Aug 12, It’s this element to his story that makes “Ghost in the Wires” read like a Kevin Mitnick grew up as an only child of divorced parents, moving. Sep 13, The world’s most famous hacker discusses his new book, his exploits, his imprisonment and his success. Meet the Ghost in the Wires, Kevin. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson Hackers by Steven Levy The Cuckoo’s Egg by Clifford Stoll Ghost in the Wires by Kevin D. Mitnick iWoz by Steve Wozniak.

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Reading this book he doesn’t come off as a very likable person to me, yet people seem to jump to help him, even as he abuses their trust and love.

The audio narrator Ray Porter did an OK job. They took it personally. No matter how hard he tries to give it up, he returns to it. Neither was doing any real harm. Archived from the original PDF on March 4, You broke into premises and stole from peoples desks, you stole dead babies imtnick, you racked up thousands of dollars of phone bills on half the population of Denver. It’s a must-read for anyone interesting in making sure you keep your personal or company information out mitnicck the hands of people who either enjoy the thrill of collecting it as Mitnick did or want to do something more nefarious with it.

Mar 09, Ksenia rated it really liked it Shelves: Nov 09, Bookworm Smith rated it really liked it Shelves: East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Then this is the book for you. It was engaging from cover to cover – reading of how he evaded capture, how he ran counter surveillance on the FBI, how he changed identities, and a whole lot more. All I did was break into Bank of America! She saw files which were filled with CC info, alerted tech, and they went after him.


Once the actual novel started, there wasn’t another paragraph nearly as interesting as the prologue.

Book Review: Ghost in The Wires – Kevin Mitnick

Mitnick is the co-author, mitnlck William L. To protect, you need to focus on the vulnerabilities the bad guys target. I kept reminding myself that soon it would be over, soon I could rant about how awful this book is, soon I would be able to warn others not to waste their time on this story He is also well-versed in ethical hacking and penetration testing techniques and has been involved in technology for more than 20 years.

Pages with related products. Get to Know Us. Look how good he is at remembering phone numbers! Dec 31, Jon Thomason rated it really liked it. To be fair, a lot of incorrect and overly negative things were published about Mr. I can’t put it down. I skipped over most of the technical descriptions but still thoroughly enjoyed the story.

Readers are able to explore the mind wite a hacker who had the ability to obtain Social Security Numbers of Americans by doing simple steps that would take less than a day to complete.

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Mitnick’s honesty is refreshing, as it’s there even when it doesn’t cast him in a “glorified hacker” light: I don’t know about the others or the Lulz guys. I just wanted to know what happened next: I never received any monetary gain from the hacking I did before.

He was sentenced to 46 months in prison plus 22 ,evin for violating the terms of his supervised release sentence for computer fraud. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Mitnick’s criminal activities, arrest, and trial, along with the associated journalism, were all controversial.


Then he breaks down and Well, I mutnick to think of myself as a smart guy. Is it too cocky for its own good? I worked at The Well when this was all going down! I believe that he was treated unfairly by the courts, the FBI and the media at the time. People who write malicious code want the greatest return on their investment, so they target Windows systems.

CenturyLink outage takes down several emergency services across the US. Mitnick portrays himself as worth rooting for, a savvy master rodent in a cat-and-mouse game, grinning past his whiskers as he stole the cheese from under the nose of the helpless fat cats. Ghost in the Wires is a thrilling true story of intrigue, suspense, and unbelievable escapes–and a portrait of a visionary who forced the authorities to rethink the way they pursued him, and forced companies to rethink the way they ib their most sensitive information.

Mitnick enjoys teasing out every kevvin of his latest hack or discovery. Real hackers are quite different, and their motives and actions are as diverse and varied as the people they hack. Customers who bought ekvin item also bought.

It spends comparably much less detailing the actual computer and phreaking hacking that he did.