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Cyberpunk Outlaws and Hackers on the Computer Frontier

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ISBN-10: 0684818620

ISBN-13: 9780684818627

Edition: 1995 (Revised)

Authors: Katie Hafner, John Markoff

List price: $25.95
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Using the exploits of three international hackers,Cyberpunkprovides a fascinating tour of a bizarre subculture populated by outlaws who penetrate even the most sensitive computer networks and wreak havoc on the information they find -- everything from bank accounts to military secrets. In a book filled with as much adventure as any Ludlum novel, the authors show what motivates these young hackers to access systems, how they learn to break in, and how little can be done to stop them.
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 11/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Kathleen O'Neal Gear was born on October 29, 1954 in Tulare, California. She received a B.A. from California State University in Bakersfield and a M.A. from California State University in Chico. She conducted Ph.D. studies at the University of California in Los Angeles and did post-graduate studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. In the 1980's, she worked as the Wyoming state historian, and later as the archaeologist for Wyoming, Kansas and Nebraska. She received the federal government's Special Achievement Award twice for outstanding management of our nation's cultural heritage. She married W. Michael Gear in 1982, and they have collaborated on a series of books for young…    

John Markoff is Professor of Sociology and History at the University of Pittsburgh.