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
Kevin Mitnick, the world's most famous hacker, teaches you easy cloaking and counter-measures for citizens and consumers in the age of Big Brother and Big Data.
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|Library of Congress
||Computer security, Data protection, Privacy, Right of, Internet - Security measures
||Computing: Professional & Programming
||College/higher education;General/trade;Professional and scholarly
Description of this Book
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.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
||Praise for Ghost in the Wires -Intriguing, insightful and extremely educational into the mind of one who truly mastered the art of social engineering with the use of a computer and modern day technologies. I strongly believe that one can learn a great deal about protecting themselves once they understand how another one perpetrates the crime.---Frank W. Abagnale, author of Catch Me if You Can
||Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)
As the world's most famous hacker, Kevin Mitnick has been the subject of countless news and magazine articles published throughout the world. He has made guest appearances on numerous television and radio programs, offering expert commentary on issues related to information security. Mitnick's leading penetration testing team is highly respected and sought after for their security services to the world's top corporations and governments through the company he founded, Mitnick Security Consulting, LLC. He clients include dozens of the Fortune 500 and world governments. Mitnick is the bestselling author of Ghost in the Wires, Art of Intrusion, and Art of Deception. He lives in Las Vegas, NV.