Ghost in the Wires

Ghost in the Wires is a thrilling true story of intrigue, suspense, and unbelievable escapes -- and a portrait of a visionary who forced the authorities to rethink the way they pursued him, and forced companies to rethink the way they ...

Author: Kevin Mitnick

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316134473

Category: Computers

Page: 432

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In this "intriguing, insightful and extremely educational" novel, 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 (Frank W. Abagnale). Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. He accessed computers and networks at the world's biggest companies -- and no matter how fast the authorities were, Mitnick was faster, sprinting through phone switches, computer systems, and cellular networks. As the FBI's net finally began to tighten, Mitnick went on the run, engaging in an increasingly sophisticated game of hide-and-seek that escalated through false identities, a host of cities, and plenty of close shaves, to an ultimate showdown with the Feds, who would stop at nothing to bring him down. Ghost in the Wires is a thrilling true story of intrigue, suspense, and unbelievable escapes -- and a portrait of a visionary who forced the authorities to rethink the way they pursued him, and forced companies to rethink the way they protect their most sensitive information. "Mitnick manages to make breaking computer code sound as action-packed as robbing a bank." -- NPR

Ghost in the Wires

Ghost in the Wires is a thrilling true story of intrigue, suspense, and unbelievable escape, and a portrait of a visionary whose creativity, skills, and persistence forced the authorities to rethink the way they pursued him, inspiring ...

Author: Mitnick Kevin D Simon William L


ISBN: 9780316134484


Page: 301

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Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. He accessed computers and networks at the world's biggest companies -- and however fast the authorities were, Mitnick was faster, sprinting through phone switches, computer systems, and cellular networks. He spent years skipping through cyberspace, always three steps ahead and labeled unstoppable. But for Kevin, hacking wasn't just about technological feats-it was an old fashioned confidence game that required guile and deception to trick the unwitting out of valuable information. Driven by a powerful urge to accomplish the impossible, Mitnick bypassed security systems and blazed into major organizations including Motorola, Sun Microsystems, and Pacific Bell. But as the FBI's net began to tighten, Kevin went on the run, engaging in an increasingly sophisticated cat and mouse game that led through false identities, a host of cities, plenty of close shaves, and an ultimate showdown with the Feds, who would stop at nothing to bring him down. Ghost in the Wires is a thrilling true story of intrigue, suspense, and unbelievable escape, and a portrait of a visionary whose creativity, skills, and persistence forced the authorities to rethink the way they pursued him, inspiring ripples that brought permanent changes in the way people and companies protect their most sensitive information. - Publisher.


These “ghost wires” should be removed, along with unused terminal blocks. They
look sloppy and are signs of unprofessional work, as are “spaghettinests” of
wiring, especially under the helm station. Straighten them out and wrap them with





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Six Degrees of Social Influence

... Motorola (in keeping with the confidentiality norms of psychological research,
names of individuals within the company have been changed; for more details
about this attack and its aftermath, see Ghost in the Wires, Mitnick & Simon, 2011)

Author: Douglas T. Kenrick

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199313970

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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Over the course of the last four decades, Robert Cialdini's work has helped spark an intellectual revolution in which social psychological ideas have become increasingly influential. The concepts presented in his book, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, have spread well beyond the geographic boundaries of North America and beyond the field of academic social psychology into the areas of business, health, and politics. In this book, leading authors, who represent many different countries and disciplines, explore new developments and the widespread impact of Cialdini's work in research areas ranging from persuasion strategy and social engineering to help-seeking and decision-making. Among the many topics covered, the authors discuss how people underestimate the influence of others, how a former computer hacker used social engineering to gain access to highly confidential computer codes, and how biology and evolution figure into the principles of influence. The authors break new ground in the study of influence.

The Art of Invisibility

Reading this book, you will learn everything from password protection and smart Wi-Fi usage to advanced techniques designed to maximize your anonymity.

Author: Kevin Mitnick

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 9780316380522

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 402

Real-world advice on how to be invisible online from "the FBI's most-wanted hacker" (Wired) Your every step online is being tracked and stored, and your identity easily 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, computer-security expert Kevin Mitnick uses true-life stories to show exactly what is happening without your knowledge, and teaches you "the art of invisibility": online and everyday 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. Invisibility isn't just for superheroes--privacy is a power you deserve and need in the age of Big Brother and Big Data.

Ultrasound B mode Imaging Beamforming and Image Formation Techniques

Ghost wires are visible on the sides of the actual wire. As for MLA, and also with
MLT, the higher data acquisition rate achieved by generating multiple beams in
transmission is not solely applicable to improve the frame rate. For example,
when ...

