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The Art of Intrusion: The Real Stories Behind the Exploits of Hackers,… (edition 2005)

by Kevin D. Mitnick, William L. Simon

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Title:The Art of Intrusion: The Real Stories Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders & Deceivers
Authors:Kevin D. Mitnick
Other authors:William L. Simon
Info:Wiley (2005), Edition: New Ed, Paperback, 288 pages
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The Art of Intrusion: The Real Stories Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders and Deceivers by Kevin D. Mitnick



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Enjoyable, fast read. It included enough technical details to keep me interested. But, it did not overwhelm the reader with jargon to the extent that someone without a technical background would be lost. I only wish it was written a bit more recently. Perhaps a follow up will be released in the next few years? I look forward to reading other work by Kevin. ( )
  markgiannullo | Oct 21, 2013 |
Mildly interesting book about the exploits of hackers. Requires some networking knowledge to understand fully. Some of these stories are fairly old (using 386 processes in one story and when warez and torrenting sites were novelties in the other!) but most are still interesting. Social engineering aspects of the book are most interesting, and much of the advice is quite relevant. ( )
  HadriantheBlind | Mar 30, 2013 |
This is a very good book about one of my favorite famous hackers of all time (Kevin Mitnick) & he is now a well known legal computer security professional. ( )
  ghostaliaz | Mar 6, 2009 |
This is a highly intriguing read for any IT professional. An eye opener. ( )
1 vote Mike_Lane | Jan 26, 2009 |
This is a quick read, and is entirely devoted to stories of hackers and crackers who break into systems - some maliciously, and some for the sheer fun of it. I particularly enjoyed the story about the company who was hired by a company who had made an offer to buy it, to conduct a penetration test and attempt to break into their system. The prospective target company not only cracked the prospective purchaser's computer system, they also broke into their voice mails and were able to know the company's exact negotiating strategy and plans for the company once the purchase went through. The target wisely held the negotiation meeting before the meeting at which they revealed their successful penetration, and declined the purchase offer. Each chapter is followed by Mitnick's insights and recommendations, which only serve to remind me of the vulnerabilities of my office's systems. Interesting, for people who like computers and this sort of thing. ( )
1 vote Meggo | Apr 19, 2008 |
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For Shelly Jaffe, Reba Cartanian, Chickie Leventhal, Mitchell Mitnick
For Darci and Briannah
And for the late Alan Mitnick, Adam Mitnick, Sydney Kramer, Jack Biello.
For Arynne, Victoria, Sheldon, and David, and for Vincent and Elena.
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Hackers play one-up among themselves.
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Hacker extraordinaire Kevin Mitnick delivers the explosive encore to his bestselling The Art of Deception
Kevin Mitnick, the world's most celebrated hacker, now devotes his life to helping businesses and governments combat data thieves, cybervandals, and other malicious computer intruders. In his bestselling The Art of Deception, Mitnick presented fictionalized case studies that illustrated how savvy computer crackers use "social engineering" to compromise even the most technically secure computer systems. Now, in his new book, Mitnick goes one step further, offering hair-raising stories of real-life computer break-ins-and showing how the victims could have prevented them. Mitnick's reputation within the hacker community gave him unique credibility with the perpetrators of these crimes, who freely shared their stories with him-and whose exploits Mitnick now reveals in detail for the first time, including: A group of friends who won nearly a million dollars in Las Vegas by reverse-engineering slot machinesTwo teenagers who were persuaded by terrorists to hack into the Lockheed Martin computer systemsTwo convicts who joined forces to become hackers inside a Texas prisonA "Robin Hood" hacker who penetrated the computer systems of many prominent companies-andthen told them how he gained accessWith riveting "you are there" descriptions of real computer break-ins, indispensable tips on countermeasures security professionals need to implement now, and Mitnick's own acerbic commentary on the crimes he describes, this book is sure to reach a wide audience-and attract the attention of both law enforcement agencies and the media.

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"Four pals clean up in Vegas with a pocket-sized computer. A bored Canadian teen gains access to the wire transfers section of a major Southern bank. A couple of kids are recruited to hack into Lockheed Martin and the Defense Information System Network by a terrorist with ties to Osama bin Laden." "Kevin Mitnick, whose own exploits have made him a veritable hacker's hero, shares more than a dozen true stories of cyber-invasions - devilishly ingenious, highly effective schemes that kick up your pulse rate even as you marvel at their sheer audacity. Each is followed by Mitnick's expert analysis of how the attack could have been prevented. And he is uniquely qualified to recommend effective security measures. Both a legend in the hacker underworld and a general in the war on cybercrime, Kevin Mitnick holds the one weapon most likely to take down the intruder - intimate knowledge of the hacker's brilliant and tenacious mind."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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