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

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780316134484

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

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.

Astronomical Register

By means of tubes and reflecting prisms images of the wires are thrown into the
field , and the ghosts of the wires can be readily rendered dimmer or brighter at
the observer's pleasure , and in the case of the very faintest stars , diaphragms
can ...

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The Astronomical Register

By means of tubes and reflecting prisms images of the wires are thrown into the
field , and the ghosts of the wires can be readily rendered dimmer or brighter at
the observer ' s pleasure , and in the case of the very faintest stars , diaphragms ...

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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)
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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.

Cybersecurity for Executives

Mitnick, Kevin P. and William L. Simon, Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the
World's Most Wanted Hacker, New York, NY: Little, Brown, and Company, 2011.
Niven, Paul R., Balanced Scorecard Step by Step: Maximizing Performance and
 ...

Author: Gregory J. Touhill

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118908805

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

View: 384

Practical guide that can be used by executives to make well-informed decisions on cybersecurity issues to better protect their business Emphasizes, in a direct and uncomplicated way, how executives can identify, understand, assess, and mitigate risks associated with cybersecurity issues Covers 'What to Do When You Get Hacked?' including Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery planning, Public Relations, Legal and Regulatory issues, and Notifications and Disclosures Provides steps for integrating cybersecurity into Strategy; Policy and Guidelines; Change Management and Personnel Management Identifies cybersecurity best practices that executives can and should use both in the office and at home to protect their vital information

Future Crimes

... Steve Jobs, and Phone Phreaking.” Atlantic, Feb. 20, 2013. 45 As time passed,
other notable hackers: Kevin D. Mitnick and William L. Simon, Ghost in the Wires:
My Adventures as the World; Most Wanted Hacker (New York; Little, Brown, ...

Author: Marc Goodman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473508460

Category: True Crime

Page: 688

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* THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * * Future-proof yourself and your business by reading this book * Technological advances have benefited our world in immeasurable ways, but there is an ominous flipside. Criminals are often the earliest, and most innovative, adopters of technology and modern times have led to modern crimes. Today's criminals are stealing identities, draining online bank-accounts and wiping out computer servers. It's disturbingly easy to activate baby cam monitors to spy on families, pacemakers can be hacked to deliver a lethal jolt, and thieves are analyzing your social media in order to determine the best time for a home invasion. Meanwhile, 3D printers produce AK-47s, terrorists can download the recipe for the Ebola virus, and drug cartels are building drones. This is just the beginning of the tsunami of technological threats coming our way. In Future Crimes, Marc Goodman rips open his database of hundreds of real cases to give us front-row access to these impending perils. Reading like a sci-fi thriller, but based in startling fact, Goodman raises tough questions about the expanding role of technology in our lives. Future Crimes is a call to action for better security measures worldwide, but most importantly, will empower readers to protect themselves against these looming technological threats - before it's too late.

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: 149

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.

Dream Land and Ghost Land

Thus do we now perceive too that if we can so instantly transmit our words along
those mysterious wires , ( those wires themselves authentic messengers from
Ghost Land , and crying aloud to all Infidels of all ages and places , what do you ...

Author: Edwin Paxton HOOD

Publisher:

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Category: Ghosts

Page: 232

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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.

Offshore Sailing 200 Essential Passagemaking Tips

GHOST IN THE MACHINE: SOLVING WEIRD ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS
Junctions in wiring should be made with terminal blocks. Wiring ... To install a
new holding tank I had to move the junction box for radar wires at the base of the
mast.

Author: Bill Seifert

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071374248

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 641

In a book that is sure to become a classic, internationally respected boatbuilder, yacht manager, and delivery skipper Bill Seifert shares his hard-won solutions to a host of boat design, construction, and equipment issues and seamanship dilemmas. Unlike other books on the subject, Offshore Sailing doesn’t just tell readers what to do for safe and comfortable passage making; it shows them how to do it with clear, step-by-step instructions and nearly 200 detailed drawings and photographs.

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.

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

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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

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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.

The Howling Ghost

Watch studied the wires that led to the searchlight, but once more shook his head
. “Did you guys touch anything?” Watch asked. “No,” Adam and Sally said. “I don't
see how it turned on,” Watch said. “These wires are shot.” “Could it have ...

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.

The Ghost of Redbrook

Coldblooded encounters are quite rare , comparatively ; and , I may add , the
accounts we occasionally saw over there of your elaborate preparations , and
then of the culmination , where two fellows poked at each other with slender
wires ...

Author: George James Atkinson Coulson

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Category: American fiction

Page: 313

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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
tumbleweed.

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.

Shadows Beyond the Ghost Town

Around the periphery barbed and concertina wires were fixed and empty bottles
in twos and threes hung at short intervals in such a manner as if some desperate
lovers committed suicide. This was done to thwart any suicide attack by armed ...

Author: Shafi Ahmad

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 1482820005

Category: Fiction

Page: 306

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The war is on. The youth who returned from across the border are in direct confrontation with the armed forces. The sound of blasts, both grenades and IEDs, is audible time and again. The bullets fired from rifles and the ammunition from rocket propelled guns are a rage and these ricocheted the atmosphere .The citadel of pro-India political leadership has crumbled and the civilian governance is like ricks spread in various places unable to wield any authority. The semblance of government control is visible through forces personnel who roam in groups with guns dangling down their shoulders . The youngsters understood the story behind violence but not many stories conceived in the womb of the conflict. Stories of deceit and exploitation. And these stories gave birth to unholy nexus between the venal and the brute, people of different religion, varied outlook and background. And then such people colluded with each other to indulge in loot and plunder robbing our nation of resources. Resources of natural wealth and even human resources. The emotional and psychological health received a dent. In the process a love story, rather two go bust. However, two young women, bearing the brunt of conflict and the intrigues, brave all odds to help the innocent angels to move on in life.

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

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1105944018

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