Author: Giulia Matrone

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 3039211994

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 146

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Ultrasound medical imaging stands out among the other diagnostic imaging modalities for its patient-friendliness, high temporal resolution, low cost, and absence of ionizing radiation. On the other hand, it may still suffer from limited detail level, low signal-to-noise ratio, and narrow field-of-view. In the last decade, new beamforming and image reconstruction techniques have emerged which aim at improving resolution, contrast, and clutter suppression, especially in difficult-to-image patients. Nevertheless, achieving a higher image quality is of the utmost importance in diagnostic ultrasound medical imaging, and further developments are still indispensable. From this point of view, a crucial role can be played by novel beamforming techniques as well as by non-conventional image formation techniques (e.g., advanced transmission strategies, and compounding, coded, and harmonic imaging). This Special Issue includes novel contributions on both ultrasound beamforming and image formation techniques, particularly addressed at improving B-mode image quality and related diagnostic content. This indeed represents a hot topic in the ultrasound imaging community, and further active research in this field is expected, where many challenges still persist.

Plato s Ghost

Although telephones are never mentioned, I suspect the change in metaphoric
register because of references to wires that allow communication. The first
transcontinental phone call, also made by Alexander Graham Bell, was in 1915
upon ...

Author: Cathy Gutierrez

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199889139

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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In its day, spiritualism brought hundreds of thousands of Americans to s?ance tables and trance lectures. It has alternately been ridiculed as the apogee of fatuous credulity and hailed as a feminist movement. Its tricks have been exposed, its charlatans unmasked, and its heroes' names lost to posterity. In its day, however, its leaders were household names and politicians worried about capturing the Spiritualist vote. Cathy Gutierrez places Spiritualism in the context of the 19th-century American Renaissance. Although this epithet usually signifies the sudden blossoming of American letters, Gutierrez points to its original meaning: a cultural imagination enraptured with the past and the classics in particular, accompanied by a cultural efflorescence. Spiritualism, she contends, was the religious articulation of the American Renaissance, and the ramifications of looking backward for advice about the present were far-reaching. The Spiritualist movement, says Gutierrez, was a 'renaissance of the Renaissance,' a culture in love with history as much as it trumpeted progress and futurity, and an expression of what constituted religious hope among burgeoning technology and colonialism. Rejecting Christian ideas about salvation, Spiritualists embraced Platonic and Neoplatonic ideas. Humans were shot through with the divine, rather than seen as helpless and inexorably corrupt sinners in the hands of a transcendent, angry God. Gutierrez's study of this fascinating and important movement is organized thematically. She analyzes Spiritualist conceptions of memory, marriage, medicine, and minds, explores such phenomena as machines for contacting the dead, spirit-photography, the idea of eternal spiritual affinity (which implied the necessity for marriage reform), the connection between health and spirituality, and mesmerism.

The Ghost in General Patton s Third Army

The XX Corps Signal Battalion was responsible for laying wires while following
the infantry units as they moved forward. At the Moselle, the telephone personnel
had to swim across the river near the pontoon bridge while carrying the wires ...

Author: Eugene G. Schulz

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477141464

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 344

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Eugene G. Schulz was born on a farm in Clintonville, Wisconsin in 1923. He graduated from high school in May, 1941, and worked on his fathers farm and at a truck manufacturing plant until he was drafted into the army in January 1943. Schulz received his basic training at Camp Young, California at the Desert Training Center, and later at Camp Campbell, Kentucky. He was assigned to the IV Armored Corps (later named the XX Corps) where he was a typist in the G-3 Section. His duties included the typing of battle orders developed by Colonel W. B. Griffith, the G-3 of XX Corps Headquarters. The XX Corps sailed to England in February 1944 on the Queen Mary with 16,000 soldiers on board, completing the voyage in five days. After final training in England, the XX Corps landed on Utah Beach in Normandy on D+46. His unit was attached to General Pattons Third Army and spearheaded the drive across France, through Germany and into Austria where they met the Russian Army on V-E Day. Schulz was awarded the Bronze Star medal when the war ended. He served in the Army of Occupation in Germany, then returned to the States and was discharged on December 1, 1945. He enrolled at the University of WisconsinMadison taking advantage of the GI Bill of Rights, and earning Bachelors and Masters degrees in Business Administration. Schulz met his wife, Eleanore, at the University and they were married in 1949. Schulz worked as an investment research officer at the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company in Milwaukee for 36 years. The Schulzs have been retired since 1988 and continue to live in Milwaukee. They are world travelers. They have five sons, all married, and sixteen grandchildren.

The Howling Ghost

I know for a fact the old city wiring is not giving this thing any juice. The wires are
too worn out.” “What are you ... There was so much noise up there; it didn't sound
like Adam and Cindy were having an easy time with the ghost. “Maybe there's ...

