The Fugitive Game: Online with Kevin Mitnick

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Little, Brown, Jan 1, 1997 - Social Science - 416 pages
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Kevin David Mitnick was cyberspace's most wanted hacker. Mitnick could launch missiles or cripple the world's financial markets with a single phone call - or so went the myth. The FBI, phone companies, bounty hunters, even fellow hackers pursued him over the Internet and through cellular airways. But while Mitnick's alleged crimes have been widely publicized, his story has never been told. Now Jonathan Littman takes us into the mind of a serial hacker. Drawing on over fifty hours of telephone conversations with Mitnick on the run, Littman reveals Mitnick's double life; his narrow escapes; his new identities, complete with college degrees of his choosing; his hacking techniques and mastery of "social engineering"; his obsession with revenge.

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User Review  - Isabella - Goodreads

It might just be the way it's written but all I know is fictional hackers=the epitome of badass while real hackers=lowlifes who eat fast food 24/7 Apparently hacking is only interesting if you're a hacker (MIN,TGID,ESN??? Don't know don't care) Read full review

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User Review  - Stephen - Goodreads

Meh. Maybe because I knew alot of the events decribed already from previous books read or perhaps the writing, hard to tell. None of the people, even Mitnick, jump off the page and the book becmae a slog through events of limited interest. Read full review

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Jonathan Littman is the author of three previous books, including The Fugitive Game and The Watchman, and his articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times Magazine, Forbes, the San Francisco Chronicle, and other publications. A former college soccer player (on Berkeley's nationally ranked NCAA playoff sqaud), he is the father of two young daughters. He lives in the Bay Area.

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