Bombs, Bugs, Drugs, and Thugs:Intelligence and America´s Quest for Security NYU Press Loch K. Johnson
A Bug Hunter´s Diary:A Guided Tour Through the Wilds of Software Security No Starch Press Tobias Klein
Starting an interstellar security consulting company was supposed to be easy. Rade got his ex-military teammates together and they pooled their savings to buy a ship and six mechs. The Argonauts were born. But it wasn´t easy. Ruthless bankers are breathing down their necks, vengeful warlords are promising to pursue them across the galaxy, and now a mysterious new client wants Rade and his Argonauts to escort her to a frontier planet. Problem is, the new client won´t reveal her cargo. It´s probably something illegal. Well, Rade needs the money, so a man´s gotta do what a man´s gotta do. They arrive to find the frontier colony strangely deserted. When the shit hits the fan and the Argonauts face a possible alien infestation, it´s time to pull out the big guns. Because if there´s one thing Rade and his Argonauts really love, it´s a good bug hunt. And this one looks to be the hunt of a lifetime. For fans of Old Man´s War, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Armor. From a USA Today best-selling author. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luke Daniels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/podm/000461/bk_podm_000461_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One man’s fight to save his family, and an entire world, from total destruction. Rade and the Argonauts hunt a fugitive alien to a colonized world. Embedded within the most populous city, the rogue is hidden in plain sight. Unable to obtain clearance from the local authorities, Rade and his team must sneak inside the city and quietly capture the rogue without alerting law enforcement. The operation won’t be easy. The city’s security forces have drones and mechs watching on every street corner, and the alien fugitive himself is known for his cunning, resourcefulness, and cruelty. But Rade has considered every possible scenario, planned for every eventuality. The operation won’t fail. Unfortunately, the alien has an unexpected surprise waiting for the team. One that not even all of Rade’s careful planning and ingenuity can account for. It will put his family and crew in grave danger. Not to mention a billion innocent lives. Talk about a rough day at work. Welcome to Operation: Bug Spray, where just when you think you know what’s going to happen next, the universe throws you a curveball. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luke Daniels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/podm/001197/bk_podm_001197_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Colombian drug lords, bored with Uncle Sam´s hectoring, assassinate the head of the FBI. The message is clear: Bug off! At what point do these druggies threaten national security? When can a nation act against its enemies? These are questions Jack Ryan must answer because someone has quietly stepped over the line. Does anyone know who the real enemy is? How much action is too much? Which lines have been crossed? Ryan and his ´´dark side´´, a shadowy field officer known only as Mr. Clark, are charged with finding out. They expect danger from without... but the danger from within may be the greatest of all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Prichard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002482/bk_rand_002482_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Technology is rapidly moving into our bodies, writes cyber expert Keenan, and this book gives a chilling look ahead into where that road may lead us on a ´´one-way trip to the total surrender of privacy and the commoditization of intimacy´´. Here is the definitive dissection of privacy-eroding and life-invading technologies, coming at you from governments, corporations, and the person next door.Take, for example, ´´Girls Around Me´´: a Russian-made iPhone app that allowed anyone to scan the immediate vicinity for girls and women who checked in on Foursquare and had poorly secured Facebook profiles. It combined this information in a way never intended by the original poster. Going to a Disney theme park? Your creepy new ´´MagicBand´´ will alert Minnie Mouse that you’re on the way and she’ll know your kid’s name when you approach her. Thinking about sending your DNA off to Ancestry.com for some ´´genetic genealogy´´? Perhaps you should think again: your genetic information could be used against you. With security scares like the Heartbleed bug (which compromised even supposedly safe internet behemoths like Google and Yahoo!) becoming more commonplace, this book is a must-listen for anybody who values their privacy in a wired world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas P. Keenan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019953/bk_adbl_019953_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
National security expert Loch Johnson and Reverend Roy Hawthorne on this edition of Fresh Air. Loch Johnson´s written several books about intelligence and the trade-off of personal freedom, including Bombs, Bugs, Drugs and Thugs: Intelligence and America´s Quest for Security. Johnson is a professor of political science at the University of Georgia. He has served on several US Senate committees on Intelligence. Reverend Roy Hawthorne is one of the original windtalkers. They were a group of Navajo men who developed a secret code for American World War II fighters. The Japanese were able to break every other code the military developed. The Navajo code was the only one never solved by the Japanese and is considered the key tool in winning that war. The code was declassified in 2001, and the code talkers medals of honor from President Bush. The new film Windtalkers is based on the story of the codemakers. John Woo directed the film; Nicolas Cage and Christian Slater star. Hawthorne gives talks about the codemaking process to schoolchildren nationwide. (Broadcast Date: June 12, 2002) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/020612/rt_whyy_020612_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A colony on the outskirts of known space has ceased all transmissions. Rade and his ragtag team of security consultants are called in to investigate. What could go wrong? A whole lot, actually. When an alien invasion seems imminent, Rade has to find a way to get his team out before it´s too late. Contains: intense action sequences, crude jokes, and a whole lot of bugs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luke Daniels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/podm/000564/bk_podm_000564_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The nose knows.... When Hank the Cowdog sticks his nose where it doesn´t belong - into an old pipe behind the machine shed - he gets more than he bargained for. Before he can say ´´boy howdy´´, Hank gets a nip that sets his eyes a-watering and his snout a-throbbing. Hank is sure that he´s the unlucky recipient of a dreaded double bumblebee sting. But when his snout swells up and he starts feeling woozy, it seems as though it might be something much worse. No matter what, Hank´s gonna need some help to survive - or his days as Head of Ranch Security will be over forever. New songs include ´´I Was Bitten on the Nose by a Rattlesnake´´ and ´´Eating Bugs Is Lots of Fun´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John R. Erickson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mave/000022/bk_mave_000022_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.