The worlds most celebrated hacker delivers the lowdown ontodays most serious security weaknesshuman nature
"Finally someone is on to the real cause of data securitybreachesstupid humans
reveals clevertricks of the social engineering trade and shows how tofend them off."
Stephen Manes, Forbes
"A tour de force, a series of tales of how some old-fashionedblarney and high-tech skills can pry any information from anyone.As entertainment, its like reading the climaxes of a dozencomplex thrillers, one after the other."
"Mitnick provides hair-raising examples of socialengineeringdisgruntled employees stealing top-secretresearch, smooth-talking con men acquiring data on next-generationexplosives for terroristsand explains how to combatit."
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 incrediblememory [and] a knack for social engineering
This isMitnicks account, complete with advice for how to protectyourself from similar attacks. I believe his story."
Simson Garfinkel, Wired
“…a fascinating read…” (ForTeanTimes
, June 2004)
"...a lot of interesting cautionary tales..." (NewScientist, January 2004)