This post is a little bit different than normal, but still applies overall to the scope that I am going for here I think. I just finished reading a really cool book called Ghost in the Wires written by Kevin Mitnick and William L. Simon with the foreword by Steve Wozniak. Sounds like a thrill ride already, doesn’t it?
I am sure I don’t have to tell anyone reading this blog who Kevin Mitnick is, but just in case, he’s a well known (in geek circles at least) hacker/social engineer who spent years breaking into corporate systems all over the U.S. Some of the systems he gained access to belonged to Motorola, Sun Microsystems, Novell, and more. By the time he was caught and arrested the final time in Raleigh, N.C., in 1995, he was the most wanted computer criminal in the United States.
This book basically tells his story from early in life up to when he got arrested in 1995. He talks about his exploits, his hacks, the people he hacked with and what is the most entertaining, how he managed to pull off all this crazy stuff.
So, if you are looking for an informative book, as well as one that is funny and entertaining as heck as well, look no further. The audio book is good, with a great reader, and the hard cover and kindle editions are great too. I advise you to check one of them out, this book was great!