Combating Computer Crime
Mary: This hi-tech manual has all sorts of helpful advice about phone modems, DOS boot disks, and identifying computer criminals. Mostly this seems to describe scenarios taken from WarGames. There is no earthly reason this is helpful to anyone in 2013. Why it is still on the shelf in a public library is beyond me.
Holly: What does that old-school phone receiver on the cover have to do with anything? Also, the back cover indicates that there are “hands-on worksheets” in this book. That’s a bad, bad idea for a public library book. They get filled in (in ink…) the first time the book circulates. Good to know that protection software is a “rapidly growing” market, though. They had no idea in 1992 about phishing, pharming, malware, trojans, worms, etc. No. Idea.