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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At a high level he used a lot 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.

Book Review: Ghost in The Wires – Kevin Mitnick

I would probably recommend this book to every IT person I know at work, but I’m not sure about anyone else. Reminded me a lot of Wolf of Wall St and Catch me if you can. Even before he becomes a fugitive, there is a sense of danger always around the corner. During his supervised release, which ended on January 21,he was initially forbidden to use any communications technology other than a landline telephone.

Frank in the movie used social engineering for conning people and stealing. Retrieved 14 September I was intrigued, sucked in the world of Mitnick and couldn’t let go of the story anymore It sounded really kvin I started with quite a lot of expectations for this book and i’d have to say overall, I was a little disappointed.


I guess at one point he was on the cover of Newsweek magazine with his face super-imposed over Darth Vader’s head, and was maybe the most wanted guy in the country. English Choose a language for shopping. He has been the subject of countless news and magazine articles and has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, offering expert commentary on information security, and he has testified before the Aire States Senate and written for Harvard Business Review.

Mitnick is obsessive about his own privacy, and yet is utterly indignant about others’ attention to and expectation of theirs?

But, the punishment should have been for any real damages that I caused.

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Customers who bought this item also bought. Even when he crossed the line and his crimes delved into federal territory, he kept at it. This is an account worth reading. Users report losing Bitcoin in clever hack of Ghosg wallets. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Then he breaks down and cries and calls his mother.

CenturyLink outage takes down several emergency services across the US. It was the head of Community, who was checking out comped accounts with excessive disk usage.


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Retrieved May 27, I had a court-appointed attorney. To ask other readers questions about Ghost in the Wiresplease sign up.

Customers who viewed ni item also viewed. 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. Department of JusticeMitnick gained unauthorized access to dozens of computer networks while he was a fugitive.

Ghost in the Wires: This book is pretty good. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Although –naturally– he is a glowing specimen, the plebeians surrounding him are anything but; he describes everyone else in the memoir either in completely flat terms e. Please try again later.

Using his wits, and dorky knowledge, he managed to pull off lots of small pranks that would never really hurt anyone.