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

The weakest link in our cybersecurity is not the technology. He’s as addicted to it as one might be to heroine. He finds out they are about to arrest him so he runs for it, changes identities and stays on the run for years. At times, Mitnick is a bit short-sighted in things and that comes across.

After that point, though, I’d had it with this selfish, boastful, whiny, condescending, unkind manchild. I’d love to be able to get it back. 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. No one, not even Kevin himself, is saying that what he did was OK but the punishment should fit the crime. I’ve always been fascinated by the early days of computers and the internet, especially where co Executive Summary: I even wrote a term paper on it in High School.

Mitnick Kevin Mitnick is not really a hacker.

A few days aires I started reading this book, after reading some comments and reviews about it some time ago. Virtualization Workspot ushers in the age of VDI 2. Techies will appreciate the relative simplicity of the incredible hacks that Mitnick managed to pull off, while non-techies will gape in astonishment at the achievements and audacity that these hacks involve This unbelievably wild and crazy book describing the “adventures of the world’s most wanted hacker” was captivating from start to finish.


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Full Review I ended up rereading this book with a few friends after attempting to pick something they would hopefully enjoy that they wouldn’t have read otherwise. Never took any money for stolen source code? Parts of it read like it’s straight from a spy novel.

The jury is still out, but it looks like I might have done mitnkck poor job. There’s even a chapter entitled “I’m a scapegoat”, which, if you can elicit any empathy for his victims, makes it all the more galling that he categorically rejects that anyone could have been hurt by this con artist.

I could probably go on, but I think my opinion of this book and its author are pretty clear. Infomercial for LifeLock, identity security system.

They believe Kevin Mitnick is a sociopath and I agree. However, Mitnick routinely was losing me on the particulars of how he was getting into this or that system, as my mind didn’t find those bits exceptionally captivating and naturally began to wander.

Is it too cocky for its own good? This was in the days before the Web, before even personal computers, when computing itself involved entering programs line-by-line into computer memory and watching the read-outs on a printer, not a screen.

Book Review: Ghost in The Wires – Kevin Mitnick

Yeah, to a phone phreaker, if I knew one. Mitnick repeatedly asserts that he kefin interested in committing any kind of criminal act so much as he enjoyed the thrill of seeing if he could do something and how it could be done.

He even blames his victims for being gullible enough to believe his lies. What do you hope to accomplish with it? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He clearly felt that he and other hackers were an elite brotherhood who had the right to exploit the rest of us poor saps but, being brothers-at-arms, not each other. Clearly the writer is incredibly smart and has led an exciting life. For eg, he’d call someone and say he was from the IT dept, throw in a bunch of internal jargon, mention a name, and find out whatever he needed.


Every big hack the FBI would suspect Mitnick. Throughout the book, Kevin points out some of the misconceptions and prejudices held by the public and law enforcement as it relates to the penalties imposed on those who get caught. When they find his stolen database of thousands of credit card numbers, he doesn’t understand why he should be prosecuted for possessing them because he didn’t actually use them to steal money.

Lastly I think lastly After reading several books biased against Mitnick, it was nice to contrast that with something biased for him instead.

In fact he doesn’t even bother to explain the difference.

We explore the worst high-profile cyberattacks, data breaches, vulnerabilities, and cases of fraud to strike the cryptocurrency space over They took it personally. I couldn’t abide Mitnick’s tone of unrepentant arrogance describing his early escapades, and the style, while direct, was so full of unfamiliar, archaic jargon that I felt my eyes jumping past the endless acronyms.

Many other reviewers have described this book better than I kecin.

Is there one that you can recommend? Reading this book he doesn’t come off as a very likable person to me, yet people seem to jump to help him, even as he abuses their trust and love. Because it was there! As computers and phones become more advanced, so too does Mitnick.