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The Cuckoo's Egg Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage Book ´ 399 pages ✓ Clifford stoll ✓ Before the Internet became widely known as a global tool for terrorists one perceptive US citizen recognized its ominous potential Armed with clear evideBefore the Internet became widely known as a global tool for terrorists one perceptive US citizen recognized its ominous potential Armed with clear evidence of computer espionage he began a highly personal uest to expose a hidden network of spies that threatened national security But would the authorities back him up Cliff Stoll's dramatic firsthand accoun I read this book first around sixth grade and again last month It was wicked good the first time and so so the second time I think as I've gotten older and wiser and discerning and as technology has progressed this book hasn't aged wellHere's the synop Cliff Stoll is an astrophysicist who knows just a little something about computers obviously a lot He's living at UC Berkeley in the early days of the internets One day he discovers a 75 cent accounting error this is back before AOL charged you by the minute and kablammo he's discovered a hacker Now all he needs to do is catch himWhen I read this at 12 going on 13 this book seemed like a bleeding edge thrill a minute technological game of cat and cuckoo And now at 26 going on 27 it's still kinda neat Cliff is obviously a brilliant guy and he does really well in 1 explaining his maneuvers to keep the hacker at bay and 2 downplaying how smart he was What annoyed me was all the personal stuff in this book and how intrusive it is I don't care about Cliff the person I want to read about Cliff the cyber battler the Cliffinator sent back from 2008 to 1986 to battle the West German hacker Markus Hess Or simply Cliff the research paperHere's the personal shit I don't like Cliff's a hippie cliche who hates the government wears tie dye likes the Dead and lives and works in Berkeley His girlfriendfiancee is built like a sumo wrestler this is subtly alluded to Her old college roommate is a butch lesbian who hates the government Their present roommate is a violinist who's always brining home a new crazy man Cliff's sooo frustrated that no government agency will help him Why won't they help him And what about the future of the internet and the need for open networks to foster scientific intercourse and shit like that Waaaa waaaa why don't you cry about it you big hippie babyOK so I'm being hard on Cliff and his wacky teammates in life What can I say though They're all boring Cliff and his entire life is boring Except for the hunt So Cliff focus on the huntIf you've made it this far through this self indulgent review you might wonder why I gave this book 4 stars I'll tell you why I loved it the first time and the second time last month was still pretty good Cliff Stoll he can keep you up at night past your bedtime His book's good in bed

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T is a computer age detective story instantly fascinating and astonishingly gripping Smithsonian Cliff Stoll was an astronomer turned systems manager at Lawrence Berkeley Lab when a 75 cent accounting error alerted him to the presence of an unauthorized user on his system The hacker's code name was Hunter a mysterious invader who managed to break into US c Great book The FBI was incredibly frustrating to read about Not many people would have been persistent enough to stick with this I'm impressed with how diligently the author worked to track this guy downOne small gripe though the author seemed way too self conscious about his political identity add a result of cooperating with the guys in suits Was he trying to spin it as an internal struggle between who he was and who this experience made him become Not buying it Cliff

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The Cuckoo's Egg Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer EspionageOmputer systems and steal sensitive military and security information Stoll began a one man hunt of his own spying on the spy It was a dangerous game of deception broken codes satellites and missile bases a one man sting operation that finally gained the attention of the CIAand ultimately trapped an international spy ring fueled by cash cocaine and the KGB Update August 2016 Here's an amazing video of the author showing off his self built warehouse of Klein bottles including self built trash warehouse robotI've seen this book pop up a few times on lists like recommended reads for programmers and always wondered why I didn't know it was such a extremely fascinating read I tried to read it in one evening but had to stop at 4amIt's the story of how one US astronomer turned computer programmer astroinformatician found a 75 cents bill for computing time he couldn't make sense of how he traced that bill found an intruder on his system and how it took him months to untangle the web of systems the hacker used to disguise himselfStoll had a very interesting scientific way in which he approached the problem of an intruder which resonated with me strongly he kept neat lab books of everything that happened he thought clearly about each step and all the little details they used to infer about the hacker are splendidFor example on login the hacker kept on using ps eafg to see who was logged in but f was superfluous under Berkeley Unix which indicated that the hacker was used to ATT Unix which wasn't used on the US West Coast Therefore it was likely that the intruder was from the US East Coast or from abroadAnother fun thing about the age of this book it's clearly written for the layman in 1989 so things that are completely basic today are explained in long terms electronic mail for exampleIt becomes a fun cat and mouse game it's always the same intruder who turned out to be view spoilerurmelMarkus Hess from Germany hide spoiler