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Breaking and entering : the extraordinary story of a hacker called "Alien" / Jeremy N. Smith.

Smith, Jeremy N., (author.).

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Sage Library System.

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Summary:

This taut, true thriller dives into a dark world that touches us all, as seen through the brilliant, breakneck career of an extraordinary hacker-- a woman known only as Alien. When she arrived at MIT in the 1990s, Alien was quickly drawn to the school's tradition of high-risk physical trespassing: the original "hacking." Within a year, one of her hallmates was dead and two others were arraigned. Alien's adventures were only just beginning. After a stint at the storied, secretive Los Alamos National Laboratory, Alien was recruited by a top cybersecurity firm where she deployed her cache of virtual weapons--and the trespassing and social engineering talents she had developed while "hacking" at MIT. The company tested its clients' security by every means possible--not just coding, but donning disguises and sneaking past guards and secretaries into the C-suite. Alien now runs a boutique hacking outfit that caters to some of the world's biggest and most vulnerable institutions--banks, retailers, government agencies. Her work combines devilish charm, old-school deception, and next generation spycraft.--from book jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Cascade Locks Library 005.8 SMI 2019 (Text) 33892100586024 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 01/22/2019 Available -
Lake County Main Library - Lakeview 364.168092 SMITH (Text) 37620000917940 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 02/11/2019 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library B ALIEN (Text) 33892006446794 NEW BOOKS New/High Demand None 01/08/2019 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780544903210
  • ISBN: 0544903218
  • Physical Description: xii, 292 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019.

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General Note:
"An Eamon Dolan Book."
Summary, etc.:
This taut, true thriller dives into a dark world that touches us all, as seen through the brilliant, breakneck career of an extraordinary hacker-- a woman known only as Alien. When she arrived at MIT in the 1990s, Alien was quickly drawn to the school's tradition of high-risk physical trespassing: the original "hacking." Within a year, one of her hallmates was dead and two others were arraigned. Alien's adventures were only just beginning. After a stint at the storied, secretive Los Alamos National Laboratory, Alien was recruited by a top cybersecurity firm where she deployed her cache of virtual weapons--and the trespassing and social engineering talents she had developed while "hacking" at MIT. The company tested its clients' security by every means possible--not just coding, but donning disguises and sneaking past guards and secretaries into the C-suite. Alien now runs a boutique hacking outfit that caters to some of the world's biggest and most vulnerable institutions--banks, retailers, government agencies. Her work combines devilish charm, old-school deception, and next generation spycraft.--from book jacket.
Subject: Alien (Hacker).
Hackers > United States > Biography.
Computer security > United States.
Computer crimes > United States.
Genre: Biographies.

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