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

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Little, Brown, May 10, 2014 - Computer crimes - 301 pages
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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. - Publisher.

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My experience with hackers over a ten years span is that once they find a live one they latch on a don't let go until they bury you. I had a cursory look at this book and had a problem with the parts about On The Run petrol station chains here. Their owners have seemingly stalked me since the 60s. But there are no laws here because we lived in a Monarchy and both parties have compulsory voting, an only special interest groups are allowed to reproduce or speak or interact with others.

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