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This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends

Nicole Perlroth

5 mins

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A deep dive into the murky world of cyberwarfare, cyberweapons brokers, and the inner workings of the international cyber arms trade.

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This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends

This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends

by Nicole Perlroth

Overview

Our lives are increasingly conducted online, but how much do we really understand about the risks involved in this new way of life? The rapid developments in technology in recent years have left many of us behind, only vaguely aware of the impact that the misuse of these capabilities could have on our lives.

In This is How They Tell Me The World Ends, New York Times cybersecurity reporter and bestselling author Nicole Perlroth examines these developments and digs deep into the cyber arms trade.

Exploring the modern faces of warfare, espionage, terrorism, and state-sponsored surveillance, this real-life thriller is an eye-opening and essential read for any user of modern technology.

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In an intravenous delivery system, once the needle is in, it can be used to replenish fluids or to drop in a lethal dose of medication. So too with exploits. Those same holes the NSA was scouting … could be injected with a payload that could destroy machines on the other end.

- Nicole Perlroth

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