“Virtually everyone in technology knows about Kevin Mitnick, who in the 1970s, ‘80s and ‘90s was a notorious fugitive hacker on the run from the FBI,” Mike Elgan reports for Computerworld. “Most experts also know that he’s made his living since being released from prison as a security consultant. But did you know that he still hacks for a living?”
“Mitnick has always emphasized the importance of social engineering for hacking, an emphasis that’s lacking in most security advice. He also focuses on how to get through to a public that struggles to appreciate the risks,” Elgan reports. “So he gets through to his public by hacking them (with their permission). Corporate training can make the eyes glaze over. So Mitnick drives his points home by actually hacking his clients, then showing them how they could be easily victimized in the future by a malicious hacker.”
“He’s got some easy tips for securing mobile devices,” Elgan reports. “I sat down with Mitnick at last week’s RSA conference in San Francisco, and he rattled off advice that everyone can use.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Some good advice in the full article, so take heed.