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TANGLED WEB: Tales of Digital Crime from the Shadows of Cyberspace

2 Ratings: 3.0
A book by Richard Power

Part true crime, part call to arms,Tangled Web: Tales of Digital Crime from the Shadows of Cyberspacelooks over the firewall from both sides to examine the brave new crooks and their pursuers. Author Richard Power, editorial director of San Francisco's … see full wiki

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Author: Richard Power
Publisher: Que Corporation
2 reviews about TANGLED WEB: Tales of Digital Crime from...
review by . March 02, 2004
I just finished reading Tangled Web by Richard Power. I thoroughly enjoyed most of it. He presents a very technical, a possibly boring subject in a very realistic and easy-to-read light. Many cyber-crime books either blow the topic way out of proportion and pander to the uneducated and gullible. They would have the same sort of audience that stocked up on supplies in the waning days of 1999 waiting for the Y2K bug to end the world. Powers does not do that. Nor does he play the issue down as some …
review by . September 25, 2000
Nothing sums up the power of the Internet more than the realization that someone who cannot legally own property can find programs that can be used to cause hundreds of millions of dollars of digital damage. Not since the days of young monarchs has it been possible for a teenager to do such things. However, while tales like this get the most publicity, it is unfortunate that it hides a grim reality. Most attacks of this type do nothing but exploit security holes caused by poor design or sloppy programming. &nb …
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