By Brian Falkner
A most sensible Ten YALSA decide for renowned Paperbacks for teenagers! Fans of Cory Doctorow's Little Brother and M. T. Anderson's Feed will love this high-octane cyber thriller.
In a dystopian near-future, neuro-headsets have changed computing device keyboards. simply slip on a headset, and it is the web on the velocity of notion. For teenager hacker Sam Wilson, a headset is a needs to. yet as he masters the recent know-how, he has a terrifying attention. If something on his machine is liable to an assault, what occurs while his brain is associated with the method? might attention itself be hacked?
Brian Falkner, writer of The day after today Code and The Project, can provide an action-packed and thought-provoking sci-fi mystery within which going surfing to a working laptop or computer may perhaps suggest the variation among lifestyles and demise.
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Reflected in his screen, Ethan saw a horrified expression fall over Erica’s face. “The central database server,” he said. Sam was just completing the cleanup, erasing every trace of his presence, when all hell broke loose. The network lit up like a fireworks display as intrusion alarms went off on all the main servers simultaneously. Powerful anti-intrusion code checkers roared through the network pipes, searching, scanning for anything out of the ordinary. Spiders, not one but a hundred of them, appeared on his radar, crawling everywhere.
Why would a bunch of serious hackers put on silly masks and compare weenies in an old warehouse? The real convention, Neoh@ck Con, is online. Tonight. Starts at nine o’clock. The best of the best from all around the world. ” Sam asked again. “Out of your league is where,” Rock Chick Bride said. Skullface grinned evilly. “We’re meeting for dinner. Where the president lives. ” 6 | THE WHITE HOUSE No matter how deep you dug, Sam thought, there always seemed to be a level deeper. The more you knew, the more you realized how little you really knew.
Across the road, Sam checked his watch. “Shame Ursula couldn’t come,” Fargas said. Sam smiled. ” Fargas asked. “Nah,” Sam said. “I always wanted to go to Defcon in Las Vegas, but they stopped holding it after …” He didn’t need to continue. Defcon was the huge international hackers’ convention. It had been held every year in Las Vegas, but the last one had disappeared from the face of the earth—along with most of Las Vegas—in a terrible nuclear cloud. It had happened on a hot summer’s day. A cloudless sky.