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Cover of: The Cuckoo's Egg | Clifford Stoll
About the Book

In the days when the presence of a computer did NOT presume the presence of a network (they used to be freestanding units that could not easily communicate with another system), accounts to use the computer were expensive to maintain and heavily scrutinized by management. When the Accounting staff of Stoll's university employer discovered 75 cents' worth of time used with which no user was associated, they called him and demanded that he locate the "phantom" user. Stoll wasn't even a computing pro - he was an astronomer that used the computer to run programs that pointed telescopes properly. But he was a member of a club that exists today - that person elected to do network administration because he drew the short straw. Stoll tells the ensuing circa 1985 tale of analysis when people worldwide were only just discovering what networks could reveal... and hide. Rather like today.

7 editions First published in 1989

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Cuckoo's Egg
October 2000, Tandem Library
Unknown Binding in English
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The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage
October 3, 2000, Pocket
Paperback in English - 1 edition
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The Cuckoo's Egg
1991, Pan
Paperback
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The Cuckoo's Egg
August 1, 1990, Random House Audio
Audio cassette in English
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Cuckoo's Egg
November 1, 1990, Pocket
Paperback in English
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