Exploding the Phone

The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws who Hacked Ma Bell
Author: Phil Lapsley
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 0802193757
Category: History
Page: 416
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“A rollicking history of the telephone system and the hackers who exploited its flaws” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). Before smartphones, back even before the Internet and personal computers, a misfit group of technophiles, blind teenagers, hippies, and outlaws figured out how to hack the world’s largest machine: the telephone system. Starting with Alexander Graham Bell’s revolutionary “harmonic telegraph,” by the middle of the twentieth century the phone system had grown into something extraordinary, a web of cutting-edge switching machines and human operators that linked together millions of people like never before. But the network had a billion-dollar flaw, and once people discovered it, things would never be the same. Exploding the Phone tells this story in full for the first time. It traces the birth of long-distance communication and the telephone, the rise of AT&T’s monopoly, the creation of the sophisticated machines that made it all work, and the discovery of Ma Bell’s Achilles heel. Phil Lapsley expertly weaves together the clandestine underground of “phone phreaks” who turned the network into their electronic playground, the mobsters who exploited its flaws to avoid the feds, the explosion of telephone hacking in the counterculture, and the war between the phreaks, the phone company, and the FBI. The product of extensive original research, Exploding the Phone is a ground-breaking, captivating book that “does for the phone phreaks what Steven Levy’s Hackers did for computer pioneers” (Boing Boing). “An authoritative, jaunty and enjoyable account of their sometimes comical, sometimes impressive and sometimes disquieting misdeeds.” —The Wall Street Journal “Brilliantly researched.” —The Atlantic “A fantastically fun romp through the world of early phone hackers, who sought free long distance, and in the end helped launch the computer era.” —The Seattle Times

Kuckucksei

Die Jagd auf die deutschen Hacker, die das Pentagon knackten
Author: Clifford Stoll
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3105607242
Category: Fiction
Page: 454
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›Kuckucksei‹ schildert bis ins Detail die hochdramatische Jagd nach deutschen Hackern, die in amerikanische Computernetze eingedrungen waren. Es ist der autobiografische Report eines amerikanischen Computercracks, der leidenschaftlich für die Sicherheit der Datennetze kämpft. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

Angriff aus dem Netz

Der nächste Krieg beginnt im Cyberspace
Author: Brian Falkner
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 342340583X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 420
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ur einen Wimpernschlag von unserer Gegenwart entfernt kämpft der 16-jährige Computerhacker Sam Wilson gegen die Auslöschung der Menschheit durch ein Neuro-Netzwerk. Aber das diabolische System ist stark, zieht es seine Kraft aus menschlichen Gehirnen, zu denen es sich über eine neue Computertechnologie Zugang verschafft. Diese Technik erlaubt Nutzern, über ein Headset ihren Computer zu bedienen, ganz ohne Maus und Tastatur. Sam ahnt: Nur von innen heraus kann das Netzwerk vernichtet werden. Doch das Unternehmen ist riskant und könnte Sams Tod bedeuten. ul type="disc"»p»New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards 2010 (Children's Choice Young Adult Fiction)/li»p»LIANZA Young Adult (Fiction) Award 2010/li»

Der Schattenkrieg

Israel und die geheimen Tötungskommandos des Mossad - Ein SPIEGEL-Buch
Author: Ronen Bergman
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 3641095158
Category: History
Page: 864
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Von der Staatsgründung Israels bis heute - die erste umfassende Geschichte der geheimen Tötungskommandos des Mossad Mordanschläge, die dem israelischen Geheimdienst Mossad zugeschrieben werden, sorgen immer wieder für Aufsehen. Doch über die Hintergründe dieser Aktionen war bislang kaum etwas bekannt. In seinem packend geschriebenen Enthüllungsbuch deckt der israelische Geheimdienstexperte Ronen Bergman nun erstmals die ganze Dimension eines Schattenkriegs auf, der seit Jahrzehnten im Geheimen ausgetragen wird. Er beschreibt die Erfolge und Misserfolge der zum Teil unbekannten Attentate, benennt Opfer, Täter und Verantwortliche und fragt, welchen Preis Staat und Gesellschaft in Israel für ihre Sicherheit bezahlen.

