Cyberwars: Espionage on the Internet

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Cyberwars documents the always intriguing and sometimes terrifying story of how a few individuals have manipulated this far-reaching new medium for personal or political gain. Jean Guisnel, preeminent journalist and a specialist on defense issues, describes blow by blow the battles on the Internet waged by people who "make Mata Hari and James Bond look like antiques" Le Figaro. Brilliant hackers like Kevin Mitnik - modern-day "pirates" - pose real security threats to governments and industry. International ...
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Cyberwars documents the always intriguing and sometimes terrifying story of how a few individuals have manipulated this far-reaching new medium for personal or political gain. Jean Guisnel, preeminent journalist and a specialist on defense issues, describes blow by blow the battles on the Internet waged by people who "make Mata Hari and James Bond look like antiques" Le Figaro. Brilliant hackers like Kevin Mitnik - modern-day "pirates" - pose real security threats to governments and industry. International terrorists plot their attacks and are tracked by secret service organizations online, and drug traffickers do business and launder money there. Electronic economic espionage between governments have become the order of the day. In the wake of the Cold War, the world's intelligence organizations play out deadly new games on the Net. Examining Clinton's ill-fated "Clipper" initiative, his call for a national data-encryption standard that would make it possible for law-enforcement agencies, if authorized by a court, to decode private voice and data communications, as well as the Communications Decency Act, aimed at protecting minors from "inappropriate" Internet material, Guisnel assesses the implications of pervasive surveillance for the inherently democratic medium of the Internet. With these issues being the focus of ongoing debates in government and the private sector, Cyberwars couldn't be more timely.
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Translated from the French edition date, publisher not cited. Journalist Guisnel assesses the implications of the Internet for national and economic security. He details the ways in which we're all vulnerable in new ways to the machinations of the "combatants"<-- >governments, big transnational corporations, and lone snipers on the loose with a grudge. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780306456367
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 10/15/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 295
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.54 (h) x 1.18 (d)

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Jean Guisnel is the author of several books in French on the intelligence community. A well-known French journalist, he has been defense-issues specialist for the French daily Liberation and is currently a reporter for the major news magazine Le Point.

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Table of Contents

Some Background on the Internet 13
1 The New Secret Services 23
2 The First Cyberwarriors 43
3 Cryptology, Island of Liberty 71
4 The Jolly Roger Rides the Net 107
5 Privateers and Buccaneers 143
6 The Golden Age of Cybercops 159
7 Information Wars 175
8 The Internet and Espionomics 191
9 Economics, the New Battlefield 215
10 High Stakes at High Noon 239
Epilogue 257
Notes 263
Index 285
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