A Great Read!,
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This review is from: Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker (Hardcover)
Excellent book. I tend to read almost anything worthwhile about computers, computer pioneers, hacking/cracking etc. and this is the best book I've read yet. This is the fascinating but also simple to follow story of Kevin Mitnick's hacking (and cracking) exploits. Really his story is one of "social engineering" skills, getting people to tell him what he wants to know, usually over the 'phone. In one clever but simple example he 'phones a company posing as a co-worker at another site and when asked to supply a password, he asks THEM what the password is as he claims that he's about to send some information they've requested and when they believe him and then tell him the password - he's in - simple!