Chapter 2

Attack from Christmas Island

How many of you out there have heard of Christmas Island? If you haven’t, it’s a small island in the Indian Ocean located here (pushpin location; map courtesy of Google):

According to the World Book of Facts:

  • Christmas Island was named for the day of its discovery in 1643.
  • The languages spoken there are English, Chinese, and Malay.
  • Its ethnic group composition is:
    • Chinese—70%
    • European—20%
    • Malay—10%

Why are we interested in Christmas Island? Because of this report from Norton on one of my laboratory computer systems:

Now I said to myself, Who is this that is targeting one of my lab computers? Have they ...

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