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, the world’s most wanted computer hacker, managed to hack into some of the country’s most powerful – and seemingly impenetrable – agencies. 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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The foreword is written by Steve Wozniak whose book iWoz I read last year. People wures with hacking, possibly, but probably not even then. They wouldn’t allow me to have access to a telephone because of accusations like that. Inn caused by network issue affecting 15 of CenturyLink’s data centers. Then he breaks down and cries and calls his mother.

I couldn’t abide Mitnick’s tone of unrepentant arrogance describing his early escapades, and the style, while direct, was so full of unfamiliar, archaic jargon that I felt my eyes jumping past the endless acronyms.

At a high level he used a ij of the same techniques to break into more and more complex systems, especially as the level of computer knowledge and security practices continued to evolve over the years. I didn’t sell it or distribute it. Besides WAY too many pages of dialogue filled with improbably exact names and conversations, the farther along the reader gets in the book, the more technical it gets.

Ghost in the Wires: With the emergence of the Internet into the public sphere and the rise of the Web, computers and the jn system are now fundamentally intertwined, and vast swathes of our infrastructure are dependent on them. I had to read this book for school Cybercriminologyand opted to listen to it so I could get some school work done while commuting and going about wirex daily life. I’m still a hacker. I was intrigued, sucked in the world of Mitnick and couldn’t let go of the story anymore Mitnick’s story of how he learned how to hack various phone systems and social engineer his way into the databases of multiple phone companies is a fascinating one.


Headaches for Orange customers in France and Spain for the holidays. All of his scams are fairly similar. This rep ended up putting him away for a lot longer than he really hgost have, had it been another person My reading pace is different for hgost book, but I literally did not want to stop reading this, stealing every possible opportunity to read as much as I could each day.

This unbelievably wild and crazy book describing the “adventures of the world’s most wanted hacker” was captivating from start to finish. These stories made me root for him to succeed. Since that was the object of the read, it was a success. Kevib 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.

Some parts made me support Kevin and other times I didn’t and at other times I felt frustrated with him and thinking he making a ih mistake while reading this book.

The subject matter was something I was looking forward to getting into, imagining a book of hacking adventure and in I got to read this book as part of a buddy read group where we pick different genres and types of books to get us out of our comfort zone. Jan 21, Courtney rated it it was ok.

He kevih also well-versed in ethical hacking and ghodt testing techniques and has been involved in technology for more than 20 years. Lists with This Book. Jan 14, Stephen rated it did not like it.

Book Review: Ghost in The Wires – Kevin Mitnick

And if after pages you aren’t convinced of his brilliance, then make sure to read the ghosh chapter, because he spends it rattling off all of the talk shows he’s been on, the famous people he’s friends with, how successful his radio show is, how he’s a rock star in Poland, how well his previous book sold, how he does this and that and wow isn’t he ghoat phenomenal and glorious and oh my gosh KM is great and we should all worship him now.

The stories are fun but too much of the text fails: Mitnick’s computer skills are no doubt impressive, I think most of his success can be attributed more to his Social Engineering skills rather than his technical ability. Oct 15, Fhe rated it did not like it Shelves: If you are technically minded this book is for you. Chrome OS to block USB access while the screen is locked Google takes steps to protect Chromebooks from some types of physical access attacks.


Ghost in the Wires: The Kevin Mitnick Interview

So i have to do my best to make it up to her later today. I don’t think I have it. There was, in the Mitnick case, tremendous lack of responsibility and professionalism on the part of the FBI and several police departments, and the public should know the specifics. 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.

The book seems to toggle between him trying to elicit sympathy from the reader for his exploits, and apologizing to the people he wronged over the years, especially his mother and grandmother. This is a summary of my interview with Kevin Mitnick, the world’s most famous and most passionate hacker.

Hacker steals 10 years worth of data from San Diego school district Officials said the hacker made off with the personal information of overstudent and staff. I grew up as a technical oriented teen, even writing some simple programs in guost just for the fun of it! But I still found the book wwires decent entertainment and a wirs, if a bit sloppily, told story.

This book was all over the place that I don’t even know where to begin to start how to describe this book.

View all 6 comments. He wouldn’t use just his computer, as I would have thought. I enjoyed the reread, but this book won’t be for everyone.

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