Kevin Mitnick, the world's most famous hacker, teaches you easy cloaking and countermeasures for citizens and consumers in the age of Big Brother and Big Data.
Like it or not, your every move is being watched and analyzed. Consumers' identities are being stolen, and a person's every step is being tracked and stored. What once might have been dismissed as paranoia is now a hard truth, and privacy is a luxury few can afford or understand.
In this explosive yet practical book, Kevin Mitnick illustrates what is happening without your knowledge - and he teaches you "the art of invisibility". Mitnick is the world's most famous - and formerly the most wanted - computer hacker. He has hacked in to some of the country's most powerful and seemingly impenetrable agencies and companies, and at one point he was on a three-year run from the FBI. Now, though, Mitnick is reformed and is widely regarded as the expert on the subject of computer security. He knows exactly how vulnerabilities can be exploited and just what to do to prevent that from happening.
In The Art of Invisibility Mitnick provides both online and real-life tactics and inexpensive methods to protect you and your family, in easy step-by-step instructions. He even talks about more advanced "elite" techniques, which, if used properly, can maximize your privacy. Invisibility isn't just for superheroes - privacy is a power you deserve and need in this modern age.
©2017 Kevin Mitnick (P)2017 Hachette Audio
Let's face it, these authors aren't paying me, so there's no need to lie!!
This is the first nonfiction book I've listened to Ray Porter read. WOW! What an experience! Mitnick is a fantastic writer to begin with, not boring at all, but Porter takes his words to the next level. I never found myself drifting off, thinking about other things. I was 100% present in the book throughout. This is a rarity, as some readers are an absolute chore to stay tuned in to. Not Ray!
I encourage ALL nonfiction writers to start hiring Ray Porter to read their books. He adds an excitement to academic tomes that is welcome and refreshing.
As for the book itself, it's OUTSTANDING. The other reviews praising it are spot on. Mitnick is WAYYYYYYYYYY ahead of the techno-curve, and wants you to be as well. Buy this book for its practical advice. Enjoy the book because of RAY!
I'm a 20 year IT admin, and know a lot about many of the technologies Kevin discusses in this book, but the real gold is how he explains the how's, whys, gotchas and more when it comes to online privacy. Unless your name is Edward Snowden, you should get this book. You will love it.
Mitnick does an excellent job balancing technical jargon and audience engagement. He masterfully simplifies complex subject matter and explains cyber security concepts in a way that the general populous can understand and learn from.
I highly recommend listening through once for an overview of the ideas, and then at least once more if you plan on putting his words into practice.
Great information, good stories and examples as proof, and an enjoyable audiobook overall. there is a lot of great information in here both for the casual web surfer and rmailer, as well as for even the most experienced sys admin or sys eng.
I wanted more. This book really lays it on the line. Our privacy is in jeopardy and most of us don't know it. This is a great read. I'm on my second time around.
Loved the book, it will be an eye opener for most people outside IT/security. Audio was very good, there were two places where I heard a few seconds repeat, not sure what was up with that.
Kevin Mitnick or Fibreoptic as we knew him as is a legend to the hacker community. I first met him at a 2600 meeting at 30th street station in Philadelphia. I posted yellow stickers every where stating "Free Kevin" in the 90's.. Check out the fim "Freedom Downtime" for the back ground of this true genius..
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