KEVIN MITNICK BOOK GHOST IN THE WIRES PDF

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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As others have said, it very much reads like a suspense novel at times. He makes Mitnick jump off the page, warts and all, investing him with a perverse vigor and vitality.

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

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 I wanted a refresher course as well as more information than I had in the early s.

I’m sure there are people who love this book for revealing the “magic” behind social engineering, but I am not one of them.

Here’s another number, what about now? Dec 14, Ti Ingvaldsen rated it it was amazing.

How necessary are these phone numbers, anyway? Though he spends a lot of time celebrating his ability to outwit and evade security employees from the telephone companies, he also gives due credit to those people who manage to outwit him. Jn after he is apprehended multiple times, Mitnick still doesn’t “get it. Mitnick has embraced the new definition of Hacker.

Book Review: Ghost in The Wires – Kevin Mitnick

This page was last edited on 11 Decemberat He very much describes what he did, but is also very clear about what he did not do. He was sentenced to 46 months in prison plus 22 months for violating the terms of his supervised release sentence for computer fraud. His real motivation time and time again was the sheer thrill of the chase mitnixk the satisfaction of a difficult mission accomplished. Mitnick is all over the place.

Despite the negatives, his story is an incredibly unique, and to me at least an interesting one. He even blames others who actually create the computer systems he feels compelled to compromise.

I noticed after putting another book on my shelves. Then he breaks down and cries and calls his wiges.

Kevin Mitnick

It starts out with Kevin’s boyhood, which sounded pretty typical for a ‘tech-hall’ resident – learning the ins and outs of boook telephone system to make free calls, modifying your HAM radio to jam the local McDonald’s drive thru speakers, driving your computer science teacher nuts by constantly breaking his passwords. At times, Mitnick is a bit short-sighted in things and that comes across. 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 hte, and the occasional bit of jargon pitched just above my competence.

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I don’t know how else to describe him. 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.

Co-author William Simon is a bestselling co-author of numerous books, including iCon the biography of Steve Jobs and Kevin Mitnick’s previous two books. Ghost in the Wires: Every moment free I’ve had since last week, I have spent reading. Mar 09, Ksenia rated it really liked it Shelves: I found magazine in high school among the zines at a local indie record store, fortunately and had several Free Kevin stickers. I can only theorize that he’s incredibly charismatic. Jul 16, Kaitlin rated it it was ok Shelves: The only downfall of this book: 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.

Book Review: Ghost in The Wires – Kevin Mitnick

Mitnick is obsessive about his own privacy, and yet is utterly indignant about others’ attention to and expectation of theirs? But I still found the book a decent entertainment and a well, if a bit sloppily, told story.

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