The Mezonic Agenda: Hacking the Presidency by Herbert H. & Nomikos, Spyros Thompson

By Herbert H. & Nomikos, Spyros Thompson

"Hack-Along" with the Heroes and Villains of the MezonicAgenda because the American Presidency hangs within the stability of cyber-space... In six days Hugh Davis will testify earlier than Congress at the safeguard, balance, and protection of recommendation software program Inc.'s e-vote software program. he's a world-renowned specialist on software program safety, and his testimony will make certain if the software program could be carried out to be used throughout the 2004 usa Presidential Elections. After his speech at an RSA convention in Amsterdam, he's passed a cryptic CD with details at the software program from infamous hacker, Baff Lexicon. Unbeknownst to Davis, suggestion software program has been monitoring his each circulation because the inception in their software program assessment. A string of murders together with Baff and the CFO of the Mezonic company (a video card producer in Macau, China) intensifies Davis' have to crack the CD and work out its secrets and techniques ahead of his testimony. He and his pal shape the FBI needs to use their wisdom of buffer overflows, layout string vulnerabilities and zero-day exploits to penetrate actual and cyber defenses, eventually uncovering Advice's plot to mend the USA presidential elections. suggestion Software's CEO takes the sport one step extra by means of protecting Davis' family members as leverage for his testimony. what's the software's mystery? Will Davis discover prior to his testimony? What are the causes that force suggestion Software's CEO and what's his connection to a mystery society destined to avenge the 11th of September assaults opposed to the US?"

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The goal was to see how society was adopting wireless technologies, including the setting up of wireless Internet access networks within the home or business. At the time, access points—the small devices that serve as a base station for the wireless connections—had fallen so much in price that it had become cheaper for many homes to distribute Internet access wirelessly across multiple rooms rather than run wires. He knew that most home users would buy just the access point, hook it up to their cable or DSL modem, turn on their laptop with a wireless card, and hope to God that it connected.

This guy will never know who was in the room. qxd 8/18/04 9:07 AM Page 33 “It’s about to start, I’ll walk you there so you don’t get lost,” Mike replied. Dammit!!! The two men walked silently to the Salon B conference room. On a stand near the door Davis saw a printed poster board with the title of his captor’s talk: Recent Advances in Authentication Techniques Presented by: Mike Snell Davis took an aisle seat near the back of the room to facilitate an easy escape. “Let me know if I go too fast for you,” Mike said in what he perceived as a sincere tone, but came off as arrogant and patronizing.

Many web developers don’t bother to strip user data of any characters that might allow a user to alter SQL commands. Davis had consistently resisted the temptation to run unsolicited “tests” on web sites for these types of problems. Snell had thrown down the gauntlet, though, and Davis knew he deserved what was about to be done to him. qxd 8/18/04 9:07 AM Page 39 Davis’s first move was to put in some SQL commands that were likely to screw up a query that might take place on the server. His first attempt was a Login name of ' and Not very creative, but if Snell wasn’t checking the data, it should result in an error screen equivalent to an open electronic invitation to completely control that server.

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