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Hey, tptacek.

Your last post on hiring definitely found its legs and I am sure will cited for some time to come. You mentioned that you used to send a sampling of key text books to potential Matasano candidates and was wondering if you could share some references. I imagine Applied Crypto might be on there. Any any other important resources for mastering CTFs you might pass along would be obliged ;)




Definitely don't read Applied Cryptography!

http://sockpuppet.org/blog/2013/07/22/applied-practical-cryp...


These days we mostly send The Web Application's Hacker's Handbook and a link to microcorruption. (We do somehow get candidates which haven't heard of microcorruption.) Generally, we continue to endorse Tom's Amazon reading list: http://www.amazon.com/An-Application-Security-Reading-List/l...




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