By Ian Whates (born 1959).
Illustration by JACEY.
First appearance: Nature/Futures, 26 May 2016.
Short short short story (1 page).
Online at Nature.com (HERE; PDF).
"This sort of sophistication he expected to find guarding the core secrets of a major corporation, not an individual strolling along 52nd Street."
Note to self: When those security updates arrive, upload them—tout de suite . . .
- Ian Whates has been around the SFF scene long enough to be noticed by Wikipedia (HERE), the SFE (HERE), and the ISFDb's bibliography (HERE); he also has his own webpage (HERE).
- Until or unless there's a revolution in human behavior, crime—and that includes cyber-crime—will always be with us; see Wikipedia (HERE, HERE, and HERE) and Forbes online (HERE): "Three seconds in the microwave will kill the chip. Five seconds will set it on fire."