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
- Narrated by: Ray Porter
- Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 14-02-17
- Language: English
- Publisher: Hachette Audio
Like it or not, your every move is being watched and analyzed. Consumers' identities are being stolen, and a person's every step is being tracked and stored. What once might have been dismissed as paranoia is now a hard truth, and privacy is a luxury few can afford or understand.
In this explosive yet practical book, Kevin Mitnick illustrates what is happening without your knowledge - and he teaches you "the art of invisibility". Mitnick is the world's most famous - and formerly the most wanted - computer hacker. He has hacked in to some of the country's most powerful and seemingly impenetrable agencies and companies, and at one point he was on a three-year run from the FBI. Now, though, Mitnick is reformed and is widely regarded as the expert on the subject of computer security. He knows exactly how vulnerabilities can be exploited and just what to do to prevent that from happening.
In The Art of Invisibility Mitnick provides both online and real-life tactics and inexpensive methods to protect you and your family, in easy step-by-step instructions. He even talks about more advanced "elite" techniques, which, if used properly, can maximize your privacy. Invisibility isn't just for superheroes - privacy is a power you deserve and need in this modern age.
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By Mr Richard Llewellyn on 30-07-18
Very enlightening in this digital age
I really enjoyed this book. I probably won’t put into practice most of the advice, but it’s very interesting to know the background behind it, and to pick up a few small hints for my own online safety. I expect this review alone completely goes against everything the book taught me!!
By Pixi on 26-03-18
Good primer for anyone not working in cyber.
ok so I'm a fan of KEVIN. this book will tell you all you need to know about the world we live in and how weather or not you like it, your personal information can be acquired through very simple means.
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By James C on 14-10-17
Limited value for the average person
Mitnik's book has a handful of decent ideas for how the average person can better protect their privacy, but this content isn't worth the 9 hour listen, much of which is just rambling about the countless ways in which our lives and activities can be monitored in the digital age. Mitnik comes across as a bit full of himself, which would be fine if the content was more worthwhile.
It's unclear at what demographic the book is targeted, as some of the stuff is applicable to everyone, but he also spends a lot of time on topics that would seem to only be of interest to criminals or the truly paranoid (hiring a homeless person to buy you a throw-away phone, which you then use to establish an anonymous identity, and so on).
Save yourself the read...below are the main ideas that seem relevant to most people, you can probably find better info on these elsewhere than this book:
- Your personal data (hometown, mother's maiden name, etc.) is probably compromised, so don't use it as your &quot;Secure Questions&quot; for accounts. Instead, develop a list of specific, fake answers to these questions.
- Use 12-20 digit passwords on your accounts, don't use the same password for different stuff
- Establish Two Factor Authentication on all your accounts/devices, using Google Authenticator if available
- Use a dedicated device for accessing your most sensitive (financial) acccounts
- Ensure your router has updated firmware and isn't configured to use outdated WPA encryption
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By Amazon Customer on 20-06-17
Audio is Not the Right Format
After about an hour I've decide to return the book and buy a paper or Kindle copy instead.
A line in an audio book that says, "For more instructions... see page 117" is about as clear of an indicator as you can get that audio is the wrong format. It's a pity because I really like both the content and the performance, but to make practical use of the book, I need something I can read.
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