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Name your price for hacking books on Humble Bundle

Pay what you want for books that teach you all about Arduino, Python, Bitcoin and more while raising money for No Starch Press and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

In the latest Humble Book Bundle, stock up on books about hacking, security, malware, Python and more.

Humble Bundle

Ever wanted to hack an Xbox? Or perhaps you have a desire to learn how to generate your own electricity? Does creating your own surveillance system from scratch seem like a great way to spend a weekend?

The latest Humble Book Bundle offers books on hacking, security, online privacy and more by No Starch Press. Humble Bundle, a digital storefront, lets you name your own price for games and publications, with some proceeds supporting charity.

For this deal, pay what you want for such titles as "Automate the Boring Stuff with Python," "The Linux Command Line," "The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy: Practical Tips for Staying Safe Online," and "Hacking the Xbox: An Introduction to Reverse Engineering."

If you increase your contribution above the average purchase (currently at $14.72, or about £10, AU$19), you can also pick up "The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse: Defend Your Base with Simple Circuits, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi," "Silence on the Wire: A Field Guide to Passive Reconnaissance and Indirect Attacks," "A Bug Hunter's Diary: A Guided Tour Through the Wilds of Software Security," "Designing BSD Rootkits: An Introduction to Kernel Hacking," and "Bitcoin for the Befuddled."

Pay $15 (about £10 or AU$21) or more and you'll end up with all that plus "Hacking: The Art of Exploitation," "Practical Malware Analysis: The Hands-On Guide to Dissecting Malicious Software," "Python Crash Course: A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to Programming," and "Black Hat Python: Python Programming for Hackers and Pentesters."

All of these books would usually cost up to $366 (which would convert to about £251 or AU$480). The books are available in multiple digital formats.

Plus you get to decide where the money goes -- to No Starch Press, the Electronic Frontier Foundation or a charity of your choice. This Humble Book Bundle ends on May 10.