By Alan B. Johnston
Can a safety professional shop the web from a catastrophic 0 day cyber assault by means of a community of zombie pcs, referred to as a botnet? At what cost?
"Credible and plausible, this tale is advised by means of a subject specialist. i couldn't wait to determine what occurred next." - Vint Cerf, web pioneer
"The risk to the net from worms, viruses, botnets, and zombie pcs is genuine, and transforming into. Counting from 0 is a brilliant solution to arise to hurry at the alarming situation, and Johnston attracts you in along with his tale and plausible forged of characters."
- Phil Zimmermann, writer of lovely solid privateness (PGP) the main conventional e mail encryption program
Today, each machine attached to the net is lower than consistent assault from viruses, worms, port scans, and junk mail. defense pros consistently struggle to include newly unleashed cyber assaults, often called 'zero day' assaults, in basic terms to have new assaults introduced. hundreds of thousands of pcs have already succumbed, and, with no their owner's wisdom, became slave desktops - remotely managed 'zombies'. lower than the regulate of geared up crime and sponsored through international governments, those pcs are morphing into collections recognized within the as botnets, brief for robotic networks.
Internet protection specialist Mick O'Malley is the single one that acknowledges the starting to be chance of the last word 0 day assault on the net from a big botnet, and his precise hacker abilities and community of fellow workers permit him to struggle again. extra cyber prep than cyber punk, Mick makes use of real-life instruments and strategies to encrypt all his communications, and makes use of those abilities to wreck the encryption utilized by the botnet. Mick makes use of encryption on a private point, too, having a number of passports and a number of names and identities. whereas crisscrossing the globe within the air, on land, and at sea investigating the probability, Mick turns into the objective of assaults on his acceptance, his identification, and finally his life.
Along the way in which, Mick meets Kateryna Petrescu, a gorgeous Romanian firewall professional. Mick's appeal to Kateryna develops as they paintings heavily jointly and proportion the thrill and probability. Why is the govt. following Mick and attempting to intercept his communications? Can he cease the 0 day assault ahead of it truly is unleashed? what's going to be the fee to Mick for his unmarried mindedness?
Unfolding throughout 3 continents, the recent cybercrime secret "Counting from Zero" supplies a practical insider's view of the thrust and parry global of desktop defense and cryptography, and the very actual risk of botnets.
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