Inside Anonymous

Aus dem Innenleben des globalen Cyber-Aufstands
Author: Parmy Olson
Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft
ISBN: 3864142806
Category: Political Science
Page: 480
View: 361

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Erstmals packen die Hacker aus. Ende des Jahres 2010 nahmen weltweit Tausende an den digitalen Angriffen der Hackergruppe Anonymous auf die Webseiten von VISA, MasterCard und PayPal teil, um gegen die Sperrung der Konten von Wiki-Leaks zu protestieren. Splittergruppen von Anonymous infiltrierten die Netzwerke der totalitären Regime von Libyen und Tunesien. Eine Gruppe namens LulzSec schaffte es sogar, das FBI, die CIA und Sony zu attackieren, bevor sie sich wieder auflöste. Das Anonymous-Kollektiv wurde bekannt durch die charakteristische Guy-Fawkes-Maske, mit der sich die Aktivisten tarnen. Es steht für Spaß-Guerilla und politische Netzaktivisten ohne erkennbare Struktur, die mit Hacking-Attacken gegen die Scientology-Sekte und Internetzensur protestierten. Internetsicherheitsdienste und bald auch die gesamte Welt merkten schnell, dass Anonymous eine Bewegung war, die man sehr ernst nehmen sollte. Doch wer verbirgt sich eigentlich hinter den Masken? Inside Anonymous erzählt erstmalig die Geschichte dreier Mitglieder des harten Kerns: ihren Werdegang und ihre ganz persönliche Motivation, die sie zu überzeugten Hackern machte. Basierend auf vielen exklusiven Interviews bietet das Buch einen einzigartigen und spannenden Einblick in die Köpfe, die hinter der virtuellen Community stehen.

Furcht

Trump im Weißen Haus
Author: Bob Woodward
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644002738
Category: Political Science
Page: 512
View: 2000

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Bob Woodward, die Ikone des investigativen Journalismus in den USA, hat alle amerikanischen Präsidenten aus nächster Nähe beobachtet. Nun nimmt er sich den derzeitigen Präsidenten vor und enthüllt den erschütternden Zustand des Weißen Hauses unter Donald Trump. Woodward beschreibt, wie dieser Präsident Entscheidungen trifft, er berichtet von eskalierenden Debatten im Oval Office und in der Air Force One, dem volatilen Charakter Trumps und dessen Obsessionen und Komplexen. Woodwards Buch ist ein Dokument der Zeitgeschichte: Hunderte Stunden von Interviews mit direkt Beteiligten, Gesprächsprotokolle, Tagebücher, Notizen – auch von Trump selbst – bieten einen dramatischen Einblick in die Machtzentrale der westlichen Welt, in der vor allem eines herrscht: Furcht. Woodward ist das Porträt eines amtierenden amerikanischen Präsidenten gelungen, das es in dieser Genauigkeit noch nicht gegeben hat.

King of the Tri-State


Author: Omar Harris
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469159759
Category: Fiction
Page: 159
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Maximallion was the undisputed best racer in the Tri State. Having won illegal high stakes street races for years he carried the title of The King, and was also the president of The Spittin Fire Motorcycle Club. After having a near fatal accident he is forced to reevaluate his priorities in life. Meanwhile his club is immersed in a bitter struggle between two of the most notorious biker gangs in the country. Will he leave the scene forever, or step in the middle of a dangerous mix of crime, sex, drugs, and murder? Can he settle down or be drawn back to the only thing he has ever known? An explosive mix of Biker Boys versus Sons of Anarchy. Fused with a hint of Fast and Furious. Tied together with a ribbon of faith and humility.

In the Middle of the Middle West

Literary Nonfiction from the Heartland
Author: Becky Bradway
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253216571
Category: History
Page: 306
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The 42 essays in this collection take their inspiration from the Midwest—not just from its physical terrain but from its emotional terrain as well. They come from writers of diverse backgrounds: poets, novelists, filmmakers, and journalists; some who came and stayed, some who came and left, and some who were born and raised in this place. The essays revolve generally around issues of conflict between place and identity, and the theme of diversity—be it religious, sexual, racial, artistic, cultural, occupational, or geographical—runs throughout. Writers featured in this collection include Maxine Chernoff, Stuart Dybek, Michael Martone, Cris Mazza, James McManus, Scott Russell Sanders, Mary Swander, and many others of national reputation.

