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zatoicchi
21.07.08, 12:02
NEW YORK--Kevin Mitnick knows that the weakest link in any security system is the person holding the information.

As a young fugitive hacker, he went to jail for breaking into computer networks, mostly by using his cunning and persuasion than his tech skills. He was an early master of the science of social engineering--manipulating people into doing what you want, such as giving out passwords and other information that unlocks sensitive information on networks.

Mitnick and a panel of other hackers discussed their social engineering pranks and gave live demonstrations at the Live HOPE (Hackers on Planet Earth) conference late on Saturday.

"Everything happened more than five years ago" and the statute of limitations has passed, he said. "I never said I didn't deserve to be punished, but it really went overboard putting me in solitary confinement" for eight months.

Social Engineering 101: Mitnick and other hackers show how it's done (http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-9995253-83.html?tag=nefd.top)

Aurion
21.07.08, 18:46
"(Hackers on Planet Earth)" damn,what a mighty nickname !! if that really happened then I guess they are the source of penetrations in the world :wink2:

shoulder
21.07.08, 18:51
A good movie about Kevin Mitnick and Social Engineering is Takedown. :top:
And no, it's not Hackers 2. :biggrin:

Aurion
21.07.08, 18:57
LOL are u serious shoulder ?? this would be way awesome to see how new tricks can be done in a LIVE show :biggrin:

anon
21.07.08, 19:14
mhm, remember the kevin mitnick credit card scandal? (where supposedly bill gates' card info had been leaked too)

shoulder
21.07.08, 19:14
Yeah, I'm serious, didn't you know this movie before?
I really like it because it's not so exaggerated like some other hacker movies.