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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It is a mix between a crime novel and a computer hacker how to guide – great for a geek wannabe like myself. He also describes his years on the run and the steps he took to avoid being caught.

Besides that, it was also very interesting to read how he felt while beeing on the run, trying to be one step ahead of the FBI every time they got closer to him. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. I could probably go on, but I think my opinion of this book and its author are pretty clear.

Dec 31, Jon Thomason rated it really liked it. Real hackers are quite different, and their motives and actions are as diverse and varied as the people they hack. No, of course not. The true obsessive will try to justify and try to paint their activities in a positive light later in order to self-justify their sociopathic behavior.

This was the first book he read cover to cover since finishing law school so I did feel somewhat obligated to pick it up.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. He spent years skipping through cyberspace, always three steps ahead and labeled unstoppable. Almost all online purchase fraud at the time was due to simple mail theft. Tne few days ago I started reading this book, after reading some comments and reviews about it some time ago. Further controversy came over the release of the movie Takedown titled Track Down in certain kfvinbased on the book by John Markoff and Tsutomu Shimomura, with Littman alleging that portions of the film were taken from his book without permission.

Now keivn hire me to do the same things I went to prison for, but in a legal and beneficial way. The dangers of For most people, computers are magic. 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. He even blames his victims for being gullible enough to believe his lies.

I had a hard time seeing him as a protagonist.

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There is just never a dull moment in the book. The Art of Deception: Not wirse greatest way to keep a reader invested in the book. I’ve read many books on the subject over the years. There are some technical discussions of what Mitnick did or various software programs he was interested in seeing that, quite frankly, I just skimmed.

He also has a highly annoying penchant for including what seems to be every last goshdarn phone number he has ever dialed.

Quotes from Ghost in the Wire Last year, audiences watched the creation of Facebook on the big screen. Want to Read saving…. This is a biography, which means it’s laid out from Mitnick’s point of view and chronicles his life, obviously paying special attention to the computer hacking parts Mitnick was born in Van NuysCaliforniainto a Jewish family.

Book Review: Ghost in The Wires – Kevin Mitnick

You really see how failure-prone a lot of security systems can be and you start questioning if your vital data is safe with organizations that hold it. The book gives some very useful insights into probably one of the best social engineers that entered the media. Book Review I ended up rereading this book with a few friends after attempting to pick something they would hopefully enjoy that they wouldn’t have read otherwise. Eventually, he went just a bit too far and was rounded up by the FBI and tossed into jail.

Throughout the book, Kevin points out some of the misconceptions and prejudices held by the public and law enforcement as it relates to the penalties imposed on those who get caught. The late 70s and the 80s were basically the wild west. Also, he seems to get the definition of scapegoat wrong.

Book Review: Ghost in The Wires – Kevin Mitnick

Dec 10, Adrian Sanabria rated it really liked it. Thus, I am very impressed by this wides. Archived from the original on July 23, Mar 09, Ksenia rated it really liked it Shelves: The book would make me from relieve to anger to calm. Even when he is suspicious of being compromised on the phone, he still keeps calling and talking “for hours” to the informant, and yet feels betrayed when they turn over what they have to the authorities.

He’d lie to his grandmother who he repeatedly seems to be apologising toso I don’t see why he wouldn’t be manipulating his dear readers. Reminded me a lot of Wolf of Wall St and Catch me if you can. Retrieved September 13, Once the actual novel started, there wasn’t another paragraph nearly as interesting as the prologue.

I was hooked from the beginning – opening word by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

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