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The way Mitnick got access to almost every single system he mitnic was by conning a person into giving him access directly or information that would then get him access.

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

View all 3 comments. The challenge is reading through the book and trying to determine what other people might have felt while he cheated them. I could think of something elsethe author pretty much just paints himself as a manipulative hacking addict. I had heard of Kevin Mitnick, but this is the first time reading about his exploits. Successful attacks these days are hybrid.

If I had three full free yhost, I’d have it finished by now. I was facing a worst-case scenario of years. This is an account worth reading.

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. The weakest wiire in our cybersecurity is not the technology.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. 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 protect their most sensitive information. Learn mitnicm about Amazon Giveaway. We explore the worst high-profile cyberattacks, data breaches, vulnerabilities, and cases of fraud to strike the cryptocurrency space over Even before he becomes a fugitive, there is a sense of danger always around the corner.


His attitude drove me nuts, dude, you’re a hacker, you broke in and stole stuff. This book follows Kevin from the time he was around 8, learning to pick locks.

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

See all customer images. Either way, it is a pretty interesting read and I’d recommend it to anyone interested in computers, or social engineering. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. If you have a thing for old phones kevln you want to know more about how you could have hacked them back in the eighties, this book is for you!

I’m glad you’re on our side and using your powers for good. As the FBI’s net finally began to tighten, Mitnick went on the run, engaging in an increasingly sophisticated game of hide-and-seek that escalated through false identities, a host of cities, and plenty of close shaves, to an ultimate showdown with the Feds, who would stop at nothing to bring him down.

It’s hard to know what really happened.

wore It’s strip malls, Kinko’s and Sizzler rather than Corsica and Durban. There’s a lot of myth and false information about me out there. Mitnick keeps coming across bits of info that eventually lead him to the FBI. Department of JusticeMitnick gained unauthorized access to dozens of computer networks while he was a fugitive.

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I think tthe would appeal to people like software engineers and other hackers The autobiography of Kevin Mitnick, the world’s most wanted hacker. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Although –naturally– he is a glowing specimen, the plebeians surrounding him are anything but; he describes everyone else in the memoir either in completely flat terms e.

Retrieved 14 September Ghost in the Wires: I’ve kvin many books on the subject over the years. The book contains a few jaw-dropping moments as Mitnick explains how he infiltrated organizations and systems. But, I rated this book highly, not because it’s all true, or becau This book gives a glimpse into the mind of a true obsessive.


Well, thanks to the book, the sting and the “betrayal” was taken out of the equation. Hackers who do this use some form of modified CB radio or telephonic device to tune into the frequency used by the wireless sets in kevni food restaurants. This introduction felt almost like a betrayal of trust that as an employee I felt went both ways up to that point and stung.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The employees can also hear you and the reactions of the customers. 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. It was like him against the system, the man, the world For example, if you accept email attachments as part of your business, you’re introducing risk.

What kind of threats are big right now? I think in writing this book he really tried to down play what he did and that is disappointing considering what he then went mitnickk to do after being freed from prison.

I’d love to be able to get it back. You may unsubscribe from these newsletters at any time. He claims he did not use software programs or hacking tools for cracking passwords or otherwise exploiting computer or phone security.

They wouldn’t allow me to have access to a telephone because of levin like that. He started hacking as a teenager and never stopped. Dec 14, Ti Ingvaldsen rated it it was amazing.