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Book details of 'The Fool's Run'

TitleThe Fool's Run
Author(s)John Camp
PublishedSeptember 1990
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Reviewer Rob Slade wrote:
I very strongly suspect that whoever wrote the screenplay for "Sneakers" read this first. There is a mob connected corporation. They wish to do some espionage. They hire a tiger team to do it for them. They try to betray, and possibly destroy, the tiger team. The team is then forced to "crack" their former client. There is the same paranoia about the National Security Agency. I don't know who the technical consultant was for this book, but he, she or it did an even better job here than Captain Crunch did for the movie. We have insider information, phone phreaking, database surfing, social engineering and overconfident systems managers. Chapter thirteen introduces computer viral programs, and I had to go back and check the copyright date. At a time when the supposedly technical books were printing absolute garbage, this novel had the concepts down pat (although slightly shaky on the details). Probably it won't become a classic in either literature or data security, but a reasonably fun read, and refreshingly accurate technical details. copyright Robert M. Slade, 1994

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