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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In fact, he sees himself as the victim. I don’t know how else to describe him.

Book Review: Ghost in The Wires – Kevin Mitnick

The world’s largest and most influential telephone and technical companies just wanted him out of their wires. Even when he is suspicious of being compromised on the phone, he still keeps calling and talking “for hours” to the informant, and yet feels betrayed when they turn over what they have to the authorities.

What else can you tell me about Ghost in the Wiresare there any secrets that you haven’t revealed? The whole story is almost too surreal to believe, which of course makes for great reading! Sep 21, Michael rated it it was amazing Shelves: For eg, he’d call someone and say he was from the IT dept, throw in a bunch of internal jargon, mention a name, and find out whatever he needed.

But I still found the book a decent entertainment and a well, if a bit sloppily, told story.

The hacker will then send an email with malicious code attached to deliver a payload that gets the hacker inside the company’s network. He is clearly impressed with himself and wants the reader to be too, but then paints himself ,evin this naif at times who is falling prey to untrustworthy and disloyal “friends” Mitnick repeatedly asserts that he wasn’t interested in committing any wies of criminal act so much as he enjoyed the thrill of seeing if he could do something and how it could be done.


The story begins with Kevin describing his propensity for being an early childhood escape artist. There’s a lot of myth and false information about me out there. He even blames his victims for being gullible enough to believe his lies.

Workspot ushers in the age of VDI 2. His is a fascinating, even bizarre tale of the convergence of law enforcement, ego, and addiction. I could think of something elsethe author pretty much just paints himself as a manipulative hacking addict.

Ghost in the Wires: The Kevin Mitnick Interview

Which wouldn’t bother me that much, except his “adventures” weren’t that exciting. However, some common themes quickly emerge. Hackers steal personal info of 1, North Korean defectors. The book seems to toggle between him trying to elicit sympathy from the reader for his exploits, and apologizing to the people he wronged over the years, especially mtinick mother and grandmother.

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This form of theft, as well as repeated breaking and entering, both electronically and physically, seems to be viewed as no problem.

This book is well written, entertaining, and nicely paced. If you solve all of them, then I’m going to draw names of the winners and give a piece of evidence from my case in the actual FBI bags. It’s hard to read about computer crime and not come across Wiree Mitnick. This book was written in with assistance from William L.


Book Review: Ghost in The Wires – Kevin Mitnick

Wiers was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. With the exception of his mom and grandmother enablers who bail him out repeatedly he expresses no remorse for his actions. So, like a magician whose tricks are now common knowledge, Mitnick takes what pride mitnicl can in fact that he was the first to think up mean ways to trick people.

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You really see how failure-prone a lot of security systems can be and you start questioning if your vital data is safe with organizations that hold it. I know that many people love Ghost in the Wires, but this book really bothers me.

We may be only 12 days intobut this is already a very strong contender for mktnick book I read this year. As the FBI’s net began to tighten, Mitnick went on the run, engaging in an increasingly sophisticated cat-and-mouse game that led through false identities, a host of cities, plenty of close shaves, and an ultimate showdown with the Feds, who would stop at nothing to bring him down. What do you hope to accomplish with it?

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