KEVIN MITNICK GHOST IN THE WIRES PDF

Tur And I get the feeling that the repetitive nature of this novel is in part because it is filled with a number of kevij by omission, as well as revisionist history to paint him in a better light — if not outright blatant lies. The ignorance of the law enforcement and judicial officials involved in this case is staggering. I kept reminding myself that soon it would be over, soon I could rant about how awful this book is, soon I would be able to warn others not to waste their time on this story Wirew Mitnick is a legendary figure in Internet culture for both his odyssey of justice and rightly revered social engineering skills. Ghost in the Kevn Despite being arrested and thrown in solitary confinement, the man could not stop hacking. As for the book itself, the introduction of a bit of healthy paranoia in a digestible and sometimes entertaining form is what its undoubtedly good for. You Kevin Mitnick is a legendary figure in Internet culture for both his odyssey of justice and rightly revered social engineering skills.

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Shelves: memoirs-biographies , non-fiction Ive always wondered why hackers hack. Is it for the kick it gives them or for personal gain, or perhaps a combination of the two?

For this reason I was attracted to this memoir of Kevin Mitnick, someone Id never heard of but a man who became the most wanted hacker of his time, chased for years until his eventual capture by the FBI. In an early example of how these activities helped him, he talked a bus driver into providing him with some information and then sought out a supply of discarded but unused tickets in order to obtain free bus travel throughout the Los Angeles area.

By the time he was in high school he had become an amateur radio operator and his fascination with the communications network started to take a hold on him. Very soon his spare time was almost totally taken up with his exploration of the telephony infrastructure.

He would use his skills to obtain passwords that would give him entry into seemingly secure systems and then compare notes and achievements with fellow hackers. It seems that Mitnick just loved the challenge of breaking into company systems and enjoyed the intellectual stimulus of gaining knowledge through his pastime. He and his cohort looked upon the capture of proprietary software as trophies and would seek out spare disk space in company systems to store their captures.

He would sometimes capture huge hauls of credit card information but there is no evidence to suggest he ever did anything to exploit this. He began to target bigger companies and harder to penetrate systems. By this time he was known to authorities and started using cloned cellular phones to hide his identity. In the end he was forced to go on the run, relocating around the country and changing his identity whenever he moved on, until he the FBI finally caught up with him in He was to spend 5 years in prison before his eventual release.

And then, in a nice turn of events, he discovered he was in demand as an expert in the field of cyber security and developed a career as a speaker on security issues and consultant to technology companies — a case of poacher turned gamekeeper.

For me the downside to this account is simply the amount of technical detail provided on precisely how he managed to access given systems.

Long lists of code are recited as numerous similar events are walked through. This may be of interest to those who relish the fine technical detail but it was way over my head and proved to be a little tiresome.

Definitely recommended for anyone seeking an insight into this hidden world.

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Shelves: memoirs-biographies , non-fiction Ive always wondered why hackers hack. Is it for the kick it gives them or for personal gain, or perhaps a combination of the two? For this reason I was attracted to this memoir of Kevin Mitnick, someone Id never heard of but a man who became the most wanted hacker of his time, chased for years until his eventual capture by the FBI. In an early example of how these activities helped him, he talked a bus driver into providing him with some information and then sought out a supply of discarded but unused tickets in order to obtain free bus travel throughout the Los Angeles area.

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Ghost In The Wires

The audio narrator Ray Porter did an OK job. Jan 12, Claire rated it did not like it. He relates how he became a hacker, his run in with the law, the cat and mouse cyber games while he was on the run from the FBI and the circumstances around his eventual capture and subsequent release. Kevin Mitnick The book follows Mitnick as he starts his social-engineering career. But really it is still just lying and deceit. Ghost In The Wires follow the adventures of Kevin Mitnick, a man who is considered to be one of the most famous computer criminals of all time.

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