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Ghost in the Wires by Kevin D. Mitnick
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Jul 10, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: biography-memoir, non-fiction
Read from July 10 to 30, 2012 — I own a copy , read count: 1

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Extremely interesting book written by the world's "most wanted computer hacker" Kevin Mitnick, the guy who inspired the War Games movie!

I really enjoyed his retelling of his history of hacking, and his journey from hacker to prison to world leading security expert. I also really enjoyed learning that his success was based more on social engineering then on actual hacking. He was obviously a very skilled phone and computer hacker, but it was almost always his fast talking that convinced someone to let him in the door and onto the system in question!

Was very pleasantly surprised by this book, and would recommend it to anyone with the slightest interest in social engineering, and computer/phone hacking...
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