Clifford Stoll

American astronomer

1950   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: University of Arizona
occupation: astronomer, computer scientist, writer

Clifford Paul "Cliff" Stoll (born June 4, 1950) is an American astronomer, author and teacher. He is best known for his investigation in 1986, while working as a systems administrator at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, that led to the capture of hacker Markus Hess, and for Stoll's subsequent book The Cuckoo's Egg, in which he details the investigation. Stoll has written three books, articles in the non-specialist press (e.g., in Scientific American) on the Curta mechanical calculator and the slide rule, and is a frequent contributor to the mathematics YouTube channel Numberphile.
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The Cuckoo's Egg

book by Clifford Stoll about the KGB hack in the 1980s; a group of West German hackers stole information for the KGB in the West, which was discovered by Stoll

author: Clifford Stoll


Silicon Snake Oil

book by Clifford Stoll

author: Clifford Stoll


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