This book downloaded in two parts and somehow got mixed up. I felt I started listening to the second part first, but couldn't be sure. Checked to see if that was the case. Couldn't find an answer. So for me, while the story was interesting, it jumped around and I couldn't follow the timeline. Too bad, it may have been a good story.
OK - the story is fascinating. How easy it actually was.
Social Engineering - I've done it a lot, but not anywhere near this guy's level!
My problem is that he still thinks he's innocent.
He really is disconnected from reality in that sense.
What he did was wrong. Just flat out wrong.
He needed therapy! Whacko!
However, it is interesting to note that there wasn't mis-use of information, and that it
an understood truth. But really, man?
Law or not, the moral and ethical "sense" just wasn't there for this guy.
I think that alone makes this an interesting book.
History, insight, mixed with a typical maniac who couldn't control himself,
was a bit out of touch with reality.
This guy was one step away from serial killer, except he directed it into hacking.
I like the story a LOT!
I enjoyed the story and Ray Porter contributed to that.
I think he made the character more personalble.
Hacking, just becasue...
I really enjoyed this book, more than Kevin's previous. I have many Audible books but this is one of the few I literally haven't been able to stop listening to til it was completed. Even sat in the parking lot, 15 minutes late for work to finish the ending.
The narrator had perfect timing and inflection. You really thought you were listening to Kevin narrating his own book.
Some will think there is too much detail included on the computer aspects, but I enjoyed those details the most. I also had no idea how much 'social engineering' is used to 'hack' into computer systems-real eye opener there.
Also interesting, was Kevin's view point on his jail time and his 'setting the record straight' on the movie 'Take Down' and out and out lies and myths which unfairly colored his case. The 'Free Kevin' movement and other aspects of his personal life, his family who stood behind him while he was on the run really personalized the story beyond merely computer lingo.
I highly recommend this book and hope there is another one in the works soon. I'm sure I'll listen to it again.
Glad Kevin was able to turn his life around, as stated in the ending.
How cinema-esque the whole story is - it could be made into a movie and I believe still be compelling.
I listened whenever I was in the car, and sometimes I would sit in my car after arriving at my destination because I didn't want to stop.
An amazing story, better for IT professionals. Even better if you're an IT professional at a phone company.
Anyone using the internet for buying, banking, business, etc, should listen to this fascinating book. You'll learn how to protect yourself from seemingly innocuous requests.
Librarian, father, fantasy fool and tech enthusiasts.
A great story but I'm glad I knew a bit about phone hacking before I started it. It was a bit technical, but in a good way. The story is also extremely fascinating and Mitnick and the people he credits in this book has shaped computer science and security and the world we know to day!
I wasn't sure what to expect but it held my attention throughout. It makes you think about how much this must occur that we never know about. It made me want to learn more about this subject. Well worth it!
This book is excellent. It is very captivating.
Kevin Mitnick's story of how he hacked into computers and socially engineered people to get the information he needed is truly fascinating. I was enthralled and couldn't stop listening.
The best "scenes" of the book is when Keven Mitnick is scamming the FBI and monitoring their surveillance of him.
The narrator is excellent.
I wasn't sure that this book was going to have a very good story to it, but I was very wrong. Yes, there was a decent amount of technical-hacker lingo, which I love, but the story was really well written. I was on the edge of my seat at times when the Feds were closing in. I had so much fun listening to this book and I was very sad when it was over. This was such a "Catch Me if You Can" kind of story, loved it.