Author: Christopher Pike

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481410547

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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Go on a ghostly hunt for a missing boy in this second book in New York Times bestselling author Christopher Pike’s Spooksville series—now on TV! Cindy is playing by the ocean with her younger brother, Neil, when a ghost appears out of nowhere and grabs the little boy and carries him away. Cindy tries to tell people what happened, but everyone assumes that Neil drowned. Cindy is left heartbroken, with no one to help her find her brother. Until Sally reads about what happened. Sally believes in ghosts—and she knows there are plenty of them to be found in Spooksville. With Adam and Watch, Sally goes to Cindy and promises to help get her brother back. But what none of them knows is that this ghost is a very nasty one—and she’d rather turn them all into ghosts than return Neil.

Ghost Town

Maybe he hoped that if he kept filming, he would capture evidence that this wasn'
t real—see thin wires attached to the “ghosts,” holding them aloft, or maybe even
see distortion in their images indicating that they were holograms of some kind.

Author: Jason Hawes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451613849

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 578

From the stars of the SyFy network’s popular show Ghost Hunters, the second novel in a new spine-tingling supernatural series. WELCOME TO EXETER, THE “MOST HAUNTED TOWN IN AMERICA,” thanks to a deadly flood that unleashed an army of ghosts decades ago. And when ghost trackers Amber, Drew, and Trevor attend a conference during Exeter’s spookiest week of the year, the ghouls grow restless. First, an innocent bookstore worker is mysteriously killed, setting off a string of strange deaths that point to a shadowy spirit known as the Dark Lady. With a paranormal revolution ensuing, the team must stop the twisted bloodbath. But a past horror involving the death of a former teammate has them spinning faster than a specter in a storm, especially when they learn that it’s his ghost who awakened the Dark Lady. Now, with their lives on the line and the entire town at stake, the three must decide whether to trust the spirit of their old friend or to finally put a stake through his heart.

Ghost Milk

Of wolves emerging from the surrounding woodland. Of stoats taking up
residence in motor vehicles, gnawing the wires. And an army of ghosts too, the
last holdouts. Rootchewers in rags, with skulls for faces. French SS units who are
never ...

Author: Iain Sinclair

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 146682011X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 436

From "an astonishingly original and entertaining writer" (Michael Dirda, The Washington Post) and "our greatest guide to London" (The Spectator), an extraordinary book about a disappearing city The Olympics, the story goes, have transformed London into a gleaming, wholly modern city. And East London—Olympic headquarters—is the city's new jewel, provider of unlimited opportunities and better tomorrows. The grime and poverty have been scrubbed away, and huge stadiums and grand public sculptures have taken their place. The writer Iain Sinclair has lived in East London for four decades, and in Ghost Milk, he tells a very different story about his home: that of a neighborhood turned upside down, of stolen history. Long-beloved parks have vanished; police raids can occur at any time; and high-security exclusion zones—enforced by armed guards and hidden cameras—have steamrolled East London's open streets and public spaces. To prepare for the most public of events, everything has been privatized. A call to arms against the politicians and public figures who have so doggedly preached the gospel of the Olympics, Ghost Milk is also a brilliant reflection on a changing landscape—and Sinclair's most personal book yet. In an attempt to understand what has happened to his beloved city, Sinclair travels farther afield: he walks along the Thames from the North Sea to Oxford; he rides the bus across northern England; he visits Athens and Berlin, Olympic sites of the recent and distant past. Elegiac, intimate, and audacious, Ghost Milk is at once a powerful chronicle of memory and loss, in the tradition of W. G. Sebald and Roberto Bolaño, and a passionate interrogation of our embrace of progress at any cost.

Haunted by the Holy Ghost

The barbed wires held up the posts rather than the posts holding up the wires!
Our little farm had the previous year's crop of tumbleweeds that kept all the soil
from blowing away, but there was a mound of sand just south of every

Author: Charles Kiker

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481743538

Category: Biography & Autobiography


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Haunted by the Holy Ghost is a geographical, chronological and spiritual autobiography. The author describes the place of his birth: a farm in semi-arid Swisher County in the Texas Panhandle in depression/Dust Bowl days. He describes his schooling at a two-room rural school through elementary years, and his years at a small town high school. The author reflects upon the richness as well as the poverty of those days. He describes his struggles with his call to ministry as a haunting by the Holy Ghost. The reader is taken on a travelogue of the places in which the author and his wife ministered. The spiritual aspect of their lives is always on or just below the surface. At times the author waxes homiletical and theological, with occasional narrations of humorous incidents.

Tom Clancy s Ghost Recon Choke Point

He found the first set of trip wires and placed a marker there, then pointed for
Ross to step carefully over the wires, while the men in the bunkers saw nothing.
They advanced to the lean-tos where the APCs were parked, and once there,
they ...

