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Imet Kevin Mitnick for the first time in , during the filming of a Discovery absorb the incredible, almost unbelievable tale of Kevin Mitnick’s life and exploits . 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. 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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You’d think that someone who hacks into a major company would actually steal something, even mitnikc to expose it to the world. 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. Telephone numbers don’t make for good reading.
Mitnick went on to say that part of his sentence was a gag order that prevented his specifically discussing his crimes and life as a hacker for the next decade or so, but he promised that we’d eventually get a book detailing his early days. In his book, The Art of DeceptionMitnick states that he compromised computers solely by using passwords and codes that he gained by social engineering.
I was reminded of that book when reading this one, simply because both authors seem way too happy with themselves — sometimes you want them to screw up just so they will stop being so arrogant. 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 mittnick.
You Kevin Mitnick is a legendary figure in Internet culture for both his odyssey of justice and rightly revered social engineering skills. Is it too cocky for its own good?
To them, he was a ghowt and a face on a Wanted poster and they wanted mtnick under arrest. It is much iwres 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 done if he had spent as much time and energy building systems instead of breaking into and stealing information from them.
In that aspect it’s fantastic. However, some common themes quickly emerge. Despite his hacks being marked by being utterly meticulous, that rigor did not make mignick into this book.
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But, I rated this book highly, not because it’s all true, or becau This ghostt gives a glimpse into the mind of a true obsessive. I’m still a few pages from the end ghosy this, but I’ve been writing this review in my head for a couple of days now. Co-author William Simon is a bestselling co-author of numerous books, including iCon the biography of Steve Jobs and Kevin Mitnick’s previous two books.
Mitnick’s pursuit, arrest, trial, and sentence along with the associated journalism, books, and films were all controversial. He’s able to eavesdrop on investigators that are eavesdropping on him.
While I found his wiree detestable, I did appreciate his skills and his ability to thumb his nose at authority. Just what ends Mitnick was trying to serve, I’m not clearer about, even after listening to the entire book.
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. He’s as addicted to it as one might be to heroine.
He repeats this so often, in fact, that it begins to feel like a case of “the lady doth protest too much. Since that was the object of the read, it was a success. Mitnick seems to blame everyone but himself most of the time for having the unmitigated gall to trust him through his so called “Social Engineering,” which he both repeatedly relies on and harshly criticizes his marks for falling for. Kevin Mitnick does an excellent job of giving readers a look into the mind of a social engineer during the up rise of technology.
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.
He had a face and a name. But that meant as a reader, we got to read the same thing over and over again, with a change to his social engineering calls and the phone numbers he now had access to. I was facing a worst-case scenario of years. Even when he crossed the line and his crimes delved into federal territory, he kept at it.
Clearly the writer is incredibly smart and has led an exciting life. This unbelievably wild and crazy book describing the “adventures of the world’s most wanted hacker” was captivating from start to finish. He was also a horrible son, grandson, boyfriend and husband, and again, doesn’t take a lot of responsibility for how his actions affected the people that loved him while he kept hacking despite warnings from the police, FBI, and myriad companies that had been made aware of his exploits.
I still work with Windows in virtual machines. For someone not interested in the technology aspect, I can see how this is true.
Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker by Kevin D. Mitnick
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.
Controlling the Human Element of Security. In Decemberan Jn Judge ruled that Mitnick was ths rehabilitated to possess a federally issued amateur radio license. He wants to crack the security of a particular company, so he “social engineers” his way into getting passcodes, source codes, etc.