The Art of Intrusion : The Real Stories Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders and Deceivers, Paperback

The Art of Intrusion : The Real Stories Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders and Deceivers Paperback

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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 machines; two teenagers who were persuaded by terrorists to hack into the Lockheed Martin computer systems; two convicts who joined forces to become hackers inside a Texas prison; and, a "Robin Hood" hacker who penetrated the computer systems of many prominent companies and then told them how he gained access.

With 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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Data encryption
  • ISBN: 9780471782667



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This is a highly intriguing read for any IT professional. An eye opener.

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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.

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