Trojan Horse: 2 (Jeff Aiken Series) Hardcover – 13 Oct 2012
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"To IT folks, Mark is every bit a hero as Wozniak, Gates or Ken Olsen."--Doug Barney, "Redmond Mag" "Russinovich scares us all in this techno thriller that gets the details right!""--"Mikko Hypponen, Chief Research Officer, F-Secure Corporation "Scarily plausible." --"Library Journal" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Mark Russinovich works at Microsoft as a Technical Fellow, Microsoft's senior-most technical position. He joined the company when Microsoft acquired Winternals software, which he co-founded in 1996. He is also author of the popular Sysinternals tools. He is author of the first Jeff Aiken novel, Zero Day as well as coauthor of the Windows Internals book series, a contributing editor for TechNet Magazine, and a senior contributing editor for Windows IT Pro Magazine. He lives in Washington State. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
With the book duly downloaded to my Kindle I boarded my plane for 4hr flight, and I can honestly say I don't remember anything about the journey until we hit the tarmac at the other end.
Trojan Horse doesn't have as much 'tech speak' as Zero Day, which will probably broaden its appeal to anyone who loves a good murder / mystery / thriller type read, with there still being plenty of tech background for the nerds among us.
All in all, thoroughly recommended, and I can't wait for the next book (Which Mark admitted he's currently writing in a recent TWiT.tv interview)
'Trojan Horse' gives an insightful, and frequently deeply alarming, overview of the threat posed by the on-going development of cyber technology and in the use of these techniques as silent weapons of war.
Mark Russinovich skilfully uses this as the basis of a thriller in which two American cyber experts uncover sophisticated malware that has already penetrated the computer network used by the United Nations organisation responsible for monitoring Iran's nuclear program.
Almost inadvertently they find themselves heavily involved in the deployment of an advanced version of the Stuxnet virus that had originally wreaked havoc with Iran's centrifuge enrichment program. And, with vested interests of their own, we encounter the Chinese experts (and their political masters) who are determination to provide Iran with software designed to negate the highly sophisticated Stuxnet3 malware being deployed by the Americans (and others...)
The story line moves quickly from the initially tranquil setting of Geneva through to some far less salubrious areas of Prague and Ankara - and culminates in a car chase (with a couple of unpleasant and well armed gentleman following them in a light aircraft) that is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.
Why only the four stars? I'm not really sure but, having finished (and genuinely enjoyed) the thriller, I'm left with a vague feeling that Mark Russinovich couldn't quite decide where the boundaries between advanced cyber technology and James Bond actually lie.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I loved this book but if you are not involved in Cybersecurity or computer IT you may find it hard going as quite technical.Published 14 months ago by sharren
Great read, couldn't put it down! Would make a great film. Will def be downloading the next one.Published 19 months ago by S P Slawson
2nd techno-thriller by Mark Russinovich following computer security specialists Jeff Aiken and Daryl Hagen. Read morePublished on 14 Jun. 2014 by Paul F
A good read with enough technical speak to make it believable. However whilst the author may be computer expert he seems to know little about flying. Read morePublished on 29 Sept. 2013 by Flyingalan
A very good story or is it just a story. Worrying when you consider something similar is happening out there now!Published on 18 Sept. 2013 by John Dobson
Finally got round to finishing this book after getting started, and then distracted. Thoroughly enjoyed it, in the same way that I enjoyed his first book in this series, and very... Read morePublished on 18 Jun. 2013 by gep13
This guy knows his computers! A thrilling story which mixes the Internet, terrorists, Iran's atomic bomb and China's rise in the world with old fashioned suspense. Read morePublished on 25 May 2013 by Gustaf Eriksson