Quotes from The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage

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“Of course. NSA is rumored to tape record every transatlantic telephone conversation. Maybe they’d recorded this session.”
― quote from The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage


“VI was predecessor to hundreds of word processing systems. By now, Unix folks see it as a bit stodgy—it hasn’t the versatility of Gnu-Emacs, nor the friendliness of more modern editors. Despite that, VI shows up on every Unix system.”
― quote from The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage


“Cliff, I’d like to take over, but our charter prevents it. NSA can’t engage in domestic monitoring, even if we’re asked. That’s prison term stuff.”
― quote from The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage


“Over the past decade Stallman created a powerful editing program called Gnu-Emacs. But Gnu’s much more than just a text editor. It’s easy to customize to your personal preferences. It’s a foundation upon which other programs can be built. It even has its own mail facility built in. Naturally, our physicists demanded Gnu; with an eye to selling more computing cycles, we installed it happily.”
― quote from The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage


“So what? Somebody’s always had control over information, and others have always tried to steal it. Read Machiavelli. As technology changes, sneakiness finds new expressions.” Martha”
― quote from The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage



“Ich langte in meine Tasche nach einem Milky Way - was sonst für einen Astronomen - und machte es mir bequem, um den Hacker auf meinem grünen Monitor zu beobachten.”
― quote from The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage


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