Ex-hacker Mudge is "getting the band back together" at Google

    Date18 Apr 2013
    CategoryLatest News
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    Posted ByDave Wreski
    Former hacker Peiter "Mudge" Zatko has been working for the US government for several years, but he now says he is "getting the band back together", presumably at his new employer Google. Mudge, who, among other things, developed the hacking tool L0phtCrack (used to crack Windows passwords), had recently been working for the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) which is part of the Department of Defense. Mudge and his former boss at DARPA, Regina Dugan, will now be working at Google, according to a tweet which confirmed a report that appeared in The Security Ledger. At DARPA, Mudge had been leading the agency's information security initiatives. At Google, he will be joining the Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group of its Motorola Mobility subsidiary. As the name would suggest, ATAP has a similar focus to DARPA, being a skunkworks-inspired research and development division.
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