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

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Little, Brown, Aug 15, 2011 - Computers - 432 pages
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.

Ghost in the Wires is a thrilling true story of intrigue, suspense, and unbelievable escapes -- and a portrait of a visionary who forced the authorities to rethink the way they pursued him, and forced companies to rethink the way they protect their most sensitive information.

"Mitnick manages to make breaking computer code sound as action-packed as robbing a bank." -- NPR

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Dated but very interesting. I got kind of a brutal creep vibe, not from the social engineering, but from his interpersonal interactions, his explanations of dynamics that didn't seem authentic or ... Read full review

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User Review  - rosechimera - LibraryThing

Dated but very interesting. I got kind of a brutal creep vibe, not from the social engineering, but from his interpersonal interactions, his explanations of dynamics that didn't seem authentic or ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Kevin Mitnick has been the subject of countless profiles published and broadcast throughout the world. Mitnick's leading penetration-testing team is highly respected and sought after for its security services by the world's top corporations and governments. The company he founded, Mitnick Security Consulting LLC, has clients that include dozens from the Fortune 500 and many nations across the globe. Mitnick is the bestselling author of The Art of Invisibility, Ghost in the Wires, The Art of Intrusion, and The Art of Deception. He lives in Las Vegas and travels the world as the top keynote speaker on cybersecurity.

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