Tolkien’s dwarves and their cybersecurity technologies


A couple of years ago, we reviewed the “Ring of Power” botnet created by famous cybercriminal Sauron (aka Annatar, aka Mairon, aka Necromancer). However, reports by famous cybersecurity expert J. R. R. Tolkien contain much more than just descriptions of the botnet’s modules. For example, Tolkien frequently returns to information technology and security systems in discussions of the various races of Middle-earth. In particular, he describes several dwarven systems in detail.

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