Monday, September 5, 2016

Unauthorized Access, by An Owomoyela

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(Hacker SF) Fresh out of prison for hacking, Aedo gets a request to do an even bigger hack. But why does Energy Davison want to hack its own systems? (10,213 words; Time: 34m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average
Recommended By: GDozois:4 RHorton:4

"," by (edited by John Joseph Adams), appeared in issue 76, published on .

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Pro: This story tells how Aedo gets out of prison and gradually accepts the fact that she's never going to be a normal part of civilization again.

The computer terminology is all very realistic. I especially liked the touch that Aedo was only able to exploit carelessness and so wasn't a big-time hacker, despite her press.

Con: The conspiracy theory element is annoying. Particularly the idea that a big company could persuade the US Justice Department to disregard the Constitutional prohibition on ex post facto laws.

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