Non-fiction, computer hacking, clue was a few cents of computer time used

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Non-fiction, computer hacking, clue was a few cents of computer time used

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1EowynA
Juin 14, 2011, 2:49pm

I read this paperback true tale in the 1980s, I think. It was after the Internet, but before the World Wide Web. It was told about a person who noticed that the time being billed on the computer he was in charge of (in some capacity) was just a few cents off. And every month it was a few cents off. And through that clue, he determined that his system had been hacked, and that quite a few other systems had also been hacked. And now I cannot think of the name of the book.

Help!
EowynA

3EowynA
Juin 14, 2011, 4:11pm

Yes, yes!!!! That is it! Got it in one, and so quickly!

Thank you very much. Now I know what book I am searching for on my shelves.

4dukedom_enough
Juin 14, 2011, 7:05pm

You're welcome!

5jjmcgaffey
Juin 14, 2011, 7:59pm

Yep, I knew it too, right off. One of my favorites - I've read it half a dozen times. He's good.

6rastaphrog
Juin 17, 2011, 2:15am

I read this book too and seeing this thread has me wanting to reread it whenever I dig it out of where it may be. Back when I read it, it was a "group read" for a bunch of us on one of the message boards I hung out on at the time, and we even managed to get Cliff to come in and talk with us about it!

7jjmcgaffey
Juin 17, 2011, 3:04am

6> Oh, that would be fun! Yeah, it's started niggling at me to be reread again, now that I've been reminded of it...