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The Resource Ghost in the wires : my adventures as the world's most wanted hacker, Kevin Mitnick with William L. Simon

Ghost in the wires : my adventures as the world's most wanted hacker, Kevin Mitnick with William L. Simon

Label
Ghost in the wires : my adventures as the world's most wanted hacker
Title
Ghost in the wires
Title remainder
my adventures as the world's most wanted hacker
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Mitnick with William L. Simon
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mitnick, Kevin D.
Dewey number
  • 364.16/8092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6772.M58
LC item number
A3 2011
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1930-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Simon, William L.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mitnick, Kevin D.
  • Mitnick, Kevin D.
  • Mitnick, Kevin D.
  • Hackers
  • Computer crimes
  • Computer security
  • Information superhighway
  • Computer crimes
  • Hackers
  • Computer security
  • Information superhighway
  • United States
  • Computer hackers
  • Computer crimes
  • Computer security
  • Computer networks
  • Computer hackers (United States)
Label
Ghost in the wires : my adventures as the world's most wanted hacker, Kevin Mitnick with William L. Simon
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn668192474
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 413 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780316037709
Lccn
2010043461
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o668192474
  • (OCoLC)668192474
Label
Ghost in the wires : my adventures as the world's most wanted hacker, Kevin Mitnick with William L. Simon
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn668192474
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 413 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780316037709
Lccn
2010043461
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o668192474
  • (OCoLC)668192474

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