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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One example of this hybrid technique is that a “vendor representative” will call an unsuspecting person in a company and ask which software versions they’re using.

He wiges didn’t fit into the Ectomorphic Cerebrotonic somatotype that I expected. These stories made me root for him to succeed. At the time, Mitnick promoted his book The Art of Deception and discussion in general terms how he wasn’t necessarily a hacker so much as a social engineer.

Ghost in the Wires: The Kevin Mitnick Interview

The book is by Kevin Mitnick about his adventures in hacking. Once the actual novel started, there wasn’t another paragraph nearly as interesting as the prologue. The book follows Mitnick as he starts his social-engineering career. How I managed to convince my teacher to let me read a bunch of books on computer crime, I don’t really remember at this point.

You’ll want to drink ipecac after reading this book. Downtime caused by network issue affecting 15 of CenturyLink’s data centers.

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 do not believe “addict” miitnick 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.


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I just wanted to smack the guy. I think it would appeal to people like software engineers and other hackers maybe or maybe computer geeks in general.

But, the punishment should have been for any real damages that I caused. Dec 20, Judy rated it liked it. I think in writing this book he really tried to down play what he did and that is disappointing considering what he then went on to do after being freed from prison. I never did anything with the information I hacked, it was all mitncik for “fun. But since I’m still processing guost affection for arrogant jerks that doesn’t really interfere with my enjoyment of his book.

It should be understood that at no time were his criminal activities used to harm others, compr I’m still a few pages from the end of this, but I’ve been writing this review in my head for a couple of days now.

He had many tricks. I even wrote a term paper on it hhe High School.

Kevin Mitnick

From our conversation, it seems that there’s no way to fully protect ourselves from hacks. Then he breaks down and Well, I try to think of myself as a smart guy. Hgost said the hacker made off with the personal information of overstudent and staff. Here’s another number, what about now?

This was in the days before the Web, before even personal computers, when computing itself involved entering programs line-by-line into computer memory and watching the read-outs on a printer, not a screen.

But really it is still just lying and deceit. Please review our terms of service to complete your newsletter subscription.

Ghost in the Wires: View all 4 comments. CenturyLink outage takes down several emergency services across the US.

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The biggest mystery to me is how he got the legendary Steve Wozniak to write the foreword for him — maybe he held Woz’s long-distance service hostage from him? I read the source code. While this does, yes, cast Mitnick in a more sympathetic light, it’s gnost more valuable than that.


Kevin Mitnick is an arrogant jerk. Mitnick Kevin Mitnick is not really a hacker. Mitnick and other hackers show how it’s done”.

The downright illegal means used by law enforcement to pursue Mitnick, and the legal system’s irrationality and unjust punishment of him, provided one of my earliest fhe most memorable lessons about corporate and government collusion and power, and I wanted a refresher course as well as more information than I had in the early s. Real hackers are ghoost different, bhost their motives and actions are as diverse and varied as the people they hack. What kind of threats are big right now?

He tries to explain the various technical terms as he goes, and I had no trouble following what he wrote, but I was already familiar with a lot of the stuff ahead of time. There are two main problems with this book: It’s better that you feel that way.

But to a programmer, it really feels missing. The story is lost in this gohst. Ghost in the Wires is that sweet spot of books about technology. Archived from the original on April 24, Apr 23, Paul rated it it was amazing.

Sure, he described the. There’s even a chapter entitled “I’m a scapegoat”, which, if you can elicit any empathy for his victims, makes it all the more galling that he categorically rejects that anyone could have been hurt by this con artist.