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

ISBN-10: 0316037729
ISBN-13: 9780316037723
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Description: Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Publication date: 4/24/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. 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 Wiresis 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.

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. Now 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. He is the author of The Art of Deception and The Art of Intrusion . Co-author William Simon is a bestselling co-author of numerous books, including iCon (the biography of Steve Jobs) and Kevin Mitnick's previous two books. He has also written for USA Today and The Washington Post and been interviewed on CNBC, CNN, NPR and by The New York Times , The Wall Street Journal , BusinessWeek , Time , Newsweek , and many other publications.

Foreword
Prologue
The Making of a Hacker
Rough Start
Just Visiting
Original Sin
Escape Artist
All Your Phone Lines Belong to Me
Will Hack for Love
Hitched in Haste
Lex Luthor
The Kevin Mitnick Discount Plan
Mystery Hacker
Eric
Foul Play
You Can Never Hide
The Wiretapper
You Tap Me, I Tap You
"How the Fuck Did You Get That?"
Crashing Eric's Private Party
Pulling Back the Curtain
Traffic Analysis
Revelations
Reverse Sting
Cat and Mouse
Detective Work
Raided
Vanishing Act
On the Run
Harry Houdini
Private Investigator
Here Comes the Sun
Trophy Hunter
Departure
Blindsided
Eyes in the Sky
Sleepless in Seattle
An End and a Beginning
Hacking the Samurai
Hiding in the Bible Belt
Game Over
An FBI Valentine
Winning the Scapegoat Sweepstakes
Aftermath: A Reversal of Fortune
Acknowledgments
Index
Reading Group Guide

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