Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

Approaching Zero

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

Cover image for

Download


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: 26,340
Added to site: 2008.11.02
mnybks.net#: 22524
License: ©

This book was originally released in hardcover by Random House in 1992.I feel that I should do the community a service and release the book in the medium it should have been first released in... I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did... It provides a fairly complete account of just about everything... From motherfuckers, to Gail 'The Bitch' Thackeray...

Show Excerpt

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

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Debra Salonen
Former award-winning newspaper journalist and bestselling author, Debra Salonen is back with the fun and very romantic Black Hills Rendezvous series. Today she answers our questions on how she chooses names for her characters, what made her pick a sperm donor as lead character for Black Hills Baby and whether she thinks love conquers all.
Read full interview...