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About Kevin Mitnick
Kevin Mitnick is a well-known American computer security consultant, public speaker, author and computer hacker who gained worldwide notoriety in the mid 1990s as one of the world's most wanted black hat hackers. After eluding capture from the authorities for more than two years, he was finally arrested by the FBI in 1995 and served five years in prison. Upon his release from prison in 2000, he founded the Mitnick Security Consulting, LLC.
In 2011, he published his bestselling autobiography titled Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker.
He was married to Bonnie Vitello from 1987 to 1990.
He first broke into the computer network of a company when he was only 16 years old.
After his release from prison, he began offering computer security consultancy services to major companies and government agencies all over the world, including the FBI.
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Famous quotes by Kevin Mitnick
A company can spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on firewalls, intrusion detection systems and encryption and other security technologies, but if an attacker can call one trusted person within the company, and that person complies, and if the attacker gets in, then all that money spent on technology is essentially wasted.Kevin Mitnick
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.Kevin Mitnick
As a young boy, I was taught in high school that hacking was cool.Kevin Mitnick
Hackers are breaking the systems for profit. Before, it was about intellectual curiosity and pursuit of knowledge and thrill, and now hacking is big business.Kevin Mitnick
I get hired by companies to hack into their systems and break into their physical facilities to find security holes. Our success rate is 100% we've always found a hole.Kevin Mitnick
I get hired to hack into computers now and sometimes it's actually easier than it was years ago.Kevin Mitnick
I got so passionate about technology. Hacking to me was like a video game. It was about getting trophies. I just kept going on and on, despite all the trouble I was getting into, because I was hooked.Kevin Mitnick
I think it goes back to my high school days. In computer class, the first assignment was to write a program to print the first 100 Fibonacci numbers. Instead, I wrote a program that would steal passwords of students. My teacher gave me an A.Kevin Mitnick
I was pretty much the government's poster boy for what I had done.Kevin Mitnick
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.Kevin Mitnick
It's kind of interesting, because hacking is a skill that could be used for criminal purposes or legitimate purposes, and so even though in the past I was hacking for the curiosity, and the thrill, to get a bite of the forbidden fruit of knowledge, I'm now working in the security field as a public speaker.Kevin Mitnick
My actions constituted pure hacking that resulted in relatively trivial expenses for the companies involved, despite the government's false claims.Kevin Mitnick
No way, no how did I break into NORAD. That's a complete myth. And I never attempted to access anything considered to be classified government systems.Kevin Mitnick
Should we fear hackers? Intention is at the heart of this discussion.Kevin Mitnick
Some people think technology has the answers.Kevin Mitnick
Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Inc, which set the computing world on its ear with the Macintosh in 1984.Kevin Mitnick
Kevin Mitnick's Popularity
Kevin Mitnick is a famous American computer hacker and author, who was born on August 6, 1963. As a person born on this date, Kevin Mitnick is listed in our database as the 27th most popular celebrity for the day (August 6) and the 85th most popular for the year (1963).
People born on August 6 fall under the Zodiac sign of Leo, the Lion. Kevin Mitnick is the 624th most popular Leo.
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