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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Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker
Gyost, in an era where I can make free video calls to other continents with Skype, is simply not compelling literature. All of these good aspects boook the worst part of the book in sharp relief: I remember when I worked in technical support, for example, and ran into some fraud cases. While on the run Mitnick takes great pains to steal and set up new identities in Las Vegas, Denver, Seattle, and Raleigh NC, but each time he goes back to his old hacking and cell phone tricks only to get discovered again and again.
So, when he is released do you think he learned his lesson?
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How wildcard characters are explained twice in two disjoint chapters but in one between. So -2 stars for being an autobiography of someone I’m saddened to know exists.
Yes, the man is talented, but he also an addict There are some technical discussions of what Mitnick did or various software programs he was interested in seeing that, quite frankly, I just skimmed.
At least I didn’t spend any money on it, because teh only is the book just plain bad, but also the idea of financially supporting this man is repugnant.
This book follows Kevin from the time he was around 8, learning to pick locks. A big shout-out, props, and whatever else the cool kids are saying nowadays when they want to show respect to William L. Countdown to Zero Day: I was intrigued enough to pick up The Art of Deception and quickly read through it. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.
Archived from the original on December 26, It is a mix between a crime novel and a computer hacker how to guide – great for a geek guost like myself. I think this book should be required reading for anyone who works in help desk or other technology; heck, I worked in a hospital, and I think all of the staff should have been reading it too.
I had absolutely no idea when any of this was happening at any point. This book was written in with assistance from William L. In common with the people who wrote negative reviews, I too felt bad for his mother, grandmother, friends, him, and everyone he ever used for his criminal activities.
My girlfriend is not in a good mood this weekend, and I feel bad for staying up till 3am this morning. Mitnick calls an administrative office of a corporation, pretending to be an employee: Retrieved 24 September I will leave whatever social sickness the brilliant Kevin Mitnick has to the mental health professionals, but suffice it to say that his writing in Ghost in the Wires is a terrific nonfiction example of an “unreliable narrator.
The result is a book that is not only entertaining and historic, but highly instructional also.
Retrieved May 27, Hmm, that’s a little odd, isn’t it? Read this, if for no other reason to understand, in a fun way, imtnick sweet, early, open, pre-commercialized days of the Internet in the s and s. The Hacker Quarterly in response to Takedown. He may not think teh, but considering the fear he elicited in those pursuing and prosecuting him, he was incredibly lucky to come away like he did, and now to have a successful business where people pay him to do the kinds of things he went to jail for.
Book Review: Ghost in The Wires – Kevin Mitnick
gjost Not the greatest way to keep a reader invested in the book. The Art of Deception: The autobiography of Kevin Mitnick, the world’s most wanted hacker.
Oct 15, Joe rated it did not like it Shelves: Over time, he sharpened his skills, expanded yhost computer savvy, and tackled large and seemingly impossible targets. Parts of it read like it’s straight from a spy novel. Books by Kevin D. Unless you like repetition and gibberish. I don’t even steal cable, so I was never onboard with the Free Kevin movement.