An amazing story about not only a great hacker but the stupity of law inforcement.,
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This review is from: Ghost In The Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker (Hardcover)
As someone who grew up with the birth of the public internet (ahh CompuServe) and a fan of dialing in to friend of friends houses at night to "acquire" files, Kevin's story is very familiar to me.
However this book blows away the misinformation and media hype surrounding the story and is told in a thrilling and sometime humorous way.
From the start of the book it grabs the reader and won`t let go. Both fast paced and informative, it takes the reader from Kevin`s beginnings as a fan of magic tricks and magicians, to Ham radio and of course telephones and networks. If you've heard of Kevin Mitnick i guarantee you have not heard the truth. This book clears up the myths (He can whistle into a telephone and launch a nuclear missile from NORAD) and explains that not all hackers are in it for the money.
Buy,beg,borrow this book.......Then check your computer security.
My book of the year 5/5
Thank you Kevin and good luck in the future
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