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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Ghost In The Wires follow the adventures of Gbost Mitnick, a man gjost is considered to be one of the most famous computer criminals of all time. Mar 25, NobodySpecial rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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. It spends comparably much less detailing the actual computer and phreaking hacking that he did.

Mirnick a security consultant, he has spoken to audiences at conventions around the world, been on dozens of major national TV and radio shows, and even testified in front of Congress. Nov 09, Bookworm Smith rated it really liked it Shelves: He even blames others who actually create the computer systems he feels compelled to compromise.

I ended up really enjoying the hunt for his capture and how he was moving and trying to stay ahead. Kevin Mitnick is the world’s most famous hacker, global kevun author, and the top cybersecurity keynote speaker.

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I’m currently setting up the website now for this. In fact, he sees himself as the victim. Of course, I was across the street watching it all.


It may be interesting to those with a detailed knowledge of these things, but what I found more compelling was the human story Mitnick tells. TV Series Himself – Episode 1. He writes, “It always seems strange to me that my captors had such trouble grasping the deep satisfaction that could be derived from a game of skill Mitnick does a terrific job describing technical concepts involved in hacking, that I think are easy enough for the lay person to understand, especially because most of his tactics involved social engineering: He seems complete uninterested in and unmotivated by concepts like beauty, devotion, faith, or justice, except to the extent that any of these ideas can help Mitnick to gain the confidence of others for his personal amusement or to leave prison earlier.

Mitnick enjoys teasing out every detail of his latest hack or discovery. Which is to say, they are technology sufficiently advanced to the point of mystification.

This is an account worth reading. Reveries of the Connected World Himself. Reading Ghost in the Wires I kept thinking that Mitnick’s story is one that is just begging to be turned into a movie–assuming you can get the right creative team behind the project. To ask other readers questions about Ghost in the Wiresplease sign up. Hackers steal personal info of 1, North Korean defectors Hackers stole names, addresses, and dates of birth of North Korean defectors.

Clearly the writer is incredibly smart and has led an exciting life. It just doesn’t wash.

Also, he seems to get the definition of scapegoat wrong. Open Preview See a Problem? I’m still a hacker. Mitnick receives from law enforcement.

Book Review: Ghost in The Wires – Kevin Mitnick

I do not believe “addict” to be too strong a word, as throughout the entire book, he talks about not being able to help himself, even when he’s having to take on new identities and become a fugitive. Each new obstacle was overcome for the thrill of it.


Even before he becomes a kvein, there i a sense of danger always around the corner. Lastly I think lastly Edit Did You Know?

Telephone numbers don’t make for good reading.

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

Not so with Kevin. All of these good aspects put the worst part of the book in sharp relief: Jan 21, Courtney kitnick it it was ok.

For Mi Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. I think it would appeal to people like software engineers and other hackers The autobiography of Kevin Mitnick, the world’s most wanted hacker.

Receptiveness, Mitnick is trying to recall things that happened twenty years ago and it seems he used a very similar Wlres Operandi on each hacking job.

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This book gives a glimpse into the mind of a true obsessive. His purported love and concern never stop him from involving them in his various schemes to evade and outwit law enforcement. He didn’t look like an evildoer and he didn’t sound like an evildoer.

At times it even seems as if Kevin is dealing with an addiction, unable to stop his love for hacking, continuing to hack thoroughly for the thrill of it, just as a druggie takes drugs for the need of a high. Downtime caused by network issue affecting 15 of CenturyLink’s data centers. Oh the FBI is hunting me like a dod, do I deserve this”. Real hackers are quite different, and their motives and actions are as diverse and varied as the people they hack.