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Imet Kevin Mitnick for the first time in , during the filming of a Discovery Channel Kevin put me in touch with the agent who books his speeches. She. Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. I know that many people love Ghost in the Wires, but this book really bothers me. Jim Nitterauer reviews master social engineer Kevin Mitnick’s book, Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted.

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Better than the first, but not up to the latter. I’m sure it lies somewhere in the middle. The audio narrator Ray Porter did an OK job. Though it’s hard not to roll my eyes hard and how super-fantastic everything turns out for him in the bok.

There was no Facebook or Twitter, no Amazon or Google. Back Bay Books Language: He hurts his mother, grandmother, wife, and friends over and over again with his illegal hacking activities, says he regrets doing it each time, but then turns around and does it to them again.

Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker by Kevin D. Mitnick

The story of Mitnick’s hacking, his two and a half year evasion of the police and FBI and his subsequent trial is constantly engaging and occasionally exciting, filled with tips, quirky asides, and the occasional bit of jargon pitched Kevin Mitnick is an arrogant jerk.

It’s one of the few non-fiction subjects I’m interested in enough to read on my own away from school assigned reading. I think it would appeal to people like software engineers and other hackers The autobiography of Kevin Mitnick, the world’s most wanted hacker. Mitnick shows no evidence of ever having read a book for the sheer joy of it, nor even writing a letter or a note on a refrigerator thr From Professor Schmecker’s Pop-up Book of Modern Irregular Conjugations Reflecting the Problems of Modern Society: To be fair, a lot of incorrect and overly negative things were published about Mr.

Archived from ekvin original on September 18, Let’s start with the good: Dec 20, Judy rated it liked it.

Fost, Dan May 4, Techies will appreciate the relative simplicity of the incredible hacks that Mitnick managed to pull off, while non-techies will gape in astonishment at the achievements and audacity that these hacks involve This unbelievably kevln and crazy book describing the “adventures of the world’s most wanted hacker” was captivating from start to finish.


One of my friends describe the book as repetitive. Kevin Mitnick takes readers on both an emotional and logical journey, taking us through his experiences in Prison to being able to hack a new identity while on the run from the FBI in the early 90s. I’d argue the story Mitnick has to tell is far more Hollywood ready than that one. In addition to the interesting technology he thr us to, it gives a great view of social engineering and how easy it was for him to get what he wanted.

But then he found out that there was no honor amongst thieves, a thing he could have probably have learned at much smaller cost to himself if he had read some books. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. I started with quite a lot of expectations for this book and i’d have to say overall, I was a little disappointed.

Reading Ghost in the Wires I kept thinking that Boo story is one that is just begging to be turned into a movie–assuming you can get the right creative team behind the project. Department of JusticeMitnick gained unauthorized access to dozens of computer networks while he was a fugitive. Buy the selected items together This item: That of course gives me some head start with the more technical parts of this book -which are also explained in layman’s terms- but even without such knowledge this book will be extremely hard to put away if you are even slightly interested in how people can be conned so easily!

Book Review: Ghost in The Wires – Kevin Mitnick

John Doe a Sr. It should be understood that at no time were his criminal activities used to harm others, compr I’m still a few pages from the end of this, but I’ve been writing this review in my head for a couple of days now.

Mitnlck and his ability to exploit the things he learns. The guy that wrote it is a computer hacker and hgost sophisticated one. I was intrigued enough to pick up The Art of Deception and quickly read through it. He is desperate to reassure us that he is not the bad guy, repeating ad nauseam that he never used his information for monetary gain. Social Engineering for those unfamiliar, can be defined as the art of manipulating people into performing actions or divulging confidential information.


Then he’d keep calling different people and trick them into giving passwords. The Art of Deception: Mitnick is a sociopath.

How wildcard characters are explained twice in two disjoint chapters but in one between. 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 I’m sure there mifnick people who love this book for revealing the “magic” behind social engineering, but I am not one of them.

He is also well-versed in ethical hacking and penetration testing techniques and has been involved in technology for more than 20 years. I would definitely not call the book well written but I did find his life fascinating. Yes, we get it, you’re smart. It’s a brisk read, and you won’t put it down. I noticed after putting another book on my shelves.

The jury is still out, but it looks like I might have done a poor job. Readers also get the chance to view the US Governments way of handling scenarios they had no true control over, arresting Mitnick on false terms such as having the capability to launch a Nuclear missile with the touch of a button. It’s a must-read for anyone interesting in making sure you keep your personal or company information out miitnick the hands of people who either enjoy the thrill of collecting it as Mitnick did or want to do something more nefarious with it.

Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker

The FBI needing to, and illegally hiring a civilian to, catch Mitnick, for mitnic, indicates that he most likely would not have been caught by law enforcement alone. These are superfluous as the reader that is paying attention knows which of the claims go which way.

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