Did Kevin Mitnick do a disservice to the security community?

    Date23 Aug 2011
    CategoryLatest News
    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.

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