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By Mark Russinovich Howard A. Schmidt | Comments: ( 263 ) | Date: ( Dec 13, 2019 )

An airliner s controls abruptly fail mid flight over the Atlantic An oil tanker runs aground in Japan when its navigational system suddenly stops dead Hospitals everywhere have to abandon their computer databases when patients die after being administered incorrect dosages of their medicine In the Midwest, a nuclear power plant nearly becomes the next Chernobyl when itsAn airliner s controls abruptly fail mid flight over the Atlantic An oil tanker runs aground in Japan when its navigational system suddenly stops dead Hospitals everywhere have to abandon their computer databases when patients die after being administered incorrect dosages of their medicine In the Midwest, a nuclear power plant nearly becomes the next Chernobyl when its cooling systems malfunction.At first, these random computer failures seem like unrelated events But Jeff Aiken, a former government analyst who quit in disgust after witnessing the gross errors that led to 9 11, thinks otherwise Jeff fears a serious attack targeting the U.S computer infrastructure is already under way And as other menacing computer malfunctions pop up around the world, some with deadly results, he realizes that there isn t much time if he hopes to prevent an international catastrophe.Written by a global authority on cyber security, Zero Day presents a chilling what if scenario that, in a world completely reliant on technology, is than possible today it s a cataclysmic disaster just waiting to happen.


  • Title: Zero Day
  • Author: Mark Russinovich Howard A. Schmidt
  • ISBN: 9780312612467
  • Page: 398
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Mark Russinovich Howard A. Schmidt

Mark Russinovich is a Technical Fellow in Windows Azure, Microsoft s cloud operating system group Russinovich is a widely recognized expert in Windows operating system internals as well as operating system architecture and design Russinovich joined Microsoft when Microsoft acquired Winternals software, the company he cofounded in 1996 and where he worked as Chief Software Architect He is also cofounder of Sysinternals, where he wrote and published dozens of popular Windows administration and diagnostic utilities including Autoruns, Process Explorer and Tcpview Russinovich coauthored Windows Internals and The Sysinternals Administrator s Reference, both from Microsoft Press, authored the cyberthriller Zero Day, is a Contributing Editor for TechNet Magazine and Senior Contributing Editor for Windows IT Pro Magazine, and has written many articles on Windows internals He has been a featured speaker at major industry conferences around the world, including Microsoft s TechEd, IT Forum, and Professional Developer s Conference, as well as Windows Connections, Windev, and TechMentor, and has taught Windows internals, troubleshooting and file system and device driver development to companies worldwide, including Microsoft, the CIA and the FBI Russinovich earned his Ph.D in computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.



Comments Zero Day

  • Hinch

    I was eager to read Zero Day following an enthusiastic recommendation from Steve Gibson of the Security Now podcast. The author, Mark Russinovich, is employed as a senior technical resource at Microsoft, is recognised as an expert in the Windows operating system, and was cofounder of Wininternls, a small company that released a suite of highly respected low-level administration and debugging tools.The premise of the book is both sound and scary. A small terrorist group coordinates the developmen [...]


  • Paul Owens

    Avoid like an .exe found on a pop-up.'Zero Day' is a thriller so by-the-numbers that if you had told me that Mark Russinovich had written a computer program that had produced it I would be neither surprised or impressed such is the quality of the finished product. I read the early chapters in shock that it had been published. After the shock wore off I ploughed on dead-eyed in a manner that now in retrospect resembles nothing more than acute self-harm.'Zero Day' opens in the style of 'World War [...]


  • Jon

    A little disappointed. I've heard a lot of hype about this book, but it had some issues. I found the flow awkward and some of the characters seemed silted. Is the premise believable? Yeah. Did the solution make sense? Not really sure. [return][return]The technology descriptions also seemed out of place and didn't flow well. I'm not sure they would have done much for someone who didn't know the lingo, and those who did would find some of the descriptions strange and over-simplistic.[return][retur [...]


  • Ricky Penick

    This is the second of the technology themed first novels that I listened to this month. Russinovich is a fairly well known programmer at Microsoft, which is to say that he is very well known in the tech community but not so much in the "real" world. This book has been raved about among techies and was reputed to be "timely". I feel bad for the guy. Really. However, you really should read an actual novel before you decide to write one. I don't mean a graphic novel or something by Elmore Leonard, [...]


  • Shmarya

    A singularly bad novel. The writing is unbearable. The plot is predictable and unoriginal. The entire book is technically inaccurate. Russinovich is a respected expert in the field of windows operating system internals, but he clearly has no real idea about real malware, exploitation and the underground. It seems that his perspective is completely skewed, and he attempts to write with technical confidence about areas which are clearly outside his field of expertise. I honestly believe that any h [...]


  • Nathan

    I used to dream of writing a thriller. I bought and read dozens of how-to books, and from years of practiced study have an eye and ear for the genres of adventure and mystery. Eyes and ears which have been royally abused by "Zero Day" by Mark Russinovich.You see, if you took the shallowest plot ever ("signs of trouble show up in specialist's field; he and beautiful women investigate; bad guys are scheming; the hero and his harem are not believed; bad guys threaten the hero and (importantly) hare [...]


  • Megan

    This novel is molasses-slow and suffers from strange style choices, like the atrociously-spelled chat logs. The characters are somewhat appealing in their generic nature, but are still Mary Sues and Gary Stus. The novel truly suffers from the insertion of Russinovich's racist and sexist views into the story. Perhaps the worst quote is one page 255, which reads,"In this time of exhibitionist tattoos and body piercing, with the supposed equality of the sexes, it seemed to Jeff that many women were [...]


  • Tony

    This debut technothriller by one of Microsoft's technical gurus features al-Qaeda, cyber-terrorism on a global scale, a network security hero who lost his lady in 9/11 (which, he happened to predict while working for the CIA, only to be ignored), and not one, but two other exceedingly attractive female IT people. What else does one need to know? While the author posits some fairly evocative set pieces illustrating how the world's economy can be brought to a standstill by a few relatively clever [...]


  • Kevin

    I was really looking forward to this book, and so was very disappointed when I finally got to it.I'm going to put most of this in a spoiler tag just for those who haven't read it but if you haven't, then you'll soon see the problems the book has on your own stilted text, wooden characters, improbable and downright ridiculous plot points, rushed ending and some of the worst dialog between characters I have ever seen in a book.(view spoiler)[The premise is simple, computer viruses are everywhere a [...]


  • Paul

    Being in the IT field, I was excited to read this book, both for the subject matter and considering the Russinovich’s accomplished experience in the field. Plus, I’m a sucker for a good thriller. Unfortunately, maybe my IT background was also what made it somewhat disappointing to me, with certain plot details and even writing styles being a bit annoying to me. One incredibly irritating example so divorced from reality that cropped up again and again was how everyone—EVERYONE—seems to be [...]


  • Jennifer (JC-S)

    ‘Make no mistake, we are at war and we are losing.’If you have ever experienced the effects of a computer virus, Trojan horse or other attack on your computer, you know what it’s like when your computer doesn’t respond as it should. And you know, too, the challenge of fixing the problems, or having someone fix them for you. It’s not usually a matter of life or death though, is it?But imagine what would happen if a whole lot of computers, controlling critical or important functions arou [...]


  • aPriL does feral sometimes

    I picked this one up because I listen to a podcast by Steve Gibson called 'Security Now'. He has recommended other books which have been excellent. However, this was a big disappointment. It sucked. The sad thing is it really shouldn't have. The plot was terrific. Terrorists decide to take down the Western World via the computers which now control every aspect of business from customer records to payroll to billing to factory machine control. Airplanes are flown by computers, and nuclear reactor [...]


  • John Straffin

    This has to have been the most painful book I have ever finished listening to. Filled with pointless detail, racial stereotyping, and gratuitous smut, the book is bad enough, but the audio-book makes it all worse by not accounting for the change in media. The phrase "spelled 'Superphreak' instead of 'Superfreak'" makes perfect sense when seen. When read aloud, not so much. When reading an e-mail represented in the book, must the reader *really* spell out every bit of the line "From: Xhugo1101 &l [...]


  • Val Pearson

    My first though on this book was "If I get the opportunity to push the sale of any book, this is the book I would choose, for the simple fact that we need to be educated in cyber terrorism." A thought provoking thriller, Zero Day is by far one of the most exciting yet terrifying books I have ever read. In our generation, there is no where you can look that is not controlled by computers in some capacity. Just think about it for a minute. Online banking, your power at home, the airplane that you [...]


  • Paul

    One of the more annoying and frustrating books have read. The author is an experienced IT professional painting a picture of some of the pitfalls of relying to much on modern technology. Sounds basic premise. And in other hands would have been a thought provoking and well written book. However he writes with a heavy hand with scenarios over the top and generic characters that seem stolen from a movie of the week. If he had turned down some of the scenarios he laid out would have helped but sound [...]


  • Alex Railean

    I agree with all the criticism of the other readers and I support those who liked the book.My expectations were not met, but given that this is Mark's first novel - I would say the start isn't that bad.Now, I would like to highlight a few things that other readers did not:- In Russian, the short version of "Vladimir" is "Vova", rather than "Vlad" (which corresponds to "Vladislav"), the author didn't get this part right.- Mark makes a reference to "kuyrdak" - I honestly had no clue such a thing e [...]


  • Brian

    (3.0) Bonus points for including assembly language in a novelEntertaining and I like the premise for this tech thriller. I didn't like the fact that every woman in the novel is ogled by every man she meets/works with. It was a bit off-putting and fairly unrealistic. His 'intimate' scenes were a little unintentionally funny as wellI think a lot had to do with word choice. Biggest criticism though is telling not showing. Several times he'd begin a dialog and then summarize the rest of the conversa [...]


