Counting from Zero by Alan B. Johnston

By Alan B. Johnston

Can a safety specialist retailer the web from a catastrophic 0 day cyber assault through a community of zombie desktops, often called a botnet? At what cost?

"Credible and plausible, this tale is advised via a topic professional. i couldn't wait to determine what occurred next." - Vint Cerf, web pioneer

"The chance to the net from worms, viruses, botnets, and zombie desktops is actual, and becoming. Counting from 0 is a smart method to arise to hurry at the alarming situation, and Johnston attracts you in along with his tale and plausible solid of characters."
- Phil Zimmermann, author of lovely reliable privateness (PGP) the main prevalent e-mail encryption program

Today, each computing device attached to the net is below consistent assault from viruses, worms, port scans, and unsolicited mail. safeguard execs regularly struggle to comprise newly unleashed cyber assaults, referred to as 'zero day' assaults, purely to have new assaults introduced. thousands of pcs have already succumbed, and, with out their owner's wisdom, became slave desktops - remotely managed 'zombies'. lower than the regulate of geared up crime and subsidized by way of international governments, those desktops are morphing into collections identified within the as botnets, brief for robotic networks.

Internet protection professional Mick O'Malley is the single person who acknowledges the transforming into hazard of the last word 0 day assault on the web from a major botnet, and his specified hacker abilities and community of work-mates permit him to struggle again. extra cyber prep than cyber punk, Mick makes use of real-life instruments and methods to encrypt all his communications, and makes use of those abilities to wreck the encryption utilized by the botnet. Mick makes use of encryption on a private point, too, having a number of passports and a number of names and identities. whereas crisscrossing the globe within the air, on land, and at sea investigating the risk, Mick turns into the objective of assaults on his popularity, his identification, and eventually his life.

Along the best way, Mick meets Kateryna Petrescu, a stunning Romanian firewall specialist. Mick's allure to Kateryna develops as they paintings heavily jointly and proportion the buzz and hazard. Why is the govt following Mick and attempting to intercept his communications? Can he cease the 0 day assault earlier than it's unleashed? what is going to be the fee to Mick for his unmarried mindedness?

Unfolding throughout 3 continents, the hot cybercrime secret "Counting from Zero" offers a pragmatic insider's view of the thrust and parry global of desktop defense and cryptography, and the very genuine hazard of botnets.

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Since the idea of excavating the Kra Canal occurred in 1677, Thailand and foreign countries have attempted to excavate the canal at least five different times: 1. In 1677, the French received permission from King Narai the Great to survey and excavate the canal. 2. In 1793, Phra Rajawangborworn Mahasurasihanat, King Rama I’s brother, proposed to excavate the canal because he believed that the canal would be the fastest way to send reinforcements to help towns along the Andaman Sea. 3. In 1858, the British received permission from King Rama IV to excavate the canal.

They claim that the canal, itself, would provide many advantages for Thailand by enhancing the Thai Sea Power and contributing to Thai Security. In response to these arguments, the thesis examined the following two hypotheses. B. HYPOTHESES The hypotheses of this thesis are (1) the Kra Canal would enhance Thai Sea Power; and (2) the Kra Canal would contribute to Thai Security. 39 1. First Hypothesis The analysis in Chapter III supports the thesis that the Kra Canal would enhance Thai Sea Power since the canal benefits both the Royal Thai Navy and Thai maritime commerce.

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