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Re: Kevin Mitnick Recalled

Danny Burstein (
Sun, 12 Dec 2004 00:57:23 UTC

In <> Lisa Minter
<> writes:

> Rummaging around through the Telecom Archives, I found two interesting
> items on Kevin Mitnick. I wonder if anyone knows what he has been
> doing since 1997 or whenever he got out of prison.

From a recent post I made to another group:

Subject: Mitnick using his powers for Good. Demonstrates Windows probs

"Surfing the Web has never been more risky.

"Simply connecting to the Internet -- and doing nothing else --
exposes your PC to non-stop, automated break-in attempts by intruders
looking to take control of your machine surreptitiously.

"While most break-in tries fail, an unprotected PC can get hijacked
within minutes of accessing the Internet.


"'It's a hostile environment out there,' says tech security consultant
Kevin Mitnick, who served five years in prison for breaking into
corporate computer systems in the mid-1990s. "Attackers have become
extremely indiscriminate."

[ snippety snip ]

Knowledge may be power, but communications is the key
[to foil spammers, my address has been double rot-13 encoded]

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