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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

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".



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