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Название: The Mezonic Agenda: Hacking the Presidency
Авторы: Thompson H.H., Nomikos S.
"Hack-Along" with the Heroes and Villains of the MezonicAgenda as the American Presidency hangs in the balance of cyber-space... In six days Hugh Davis will testify before Congress on the security, stability, and safety of Advice Software Inc.'s e-vote software. He is a world-renowned expert on software security, and his testimony will determine if the software will be implemented for use during the 2004 United States Presidential Elections. After his speech at an RSA conference in Amsterdam, he is handed a cryptic CD with information on the software from notorious hacker, Baff Lexicon. Unbeknownst to Davis, Advice Software has been tracking his every move since the inception of their software evaluation. A string of murders including Baff and the CFO of the Mezonic Corporation (a video card manufacturer in Macau, China) intensifies Davis' need to crack the CD and figure out its secrets before his testimony. He and his friend form the FBI must use their knowledge of buffer overflows, format string vulnerabilities and zero-day exploits to penetrate physical and cyber defenses, ultimately uncovering Advice's plot to fix the US presidential elections. Advice Software's CEO takes the game one step further by holding Davis' family as leverage for his testimony. What is the software's secret? Will Davis find out before his testimony? What are the motives that drive Advice Software's CEO and what is his connection to a secret society destined to avenge the 9/11 attacks against the US?