Dogwalker

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"Dogwalker"
Author Orson Scott Card
Country United States
Language English
Published in Maps in a Mirror
Publisher Tor Books
Media type Print (Hardcover & Paperback)
Publication date 1990

"Dogwalker" is a cyberpunk short story by Orson Scott Card. It appears in his short story collection Maps in a Mirror.

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"Dogwalker" is the story of a man who cracks into a government database by logging in using a system administrator's password. He gets caught because he logged in correctly the first time while the administrator always deliberately failed his first log-in attempt and logged in correctly on his second try.

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