keeping our 10-year-old cars!

See also IAmTheCavalry which is

a global grassroots organization that is focused on issues where computer security intersects public safety and human life. We strive to ensure that these technologies are worthy of the trust we place in them. [..] Our areas of focus are medical devices, automobiles, home electronics and public infrastructure.

The links below might not be much use.

Building Microservices

Building Microservices By Newman, Sam
eBook – 2015

“Distributed systems have become more fine-grained in the past 10 years, shifting from code-heavy monolithic applications to smaller, self-contained microservices. But developing these systems brings its own set of headaches. With lots of examples and practical advice, this book takes a holistic view of the topics that system architects and administrators must consider when building, managing, and evolving microservice architectures.”

Law, Privacy and Surveillance

Law, Privacy and Surveillance in Canada in the Post-Snowden Era
Edited by Michael Geist (May 2015)

Years of surveillance-related leaks from US whistleblower Edward Snowden have fuelled an international debate on privacy, spying, and Internet surveillance. Much of the focus has centered on the role of the US National Security Agency, yet there is an important Canadian side to the story. The Communications Security Establishment, the Canadian counterpart to the NSA, has played an active role in surveillance activities both at home and abroad, raising a host of challenging legal and policy questions.

online book from the University of Ottawa

21st Century C

21st Century C – C Tips From the New School, Ben Klemens, eBook – 2014

The C language has improved over the years. If have some knowledge of programming, and you want to make best use of this fast language, then read this excellent ebook. Yes, the info is all on the web somewhere. But I challenge you to find it in a readable form. This book has the legendary O’Reilly quality.