Does the World Really End This Way?

Updated: Apr 8

REVIEW – You may or may not know that zero-day exploits are used to take over, control, or destroy a target system. In her book, This is How They Tell Me the World Ends, journalist Nicole Perlroth explains how the zero-day exploits (code vulnerabilities that are unknown to the vendor or software manufacturer, that allow the operator to gain access), are bought and sold by hackers. The author explains this secret market filled with hackers, spies, arm-dealers, and white-hats in clear, non-technical language.

From compromising iPhones to keeping track of a target’s movements, emails, messages, and all associated accounts, to compromising the centrifuges in nuclear facilities, zero-days offe