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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.


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Alien SMI    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 ALIEN SMI    Available
 PAS Hill Avenue Branch Non-Fiction    92 ALIEN SMI    Available
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Description xii, 292 pages ; 24 cm
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Note "An Eamon Dolan Book."
Contents Preface: The hacker next door -- Part I: Course 19. Inside out ; The coffeehouse club ; Earth to Alien ; A death in the family -- Part II: In security. Up all night ; I spy ; Wild wild web ; A hackable heart transplant -- Part III: Agents and Jedis. Capture the flag ; Check, please ; Up in the air ; Europe on five hacks a day -- Part IV: 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."--Dust jacket.
Subject Alien (Hacker)
Hackers -- United States -- Biography.
Computer security -- United States.
Computer crimes -- United States.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780544903210 (hardcover)
0544903218 (hardcover)

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