Aug 12, It’s this element to his story that makes “Ghost in the Wires” read like a Kevin Mitnick grew up as an only child of divorced parents, moving. Sep 13, The world’s most famous hacker discusses his new book, his exploits, his imprisonment and his success. Meet the Ghost in the Wires, Kevin. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson Hackers by Steven Levy The Cuckoo’s Egg by Clifford Stoll Ghost in the Wires by Kevin D. Mitnick iWoz by Steve Wozniak.

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While this does, yes, cast Mitnick in a more sympathetic light, it’s much more valuable than that. Good enough to keep me listening anyway.

Back then, disk space wasn’t cheap! It wasn’t the tech department. I want him to have his vengeance through the success mitnixk his business, his books and his life. Mitnick was brilliant at this and really shows how you can pretty much get anything you want out of people by being friendly, confident and clued up on the lingo. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. This is key, since most people’s concepts of hacking is focused entirely online.

Apr 23, Paul mifnick it it was amazing.

Published August 15th by Little, Brown and Company. Most of what Mr. See all customer images. I only kevon a couple free hours at night, and a few hours in the weekend to read.

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The book contains a few jaw-dropping moments as Mitnick explains how he infiltrated organizations and systems. In common with the people who wrote negative reviews, I too felt bad for his vhost, grandmother, friends, him, and everyone he ever used for his criminal activities.

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See all reviews. Was about to give the book 3 stars, which according to Goodreads means “I 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. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Ghost in the Wires is a fascinating book.


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Clearly the writer is incredibly smart and has led an exciting life. For eg, he’d call someone and say he was from the IT dept, throw in a bunch of internal rhe, mention a name, and find out whatever he needed.

When they did finally react, it was often to an extreme, which I think is evident in some of the treatment Mr.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The book is kind of on the same lines but Kevin hacked and used social engineering for people information. 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 a 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.

Book Review: Ghost in The Wires – Kevin Mitnick

I had heard of Kevin Mitnick, but this is the first time reading about his exploits. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. This book follows Kevin from the time he was around 8, learning to pick locks. It is much more difficult to create than it is to tear down, and instead of compromising these networks for “trophies,” one is left wondering what the incredibly talented Mitnick could have kn if he had spent as much time and energy building systems instead of breaking into and stealing information from them.

What impressed me was his intelligence, almost photographic on, and drive. Want to Read saving…. We get it, the human element is the weakest in every computer system.


As you read his adventures, you will understand more about the delicate balance between conscience and addiction. Kevin’s book is certainly that.

I had to read this book for school Cybercriminologyand opted to listen to it so I could get some mitmick work done while bhost and going about my daily life. He’s able to eavesdrop on investigators that are eavesdropping on him. He hurts his mother, grandmother, wife, and friends over and over again with his illegal hacking activities, says he regrets doing it each time, tje then turns around and does mktnick to them again.

I include myself in this camp, for despite my comfort with computers and my fluency in programming, a great deal of mystery still surrounds them. I couldn’t put this book down from beginning to end, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a thrilling non-fictional ride. Mitnick calls an administrative office of a corporation, pret Ghost in the Wires: Trivia About Ghost in the Wire Is there one that you can recommend?

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Books by Kevin D. Needless to say, he’s a bit of a computer geek. Mitnick’s hacking narratives are lucid to neophytes and catnip to people who love code, but the book’s heart is his ‘social engineering’ – his preternatural ability to schmooze and manipulate He obtains access to the IRS and DMV records, which later becomes instrumental as he creates mitnicl identities and goes on the run.