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Ghost in the Wires - Kevin Mitnick, William L. Simon & Steve Wozniak

Ghost in the Wires

Author Kevin Mitnick, William L. Simon & Steve Wozniak

  • Published: 2011-08-15
  • Category: Computers
4.5 Stars
4.5
From 45 Customers Review
Price: $14.99

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 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.

Top Customer Reviews

  • Purchase

    5
    From FaresBes
    I bought this book on the play store but now that I switched to apple do I have to buy this again or can we make an arrangement. I loved the first part I already read of the book and I wish I could finish it! Thank you
  • Mind blowing !

    5
    From MasterBigPom
    It's one of the most well written book about one of the most famous hacker I've ever known !!!
  • Great book

    4
    From Duke_seb
    Definitely a fun geeky book to read
  • I been hack !

    5
    From Sleeplow
    Has long u reading the foreword and begin the prologue, u been hack ! You could'nt stop reading ! A amazing true history ! I recomand this book to anyone who love (or even just like :P) a part of today and past technology ! Thank for that great book Kevin :D