The Resource Worm : the first digital world war, Mark Bowden., (electronic resource)

Worm : the first digital world war, Mark Bowden., (electronic resource)

Label
Worm : the first digital world war
Title
Worm
Title remainder
the first digital world war
Statement of responsibility
Mark Bowden.
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book is a cyber-crime story about the next frontier in terrorism. It explores the Conficker computer "worm," a potentially devastating computer virus that has baffled experts and infected as many as 12 million computers to date. When the Conficker computer worm was unleashed on the world in November 2008, cybersecurity experts did not know what to make of it. The worm, exploiting the security flaws in Microsoft Windows, grew at an astonishingly rapid rate, infecting millions of computers around the world within weeks. Once the worm infiltrated one system it was able to link that system with others to form a single network under illicit outside control, a situation known as a "botnet." This botnet was soon capable of overpowering any of the vital computer networks that today control banking, telephone service, energy flow, air traffic, health-care information, even the Internet itself. Was it a platform for criminal profit, or a weapon? Security experts do not know for sure what Conficker's purpose is, or even where it came from. In this book the author explores the battle of wits between expert programmers over the future of the Internet, a battle that has pitted those determined to exploit the Internet against those committed to protect it and that has awakened the U.S. government to the urgent nature of the threat. The book delivers a look at the ongoing and largely unreported war taking place literally beneath our fingertips
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bowden, Mark
Dewey number
005.84
Index
no index present
LC call number
QA76.76.C68
LC item number
B69 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Computer viruses
  • Malware (Computer software)
  • Cyberterrorism
  • Computer crimes
  • Internet
  • Computer security
  • Computer crimes
  • Computer security
  • Computer viruses
  • Cyberterrorism
  • Internet
  • Malware (Computer software)
  • Délits informatiques
  • Virus informatique
  • Terrorisme
Label
Worm : the first digital world war, Mark Bowden., (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-245)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
o881684495
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 245 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802195128
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
369D098A-C4DE-4B55-AEDC-28C9F684561A
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o881684495
  • (OCoLC)881684495
Label
Worm : the first digital world war, Mark Bowden., (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-245)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
o881684495
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 245 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802195128
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
369D098A-C4DE-4B55-AEDC-28C9F684561A
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o881684495
  • (OCoLC)881684495

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