By samzenpus from Slashdot's read-all-about-it department
writes A word to describe the book Takedown: The Pursuit and Capture of Americas Most Wanted Computer Outlaw was hyperbole. While the general storyline from the 1996 book was accurate, filler was written that created the legend of Kevin Mitnick. This in turn makes the book a near work of historical fiction. Much has changed in nearly 20 years and Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the Worlds First Digital Weapon has certainly upped the ante for accurate computer security journalism. The book is a fascinating read and author Kim Zetters attention to detail and accuracy is superb. In the inside cover of the book, Kevin Mitnick describes this as an ambitious, comprehensive and engrossing book. The irony is not lost in that Mitnick was dogged by misrepresentations in Markoff's book.
Keep reading for the rest of Ben's review. Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the Worlds First Digital Weapon
author Author: Kim Zetter
reviewer Ben Rothke
summary Outstanding narrative about Stuxnet and how it was developed, quarantined and debuggedRead Replies (0)