  • Gordon

    This is an entertaining book written by a security technical expert, it seems an odd mix but does seem to work quite nicely though it does stumble in it's narrative occasionally. I have to be honest I had expected that this would be far more technical than it is. However Mark has managed to break down so very technical issues into language that most people I am sure could understand. Explaining rootkit in layman's terms in a novel is quite some feat.The characters are believably flawed and to be [...]


  • Krishna Kumar

    I read about the computer security thriller “Zero Day” on a few technology websites as well as heard about it on the “Herding Code” podcast where they had an interview with the author Mark Russinovich. The premise was interesting: A widespread and destructive “zero day attack” highly disruptive to businesses and people, spanning countries and continents. From what I understood, Mark’s motivation in writing this was his feeling that technology security is not taken as seriously as i [...]


  • Stefan Svartling

    Terrible book. I gave it two stars just for the "tech" parts


  • Pamela

    I received a copy of this from a GoodReads giveaway, and I was really excited to get it, since I do like a good technothriller, and the initial description seemed promising. The general plot idea is that there is this virus (maybe one, maybe more--it's a very sneaky virus!) wreaking havoc on computer systems in the U.S. The opening chapters describe various catastrophes due to fully automated systems shutting down and locking out human users--a nuclear power plant's cooling system suddenly goes [...]


  • MishaMathew

    *Rating is 3.5* Mark Russinovich works at Microsoft in one of the senior-most technical positions. Considering the background of the author, the premise of Zero Day becomes even more compelling. Zero Day has a thrilling start. Several seemingly unrelated incidents take place all over the world, all involving computer failures. The controls of a British Airways flight fails. So do the computers in a highly reputed firm based in NYC. A glitch in the computer databases in various hospitals causes m [...]


  • Martti

    Mark Russinovich is the Windows Internals guy. He knows the Windows side of the IT-world well and since Windows is the main target of malware, he also can get away with an impressive deep dive into the world of Rootkits, Worms and Trojans. But as his company Winternals was aqcuired by Microsoft in 2006 and he became an executive in the giant firm, one cannot help but also detect this side of him in the book. I for example cannot take seriously a cybersecurity expert that doesn't mention Linux in [...]


  • David

    This book is an easy read for anyone who has ever used a computer connected to the internet. The book is even more interesting and compelling if you have ever installed an anti-virus product on a PC. So, there you go; this book will be a good read for almost anyone who picks it up.The plot is all to believable. A group is creating a storm of worms and viruses to invade the computer systems that control our banking, airlines, power generation – you know, every part of our life. This threat as b [...]


  • Kevin O'Brien

    Mark Russinovich is the developer of the Sysinternals suite, and moved to Microsoft when his company was purchased by the Redmond Behemoth. And this matters because this is a techno-thriller where accuracy matters, at least to those of us who understand how this works. Hollywood thinks you can just type "Override' on any green monochrome terminal and get instant access to any computer system. But Mark knows how things actually work, and it shows in this book. Everything in it is plausible and be [...]


  • Ivan

    Nice idea and Mark definitely knows his security (he should, he's one of the foremost experts on MS Windows), but I think he generally sort of blew this one. The story is intriguing, but it's somewhat predictable and it's full of stereotypes and cliches. The hackers are Russian, cynical and ready to do anything for money. The Arab terrorists are the ones behind the attacks and they want to kill us all, because they hate our freedom. If you are into this kind of stuff you can just watch conservat [...]


  • Brent Stansfield

    The premise is good: Terrorists are planning and quietly executing a computer attack against the West using stealthy, time-activated viruses hidden by cleverly-written rootkits. Can the good guys prevent a cataclysmic day when all the computers die simultaneously?The characters are stale: Must the good guy be handsome and prescient and clever and kind and sexy and stylish? Must every woman be sexy and young and horny and wily and well-dressed and smart? Must the bad guys be smarmy and zealous an [...]


  • Pkelsay

    This was a painful read for me, up to 42%, where I stopped. The characters are flat; the women are objectified by the author, with a few weak attempts at random characterization (hot government computer lady secretly hates to see kids in pain, really? So she's a person with normal human feelings? That totally makes me empathize with her so much! Seriously! No, really. No.) It fails the Bechdel test, shocker. And it includes gems like "hackers, as code writers were generally called". I would actu [...]


  • Tom Tresansky

    This was one of the worst books I've ever read. I obviously wasn't expecting great literature when I picked this up, but this was miles away from being even a decent thriller. There wasn't even any interesting discussion of computer security involved - which was the main reason I was interested, considering the author's credentials - it was all very high level and vague, clearly toned down to broaden the appeal. Characters were entirely black or white; every female was a beautiful, oversexed god [...]


  • Andyi

    How much technobabble and business speak do you like in your international political drama stories? Who loves middle aged IT-type nerds with business acumen and who actually talk? I DO! This was one I picked up in Audiobook, which is a good thing because I probably would have put the print version down. Techspeak ranged from explaining very simple concepts to glossing over more esoteric concepts. Unfortunately it's the steps getting TO those esoteric concepts that are the focus for the story. Ch [...]


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