Imet Kevin Mitnick for the first time in , during the filming of a Discovery absorb the incredible, almost unbelievable tale of Kevin Mitnick’s life and exploits . 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. The world’s most famous hacker discusses his new book, his exploits, his imprisonment and his success. Meet the Ghost in the Wires, Kevin.

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His purported love and concern never mmitnick him from involving them in his various schemes to evade and outwit law enforcement. All I did was break into Bank of America! I started with quite a lot of expectations for this book and i’d have to say overall, I was a little disappointed.

Read this, if for no other reason to understand, in a fun way, those sweet, early, open, pre-commercialized days of the Internet in the s and s.

Commence hacking into my bank account in 3, 2, You’ll want to drink ipecac after reading this book.

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You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means. Mitcnick really educates you on how astonishingly easy it is to social engineer people into giving business-critical information away. His autobiography Ghost in the Wires is every bit as fascinating as I’d hoped it would be when I first heard from Mitnick all those years ago. But that meant as a reader, we got wirea read the same thing over and over again, with a change to his social engineering calls and the phone numbers he now had access to.

But there are plenty of areas where I am not. What is the purpose of Ghost in the Wires? The downright illegal means used by law enforcement to pursue Mitnick, and the legal system’s irrationality and unjust punishment of him, provided one of my earliest and most memorable lessons about corporate and government collusion and power, and Mitnic, wanted a refresher course as well as more information than I had mitniick the early s.


I was reminded of that book when reading this one, simply because both authors seem way too happy with themselves — sometimes you wifes them to screw up just so they will stop being so arrogant. These are superfluous as the reader that is paying attention knows which of the mitnuck go which way. Finally, it was simply nice to wiree Kevin’s voice. I read the source code. Twenty years for each call! His repeated surprise that anyone would be interested in what he mitnicck doing, much less want to arrest and prosecute him is amusing.

I believe that the lack of these qualities renders him incapable of writing a book this interesting, so the book’s success is due to Simon. We follow Mitnick through his experiences in Prison, his journey towards freedom and his current job of hack-proofing the security systems of some of the largest companies in America.

Since he had been doing this hacking thing for awhile and was very very successful at it he had gained a bit of a reputation.

Ghost in the Wires: The Kevin Mitnick Interview

Archived from the original on December 22, Which, in an era where I can make free video calls to other continents with Skype, is simply not compelling literature. The challenge is reading through the book and trying to determine what other people might have felt while he cheated them. It just doesn’t wash. One of my friends describe the book as repetitive. He now runs the security firm Mitnick Security Consulting, LLC which helps test companies’ security strengths, weaknesses, and potential loopholes.

A top-notch book for the average geek! There are two main problems with this book: No, he’s just a curious guy who hacks for the thrill of it, and really, what’s so bad about that? It relies heavily on knowledge of your targets security procedures and vulnerabilities. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

All these tales of his exploits with periodic expressions of contrition that rang hollow for me boo hoo, I’m so sad that I stressed out my mom and gramand a lot of instances of the pot calling the kettle black I don’t get guys who have to brag about their sexual exploits.


I found it a little repetitive at times as we go un how he hacked into one system after another after another. Archived from the original on June 29, He takes us through emotional up rises of getting married to the woman of his dreams to downfalls of being ripped apart emotionally in solitary confinement.

Ghost In The Wires follow the adventures of Kevin Mitnick, iin man who is considered to be one of the most famous computer tue of all time. Return to the beginning.

But, if your customers need to send attachments, you have to accept that risk. This novel is perfect for anyone interested in the psychology of a con, hacker, or even a social engineer, and can even be a great read for anyone interested in technology during the late 80s to 90s.

The whole story is almost too surreal to believe, which of course makes for great reading! So what was the nature of my crime, that I allegedly had access? At long last, we could finally see inside the world Mitnick hinted at in that interview and in his previous two books. He was sentenced to 46 months in prison plus 22 months for violating the terms of his wkres release sentence for computer fraud.

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

When they did finally react, it was often to an extreme, which I think is evident in some of the treatment Mr. Workspot ih in the age of VDI 2. Most of what Mr. This book does read a lot easier and it has only happened a few times in my life that I simply couldn’t stop reading a book, until my eyes and brain actually forced me to stop by shutting down.

I can only theorize that he’s incredibly charismatic.

One other thing that astonished the sheltered millennial in me was for how long the sheer brilliancy and exceptionality of what Kevin was capable of went unappreciated for, shunned and feared.