Imet Kevin Mitnick for the first time in , during the filming of a Discovery Channel Kevin put me in touch with the agent who books his speeches. She. Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. I know that many people love Ghost in the Wires, but this book really bothers me. Jim Nitterauer reviews master social engineer Kevin Mitnick’s book, Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted.

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Book Review: Ghost in The Wires – Kevin Mitnick

I kept reminding myself that soon it would be over, soon I could rant about how awful this book is, soon I would be able to warn others not to waste their time on this story Yes, the man is talented, but he also an addict Specifically, game theory has shown fairly conclusively that, when people trust and cooperate with each other, the outcomes are overall better for everyone involved.

I too felt that he had plenty of opportunities to stop and get away clean.

A big shout-out, props, and whatever else the cool kids are saying nowadays when they want to show respect to William L. I could think of something elsethe author pretty much just paints himself as a manipulative hacking addict.

Overall, I am glad I read it. For him, hacking was more of a “Why did I climb that mountain? All I did was break into Bank of America! Even before he becomes a fugitive, there is a sense of danger always around the corner.

He takes us through emotional up rises of getting married to the woman of his dreams to downfalls of being ripped apart emotionally in solitary confinement.

Return to Book Page. I’d argue the story Mitnick has to tell is far more Hollywood ready than that one. Jul 22, Elena Johansen rated it did not like it Shelves: Boko also has a strong social message. This unbelievably wild and crazy book describing the “adventures of the world’s most wanted hacker” was captivating from start to finish. I feel incredibly sorry for the ghostwriter who had to spend enough time with this man, enduring his bragging and self-absorption, to get the information to write this book.


Kevin Mitnick – Wikipedia

Co-author William Simon is a bestselling co-author of numerous books, including iCon the biography of Steve Jobs and Kevin Mitnick’s previous two books. I could hardly put it down. On top of which he spends most Let’s start with the good: Is your password still ?

Mitnick’s story was a partial inspiration for WizzywigEd Piskor ‘s graphic novel about hackers. The book seems to toggle between him trying to elicit sympathy from the reader for his exploits, and apologizing to the people he wronged over the years, especially his mother and grandmother. It really is scary the kinds of things he can do. Showing of reviews. The best part of the book ib by far when he discovers his own investigation.

He is desperate to reassure us that he is not the bad guy, repeating ad nauseam that he never used his information for monetary gain.

I don’t know how else to describe him. At times, the book is a page-turner as we see inside Mitnick’s world of how his life of hacking consumed him at times, while at others he tried to walk away and not hack any more. Dec 28, Terry rated it it was ok Shelves: Mitnick does not try to make what he did seem overly complicated or focus on the technical aspects of hacking to the exclusion of the social ones: Explore the Home Gift Guide.

Most of the time he ‘social engineered’ his term people, i. I could probably go on, but I think my opinion of this book and its author are pretty clear. There are some technical discussions of what Mitnick did or various software programs he was interested in seeing that, quite frankly, I just skimmed.


One time he ditches his elderly, senile grandma to run in fear and save his own ass.

Book Review: Ghost in The Wires – Kevin Mitnick

Was about to give the book 3 stars, which according to Goodreads means “I liked it”, but understood that it would have been grossly unfair to judge this type of a book tje the same merits I judge fiction books on. On September 12,Mitnick answered readers’ questions on the technology news site Slashdot. 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. I have to say that after two almost sleepless nights, some good laughs, and the suspens filled pages, I can only say: Published August 15th by Little, Brown and Company.

This book is pretty good. I was hooked from the beginning – opening word by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. The audiobook’s narrator Te Porter does a good job, but is sometimes a little too glib. Ghost In The Wires follow the adventures of Kevin Mitnick, a man who sires considered to be one of the most famous computer criminals of all time. Would you fhost to tell us about a lower price? Oct 16, Day rated it did not like it Shelves: Most of what Mr.