By Kevin D. Mitnick, William L. Simon
Hacker extraordinaire Kevin Mitnick supplies the explosive encore to his bestselling The paintings of Deception
Kevin Mitnick, the world's such a lot celebrated hacker, now devotes his existence to aiding companies and governments strive against info thieves, cybervandals, and different malicious laptop intruders. In his bestselling The artwork of Deception, Mitnick provided fictionalized case stories that illustrated how savvy laptop crackers use "social engineering" to compromise even the main technically safe desktops. Now, in his new e-book, Mitnick is going one step extra, delivering hair-raising tales of real-life machine break-ins-and exhibiting how the sufferers can have avoided them. Mitnick's acceptance in the hacker group gave him special credibility with the perpetrators of those crimes, who freely shared their tales with him-and whose exploits Mitnick now unearths intimately for the 1st time, together with: * a bunch of acquaintances who gained approximately 1000000 money in Las Vegas by way of reverse-engineering slot machines * children who have been persuaded by means of terrorists to hack into the Lockheed Martin desktops * convicts who joined forces to turn into hackers within a Texas felony * A "Robin Hood" hacker who penetrated the pc structures of many in demand companies-andthen advised them how he received entry With riveting "you are there" descriptions of genuine desktop break-ins, quintessential tips about countermeasures safeguard pros have to enforce now, and Mitnick's personal acerbic remark at the crimes he describes, this publication is certain to arrive a large audience-and allure the eye of either legislations enforcement organisations and the media.