Title is: Zero day threat [n.]: a hazard so new that no viable protection against it yet exists.
Authors are Byron Acohido and Jon Swartz. Copyright 2008 by Union Square Press, an imprint of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., in NY, NY. 297 pages.
Acohido is a former Pulitzer Prize winner for his investigative reporting, and Swartz has been Pulitzer-nominated for investigative reporting in the
The blurb on the inside cover reads: A digital true-crime story, Zero Day Threat is an alarming and eye-opening investigative expose' of our growing
vulnerability to identity theft and fraud -- due not only to scheming cyber-criminals, but also to deliberate policies of banks and other technology
giants that place their own profits above public security.
Note: The examples in this book are all for the PC platform, but 2 techie friends of mine who are experts on Apple computers tell me that the Apple
environment has its security issues, too.
Here is a link to Amazon where if you scroll down to near the bottom of the page you will be able to read some interesting positive reviews of this
book from readers with high-tech credentials themselves:
On the back cover of the book, there is praise from Richard Clarke, the counterterrorism expert, as well as Tom Abate (technology reporter at the San
Francisco Chronicle), Matt Hines (senior writer at InfoWorld.com), and other with computer security expertise.
The book is very hard-hitting, but so worth a read. The authors also have an update page listing major threats that have emerged since the book was
This is the best book I have seen in recent years on internet threats for the PC, and their implications for identity theft. Or are there other books
out there that you like just as well?
[edit on 4/17/2010 by Uphill]