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, the world’s most wanted computer hacker, managed to hack into some of the country’s most powerful – and seemingly impenetrable – agencies. 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 may unsubscribe from these newsletters at any time. For credit cards, it was easy to predict down to the exact days each month when yhost purchases would spike, because we knew their statement cycles and thus when paper statements would arrive in mailboxes. Oh the FBI is hunting me like a dod, do I deserve this”. The book is very much a public service because it provides specific, well documented detail on the lengths to which law enforcement officials will go to frame someone, essentially, and put them in jail simply because they want, “feel” or “believe” they belong there, even when there is no evidence.
Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker by Kevin D. Mitnick
I propose a third definition: For years I have been working at several IT-companies and the last year or so I am more and more focussing on security and digital forensics. Don’t worry – in this chapter of mixed metaphors, he also compares himself to a wizard. Little, Brown and Company; August 15, Amazon. I grew up as a technical oriented teen, even writing some simple programs in assembly just for the fun of it! Hackers tend to be represented by the media as if they spend their days flying between Monaco and the Cayman Islands and I’m sure some of them dobut it’s a myth that Mitnick does a nice job of busting with detail about his life.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Full Review I ended up rereading this book with a few friends after attempting to pick something they would hopefully enjoy that they wouldn’t have read otherwise. The story is lost in this emphemera. For him, any means will justify the ends. The result is a book that is not only entertaining and historic, but highly instructional also.
It is that nauseating.
Despite his hacks being marked wiires being utterly meticulous, that rigor did not make it into this book. I might believe that Draper has it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Apparently, the FBI placed a value on that learning exercise that was higher than his freedom. I can only theorize that he’s incredibly charismatic.
Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker
He continues to hack until he is caught in dramatic fashion and put behind bars for another few years. I was intrigued, sucked in the world of Mitnick and couldn’t let go of the story anymore With the exception of his mom and grandmother enablers who bail him out repeatedly he kevkn no remorse for his actions.
Reveries of the Connected World. Mitnick receives from law enforcement. He preyed on people’s best intentions, trust and goodwill. Jan 14, Stephen rated it did not like it. Lastly I think lastly He clearly felt that he and other hackers were an elite brotherhood who had the right to exploit the rest of us poor saps but, being brothers-at-arms, not each other.
Book Review: Ghost in The Wires – Kevin Mitnick
You can do better. On top of which he spends most of the book trying to convince you, the innocent reader, that he mitinck the put-upon party – that he is the victim of friends and the law and the system.
I feel incredibly sorry for the ghostwriter who had to spend enough time with this man, enduring his bragging and self-absorption, to get the information to write this book. Mitnick’s behavior is deeply disturbing.
He writes, “It always seems strange to me that my captors had such trouble grasping the deep satisfaction that could be derived from a game of skill Mitnick’s kevun is refreshing, as it’s there even when it doesn’t cast him in a “glorified hacker” kitnick The story behind the FBI was interesting, as they struggled to keep up with this new white collar crime they knew nothing about.
Edit Personal Details Other Works: Never took any money for stolen source code? Oh, they’re critical– after all, without these phone numbers, KM wouldn’t be able to tell you multiple times that this is the exact number he dialed twenty years ago!
It’s one of the few non-fiction subjects I’m interested in enough to read on my own away from school assigned reading. It just doesn’t wash. Though it’s hard not to roll my eyes hard and how super-fantastic everything turns out for him in the end.
I’d argue the story Mitnick has to tell is far more Hollywood ready than that one. I don’t know how else to describe him. People obsessed with hacking, possibly, but probably not even then. This is an account worth reading. The subject matter was something I was looking forward to getting into, imagining a book of hacking adventure and intrigue, like the movie Hacker or swordfish, but it actually is an unfortunate series of events in hacking into the phone company systems.
Now that is blinkered thinking. Over time, he sharpened his skills, expanded his computer savvy, and tackled large and seemingly impossible targets. As others have said, it very much reads like a suspense novel at times. Dec 28, Terry rated it it was ok Shelves: So, when he is released do you think he learned his lesson?