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Cyberwars: Espionage on the Internet

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To some a brand-new forum for the freedom of speech, the Internet is also the most up-to-date way to gather intelligence. Brilliant hackers like Kevin Mitnik?modern-day ?pirates??pose real security threats to government and industry. Cyberwars explores a dangerous new world where international terrorists plot their attacks and are tracked by secret service organizations on-line, drug traffickers do business and launder money, and electronic economic espionage is the order of the day. Examining efforts to police ...

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Overview

To some a brand-new forum for the freedom of speech, the Internet is also the most up-to-date way to gather intelligence. Brilliant hackers like Kevin Mitnik—modern-day “pirates”—pose real security threats to government and industry. Cyberwars explores a dangerous new world where international terrorists plot their attacks and are tracked by secret service organizations on-line, drug traffickers do business and launder money, and electronic economic espionage is the order of the day. Examining efforts to police on-line communication and content, Guisnel assesses the implications of pervasive surveillance for the inherently democratic medium of the Internet. As these issues are 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738202600
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 11/21/1999
  • Pages: 296
  • Lexile: 1410L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.47 (w) x 5.41 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

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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