Hakin9 Magazine (any subscribers here?)

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    • #4797
      zeroflaw
      Participant

      Hey guys,

      I was wondering if anyone has a subscription to Hakin9 Magazine. I’ve downloaded a free pdf from their site and it looks good so far. I’m thinking about getting a subscription to the printed version, cause I’m not a fan of reading pdf’s. Can anyone tell me if its worth the subscription money? It’s 79.00 USD for 24 months. Doesn’t seem that expensive to me. Any thoughts?

    • #30093
      Vedder
      Participant

      I have a subscription. I think it’s a little over priced, but it is a good read.

    • #30094
      ethicalhack3r
      Participant

      I’m a recent subscriber. My employer paid for my subscription so I’m not sure what price they paid.

      You normal get a cd with some material on, the past 2 months they were wireless security I believe. The magazine content is mixed and varied. Some stuff more technical while other not so.

      Overall I think it’s worth having.

    • #30095
      j0rDy
      Participant

      i dont have a subscription but the issues i got to see were quite good. the articles are in depth and a lot of different subjects come to pass. i’m not sure if we have a corporate subscription, its worth a check before i subscribe myself…

    • #30096
      rvs
      Participant

      Good to have. Just make sure you get the old versions in pdf. They give it for free. Delivery took awhile to get into my mailbox. Good to have and very informative.

    • #30097
      BigPrince
      Participant

      Good magazine.  Just make sure if you attempt to use any code from there that you understand it fully.  Either intentionally or unintentionally most scripts listed are wrong, bad variables, etc.  You’ll have to go back through and fix.

    • #30098
      mambru
      Participant

      I’ve been a subscriber for 2 years, and I can widely recommend it, it’s worth every penny. Though as BigPrince says, you’ll find errors in the code and other typos, the level of of the articles compensate it.

    • #30099
      Anonymous
      Participant

      I subscribe. It is simply the best mas produced IT security magazine out there. It tells way more than the industry rags like Information Security and SC. You can actually learn from Hacki9 how exploits work, etc. Well worth the money IMO.

    • #30100
      j0rDy
      Participant

      @rvs wrote:

      Good to have. Just make sure you get the old versions in pdf. They give it for free. Delivery took awhile to get into my mailbox. Good to have and very informative.

      so, if you subscribe you get access to the complete archive of issues in pdf format?

    • #30101
      zeroflaw
      Participant

      Thanks guys, I know enough. I think I will subscribe to Hakin9 soon.

    • #30102
      UNIX
      Participant

      @j0rDy wrote:

      @rvs wrote:

      Good to have. Just make sure you get the old versions in pdf. They give it for free. Delivery took awhile to get into my mailbox. Good to have and very informative.

      so, if you subscribe you get access to the complete archive of issues in pdf format?

      No, at least not when subscribing to the German issues (which covers different articles as the English issues). I think the same applies for the English version.

      You can get older versions from their website or within their newsletters.

    • #30103
      j0rDy
      Participant

      i searched the website and couldnt find anything about getting access to the complete archive. you do however have the possibility to buy a pack of issues from the complete archive. or you can buy single issues so if there is anything you would like to read there are plenty possibilities to do so…

    • #30104
      UNIX
      Participant

      If you are only interested in particular articles you can always try to see if the author has a website with the article(s) available. Writing an e-mail to the author should work as well in most cases.

    • #30105
      hjazz
      Participant

      Hi all,

      I’m interested in subscribing to Hakin9, but it’s kinda hard to do that. Is there a subscription form I can fill out or an email I can contact?

      Thanks!

    • #30106
      j0rDy
      Participant

      hello hjazz and welcome to EH.net!

      i guess a mail with some personal info and a question how to subscribe will be sufficient.

    • #30107
      UNIX
      Participant

      Hakin9 is currently going through some changes, so you might consider to wait some time before you subscribe.. 😉

    • #30108
      jason
      Participant

      From my understanding, the paper edition will be going away and they will be moving to a free, online format.

    • #30109
      UNIX
      Participant

      Yes, that’s correct.

    • #30110
      hjazz
      Participant

      Thanks for the replies!

      I’ll be looking forward to their online editions!

    • #30111
      zeroflaw
      Participant

      Oh I guess it’s a good thing that I didn’t subscribe yet 😛

    • #30112
      j0rDy
      Participant

      i’m not sure yet if this is a good or a bad development. Will the quality of the articles stay the way they are if the issues become free? how about conference reviews? i think either way it will stay a good addition to the community!

    • #30113
      UNIX
      Participant

      Quote from their newsletter:

      Hakin9 magazine is from now on a FREE, MONTHLY, ONLINE publication.

      Due to a great interest in Hakin9 magazine coming from all over the world we
      decided to go digital and make the magazine free.

      All you need to do in order to get a new issues each month is subscribe to our newsletter.

      Those of you who are on the list, just need to wait few more weeks!

      The first issue will be released on April 30th.

    • #30114
      MicroJay
      Participant

      Cool.  Thanks for the update.  Looking forward to the articles.  Just downloaded some from the past that are very interesting!

    • #30115
      Ketchup
      Participant

      That’s definitely good news.  Thanks for the update.

    • #30116
      j0rDy
      Participant

      great news for the hackers on a budget! I’m sure the quality will stay the same! i cant wait for the first issue!

    • #30117
      UNIX
      Participant

      Download May issue of Hakin9 magazine today!

      Inside:

          * Writing WIN32 shellcode with a C-compiler
          * Flash memory mobile forensic
          * Threat Modeling Basics
          * Pwning Embedded ADSL Routers
          * Firewalls for Beginners

      Regulars:

          * ID Fraud Expert Says by Julian Evans: Identity Theft Protection Services – a new industry is born
          * Interview with:
            Victor Julien, lead coder for the Open Information Security Foundation
            Ferruh Mavituna, web application penetration tester and security tool developer

          *
            Tool reviews: NTFS Mechanic, Active@ Undelete Professional, KonBoot v1.1

      […]

      More here.

    • #30118
      Jhaddix
      Participant

      Ha! Check out the author for the Ferruh interview 😉

    • #30119
      rattis
      Participant

      @Jhaddix wrote:

      Ha! Check out the author for the Ferruh interview 😉

      Never heard of him. Is he supposed to be someone special?  ;D

      Seriously though. Nice, looking forward to reading it. (Although I still have to read your column here first).

    • #30120
      zeroflaw
      Participant

      Really liked the part about writing win 32 shellcode. Even the firewalls for beginners stuff was interesting.

      Reading the rest of the issue now  8)

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