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Ghost in the wires : my adventures as the world's most wanted hacker

Author: Kevin D Mitnick; William L Simon
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Kevin D Mitnick; Kevin D Mitnick; Kevin D Mitnick
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin D Mitnick; William L Simon
ISBN: 9780316037709 0316037702 9780316201605 031620160X
OCLC Number: 668192474
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 413 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The making of a hacker. Rough start ; Just visiting ; Original sin ; Escape artist ; All your phone lines belong to me ; Will hack for love ; Hitched in haste ; Lex Luthor ; The Kevin Mitnick discount plan ; Mystery hacker --
pt. 2. Eric. Foul play ; You can never hide ; The wiretapper ; You tap me, I tap you ; "How the fuck did you get that?" ; Crashing Eric's private party ; Pulling back the curtain ; Traffic analysis ; Revelations ; Reverse sting ; Cat and mouse ; Detective work ; Raided ; Vanishing act --
pt. 3. On the run. Harry Houdini ; Private investigator ; Here comes the sun ; Trophy hunter ; Departure ; Blindsided ; Eyes in the sky ; Sleepless in Seattle --
pt. 4. An end and a beginning. Hacking the samurai ; Hiding in the Bible Belt ; Game over ; An FBI valentine ; Winning the scapegoat sweepstakes ; Aftermath : a reversal of fortune.
Responsibility: Kevin Mitnick with William L. Simon.
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Kevin Mitnick's long-awaited memoir of computer hacking and FBI skirting, revealed now after seven years of government-mandated silence.  Read more...


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Terse and snappy, it reads like Raymond Chandler and provides detailed insight into a time in computer history that already seems quaint. Kevin Mitnick was and is a true Internet pioneer' John Perry Read more...

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