Ghost in the Wires - William L. Simon, Steve Wozniak & Kevin Mitnick

Ghost in the Wires

By William L. Simon, Steve Wozniak & Kevin Mitnick

  • Release Date: 2011-08-15
  • Genre: Network
Score: 4.5
From 574 Ratings


In this "intriguing, insightful and extremely educational" novel, the world's most famous hacker teaches you easy cloaking and counter-measures for citizens and consumers in the age of Big Brother and Big Data (Frank W. Abagnale).

Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. He accessed computers and networks at the world's biggest companies -- and no matter how fast the authorities were, Mitnick was faster, sprinting through phone switches, computer systems, and cellular networks. As the FBI's net finally began to tighten, Mitnick went on the run, engaging in an increasingly sophisticated game of hide-and-seek that escalated through false identities, a host of cities, and plenty of close shaves, to 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 escapes -- and a portrait of a visionary who forced the authorities to rethink the way they pursued him, and forced companies to rethink the way they protect their most sensitive information.

"Mitnick manages to make breaking computer code sound as action-packed as robbing a bank." -- NPR


  • Info Security

    By adh2422
    The book was very entertaining as well as being a source of information and learning. And it is a good reference to have around.
  • Excellet

    By Kd8ava
    The storyline is engaging and takes the reader on a behind-the-scenes journey of Kevin’s thoughts and situations. Loved it!
  • Extracurricular Adventure

    By O Keeys
    An elusive entertainment extravaganza filled with adrenaline connections that qualify an individual who navigates the Internet before the time, into the time, and after the time that corporations began accelerating their ventures. Safety precautions took from K.Mitnick are put into reversal to figure ins’ and outs’ for layers of data. This story is a must read as I take all of his books are. For more I seek to continue a journey teaching me how to learn from others’ trials and errors of the vast world of social engineering. Thanks for the insight, this memoir was also a disguise of a possible bot turned human but then again that could be a twist into production.
  • Great book that opens your eyes to the power of technology

    By TheExcitable1
    Great book, Takes you through the life of a hacker who does some amazing things
  • A great book about the rise and fall of a personal hero

    By MJ.Gilbert
    I love this book. It is very well written and makes me feel like I am in the middle of an action thriller! Kevin is a hero to me and I couldn't put this book down. I am writing this review as I am about to venture into the book a second time!
  • This was amazing

    By Aaron Dowd
    I can’t recommend this book enough. Entertaining, insightful, eye-opening. Couldn’t stop reading.
  • Must Read!

    By *insertcatchynicknamehere*
    This is my favorite book, it keeps your attention and pulls you in like no other book I've read. You follow Kevin through his journey and begin to feel and experience the emotions expressed in crime novels from an entirely different perspective. You won't regret reading this book.
  • Great read! Highly recommend

    By angrybrdyguy
    Great read for even un-computer savvy folks like myself. Being in my 20's, I had no idea any of this was going on... The book was fast-paced, well told, and intelligently written. Thanks Kevin and Bill for the time and effort in putting this together. I'll be looking forward to reading what you come out with in the future!
  • Great book

    By Frashure11
    The other reviews say perfectly what I think of this book. A must read!
  • Ghost in the Wires

    By arey7238
    Excellent book.