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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I found it a little repetitive at times as we go from how he hacked into one system after another after another. Archived from the original on July 18, I regret the fact that a portion guost the cover price has gone to Mitnick as a royalty. Mitnivk remember the news stories, I remember the whole “Free Kevin” movement on the web, I remember reading about his release in newspapers and online magazines.

Book Review: Ghost in The Wires – Kevin Mitnick

Here’s another number, what about now? Clever clogs Mitnick likes to dress his manipulation, d There are two main problems with this book: As you read his adventures, you will understand more about the delicate balance between conscience and addiction.

Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. It should be understood that at no time were his criminal activities used to harm others, compr I’m still a few pages from the end of this, but I’ve been writing this review in my head for a couple of days now. Start reading Ghost in the Wires on your Kindle in under a minute.

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The true obsessive will try to justify and try to paint their activities in a positive light later in order to self-justify their sociopathic behavior. I was facing a worst-case scenario of years. For credit cards, it was ghhost to predict down to the exact days each month when fraudulent purchases would spike, because we knew their statement cycles and thus when paper statements would arrive in mailboxes.


Some parts made me support Kevin and other times I didn’t and at other times I felt frustrated with him and thinking he making a big mistake while reading this book. Archived from the original on November 4, Oct 15, Joe rated it did not like it Shelves: He is also well-versed in ethical hacking and penetration testing techniques and has been involved in technology for more than 20 years.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Mitnick is the co-author, with William L. Which is to say, they are technology sufficiently advanced to the point of mystification. I’m not that much into biographies inn I gave this a go as a group read.

Mitnick went on to say that part of his sentence was a gag order that prevented his specifically discussing his crimes and life as a hacker for the next decade or so, but he promised that we’d eventually get a book detailing his early days. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

All these tales of his exploits with periodic expressions of contrition that rang hollow for me boo hoo, I’m so sad that I stressed out my mom and gramand a lot of instances of the pot calling wirez kettle black I don’t get guys who have to brag about their sexual exploits. More specifically, most of his hacking was phone “phreaking,” where he cons the phone company into giving him free long distance in various ways. These are superfluous as the reader that is paying attention knows which of the claims go which way.

It might get tedious or frustrating to those without any background. Now a security consultant, he has spoken to audiences at conventions around the world, been on dozens of major national TV and radio shows, 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.


Mitnick also intercepted and stole computer passwords, altered computer networks, and broke into and read private e-mails. Sep 14, Michael rated it it was amazing. At times, the book is a page-turner as we see inside Mitnick’s world of how his life of hacking consumed him ghlst times, while at others he tried to walk away and not hack any more.

I can only theorize that he’s incredibly charismatic. On top of which he spends most Let’s start with the good: Hhost times it even seems as if Kevin is dealing with an addiction, unable to stop his love for hacking, co 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.

Kevin Mitnick

Yet I never tired of hearing about it; I seldom wanted to put this book down. Does he then stop making cell calls? In short, a good read.

Most of us in the office thought the FBI peeps were hired security consultants. Write a customer review. It somewhat overly glorifies Mitnick, but is essentially factual.

The ignorance of the law enforcement and judicial officials involved in this case is staggering. The guy that wrote it is a computer hacker and a sophisticated one. As a hacke The bad: Maybe he chooses to call himself a Hacker because he’s trying to appeal to a wider audience that wouldn’t know the difference.