Clifford Stoll

Clifford Stoll also known as Cliff Stollis a U.S. astronomer and an author. He is the author of “The Cuckoo’s Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage” 1989 and “Silicon Snake Oil: Second Thoughts on the Information Highway” 1995.

Stoll became known world wide for his pursuit of hacker Markus Hess in 1986 and the book written subsequently in 1989 which gave details of his investigation. This investigation is recognized as one of the first examples of digital forensics.

Clifford Stoll received his PhD in 1980 from the University of Arizona.  He has also written a number of technology related articles such as articles on the Curta mechanical calculator and the slide rule in the popular science magazine Scientific American.

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Clifford Stoll (1989). The Cuckoo’s Egg. New York: Doubleday.

Clifford Stoll (1995). Silicon Snake Oil – Second thoughts on the information highway. ISBN 0-330-34442-0.

High-Tech Heretic: Reflections of a Computer Contrarian

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