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Kevin Mitnick Quotes & Quotations
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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. Kevin-MitnickKevin Mitnick
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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. Kevin-MitnickKevin Mitnick
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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. Kevin-MitnickKevin Mitnick
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    As a young boy, I was taught in high school that hacking was cool. Kevin-MitnickKevin Mitnick
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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. Kevin-MitnickKevin Mitnick
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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. Kevin-MitnickKevin Mitnick
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    I can't really stereotype the whole industry, but they'll be proactive about anti-virus software because they've already seen the effects. Kevin-MitnickKevin Mitnick
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    I was pretty much the government's poster boy for what I had done. Kevin-MitnickKevin Mitnick
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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. Kevin-MitnickKevin Mitnick
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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. Kevin-MitnickKevin Mitnick
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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. Kevin-MitnickKevin Mitnick
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    My message today is primary the same... I usually go around speaking on the threat of the human element, particularly on social engineering. Kevin-MitnickKevin Mitnick
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    Of course I'm sure half the people there hate me and half the people like me. Kevin-MitnickKevin Mitnick
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    So the ethic I was taught in school resulted in the path I chose in my life following school. Kevin-MitnickKevin Mitnick
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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. Kevin-MitnickKevin Mitnick
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    So what you have to do is think about authenticating credit card transactions more than thinking about obfuscating the credit card number. Kevin-MitnickKevin Mitnick
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    Some people think technology has the answers. Kevin-MitnickKevin Mitnick
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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. Kevin-MitnickKevin Mitnick
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    The hacker mindset doesn't actually see what happens on the other side, to the victim. Kevin-MitnickKevin Mitnick
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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. Kevin-MitnickKevin Mitnick