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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The thrilling memoir of the world's most wanted computer hacker. Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. He accessed computers and networks at the world's biggest companies -- and no matter how fast the authorities were, Mitnick was faster, sprinting through phone switches, computer systems, and cellular networks. As the FBI's net finally began to tighten, Mitnick went on the run, engaging in an increasingly sophisticated game of hide-and-seek that escalated through false identities, a host of cities, and plenty of close shaves, to an ultimate showdown with the Feds, who would stop at nothing to bring him down.

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Grab Your Copy Today! 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. He spent years skipping through cyberspace, always three steps ahead and labeled unstoppable. But for Kevin, hacking wasn't just about technological feats-it was an old fashioned confidence game that required guile and deception to trick the unwitting out of valuable information.

Driven by a powerful urge to accomplish the impossible, Mitnick bypassed security systems and blazed into major organizations including Motorola, Sun Microsystems, and Pacific Bell. But as the FBI's net began to tighten, Kevin 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.

Ghost in the Wires is a thrilling true story of intrigue, suspense, and unbelievable escape, and a portrait of a visionary whose creativity, skills, and persistence forced the authorities to rethink the way they pursued him, inspiring ripples that brought permanent changes in the way people and companies protect their most sensitive information.

For those interested in computer history, Ghost in the Wires is a nostalgia trip to the quaint old days before hacking and hackers turned so malicious and financially motivated. Mitnick portrays himself as worth rooting for, a savvy master rodent in a cat-and-mouse game, grinning past his whiskers as he stole the cheese from under the nose of the helpless fat cats. Intriguing, insightful and extremely educational into the mind of one who truly mastered the art of social engineering with the use of a computer and modern-day technologies.

I strongly believe that one can learn a great deal about protecting themselves once they understand how another one perpetrates the crime. Years ago, I helped put Kevin Mitnick in jail. I now see this made about as much sense as arresting Dean Martin for public drunkenness. Neither of them could stop themselves.

Neither was doing any real harm. And, in both cases, watching them struggle with their obsessions was hugely entertaining. Kevin's book is certainly that. Terse and snappy, it reads like Raymond Chandler and provides detailed insight into a time in computer history that already seems quaint. Kevin Mitnick was and is a true Internet pioneer. Reads like those of Frank Abagnale Jr. But Mitnick's has a high-tech twist. It's the piquant human element that really animates this rollicking memoir of high-tech skullduggery… Mitnick's hacking narratives are lucid to neophytes and catnip to people who love code, but the book's heart is his 'social engineering' - his preternatural ability to schmooze and manipulate Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history.

Reviews for Ghost in the Wires Mitnick manages to make breaking computer code sound as action-packed as robbing a bank. Fascinating and filled with insights. All rights Reserved. Privacy Policy.

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

Grab Your Copy Today! 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. He spent years skipping through cyberspace, always three steps ahead and labeled unstoppable. But for Kevin, hacking wasn't just about technological feats-it was an old fashioned confidence game that required guile and deception to trick the unwitting out of valuable information.

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Ghost In The Wires

Kevin Mitnick grew up as an only child of divorced parents, moving frequently in the Los Angeles area. He was something of a loner, and his early pursuits included studying magic tricks and ham radio. It was also at the age of 17 that he had his first run-in with the authorities for his activities. Thus began a nearly year cat-and-mouse game with law enforcement that makes up much of the book. He also spent plenty of time making free calls on his hacked cellphone and going to the gym. As the authorities began to close in on him in , he created several false identities, and went on the run until he was finally nailed in February When not recounting his clever exploits, Mitnick devotes chunks of the book to defiantly rebutting myths that became attached to him — for example, that he had hacked into government computer systems.

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If they were a hall of fame or shame for computer hackers, a Kevin Mitnick plaque would be mounted the near the entrance. While other nerds were fumbling with password possibilities, this adept break-artist was penetrating the digital secrets of Sun Microsystems, Digital Equipment Corporation, Nokia, Motorola, Pacific Bell, and other mammoth enterprises. His Ghost in the W. His Ghost in the Wires memoir paints an action portrait of a plucky loner motivated by a passion for trickery, not material game. Mitnick's capers have already been the subject of two books and a movie. This first-person account is the most comprehensive to date.

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