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Worm : the first digital world war

Author: Mark Bowden
Publisher: New York : Grove ; London : Atlantic [distributor], 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Worm: The First Digital World War tells the story of the Conficker worm, a potentially devastating piece of malware that has baffled experts and infected more than twelve million computers worldwide. When Conficker was unleashed in November 2008, cybersecurity experts did not know what to make of it. Exploiting security flaws in Microsoft Windows, it grew at an astonishingly rapid rate, infecting millions of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Bowden
ISBN: 9781611855845 1611855845
OCLC Number: 812073160
Notes: Originally published: New York: Atlantic Monthly, 2011.
Description: pages cm
Contents: Principal characters --
Zero --
MS08-067 --
Remote thread injection --
An ocean of suckers --
The X-men --
Digital detectives --
A note from the trenches --
Another huge win --
Mr. Joffe goes to Washington --
Cybarmageddon --
April fools.
Responsibility: Mark Bowden.

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'Masterful journalism, one of the best books about the dark side of the web... turns complex ideas into an action thriller and whodunnit.' The Times  Read more...

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As a writer, Mark Bowden scans the horizon then points to a distant danger the rest of the world cannot yet see... he unscrews the backs of our computers and takes us on a guided tour of the internet Read more...

 
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