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Author Smith, Jeremy N., author.

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

Publication Info. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2019]
2019

Copies

Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Bourbonnais PL Adult Non Fiction - BDBB-2  005.809 SMI    DUE 06-22-22
 East Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - EMPG-1  BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY 005.8092 SMI    AVAILABLE
 Galena PL Adult Non-Fiction - GALY-13  005.809 SMI    AVAILABLE
 Hinckley PL Adult Non-Fiction - HKLY-12  005 SMI    AVAILABLE
 Joliet Twp HS SD 204 - West Campus Adult Non-Fiction - JWHB-1  004.6781 SMITH    AVAILABLE
 Manhattan-Elwood PL Adult Non Fiction - MTBB-2  005.8092 SMI    AVAILABLE
 Mokena Community PL Adult Non-Fiction - MKBB-1  005.8092 ALI    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-1  005.8092 SMI    Recently returned
 New Lenox PL Adult Non-Fiction - NLBB-1  005.809 SMI    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Biography - NSLY-11  B ALIEN    AVAILABLE

Description xii, 292 pages ; 24 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "An Eamon Dolan Book."
Contents Preface: The hacker next door -- Course 19. Inside out ; The coffeehouse club ; Earth to Alien ; A death in the family -- In security. Up all night ; I spy ; Wild wild web ; A hackable heart transplant -- Agents and Jedis. Capture the flag ; Check, please ; Up in the air ; Europe on five hacks a day -- Owner's manual. The bartender ; The best around ; Phoning home -- Epilogue: Fast forward.
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. In [this book], cybersecurity finally gets the rich, character driven, fast-paced treatment it deserves."--Jacket.
Subject Alien (Hacker)
Hackers -- United States -- Biography.
Computer security -- United States.
Computer crimes -- United States.
Hackers -- United States -- Biography.
COMPUTERS -- Security -- General.
TRUE CRIME -- Hoaxes & Deceptions.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Science & Technology.
Computer crimes. (OCoLC)fst00872063
Computer security. (OCoLC)fst00872484
Hackers. (OCoLC)fst00872150
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Nonfiction.
Biographies.
Other Form: Online version: Smith, Jeremy N. Breaking and entering. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019 9780544911222 (DLC) 2018035206
ISBN 9780544903210 (hardcover)
0544903218 (hardcover)
Standard No. 40028805855

 
    
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