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The story of Kevin Mitnick according to .. Kevin Mitnick. It's really interesting reading his side of the story now, after reading "Takedown" by Tsutomu Shimomura and John Markoff, both not completely free of their prejudices in this story and reading "The Fugutive Game" by Jonathan Littman which is an interesting book but leaves the reader wondering whether Kevin Mitnick is really understood in this book. Now, Ghost in the Wires tells Kevin's side, detailed, with lots of backstory we haven't had access to before. A detailed overview of how Kevin came to be the person we have all heard about, how he lost trust in a lot of people and how compulsive his hacking was. It is funny to read how certain events where Tsutomo fills pages trying to s... Rest of this review on the detail page
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Chaos and order clash in this riveting exploration of crime and punishment on the Internet. Once considered a borderless and chaotic virtual landscape, the Internet is now home to the forces of international law and order. It's not just computer hackers and cyber crooks who lurk in the dark corners of the Web: the cops are there, too. In The Internet Police, Ars Technica editor Nate Anderson takes readers on a behind-the-screens tour of landmark cybercrime cases, revealing how criminals continue to find digital and legal loopholes even as police hurry to cinch them closed. From the Cleveland man whose "natural male enhancement" pill inadvertently protected the privacy of your e-mail to the Russian spam king who ended up in a Milw... Rest of this review on the detail page
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