By Alan B. Johnston
Can a safety professional retailer the web from a catastrophic 0 day cyber assault via a community of zombie desktops, often called a botnet? At what cost?
"Credible and plausible, this tale is informed by means of a topic specialist. i couldn't wait to determine what occurred next." - Vint Cerf, web pioneer
"The danger to the web from worms, viruses, botnets, and zombie desktops is actual, and turning out to be. Counting from 0 is a brilliant option to arise to hurry at the alarming situation, and Johnston attracts you in together with his tale and plausible forged of characters."
- Phil Zimmermann, writer of lovely stable privateness (PGP) the main wide-spread e-mail encryption program
Today, each machine attached to the web is less than consistent assault from viruses, worms, port scans, and unsolicited mail. safeguard execs regularly struggle to include newly unleashed cyber assaults, referred to as 'zero day' assaults, purely to have new assaults introduced. thousands of pcs have already succumbed, and, with no their owner's wisdom, became slave desktops - remotely managed 'zombies'. less than the regulate of prepared crime and subsidized by way of overseas governments, those desktops are morphing into collections identified within the as botnets, brief for robotic networks.
Internet safeguard professional Mick O'Malley is the one person who acknowledges the starting to be probability of the final word 0 day assault on the net from an incredible botnet, and his certain hacker talents and community of co-workers allow him to struggle again. extra cyber prep than cyber punk, Mick makes use of real-life instruments and methods to encrypt all his communications, and makes use of those talents to damage 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 risk, Mick turns into the objective of assaults on his recognition, his id, and eventually his life.
Along the way in which, Mick meets Kateryna Petrescu, a gorgeous Romanian firewall specialist. Mick's appeal to Kateryna develops as they paintings heavily jointly and percentage the thrill and threat. 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 associated fee to Mick for his unmarried mindedness?
Unfolding throughout 3 continents, the recent cybercrime secret "Counting from Zero" offers a practical insider's view of the thrust and parry international of laptop safety and cryptography, and the very genuine risk of botnets.
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