Did Kevin Mitnick do a disservice to the security community?

    Date23 Aug 2011
    CategoryLatest News
    4136
    Posted ByDave Wreski
    Some say famed hacker Kevin Mitnick is blowing a golden opportunity to cast the hacker community in a more positive light as he pushes his book "Ghost in the Wires." I'm not sure that's the case, though.

    I have not yet read "Ghost in the Wires," though I plan to after I finish a memoir from Aerosmith singer-songwriter Stephen Tyler. I wasn't interested at first, since I know Mitnick's story well.

    For those who aren't as familiar, Mitnick was once the most-wanted hacker in the United States. He was an undisputed master at social engineering and broke into dozens of networks as a fugitive. He went on to serve five years in prison and has since built a successful consultancy.

    You are not authorised to post comments.

    LinuxSecurity Poll

    Do you reuse passwords across multiple accounts?

    No answer selected. Please try again.
    Please select either existing option or enter your own, however not both.
    Please select minimum 0 answer(s) and maximum 2 answer(s).
    /component/communitypolls/?task=poll.vote
    13
    radio
    [{"id":"55","title":"Yes","votes":"5","type":"x","order":"1","pct":45.45,"resources":[]},{"id":"56","title":"No","votes":"6","type":"x","order":"2","pct":54.55,"resources":[]}]["#ff5b00","#4ac0f2","#b80028","#eef66c","#60bb22","#b96a9a","#62c2cc"]["rgba(255,91,0,0.7)","rgba(74,192,242,0.7)","rgba(184,0,40,0.7)","rgba(238,246,108,0.7)","rgba(96,187,34,0.7)","rgba(185,106,154,0.7)","rgba(98,194,204,0.7)"]350
    bottom200

    We use cookies to provide and improve our services. By using our site, you consent to our Cookie Policy.