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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. Flap copy 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. And these stories are true. If you're the security officer in your organization, the tales in this book crawled out of that closet where your nightmares live.
Fears about national security keeping you awake? Put the coffee on; it gets worse. And if you just enjoy a heck of a good cliff-hanger full of spies and real-life intrigue, strap yourself in for a wild read. Back cover copy "Enter the hostile world of computer crime from the comfort of your own armchair. Mitnick presents ten compelling chapters, each the result of an interview with a real hacker about a real attack. A must-read for anyone with an interest in information security" --Tom Parker, Computer Security Analyst and founder of Global InterSec LLC "It boggles the mind to contemplate the tremendous brilliance that goes into these illegal deeds.
Imagine how much could be accomplished if these geniuses would use their skills for good. Whether for entertainment or education, I recommend this book. As entertainment, it's like reading the climaxes of a dozen complex thrillers, one after the other. Chapter 2: When Terrorists Come Calling. Chapter 3: The Texas Prison Hack. Chapter 4: Cops and Robbers. Chapter 5: The Robin Hood Hacker. Chapter 9: On the Continent. Chapter Short Takes. Review Text " Library Journal, January 15, show more.
Review quote " About Kevin D. Mitnick 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.
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The Art of Intrusion
Grab Your Copy Today! 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.
The Art of Intrusion: The Real Stories Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders and Deceivers
By Kevin D. Mitnick and William L. Alex Mayfield and three of his friends did more than daydream. Like many other hacks, this one started as an intellectual exercise just to see if it looked possible. In the end, the four actually beat the system, taking the casinos for about a million dollars, Alex says. In the early s, the four were working as consultants in high-tech and playing life loose and casual. Las Vegas was far away, a setting for movies and television shows.
Book review: Mitnick's The Art of Intrusion
Each story ends by summarizing insight into the attack as well as measures to defend against it. The book was published after Mitnick's first book, The Art of Deception , and explores the same themes introduced in the first book. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. Learn how and when to remove these template messages. This article does not cite any sources.
The Art of Intrusion : The Real Stories Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders and Deceivers
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