Attack Surface

· Head of Zeus Ltd
4.3
3 reviews
Ebook
512
Pages

About this ebook

Return to the world of Little Brother and Homeland.

Attack Surface takes us five minutes into the future, to a world where everything is connected and everyone is vulnerable.

Masha Maximow has made some bad choices in life – choices that hurt people. But she's also made some pretty decent ones. In the log file of life, however, she can't quite work out which side of the ledger she currently stands.

Masha works for Xoth Intelligence, an InfoSec company upgrading the Slovstakian Interior Ministry's ability to spy on its citizens' telecommunications with state-of-the-art software (at least, as state-of-the-art as Xoth is prepared to offer in its middle-upper pricing tier).

Can you offset a day-job helping repressive regimes spy on their citizens with a nighttime hobby where you help those same citizens evade detection? Masha is about to find out.

Pacy, passionate, and as current as next week, Attack Surface is a paean to activism, to courage, to the drive to make the world a better place.

Praise for Cory Doctorow:

'The right book at the right time from the right author – and, not entirely coincidentally, Cory Doctorow's best novel yet' JOHN SCALZI

'A wonderful, important book... I think it'll change lives' NEIL GAIMAN on Little Brother

'One of our most important science fiction writers' KIM STANLEY ROBINSON

4.3
3 reviews
A Google user
Starts off like a high level IT security handbook, but it's actually a really good story that does also open your eyes about surveillance, etc...
A Google user
Another good Cory Doctorow book, if you had read Little Brother than this book will be very familiar. You read about almost 2 different stories that involve the main character through the book, and ...
A Google user
We're back in the world of Little Brother and Homeland, where the state has assumed enormous powers and, aided by contractors, has developed tools that enable them to monitor and nudge all human ...

About the author

Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger – the co-editor of Boing Boing and the author of many books: In Real Life, a graphic novel; Information Doesn't Want to Be Free, a book about earning a living in the Internet age; and Homeland, the awardwinning, bestselling sequel to the 2008 YA novel Little Brother. Cory has been on the frontline of international debates on privacy, copyright and freedom of information for over a decade.

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