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Author Mitnick, Kevin D. (Kevin David), 1963-

Title Ghost in the wires [Axis 360 electronic resource] : my adventures as the world's most wanted hacker / Kevin Mitnick with William L. Simon.

Edition 1st ed.
Imprint New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2011.
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 413 p., [8] p. of plates) : ill.
Note Includes index.
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.
Summary 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.
Subject Mitnick, Kevin D. (Kevin David), 1963-
Mitnick, Kevin D. (Kevin David), 1963-
Computer security -- United States.
Information superhighway -- Security measures -- United States.
Computer crimes -- United States.
Computer hackers -- United States -- Biography.
Computer hackers -- United States -- Biography.
Computer crimes -- United States.
Computer security -- United States.
Computer networks -- Security measures -- United States.
Genre Electronic books.
Added Author Simon, William L., 1930-
Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Other Form: Print version: Mitnick, Kevin D. (Kevin David), 1963- Ghost in the wires. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2011 9780316037709 (DLC) 2010043461 (OCoLC)668192474
ISBN 9780316134484 (electronic bk.)
0316134481 (electronic bk.)
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