The Art of Intrusion: The Real Stories Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders and Deceivers / Edition 1

The Art of Intrusion: The Real Stories Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders and Deceivers / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0471782661
ISBN-13:
9780471782667
Pub. Date:
12/27/2005
Publisher:
Wiley

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The Art of Intrusion: The Real Stories Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders and Deceivers / Edition 1

"Enter the hostile world of computer crime from the comfort of your own armchair. Mitnick presents ten compelling chapters, each the result of an interview with a real hacker about a real attack. A must-read for anyone with an interest in information security."
—Tom Parker, Computer Security Analyst and founder of Global InterSec LLC

"Each chapter begins with a computer crime story that reads like a suspense novel."
—Library Journal

"It would be difficult to find an author with more credibility than Mitnick to write about the art of hacking. . . . [The Art of Intrusion] introduces readers to a fascinating array of pseudonymous hackers. One group bilks Las Vegas casinos out of more than a million dollars by mastering the patterns inherent in slot machines; another fellow, less fortunate, gets mixed up with a presumed al-Qaeda–style terrorist. . . . Uniformly readable, the stories . . . will impart familiar lessons to security pros while introducing lay readers to an enthralling field of inquiry."
—Publishers Weekly

When you're a legend among hackers, they tell you their stories

If you're a computer security officer, these tales crawled out of that closet where your nightmares live. Fears about national security keeping you awake? Put the coffee on; it gets worse. And if you just enjoy a darn good real-life spy story, strap yourself in for a wild read.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471782667
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/27/2005
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 146,528
Product dimensions: 6.08(w) x 8.76(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

KEVIN MITNICK, whose own exploits have made him a veritablehacker's hero, shares more than a dozen true stories ofcyber-invasions—devilishly ingenious, highly effectiveschemes that kick up your pulse rate even as you marvel at theirsheer audacity. Each is followed by Mitnick's expert analysis ofhow the attack could have been prevented. And he is uniquelyqualified to recommend effective security measures. Both a legendin the hacker underworld and a general in the war on cybercrime,Kevin Mitnick holds the one weapon most likely to take down theintruder—intimate knowledge of the hacker's brilliant andtenacious mind.

WILLIAM L. SIMON is an award-winning author and screenwriter whoalso collaborated with Kevin Mitnick on The Art ofDeception.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Hacking the Casinos for a Million Bucks.

Chapter 2: When Terrorists Come Calling.

Chapter 3: The Texas Prison Hack.

Chapter 4: Cops and Robbers.

Chapter 5: The Robin Hood Hacker.

Chapter 6: The Wisdom and Folly of Penetration Testing.

Chapter 7: Of Course Your Bank Is Secure — Right?

Chapter 8: Your Intellectual Property Isn’t Safe.

Chapter 9: On the Continent.

Chapter 10: Social Engineers — How They Work and How toStop Them.

Chapter 11: Short Takes.

Index.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just started reading the book, and it looks good so far. I am perplexed though about the "Comrade" case. It says he originally got 6 mo. in a detention facility, with 6 months probation - all deferred until the end of the school semester. But his mom "helped", by writing letters and such. She managed to get him 4 years probation, instead. So, instead of one year and his being completely done with the Feds...he spent FOUR years under their thumb...and this is a good thing?? Gee! Thanks, mom! O.o
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It's not only entertaining and informative about how the minds of these hackers work, but his advice to computer professionals and companies is something anyone involved with computers should read.
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