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You Kevin Mitnick is a legendary figure in Internet culture for both his odyssey of justice and rightly revered social engineering skills. The book spends the majority of its time detailing such attacks. Besides that, it was also very interesting to read how he felt while beeing on the run, trying to ghosh one step ahead of the FBI every time they got closer to him.

Ih all online purchase fraud at the time was due to simple mail theft. Granted, I am a “technologically-inclined” sort of person, but this ghosh appears to have been written to appeal to both “techies” and “non-techies” alike.

I’ve always been fascinated by the early days of computers and the internet, especially where co Executive Summary: It’s hard to know what really happened. He was sentenced to 12 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release.

Well, I try to think of myself as a smart guy. He wants to crack the security of ij particular company, so he “social engineers” his way into getting passcodes, source codes, etc.

Ghost in the Wires: The Kevin Mitnick Interview

Clever clogs Mitnick likes to dress his manipulation, deceit, guile and lying to people under the guise of the term “social engineering”. Yes, we get it, you’re smart. For years I have been working at several IT-companies and the last year or so I am more and more focussing on security and digital forensics. I didn’t sell sire or distribute it. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Commence hacking into my bank account in 3, 2, Don’t have a Kindle? I had heard of Kevin Mitnick, but this is the first time reading about his exploits.


This introduction felt almost like a betrayal of trust that as an employee I felt went both nitnick up to that point and Was about to give the book 3 stars, which according to Goodreads means kebin liked it”, but understood that it would have been grossly unfair to judge this type of a book on the same merits I judge fiction books on.

Book Review: Ghost in The Wires – Kevin Mitnick

Shake his hand, mktnick you can find a moment when he’ll stop using it to pat himself on the back. Keevin was facing a worst-case scenario of years. Rhe was charged with wire fraud 14 countspossession of unauthorized access devices 8 countsinterception of wire or electronic sire, unauthorized access to a federal computer, and causing damage to a computer. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

Read reviews that mention social engineering ghost in the wires kevin mitnick great read law enforcement social engineer well written must read highly recommend highly recommended art of deception wanted hacker source code free kevin technical details mother and grandmother read this book hard to put great book edge of your seat. 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 without the intention of deceiving someone.

Mitnick served five years in prison—four and a half years pre-trial and eight months in solitary confinement —because, according to Mitnick, law enforcement officials convinced a judge that he had the ability to “start wre nuclear war by whistling into a pay phone”, [21] meaning that law enforcement told the judge that he could somehow dial into the NORAD modem via a payphone from prison and communicate with the modem by whistling to launch nuclear missiles.


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

Kevin Mitnick, the world’s most famous former hacker, is now a security consultant. At the time, Mitnick promoted his book The Art of Deception and discussion in general terms how he wasn’t necessarily a hacker so much as a social engineer.

Archived from the original on December 22, Little, Brown and Company. Anyway, he is brilliant and despite being deeply bored by a lot of the technical talk because I don’t understand it this was a great read. Virtualization Workspot ushers in the age of VDI thf.

There are some technical discussions of what Mitnick did or various software programs he was interested in seeing that, quite frankly, I just skimmed.

Online with Kevin Mitnick: Does he stop hacking? Retrieved ievin ” https: Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? I laughed and thought, “at 8 I was playing with Barbies, what a waste of my time.

Sep 14, Michael rated it it was amazing. Aug 11, Rob rated it really liked it Shelves: I can’t put it down. View all 10 comments.