Been reading Kevin Mitnick stuff

Spend the last weekends reading some interesting stuff

A couple of years ago I read TakeDown which is described this way:
On Christmas Day 1995, a daring cybercriminal used a new, dangerous, and clever method to gain access to the home computer of the world's greatest computer security expert. The hero, as a matter of honor, set out to find the devious mastermind who violated his privacy and discovered that it was none other than cyberspace's Public Enemy Number One.

So now it was time to read some of the stories from the criminal himself. The first book I read, is actually the second one.
The Art of Intrusion : The Real Stories Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders & Deceivers
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.
You can read a sample chapter from here. A exciting story about how Hacking the Casinos for a Million Bucks.

Then I read the first book:
The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security
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.
I didn't like this as much as the other. You can read the lost chapter one here.

April 25, 2005 04:00 PM | Posted in Personal


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Hello Mr.Kevin,

I have some queries regarding the hackers confarance.(Defcon,layer one etc)
Mr.kevin i am from india and i like to participate in this conf.
but in india it is not possible ,so how can i join this conf.
i am working as Security Engineer in MNC.

you know , you are the one to whom all newbie hackers inspired .
i just need some help of you .
because in my life i always love machine rather than human and i want to become the one as u inspired me a lot.

Awating for your reply.

Thanks & Regards,

Comment by sattwik at March 12, 2006 04:50 PM | Permalink

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