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Feelings about Kevin Mitnick

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Postby insecurepc » Thu Apr 10, 2003 7:49 pm

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Postby kostyanj » Thu Apr 10, 2003 10:46 pm

I've had huge discussions about Kevin before and my opinion is that he was just the media scapegoat at that time. People wanted someone to blame for computer insecurities, and he was an icon, so the gov't brought him down.

As for his book, I haven't had a chance to read it yet.
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Postby internetsavant » Fri Jan 23, 2004 11:47 am

he's was a scapegoat and they threw the book at him... a very illegal book too. mitnick is an icon and a legend...
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Postby kostyanj » Sun Jan 25, 2004 12:42 pm

I wouldn't go as far as to say legend. The best hackers are the ones that never get caught. And plus all mitnick really did was social engineering.
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mitnick and hacking

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Postby CyberAcharya » Wed Sep 01, 2004 9:16 am

I was inspired by reading the book
THE ART OF DECEPTION
Controlling the human element of security
By Kevin Mitnick
This book specially shows how vulnerable we all are and all great hackers have succeeded not by cracking passwords but by exploiting human minds.
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Postby virus » Tue Sep 28, 2004 8:48 pm

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Postby saturnv » Fri Oct 22, 2004 11:46 am

His main exploit was his ability to get company secrets. All he would do is call unsuspecting employees and ask them questions.
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Postby vic » Wed Mar 30, 2005 9:54 am

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Postby fred333 » Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:29 am

I have not read that book. I will have to check it out.
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Postby sanjumish1 » Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:50 pm

Me too would love to read the same book, i will feel great if ne one gifts meee
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Postby prakashsh1 » Sat Jun 28, 2008 8:38 am

It's an inspirational book for hackers.
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Re: Feelings about Kevin Mitnick

Postby Percival » Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:53 am

Nice job! It's really nice link that you have shared with us.
Thanks!




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highschool to college

Postby lam55 » Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:48 am

if you would read more closely you would see that mitnick does talk about his hacking exploits. from highschool to college and he mentions in passing some gov. hacks that he has done. mitnick and his book blow me away. that kind of stuff is aweosme
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