The Art of Invisibility: The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data

The Art of Invisibility: The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data

by Kevin Mitnick


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Real-world advice on how to be invisible online from "the FBI's most wanted hacker" (Wired).

Be online without leaving a trace. Your every step online is being tracked and stored, and your identity literally stolen. Big companies and big governments want to know and exploit what you do, and privacy is a luxury few can afford or understand.

In this explosive yet practical book, Kevin Mitnick uses true-life stories to show exactly what is happening without your knowledge, teaching you "the art of invisibility" — online and real-world tactics to protect you and your family, using easy step-by-step instructions.

Reading this book, you will learn everything from password protection and smart Wi-Fi usage to advanced techniques designed to maximize your anonymity. Kevin Mitnick knows exactly how vulnerabilities can be exploited and just what to do to prevent that from happening.

The world's most famous — and formerly the US government's most wanted — computer hacker, he has hacked into some of the country's most powerful and seemingly impenetrable agencies and companies, and at one point was on a three-year run from the FBI. Now Mitnick is reformed and widely regarded as the expert on the subject of computer security. Invisibility isn't just for superheroes; privacy is a power you deserve and need in the age of Big Brother and Big Data.

"Who better than Mitnick — internationally wanted hacker turned Fortune 500 security consultant — to teach you how to keep your data safe?" —Esquire

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316380522
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 09/10/2019
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 78,323
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Kevin Mitnick has been the subject of countless profiles published and broadcast throughout the world. Mitnick's leading penetration-testing team is highly respected and sought after for its security services by the world's top corporations and governments. The company he founded, Mitnick Security Consulting LLC, has clients that include dozens from the Fortune 500 and many nations across the globe. Mitnick is the bestselling author of The Art of Invisibility, Ghost in the Wires, The Art of Intrusion, and The Art of Deception. He lives in Las Vegas and travels the world as the top keynote speaker on cybersecurity.

Table of Contents

Preface to the 2019 edition vii

Foreword Mikko Hypponen ix

Introduction: Time to Disappear 3

Chapter 1 Your Password Can Be Cracked! 11

Chapter 2 Who Else Is Reading Your E-mail? 30

Chapter 3 Wiretapping 101 52

Chapter 4 If You Don't Encrypt, You're Unequipped 67

Chapter 5 Now You See Me, Now You Don't 78

Chapter 6 Every Mouse Click You Make, I'll Be Watching You 91

Chapter 7 Pay Up or Else! 112

Chapter 8 Believe Everything, Trust Nothing 129

Chapter 9 You Have No Privacy? Get Over It! 144

Chapter 10 You Can Run but Not Hide 165

Chapter 11 Hey, KITT, Don't Share My Location 179

Chapter 12 The Internet of Surveillance 199

Chapter 13 Things Your Boss Doesn't Want You to Know 215

Chapter 14 Obtaining Anonymity Is Hard Work 232

Chapter 15 The FBI Always Gets Its Man 256

Chapter 16 Mastering the Art of Invisibility 262

Acknowledgments 279

Notes 283

Index 299

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