In den Straßen die Wut


Author: Ryan Gattis
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644546517
Category: Fiction
Page: 528
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Sechs Tage im Jahr 1992. Polizisten misshandeln einen schwarzen Bürger und Los Angeles explodiert. Plünderungen, überall brennt es; ein Bürgerkrieg mitten im Herzen der westlichen Welt. Was passiert, wenn die Polizei eine Stadt den Armeen der Gangs überlässt? Rechnungen werden beglichen noch und noch. Davon erzählt dieser ungeheuerliche Roman. Am Anfang ein unmenschlicher Mord: Wir erleben ihn aus der Sicht des Opfers. Dann kommen andere zu Wort: skrupellose und weniger skrupellose Gangster, rassistische Polizisten, Krankenschwestern, Junkies, jugendliche Mitläufer. Und es entsteht das Bild einer Gesellschaft, in der der Stärkere den Schwächeren frisst und die sich im Ausnahmezustand gänzlich enthüllt. Ein Roman wie ein Tarantino-Film, ein Gewaltexzess, ein Experiment, ein Buch ohne Vorbild. «Eine monumentale Leistung: Gattis nimmt den Leser mit in das zerbrochene, wütende Herz von Los Angeles während der Unruhen von 1992 und blinzelt nicht einmal mit den Augen vor dem, was er da sieht.» (Dennis Lehane) «Ein symphonischer, unglaublich perfekter, unüberbietbarer Roman. Er hat mich in einem Stück verschluckt.» (David Mitchell) «Heftige, temporeiche, lebenspralle Szenen einer Stadt im Krieg. Dieser Autor weiß genau, wovon er schreibt.» (Joyce Carol Oates) «Das herzzerreißende Bild einer Stadt, die sich selbst zerstört.» (Paula Hawkins, Autorin von «Girl on the Train») «Ein wahnsinnig hochtouriger Roman: schmutzig, nervenzerfetzend, manchmal unerträglich gewaltsam, gleichzeitig aber auch erfüllt von einem tiefen Mitgefühl für seine Figuren.» (New York Times)

Agnes and the Hitman

A Novel
Author: Jennifer Crusie,Bob Mayer
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429917988
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Take one food writer named Cranky Agnes, add a hitman named Shane, mix them together with a Southern mob wedding, a missing necklace, two annoyed flamingos, and a dog named Rhett and you've got a recipe for a sexy, hilarious novel about the disastrous side of true love... Agnes Crandall's life goes awry when a dognapper invades her kitchen one night, seriously hampering her attempts to put on a wedding that she's staked her entire net worth on. Then a hero climbs through her bedroom window. His name is Shane, no last name, just Shane, and he has his own problems: he's got a big hit scheduled, a rival trying to take him out, and an ex-mobster uncle asking him to protect some little kid named Agnes. When he finds out that Agnes isn't so little, his uncle has forgotten to mention a missing five million bucks he might have lost in Agnes's house, and his last hit was a miss, Shane's life isn't looking so good, either. Then a bunch of lowlifes come looking for the money, a string of hit men show up for Agnes, and some wedding guests gather with intent to throw more than rice. Agnes and Shane have their hands full with greed, florists, treachery, flamingos, mayhem, mothers of the bride, and—most dangerous of all—each other. Agnes and the Hitman is the perfect combination of sugar and spice, sweet and salty—a novel of delicious proportions.

How Google Works


Author: Eric Schmidt,Jonathan Rosenberg
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444792482
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 352
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Both Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg came to Google as seasoned Silicon Valley business executives, but over the course of a decade they came to see the wisdom in Coach John Wooden's observation that 'it's what you learn after you know it all that counts'. As they helped grow Google from a young start-up to a global icon, they relearned everything they knew about management. How Google Works is the sum of those experiences distilled into a fun, easy-to-read primer on corporate culture, strategy, talent, decision-making, communication, innovation, and dealing with disruption. The authors explain how the confluence of three seismic changes - the internet, mobile, and cloud computing - has shifted the balance of power from companies to consumers. The companies that will thrive in this ever-changing landscape will be the ones that create superior products and attract a new breed of multifaceted employees whom the authors dub 'smart creatives'. The management maxims ('Consensus requires dissension', 'Exile knaves but fight for divas', 'Think 10X, not 10%') are illustrated with previously unreported anecdotes from Google's corporate history. 'Back in 2010, Eric and I created an internal class for Google managers,' says Rosenberg. 'The class slides all read 'Google confidential' until an employee suggested we uphold the spirit of openness and share them with the world. This book codifies the recipe for our secret sauce: how Google innovates and how it empowers employees to succeed.'

The Case of the Exploding Brains


Author: Rachel Hamilton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471121348
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 256
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Noelle "Know-All" Hawkins has another case on her hands. Her famous scientist dad - Professor Brian "Big Brain" Hawkins is in prison as a result of his portaloo mishaps. A trip to the Science Museum results in an international mystery involving the moon, some mindreading, and an awful lot of grumpy people. But how are they all connected? Noelle, Holly and Porter are on the case. But will they piece the crazy clues together in time to save the planet? And why is Dad walking round prison with a blanket on his head? Rachel Hamilton does it again in this laugh-out-loud story of science,silliness and super-villains.

