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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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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A few days ago I started reading this book, after reading some comments and reviews about it some time mitnik. It was like him against the system, the man, the world The ignorance of the law enforcement and judicial officials involved in this case is staggering.

Last year, audiences watched the creation of Facebook on the big screen. I’d love to be able to get it back.

All I did was break into Bank of America! It’s especially priceless to hear him slam other people for being arrogant, as this book is a massive paean to him and his technological prowess. Mitnick was charged with wire fraud 14 countspossession of unauthorized access devices 8 countsinterception of wire or electronic communications, unauthorized access to a federal computer, and causing damage to a computer.

For Mitnick, hacking wasn’t just about technological feats; it was an old-fashioned confidence game that required guile and deception to trick the unwitting out of valuable information. Simon, Ghost in the Wires: I noticed after putting another book on my shelves.

But there are plenty of areas where I am not. At age 12, Mitnick used social engineering and dumpster diving [14] to bypass the punch card system used in the Los Angeles bus system. KM speaks kindly of people only when they are useful to him; everyone else earns his disdain.


I still work with Windows mtinick virtual machines. Mitnick and other hackers show how it’s done”.

He obtains access to the IRS and DMV records, which later becomes instrumental as he creates false identities and goes on the run. I do not believe “addict” to be too strong a word, as throughout the entire book, he talks about not being able to help himself, even when he’s having to take on new identities and become a fugitive.

Retrieved September 13, Lists with This Book. The weakest link in our cybersecurity is not the technology. Real hacking is independent of platform and technology; it’s often more of a case of appealing to the weakest element in the system: The best part of the book is by far when he discovers his own investigation.

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The controversy remains, however, and the Mitnick story is often cited today as an example of the influence that mainstream newspapers can have on law enforcement personnel.

When they find his stolen database of thousands of credit card numbers, he doesn’t understand why he should be prosecuted for possessing them because he didn’t actually use them to steal money. Executive needs the system up for an big client meeting. The foreword is written by Steve Wozniak whose book iWoz I read last year.

Customers pull up to the drive-through box to place an order and instead of hearing the employee inside, they hear your greeting.

Hackers stole names, addresses, and dates of birth of North Korean defectors. He also goes on at length about how much he works out and how fit he is, and once he gets in shape, he reports regularly on how attracted women are to him and how he has to keep them at a distance because he can’t risk accidentally telling them about his fugitive status while in the throes of passion.

Telephone numbers don’t make for good reading. Better than the first, but not up to the latter.


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Archived from the original on June 29, The book is very much a public service because it provides specific, mktnick documented detail on the wirres to which law enforcement officials will go to frame someone, essentially, and put them in jail simply because they ghpst, “feel” or “believe” they belong there, even when there is no evidence.

But my interest is in computers so I wanted to read more about computer hacking. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. When the courts punish him, he blames the legal system for ruining his life by saddling him a criminal record, which makes it impossible for him to gain employment at companies where a high security clearances are needed.

This book does read a lot easier and it has only happened a few times in my life that I simply couldn’t stop reading a book, until my eyes and brain actually forced me to stop by shutting down. Commence hacking into my bank account in 3, 2, I propose a third definition: I could probably go on, but I think my opinion of this book and its author are pretty clear.

He writes, “It always seems strange to me that my captors had such trouble grasping tbe deep satisfaction that could be derived from a game of skill 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 Year ago before Tech TV morphed into G4 and we were treated to endless repeats of Cops and CheatersI happened to ghpst in one afternoon to see an interview with notorious hacker Mitmick Mitnick.