Author: Peter Telep

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101608315

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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The U.S. Army's Special Forces are known for their highly specialized training and courage behind enemy lines. But there’s a group that’s even more stealthy and deadly. It’s composed of the most feared operators on the face of the earth—the soldiers of Ghost Recon. When the American ambassador to Colombia is kidnapped, the Ghost Recon team battles its way through rebels to rescue the man. But during the operation, they discover evidence of a new Islamic fundamentalist group that is being backed by South American drug cartels and rebel groups. The Ghosts follow a trail that leads them to uncover the group’s true purpose: to control the choke points in the Indian Ocean and stop the flow of oil. This would mean billions to the South Americans, and cause economic chaos all over the world. But as the team chases down their quarry, they soon realize that their true foes have yet to reveal themselves…

On the Footprints of the Ghost Clinique

His relatively small salary forced him a few weeks ago, to try, for the first time in
life, to steal; perched on an abandoned crane, he started to steal the copper
wires from an area that, apparently, was no longer connected to electricity. A
native ...

Author: Serban Margineanu


ISBN: 1105944018



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A J Tomlinson

Lest his ministry lag behind the times, A. J. installed a phone shortly after moving
to Cleveland, so that by early 1906 he could field distant calls that arrived at
lightening speed, like a prompting of the Holy Ghost, along thin wires strung by ...

Author: R. G. Robins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199883173

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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A.J. Tomlinson (1865-1943) ranks among the leading figures of the early Pentecostal movement, and like so many of his cohorts, he was as complex as he was colorful. Arriving in Appalachia as a home missionary determined to uplift and evangelize poor mountain whites, he stayed to become the co-founder and chief architect of the Church of God (Cleveland, TN) and the Church of God of Prophecy, which together with their minor offspring now constitute the third-largest denominational family within American Pentecostalism. R.G. Robins's biography recreates the world in which Tomlinson operated, and through his story offers a new understanding of the origins of the Pentecostal movement. Scholars have tended to view Pentecostalism as merely one among many anti-modernist movements of the early twentieth century. Robins argues that this is a misreading of the movement's origins-the result of projecting the modernist/fundamentalist controversy of the 1920s back onto the earlier religious landscape. Seeking to return the story of Pentecostalism to its proper historical context, Robins suggests that Pentecostalism should rightly be seen as an outgrowth of the radical holiness movement of the late nineteenth century. He argues that, far from being anti-modern, Pentecostals tended to embrace modernity. Pentecostal modernism, however, was a working class or "plainfolk" phenomenon, and it is the plainfolk character of the movement that has led so many scholars to mislabel it as anti-modern or fundamentalist. Through the compelling narrative of Tomlinson's life story, Robins sheds new light on late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century American religion, and provides a more refined lens through which to view the religious dynamics of our own day. v

The Crimson Blind and Other Ghost Stories

'I always know', says one of her characters, 'how to distinguish a true ghost story from a faked one. The true ghost story never has any point and the faked one dare not leave it out.'

Author: H. D. Everett

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840225389

Category: Cult members

Page: 208

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Mrs H.D. Everett was the last in a long line of gifted Victorian novelists who knew how to grip the reader through the invasion of everyday life by the abnormal and dramatic, leaving the facts to produce their special thrills without piling on the agony. 'I always know', says one of her characters, 'how to distinguish a true ghost story from a faked one. The true ghost story never has any point and the faked one dare not leave it out.'

Ghosts and Atoms

Zombies, werewolves and vampires may be un-dead, but that doesn't exempt them from the laws of science in this hilarious and absolutely factual look at important scientific concepts; each vignette uses a monster and cool comic book-style ...

Author: Jodi Wheeler-Toppen

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 142967329X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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"In cartoon format, uses ghosts to explain the science of atoms"--Provided by publisher.

Ghost Rider

Your fax from the Central Market (how quaint) came over the wires awhile back,
but unfortunately, given the antediluvian technology, somehow all the pages
overlapped into one page, then were divided into paper-size by my machine.

Author: Neil Peart

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1550225464

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 462

View: 829

This bold narrative written by the drummer and lyricist for the band Rush shows how Peart tried to stay alive by staying on the move after the loss of his 19-year-old daughter and his wife. The book will be sold as part of the band's official merchandise during its 47-city American tour. 20 photos. 15 maps.

Ghost Towns of Oklahoma

This former bank building remains standing at the corner of Second and Parker
streets. The shot cut the ignition wires and stopped the flight. Both robbers
jumped and ran. Fowler immediately shot one, the fellow he had previously

Author: John Wesley Morris

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806114200

Category: History

Page: 229

View: 759

Lists 130 ghost towns in alphabetical order and includes descriptions of each.