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    Rainbow Series security books - worth reading today?

    Hi all,

    I was wondering what do u think, is it still worth to read Rainbow Series of books today to increase your computer literacy aka gain more insight in to the operating system / information technology working?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_Series

    Or is it maybe even more interesting to just take Tanenbaums book that partly inspired Linus to create Freax?

    Thanks in advance,
    Nikolai
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    Re: Rainbow Series security books - worth reading today?

    They are historical and largely been replaced by the Common Criteria.

    You can download them here though http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/secpubs/rainbow/

    or if you email or write to NIST they will send you a free DVD with them all on

    They are also specifically concerned with computer/network security so do not compare to tanenbaums books which are Computer Science in general.
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