The 10 best technology books
- 15 March, 2010 14:40
<h2>The Cuckoo's Egg by Clifford Stoll</h2><br><br>A personal favourite. This gripping story of the dogged pursuit of a 75c shortfall in a mainframe account doesn't sound like the stuff of legends, but the story of how an astronomer turned computer expert uncovered a cracker from another continent holds the attention from start to finish, providing useful information on security techniques and Unix programming along the way. <br><br>The administrators who failed to block Gary McKinnon could have learned a lot from this book: an absolute classic. <br><br>The Cuckoo's Egg by Clifford Stoll, 1989, Bodley Head, ISBN 0-370316258
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