The worlds most celebrated hacker delivers the lowdown on todays most serious security weaknesshuman nature
"Finally someone is on to the real cause of data security breachesstupid humans
reveals clever tricks of the social engineering trade and shows how to fend them off."
Stephen Manes, Forbes
"A tour de force, a series of tales of how some old-fashioned blarney and high-tech skills can pry any information from anyone. As entertainment, its like reading the climaxes of a dozen complex thrillers, one after the other."
"Mitnick provides hair-raising examples of social engineeringdisgruntled employees stealing top-secret research, smooth-talking con men acquiring data on next-generation explosives for terroristsand explains how to combat it."
Angela Gunn, Time Out New York
"He was the FBIs most-wanted hacker. But in his own eyes, Mitnick was simply a small-time con artist with an incredible memory [and] a knack for social engineering
This is Mitnicks account, complete with advice for how to protect yourself from similar attacks. I believe his story."
Simson Garfinkel, Wired“…a fascinating read…” (ForTean Times, June 2004)
"...a lot of interesting cautionary tales..." (New Scientist, January 2004)