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[ISN] Microsoft Windows guru turns to cybercrime (fiction)

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Jan 25 2011 - 06:23:35 GMT
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/01/24/russovich_novel/

By Gavin Clarke in San Francisco
The Register
24th January 2011

One of Microsoft's top Windows gurus and author of books and tools for
securely coding Windows has embraced fiction with a debut tackling
international cyber crime.

Platform and Services Division technical fellow Mark Russinovich has
delivered a Die-Hard-4-style novel called Zero Day [1].

It tells the story of Osama-bin-Laiden-backed terrorists exploiting our
decadent, infidel society's over-reliance on computers and the web.

Russinovich's site calls his work a chilling "'what if' scenario that,
in a world completely reliant on technology, is more than possible today
-- it’s a cataclysmic disaster just waiting to happen".

[1] http://astore.amazon.com/infosecnews-20/detail/031261246X

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