Review: Cuckoo’s Egg

5 Star, Asymmetric, Cyber, Hacking, Odd War, Communications, Crime (Government), Crime (Organized, Transnational), Information Operations, Information Technology

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5.0 out of 5 stars Riveting, Relevant Now, Deep Insights,

April 7, 2000
Clifford Stoll
This is an absolutely riveting story of how a brilliant physicist, assigned as an initiation rite to track down the reason for a 75 cent error in the computer accounts of the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, ultimately identified and nailed an East German electronic espionage specialist. In passing, he outlines with great preciseness the insecurity of the entire U.S. government, military, law enforcement, business, and academic electronic communications and computing network, and reveals the total fragmentation as well as the general ignorance of almost all of the US and international organizations associated with these networks.
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