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Surprising tips from a super-hacker

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Mar 7, 2016.

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    RSS New Member Member

    Virtually everyone in technology knows about Kevin Mitnick, who in the 1970s, '80s and '90s was a notorious fugitive hacker on the run from the FBI.

    (If you're not familiar with the details of Mitnick's exploits, I recommend his book, Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker.)

    Most experts also know that he's made his living since being released from prison as a security consultant. But did you know that he still hacks for a living?

    Mitnick has always emphasized the importance of social engineering for hacking, an emphasis that's lacking in most security advice. He also focuses on how to get through to a public that struggles to appreciate the risks.

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