Mitnick sequel fails to hack it

Tuesday, 29 March 2005, 2:58 PM EST

Whereas Art of Deception had a simple theme - how social engineering gets around your computer defences - Art of Intrusion is less sure of its ground. Is it about hacking? But there's plenty of stuff out there, from Clifford Stoll's The Cuckoo's Egg onwards, about that. This didn't have the tidiness of the first book; like real life, it had too many loose ends and uncertainty.

My unease continued with the story of some prisoners who had been allowed to get almost unlimited use of computers while inside a US state prison, and the trailing of a hacker through Boeing (again).

By Charles Arthur at The Register.

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