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Computers Under Attack: Intruders, Worms and Viruses

Computers Under Attack: Intruders, Worms and Viruses

A collection of articles on the topic of computer and computer network security, ranging from the technical details and history of intruders, worms, and viruses, to the sociopolitical, ethical, and legal implications of computer attacks.

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ISBN 9780201530674
Barcode 9780201530674
Published 1 January 1990 by Pearson Education (US)
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Denning, Peter J.
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ISBN-13 9780201530674
ISBN-10 0201530678
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Publisher Pearson Education (US)
Imprint Addison Wesley
Publication Date 1 January 1990
International Publication Date 11 January 1990
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Denning, Peter J.
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Data Security & Data Encryption
Computer Fraud & Hacking
Number of Pages 592
Dimensions Width: 235mm
Height: 160mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 748g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Computer security., Computer viruses.
NBS Text Computing: Professional & Programming
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 005.8
Catalogue Code Not specified

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This book is broken down into 6 parts. The first describes the emergence of a worldwide network of computers, here called Worldnet, and the practices that people have engaged in as a result. The second part describes the problem of electronic breakins. The third part deals with the phenomenon of worms. The fourth part deals with viruses. The fifth part of the book gives a glimpse of the worlds in which hackers live. The final part deals with the social context in which people make ethical and moral interpretations and propose new laws.

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