On Sat, Aug 07, 2004 at 06:41:49PM -0700, Matt Setzer wrote: > Specifically, what are the top five or ten > security papers that you'd recommend to anyone wanting to learn more about > security? What are the papers that you keep printed copies of and reread > every few years just to get a new perspective on them?
These won't teach you much about security, per se, but they're fun to read and provide some really interesting insights into the personalities involved, which is sometimes more important. "An Evening with Berferd In Which a Cracker is Lured, Endured, and Studied", Bill Cheswick. http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&q=an+evening+with+berferd+bill+cheswick&btnG=Search _Cuckoo's_Egg_, Clifford Stall. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0671726889/102-7543362-2026532?v=glance [Ed. That's Cliff Stoll, not Stall. Great book, though -- IMHO! KRvW] -- Beware of bugs in the above code, I have only proved it correct, not tried it. - Donald Knuth