Approaching Zero

The Extraordinary Underworld of Hackers, Phreakers, Virus Writers, and Keyboard Criminals

Author: Paul Mungo
Co-author: Bryan Clough
Published: 1993
Language: English
Wordcount: 77,829 / 235 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 42.5
LoC Categories: PS, TX
Downloads: 24,021
Added to site: 2008.11.02
mnybks.net#: 22524
License: ©
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calls. The whole transaction had taken less than ten minutes.

The next day, after his friend in Kentucky had picked up the $687, Fry Guy carried out a second successful transaction, this time worth $432. He would perform the trick again and again that summer, as often as he needed to buy more computer equipment and chemicals. He didn't steal huge amounts of money-- indeed, the sums he took were almost insignificant, just enough for his own needs. But Fry Guy is only one of many, just one of a legion of adolescent computer wizards worldwide, whose ability to crash through high-tech security systems, to circumvent access controls, and to penetrate files holding sensitive information, is endangering our computer-dependent societies. These technology-obsessed electronic renegades form a distinct subculture. Some steal--though most don't; some look for information; some just like to play with computer systems. Together they probably represent the future of our computer-dependent society. Welcome to the com

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