Understanding someone's motivation is always important to understanding their actions. You will think about the government differently after hearing this.
Loved it! Big fan of Kevin Mitnick now! One of the best audio books for me so far :)
Kevin Mitnick is certainly an intelligent person. We see that early on in this book with his escapades in phone freaking for free long distance calls. His hacking only becomes more advanced as he grows older and gains more experience penetrating security systems. But at what cost? Mitnick spends the majority of his young adult life both in jail and on the run, switching from one stolen identity to the next. He drags his family through the pains of his addiction as well. But at no point does Mitnick show remorse for breaching the infrastructures of tech companies around the globe. Should he have to? That's the theme of this adventure-filled autobiography about Kevin Mitnick, one of the world's most wanted hackers.
Really enjoyed this fascinating story of someone who was intrigued and enthralled with learning about telephony and computers. Although he may have not damaged the individual companies, he did violate them and his punishment seemed fair only because he had people that helped and assisted him in keeping the authorities from screwing him over. Looking forward to his other books.