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 was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. I know that many people love Ghost in the Wires, but this book really bothers me. Jim Nitterauer reviews master social engineer Kevin Mitnick’s book, Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted.

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My girlfriend is not in a good mood this weekend, and I feel bad for staying up till 3am this morning. Oh, they’re critical– after all, without these phone numbers, KM wouldn’t be able to tell you sires times that this is the exact number he dialed twenty years ago! He wouldn’t use just his computer, as I would have thought.

Kevin Mitnick – Wikipedia

He now runs the security firm Mitnick Security Consulting, LLC which helps test companies’ security strengths, weaknesses, and potential loopholes. Twenty years for each call! I noticed after putting another book on my shelves. Kevin Mitnick, the world’s most famous former computer hacker, has been the subject of countless news and magazine articles, the idol of thousands of would-be hackers, and a one-time “most wanted” criminal of cyberspace, on the run from the bewildered Feds.

He accessed computers and networks at the world’s biggest companies, and however fast the authorities were, Mitnick was faster, sprinting through phone switches, computer systems, and cellular networks. Like I said in my original review, I’m sure the truth is somewhere in the middle of the two extremes.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Mar 25, NobodySpecial rated it it was amazing Shelves: At long last, we could finally see inside the world Mitnick hinted at in that interview and in his previous two books.

He explains how he acquires the ability to clone cell phone numbers, and how he uses space in dormant accounts on university and company servers to store source code he steals from companies like Sun, Novell, and Motorola.

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Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker

Now people hire me to do the same things I went to prison for, but in a legal and beneficial way. Mitnick seems to blame everyone but himself most of the time for having the unmitigated gall to trust him through his so called “Social Engineering,” which he both repeatedly relies on and harshly criticizes his marks for falling for.

It’s hard to know what really happened. He makes Mitnick jump off the page, warts and all, investing him with a perverse vigor and vitality.

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

Last year, audiences watched the creation of Facebook on the big screen. The story is lost in this emphemera. English Choose a language for shopping.

And if after pages you aren’t convinced of his brilliance, then make sure to read the last chapter, because he mitick it rattling off all of the talk shows he’s been on, the famous people he’s friends with, how successful his radio show is, how he’s a rock star in Poland, how well his previous book sold, how he does this and that and wow isn’t he just phenomenal and glorious and oh my gosh KM is great and we should boo worship him now.

With the exception of his mom and grandmother enablers who bail him out repeatedly he expresses no remorse for his actions. Co-author William Simon is a bestselling co-author of numerous books, including iCon the biography of Steve Jobs and Kevin Mitnick’s previous two books. Jul 01, Lee rated it liked it. Archived from the original on December 22, Eventually, he went just a bit too far and was rounded up by the FBI and tossed into jail.

Retrieved 18 December At times, the book is a page-turner as we see inside Mitnick’s world of how his life of hacking consumed him at times, while at others he tried to walk away and not hack nitnick more. The story of Mitnick’s hacking, his two and a half year evasion of the police and FBI and his subsequent trial is constantly engaging and occasionally exciting, filled with tips, quirky asides, and the occasional bit of jargon pitched just above my competence.


He was sentenced to 12 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. Now we spend more and more of our lives online.

Rather, Mitnick accomplishes some of his most daring hacks through social engineering. Back when he bool active he would have been considered more of a Phone Phreak which he does cover a bit or a Cracker.

Book Review: Ghost in The Wires – Kevin Mitnick

They talk about not being able to sympathize, they judge Mitnick for taking advantage of people, they hate Mitnick for the way he exploited his mother and grandmother, they talk bad mifnick they can’t understand what drove Mitnick to continue to break into systems, they are irritated because of his cocky attitude.

Mitnick calls an administrative office of a corporation, pret Ghost in the Wires: 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. It also has tge strong social message.

The only downfall of this book: I don’t even steal cable, so I was never onboard with the Free Kevin movement. Ghost in the Wires: After reading several books biased against Mitnick, it was nice to contrast that with something biased for him instead. He very much describes what he did, but mifnick also very clear about what he did not do. Start reading Ghost in the Wires on your Kindle in under a minute. Archived from the original on May 18, Please try again later.

He even blames his victims for being gullible enough to believe his lies. The entire book became a mifnick non-stop repetition of the wiees story over and over again. His skills are amazing.

Apr 23, Paul rated it it was amazing. I’ve always been fascinated by the early days of computers and the internet, especially where co Executive Summary: