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Summary

Kevin Mitnick is a famous Celebrity from USA, he is 50 years old and still alive, born August 6, 1963.

Biography

Kevin David Mitnick is one of the most famous hackers ever been imprisoned. He was sentenced to a punishment that many consider to be quite hard in proportion to his crime.

Timeline:
1981 - Dom to destroy data on a computer network and stealing administrator manuals from your telephone company.

1983 - Convicted of breaking into Pentagon computer system via the ARPANET from the University of USCs terminals.

1987 - Convicted of stealing software from the Santa Cruz Operation (SCO).

1988 - pleaded guilty to an accusation of computer fraud and a charge of being in possession of illegal long-distance access codes, after being trapped for nocturnal attacks in an attempt to force the access to Digital's corporate network, called Easynet, for the purpose of steal a copy of Digital's VMS minicomputer-control system.

1990 - Had to go underground for over a year after accusations of trying on a TRW credit-computer. An arrest warrant was issued, but for unknown reasons it disappeared from the police system without explanation.

1994 - The Christmas Mitnick broke into Tsutomu Shimomuras computers in San Diego, California. Less than two months later, Tsutomu had tracked Mitnick in an electronic search across the United States.

1995 - Mitnick was arrested by the FBI on 15 February. He was accused and convicted of breaking into one of America's most secure computer systems. Among other things, listen to others' calls.

2002 - Release from prison with the proviso that he was under no circumstance honorable to come near a computer or the Internet.

2003 - On 21 January, Mitnick, on live TV, go online for the first time since his arrest in 1995. The first site he visited was the boyfriend's weblog.

Today - Co-founder of Mitnick Security Consulting firm, former Defensive Thinking that offers consultants to security issues.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac leo, who is known for Ruling, Warmth, Generosity, Faithful, Initiative. Our collection contains 22 quotes who is written / told by Kevin, under the main topic Computers.

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Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Mitnick

Famous quotes by Kevin Mitnick (22)


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"Some people think technology has the answers"
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"Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Inc, which set the computing world on its ear with the Macintosh in 1984"
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"So what I was essentially doing was, I compromised the confidentiality of their proprietary software to advance my agenda of becoming the best at breaking through the lock"
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"Should we fear hackers? Intention is at the heart of this discussion"
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"My actions constituted pure hacking that resulted in relatively trivial expenses for the companies involved, despite the government's false claims"
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"I believe in having each device secured and monitoring each device, rather than just monitoring holistically on the network, and then responding in short enough time for damage control"
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"Security is always going to be a cat and mouse game because there'll be people out there that are hunting for the zero day award, you have people that don't have configuration management, don't have vulnerability management, don't have patch management"
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"Back in my day, I would probe by hand. Now you can get commercial software that does the job for you"
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"So the ethic I was taught in school resulted in the path I chose in my life following school"
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"All they need to do is to set up some website somewhere selling some bogus product at twenty percent of the normal market prices and people are going to be tricked into providing their credit card numbers"
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"But a lot of businesses out there don't see the return on investment, they look at it as a liability, and until they can understand that proactive security actually returns, gives them a return on investment, it's still a hard sell for people"
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"As a young boy, I was taught in high school that hacking was cool"
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"Are hackers a threat? The degree of threat presented by any conduct, whether legal or illegal, depends on the actions and intent of the individual and the harm they cause"
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"Then again, my case was all about the misappropriation of source code because I wanted to become the best hacker in the world and I enjoyed beating the security mechanisms"
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"Of course I'm sure half the people there hate me and half the people like me"
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"I'm an expert witness in a case that's in appeal about a guy who allegedly misappropriated source code from a major, major company - he actually worked there and then apparently they found it on his laptop later"
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"I was pretty much the government's poster boy for what I had done"
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"We have problems with our physical security, operational security through to management"
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"It was used for decades to describe talented computer enthusiasts, people whose skill at using computers to solve technical problems and puzzles was - and is - respected and admired by others possessing similar technical skills"
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"The hacker mindset doesn't actually see what happens on the other side, to the victim"
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"I made stupid decisions as a kid, or as a young adult, but I'm trying to be now, I'm trying to take this lemon and make lemonade"
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"Any type of operating system that I wanted to be able to hack, I basically compromised the source code, copied it over to the university because I didn't have enough space on my 200 megabyte hard drive"


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