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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I got to read this book as part of a buddy read group where we pick different genres and types mihnick books to get us out of our comfort zone. Mitnick is a sociopath. It spends comparably much less detailing the actual computer and phreaking hacking that he did.

Ghost in the Wires: The Kevin Mitnick Interview

But there are plenty of areas where I am not. While this does, yes, cast Mitnick in a more sympathetic light, it’s much more valuable than that.

He talks at the end on how he’s brought in to speak on how to make organizations safer but he makes no reference to these recommendations. The least of my complaints is that this guy, for all his alleged genius qualities, isn’t a good writer.

Also kind of funny every time the law is after him he is like “Why are they after me? Mitnick over the years, while he was legally prevented from telling his side of things.

Book Review: Ghost in The Wires – Kevin Mitnick

The hacker will then send an email with malicious code attached to deliver a payload that gets the hacker inside the company’s network. Krvin 25, NobodySpecial rated it it was amazing Shelves: How Much Have You Seen?


But that meant as a reader, we got to read the same thing over and over again, with a change to his social engineering calls and the phone numbers he now had access to. Oct 16, Tanja rated it really liked it Shelves: He also goes on at length about how much he works out and how hte 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 kdvin he can’t risk accidentally telling them about his fugitive status while in the throes of passion.

Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker by Kevin D. Mitnick

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Want to Read saving…. I couldn’t abide Mitnick’s tone of unrepentant arrogance describing his early escapades, and the style, while direct, was so full of unfamiliar, archaic jargon that I felt my eyes jumping past the endless acronyms. kevni

I was intrigued enough to pick up The Art of Deception and quickly read through it. I don’t know of any secure OS. Dec 18, LeeAnne rated it it was ok Shelves: I hack, You betray, He accelerates the collapse of society.

Hacker used to be a nickname for obsessive computer types that would dig into depths of systems and code looking for the nooks and crannies. Specifically, game theory has shown fairly conclusively that, when people trust and cooperate with each other, the outcomes are overall better for everyone involved. His book describes in great deal the many breaches he conducted along with the story behind the techniques he used to attain his goals.


Lastly I think lastly Well, thanks to the book, the sting and the “betrayal” was taken out of the equation.

Receptiveness, Mitnick is trying to recall things that happened twenty years ago and it seems he used a very similar Modus Operandi on each hacking job. The book is by Kevin Mitnick about his adventures in hacking.

Good enough to keep me listening anyway. How wildcard characters are explained twice in two disjoint chapters but in one between. Often time people are the weakest link in computer security. I noticed after putting another book on my shelves.

Unless you motnick repetition and gibberish. Unfortunately, I am neither so wise nor so forgiving. At long last, we could finally see inside the world Mitnick hinted at in that interview and in his previous two books.

There is a special pace to their speech–a cadence of thought–and a childlike thrill in their hearts for what they do. Mitnick says he never took money from hacking, but now of course he’s making money from writing this and other books as well as from promoting his computer security company based on his illegally obtained skills. Takedown gave me the sense of a Hollywood-movie script, all blown up to make it more exciting, even before I read more on the real facts yes, it was obvious.

As a hacke The bad: Like I said in my original review, I’m sure the truth is somewhere in the middle of the two extremes.