In this "intriguing, insightful and extremely educational" novel, the world's most famous hacker teaches you easy cloaking and counter-measures for citizens and consumers in the age of Big Brother and Big Data (Frank W. Abagnale).
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
One of the most renowned hackers in history, Kevin Mitnick retraces his life's course, from how he got into hacking to his feud with law enforcement and his eventual conversion into a computer security specialist. Ray Porter's narration is direct and has a determined edge that captures Mitnick's mindset as he hacks into computer systems despite the consequences. Porter's narration also contains a slight nasal tone that for good or for ill recalls the clich of a nerdy computer hacker. Throughout this audio edition, Porter keeps the story moving at an engaging pace, even during technical passages that may be unclear to a computer-hacking neophyte. However, each chapter in print begins with a ciphered sentence that readers can attempt to decode, which when spoken by the narrator proves incomprehensible and frustrating to listeners. A Little, Brown hardcover.
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 !
It's one of the most well written book about one of the most famous hacker I've ever known !!!
I been hack !
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