Chapter 9. Cyber Graffiti

 

You know, I don't know what I hate more, wearing your face, or wearing your body. Look, why don't we just give them back to each other and call it even, okay?

 
 --Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage, wearing John Travolta's face) from the movie Face/Off

Introduction

The morning newspaper carried a story of a computer company being hacked. The article carried some quotes from the company's Chief Information Officer (CIO) and a few security “experts” who were called to the scene to investigate what was touted to be the work of a skilled hacker. In reality, it turned out to be a script kiddie, using an automated IIS Unicode attack script, who had replaced the company's main Web page with some poorly spelled gibberish. The fact that ...

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