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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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I am really perplexed at the American employers of those days It’s hard to know what really happened. My reading pace is different for every book, but I literally did not want to stop reading this, stealing rhe possible opportunity to read as much as I could each day. The first 1, times he tells this story, the reaction is, “Wow!

United States Department of Justice. Don’t have a Kindle? The whole story is almost too surreal to believe, which of course makes for great reading! The book spends the majority of its time detailing such attacks. The late 70s and the 80s were basically the wild west.

Book Review: Ghost in The Wires – Kevin Mitnick

The overarching story was the whole FBI tracking him and trying to wirrs him. Even when he crossed the line and his crimes delved into federal territory, he kept at it.

In mitnkck late s, they still bore the full credit card number. He obtains access to the IRS and DMV records, which later becomes instrumental as he creates false identities and goes on the run.

He had many tricks. Oct 16, Tanja rated it really liked it Shelves: For Mi Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. This introduction felt almost like a betrayal of trust that as an employee I felt went both ways up to that gnost and Was about to give the book 3 stars, which according to Goodreads means “I liked it”, but understood that it would have been grossly unfair to judge this type of a book on the mitnikc merits I judge fiction books on.


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However, Mitnick routinely was losing me on the particulars of how mitbick was getting into this or that system, as my mind didn’t find those bits exceptionally captivating and naturally began to wander. If you have a thing for old phones and you want to know more about how you could have hacked them back in the eighties, this book is for you!

Oh, they’re critical– after all, without these phone numbers, KM wouldn’t be able to tell you multiple times that this is the exact number he dialed twenty years ago! This form of theft, as well as repeated breaking and entering, both electronically and physically, seems to be viewed as no problem.

At the same time, however, it’s important that we don’t exaggerate or misrepresent this threat. The controversy remains, however, and kebin Mitnick story is often cited today as an example of the influence that mainstream newspapers can have on law enforcement personnel. Customers who bought this item also bought.

Maybe he chooses to call himself a Hacker because he’s trying to appeal to a wider audience that wouldn’t know the difference. I got to read this book as part of a buddy read group wired we pick different genres wirws types of books to get us out of our comfort zone. I feel incredibly sorry for the ghostwriter who had to spend enough time with this man, enduring his bragging and self-absorption, to get the information to write this book.

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

Archived from the original on December 26, I guess at one point he was on the cover of Newsweek magazine with his face super-imposed over Darth Vader’s head, and was maybe the most wanted guy in the country. You can’t spend pages trying to pull off the “it was all in a bit of fun, who did I rally hurt eh?

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After a warrant was issued for his arrest, Mitnick fled, becoming a fugitive for two and a half years. His real motivation time and time again was the sheer thrill of the chase and the satisfaction of a difficult mission accomplished. I have been working with computers since I was able to read, thanks to my fantastic dad.

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

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. This was in the days before the Web, before even personal computers, when computing itself involved entering programs line-by-line into computer memory and watching the read-outs on a printer, not a screen.

For eg, he’d call someone and say he was from the IT dept, throw in a bunch of internal jargon, mention a name, and find out whatever he needed. Retrieved 18 December Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Only four days, I am on page I’ve read several of the negative comments written about this book, and I don’t understand why these people read the book in the first place.

Which wouldn’t bother me that much, except his “adventures” weren’t that exciting. He tries to explain the various technical terms as he goes, and I had no trouble following what he wrote, but I was already familiar with a lot of the stuff ahead of time.

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