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 (Little Brown)
It is absolutely astounding how many people don’t realize exactly how exposed their life and their personal information is when they surf the internet and the wild wild web. Now kick that exposure up a notch by reaching in your pocket and pulling out that so-called “smart phone”.
Former criminal hacker and now widely recognized computer security expert Kevin Mitnick is out with his latest book, 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, in which he details the plethora of ways that we unwittingly or seemingly willingly expose ourselves and our most important personal data by what amounts to the most stupid of ways.
Mitnick makes a solid case siting example after example of the dangers inherent in the web. He also pretty clearly spells out the options we can use to try to protect of information and our identity. Utilizing things like standalone laptops, burner cellphones and separate online personas that we put a Chinese wall between our real selves and our online selves.
He will shock you with his insights into danger points like wireless printers, cell phones self-facing cameras, cloud storage, public Wi-Fi hot spots, and notably for all you folks still detailing your every move on Facebook and other social media outposts.
For a guy who has a firsthand knowledge of law enforcement and computers, Mitnick even offers up a pack of useful suggestions on where your rights are when it comes to the law and privacy. While 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, really just scratches the surface, it does amount to a master class in privacy.