Recently the eccentric security researcher Michal Zalewski published his first book,
entitled Silence on the
Wire: A Field Guide to Passive Reconnaissance and Indirect Attacks.
Because the book is everything except a security manual, ONLamp’s Federico Biancuzzi
chose to interview Michal and learn more about his curious approach to
information security. Among other things, they discussed the need for
randomness, how a hacker mind works, unconventional uses for search engines
such as Google, and applying AI to security tools.