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By Kevin D. Mitnick, William L. Simon

ISBN-10: 0471782661

ISBN-13: 9780471782667

Hacker extraordinaire Kevin Mitnick offers the explosive encore to his bestselling The artwork of Deception
Kevin Mitnick, the world's so much celebrated hacker, now devotes his existence to assisting companies and governments wrestle info thieves, cybervandals, and different malicious laptop intruders. In his bestselling The artwork of Deception, Mitnick provided fictionalized case stories that illustrated how savvy desktop crackers use "social engineering" to compromise even the main technically safe desktops. Now, in his new ebook, Mitnick is going one step additional, providing hair-raising tales of real-life laptop break-ins-and exhibiting how the sufferers can have avoided them. Mitnick's acceptance in the hacker neighborhood 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 gaggle of pals who received approximately one million cash 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 computers * convicts who joined forces to turn into hackers within a Texas felony * A "Robin Hood" hacker who penetrated the pc platforms of many trendy companies-andthen instructed them how he received entry With riveting "you are there" descriptions of actual laptop break-ins, quintessential pointers on countermeasures protection execs have to enforce now, and Mitnick's personal acerbic remark at the crimes he describes, this e-book is bound to arrive a large audience-and allure the eye of either legislation enforcement companies and the media.

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Kevin Mitnick, the world's so much celebrated hacker, now devotes his existence to aiding companies and governments strive against facts thieves, cybervandals, and different malicious laptop intruders. In his bestselling The paintings of Deception, Mitnick awarded fictionalized case experiences that illustrated how savvy laptop crackers use "social engineering" to compromise even the main technically safe computers. Now, in his new booklet, Mitnick is going one step extra, delivering hair-raising tales of real-life computing device break-ins-and exhibiting how the sufferers can have avoided them. Mitnick's acceptance in the hacker neighborhood gave him designated credibility with the perpetrators of those crimes, who freely shared their tales with him-and whose exploits Mitnick now finds intimately for the 1st time, together with: * a bunch of associates who received approximately 1000000 funds in Las Vegas via reverse-engineering slot machines * young ones who have been persuaded via terrorists to hack into the Lockheed Martin desktops * convicts who joined forces to develop into hackers within a Texas legal * A "Robin Hood" hacker who penetrated the pc platforms of many admired companies-andthen instructed them how he received entry With riveting "you are there" descriptions of actual computing device break-ins, imperative pointers on countermeasures safeguard pros have to enforce now, and Mitnick's personal acerbic observation at the crimes he describes, this ebook is bound to arrive a large audience-and allure the eye of either legislations enforcement firms and the media.

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Even harder: How do you social engineer your way in when you don’t speak the language? 26 The Art of Intrusion For ne0h, the language issue turned out to be no barrier at all. He began hanging around the IRC sites used by a hacker group called gLobaLheLL and through that group had made contact with a computer student at the university. He got in touch and asked the student for a couple of usernames and passwords. The sign-on information came back in short order — one hacker to another, no questions asked.

If he got two aces on the deal and the computer told him to discard one or both of the aces for an even better hand — say, three jacks — he wouldn’t do it. All casinos maintain “Eye in the Sky” watchers in a security booth above the casino floor, manning an array of security cameras that can be turned, focused and zoomed, searching for cheaters, crooked employees, and others bent by the temptation of all that money. If one of the watchers happened to be peeking at his or her machine for some reason, the watcher would immediately know something was fishy, since no reasonable player would give up a pair of aces.

But Comrade wasn’t thorough about the cleanup job. ” They questioned me. ” They were like, “All right, we don’t consider you a criminal, don’t do it again. ” They packed up my computers, peripherals, and spare hard drives, and they left. Later on they tried to get Comrade to tell them the password to his encrypted hard drives. When he wouldn’t tell, they said they knew how to crack the passwords. ” Yet he insists it’s not hard to remember — it’s three of his favorite quotes strung together. Comrade didn’t hear anything more from them for about six months.

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