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    DescriptionKevin 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.

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    Ghost in the Wires
    My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kevin Mitnick, With William L Simon, Foreword by Steve Wozniak
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 412
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 395 g
    ISBN 13: 9780316037723
    ISBN 10: 0316037729

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
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    BIC subject category V2: UTN
    DC21: 005.8
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26360
    BISAC V2.8: BIO015000, BIO024000
    B&T Approval Code: C39205048
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    B&T Approval Code: A93663050
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    BISAC V2.8: COM043050, BIO026000
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    DC22: 364.16/8092
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    LC classification: HV6772.M58 A3 2012
    Thema V1.0: DNC, DNB, DNXC, UTN
    Illustrations note
    , black & white halftones
    Little, Brown & Company
    Imprint name
    Little, Brown & Company
    Publication date
    24 April 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Kevin Mitnick, the world's most famous (former) hacker, is now a security consultant. He has been the subject of countless news and magazine articles and has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, offering expert commentary on information security, and he has testified before the United States Senate and written for Harvard Business Review. Mitnick is the author, with William L. Simon, of the bestselling books "The Art of Deception" and "The Art of Intrusion." He lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.
    Review quote
    "It's the piquant human element that really animates this rollicking memoir of high-tech skullduggery....Mitnick's hacking narratives are lucid to neophytes and catnip to people who love code, but the book's heart is his 'social engineering' - his preternatural ability to schmooze and manipulate.....[a] nonstop caper." Publishers Weekly, "Publisher's Weekly""