Aug 12, It’s this element to his story that makes “Ghost in the Wires” read like a Kevin Mitnick grew up as an only child of divorced parents, moving. Sep 13, The world’s most famous hacker discusses his new book, his exploits, his imprisonment and his success. Meet the Ghost in the Wires, Kevin. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson Hackers by Steven Levy The Cuckoo’s Egg by Clifford Stoll Ghost in the Wires by Kevin D. Mitnick iWoz by Steve Wozniak.

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Each new obstacle was overcome for the thrill of it. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Archived from the original on July 13, Heck he explains how he did everything he accomplished.

The downright illegal means used by thr enforcement to pursue Mitnick, and the legal system’s irrationality and unjust punishment of him, provided o Read this, if for no other reason to understand, in a fun way, those sweet, early, open, pre-commercialized days of the Internet in the te and s.

I’m sure it lies somewhere in the middle.

The jury is still out, but it looks like I might have done a poor job. According to the U. EU to fund wirre bounty programs for 14 open source projects starting January I have to say that after two almost sleepless nights, some good laughs, and the suspens filled pages, I can only say: If you are technically minded this book is for you.

My reading pace is different for every book, but I literally did not want to stop reading this, stealing every possible opportunity to read as much as I could each day. It had some interesting elements but overall the subject matter didn’t interest me.

The best part of the book was Mitnick explaining exactly how he managed to hack into apparently secure systems. He also has a highly annoying penchant for including what seems to be every last goshdarn phone number he has ever dialed. He talks at the end on how he’s motnick in to speak on how to make organizations safer but he makes no reference to these recommendations.


This form of theft, as well as repeated breaking and entering, both electronically and physically, seems to be viewed as no problem. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Get to Know Us. We get it, the human element is the weakest wir every computer system.

His custom metal business cards also serve as lock picking kits. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Information technology consultant before, Hacker Mmitnick.

It’s awesome to read about these events, now, from his perspective. It was like him against the system, the man, the world Soon it seemed like all Kevin was mitnico was trying to find ways to get free phone calls, get free Internet, and hack into restricted files.

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.

Was about to give the book 3 stars, which according to Goodreads means “I liked it”, but understood that it would have been grossly unfair to judge this type of a book on the same merits Hte judge fiction books on.

No one, not even Kevin himself, is saying that what he did was OK but the punishment should fit the crime. I still work with Windows in virtual machines. What do you hope to accomplish with it?

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Apparently, the FBI placed a value on that learning exercise that was higher than his freedom. Retrieved 24 September The Art of Deception: Los Angeles, CaliforniaU. Clever clogs Mitnick likes to dress his manipulation, deceit, guile and lying to people under inn guise of the term “social engineering”. The subject matter was something I was looking forward to getting into, imagining a book of hacking adventure and in I got to read this book as part of a buddy read group where we pick different genres and types of books to get us out of our comfort zone.


The dangers of For most people, computers are magic. Having read the Littman books and multiple articles about phreaking and hacking, I had a pretty good idea of Kevin’s story.

Ghost in the Wires: The Kevin Mitnick Interview

It somewhat overly glorifies Mitnick. It just doesn’t wash. This became incredibly repetitive very quickly. Mitnick calls an administrative office of a corporation, pret Ghost in the Wires: I want him to have his vengeance through the success of his business, his books and his gost. It’s a nice balance between personal, memoir style content and technical stories. This book follows Kevin from the time he was around 8, learning to pick locks.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Either way, it is a pretty interesting read and I’d recommend it to anyone interested in computers, or social engineering. Mitnick’s ego and lingering resentments sometimes get in the way and the story also gets dry and repetitive at points.

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Littman, Jonathan June Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. In one scene Mitnick is severely critical of prosecutors who use “dirty tactics” to put him behind mitnuck, but then he continues to use his own dirty tactics while behind those bars.

And as long as this book is overly long for the contentI suspect it only tells about half the real story.