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The world has changed radically since the first edition of this book was published in 2001. Spammers, virus writers, phishermen, money launderers, and spies now trade busily with each other in a lively online criminal economy and as they specialize, they get better. In this indispensable, fully updated guide, Ross Anderson reveals how to build systems that stay dependable whether faced with error or malice. Here's straight talk on critical topics such as technical engineering basics, types of attack, specialized protection mechanisms, security psychology, policy, and more. less
Recommended by Ben Goldacre, and 1 others.

Ben Goldacre@szbalint it's such a great book, i've always said @rossjanderson should release it in chunks as pop science books. the massive textbook shape doesn't do its accessibility, readability and content justice! (Source)

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Britain's departure from the European Union is riddled with myth and misinformation -- yet the risks are very real.

Brexit could diminish the UK's power, throw its legal system into turmoil, and lower the standard of living of 65m citizens.

In this revised bestseller, Ian Dunt explains why leaving the world's largest trading bloc will leave Britain poorer and key industries like finance and pharma struggling to operate.

Based on extensive interviews with trade and legal experts, Brexit: What the Hell Happens Now? is a searching exploration of Brexit...
Recommended by Ben Goldacre, and 1 others.

Ben GoldacreBest book this year. A magnificent explainer in the tradition of the best pop science. Short, clear, explains the technical reality of how the world of trade etc actually works, and how Brexit fantasists have misrepresented / misunderstood it. Awesome. (Source)

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