Stories of Earth

WWIII
Author: Dimitrious Charles
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1493134507
Category: Fiction
Page: 430
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Awakening as the only survivors from an explosion that kills thousands, with strange cybernetic attachments and experiencing premonitions and visions, five teenagers are in a world that thinks they are dead but is also ensuring their survival. While under pursuit from the rest of the nation, they must figure out who is orchestrating their lives, but under the guidance of a force that helps them one minute yet tries to kill them the next, they uncover a secret that will tear the world apart. Why are there so many coincidences? What part does a US Antarctic base play? Why are people so complacent? Who could be controlling the minds of millions of people and how? Someone is trying to start WWIII – and the end of the world as we know it. Like on Facebook, follow on Google+ or Twitter, or subscribe to the book's blog to find out more! Or find the trailers on YouTube on TrainzXtreme's channel.

Portable Consumer Electronics

Packaging, Materials, and Reliability
Author: Sridhar Canumalla,Puligandla Viswanadham
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 159370125X
Category: Computers
Page: 439
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Portable consumer electronic devices have experienced exponential growth in recent years. Although the reliability implications and performance criteria of these products are significantly different from electronic hardware of the past, no single volume has covered the materials, design, and reliability aspects of these products until the publication of this new book. Written by two noted leaders of the electronics industry, Portable Consumer Electronics provides a comprehensive account of the key aspects of packaging for portable consumer electronic devices, including first- and second-level packaging; printed wiring board technology; assembly technology; reliability statistics and engineering; and failure analysis. Portable Consumer Electronics: Packaging, Materials, and Reliability will be beneficial to practicing engineers, product development managers, technologists, and designers involved in the electronics industry.

Die Ordnung der Zeit


Author: Carlo Rovelli
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644000751
Category: Science
Page: 192
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Leben wir in der Zeit oder lebt die Zeit vielleicht nur in uns? Alle theoretischen Physiker von Weltrang, die den großen und kleinen Kräften des Universums nachspüren, beschäftigen sich immer wieder mit der entscheidenden Frage, was Zeit ist. Wenn ihre großen Modelle die Zeit zur Erklärung des Elementaren nicht mehr brauchen, wie kommt es dann, dass sie für unser Leben so wichtig ist? Geht es wirklich ohne sie? Carlo Rovelli gibt in diesem Buch überraschende Antworten. Er nimmt uns mit auf eine Reise durch unsere Vorstellungen der von der Zeit und spürt ihren Regeln und Rätseln nach. Ein großes, packend geschriebenes Lese-Abenteuer, ein würdiger Nachfolger des Welt-Bestsellers "Sieben kurze Lektionen über Physik".

Death Benefits


Author: Sarah N. Harvey
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
ISBN: 1554694574
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 224
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Royce (aka Rolly) is having a bad year. Not only has his mother dragged him across the country in order to be close to her aged father Arthur, a celebrated cellist, but he's also recovering from mono. When he convinces his mother to let him finish the school year by correspondence, he's left feeling isolated and lonely, and spends his time watching TV and plotting ways to get back to his friends in Nova Scotia. But before his plans can be implemented, his grandfather has a small stroke. Suddenly Arthur needs more care than Royce's mother can provide and, after a couple of hired care aides quit, Royce is pressed into service.

The Journey


Author: Ph. D. Niama Leslie Williams
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1430315458
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 372
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What does it mean to be young, Black, female, intelligent, gifted with second sight, on your way to a Ph.D. and in love for the first time? The Journey presents us with exactly this young woman. The pivotal question becomes is she sane and he deceitful, or has she lost her mind? The answer is both. Not an easy, cohesive ride, the narrative thread of an African American female mystic falling deeply in love with a white psychiatrist is complicated by a gently suggested history of abuse, graduate school, and the subtle racism of still largely white academia. The Journey strokes the American psyche from within a very personal story of love and vision: she is in love; he is not, but he leads her in a merry dance, never quite revealing what emotion lies behind his warm brown eyes.

The Gray Man


Author: Mark Greaney
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101140444
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
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THE FIRST GRAY MAN NOVEL FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR MARK GREANEY “Hard, fast, and unflinching—exactly what a thriller should be.”—Lee Child To those who lurk in the shadows, he’s known as the Gray Man. He is a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible and then fading away. And he always hits his target. Always. But there are forces more lethal than Gentry in the world. Forces like money. And power. And there are men who hold these as the only currency worth fighting for. And in their eyes, Gentry has just outlived his usefulness. But Court Gentry is going to prove that, for him, there’s no gray area between killing for a living and killing to stay alive…