NEW CARTOON: How Kevin Mitnick Stole the Source Code for the Best Cell Phone of 1992

While on the run from the feds, Kevin Mitnick stole the source code of the Motorola MicroTAC Ultralite, the most advanced cellphone at the time, with a few phone calls.

n 1992, Kevin Mitnick was on the run from the cops, one of the most wanted men in the United States, and certainly the most wanted hacker. He was living in Denver under a pseudonym, and was very worried about government surveillance.

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How Do You Get Students to Think Like Criminals?

The skills needed for cybersecurity jobs aren’t easy to learn in the classroom.

Between September 2017 and August 2018, employers in the United States posted 313,735 job openings for cybersecurity professionals. Filling those jobs would mean increasing the country’s current cybersecurity work force of 715,000 people by more than 40 percent, according to data presented at the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education Conference this month. With the number of unfilled cybersecurity jobs worldwide projected to multiply into the millions in the next three years, it’s no surprise that governments, companies and schools are racing to pour more resources into cybersecurity training and education programs.

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TUNE IN: Kevin Mitnick is Going Down!

Kevin Mitnick and I are passionately debating the right password policy, using our decades of knowledge and real-life hacking experience.

Listen to it all go down. Register at https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/1856107/295DE6CAB72FFD67B1323DDF19759750?partnerref=SpiceRG2

Ever since the National Institute of Standards and Technology (https://www.nist.gov) submitted Special Publication 800-63 (https://pages.nist.gov/800-63-3/), Digital Identity Guidelines, for review a few years ago, the computer security world has been debating or intentionally ignoring its newest recommended password policies which run starkly contrarian to decades of previous advice. The new advice is so contrary to decades of previous advice, from the same organization, that virtually no one believes it. Certainly, almost no one is using it.

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Why cybersecurity experts think we should trust midterm election results

Computer systems around the world are vulnerable to cyberattacks. This includes voting machines, email networks, social media, and critical infrastructure that cities rely on to provide basic services. Yet none of these cyber-threats is as dangerous to the electoral process as the cumulative fear and uncertainty that hacking could change the outcome of elections.

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Kevin Mitnick - hacker after the pass

What does one of the most famous hackers in the world do after switching to the bright side of power? He advises others not to fall victim to those who act on the dark side. Kevin Mitnick admits in an interview with Press.pl that there are 100% safe systems, and he is on the side to minimize the risk. You hacked telephone networks, broke into the servers of the largest communication corporations, fooled you for years. Today you are a network security consultant. A former drug dealer may be a good policeman? 

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EVENT REVIEW: Cyber Security Atlanta Day 1 Highlights

Must see video: Day 1 of Cyber Security Atlanta 2018

Where: Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta Georgia

When: 15-18 October 2018

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SEE LIVE (Poland) “I will show how hackers use our weakness”

Among his "favorite actions" he mentions, among others hacking communication lines of McDonald's restaurants. When customers came through the so-called DriveThru, employees could hear them and receive applications, but it was Kevin Mitnick who responded, blocking this possibility of service. "I sat in front of the window and took over communication" - recalls years later the most famous hacker in the world, who will be the guest of the October Inside Trends conference in Warsaw.

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Yes, Google’s Security Key Is Hackable

Here is an article by Roger Grimes, Data-Driven Defense Evangelist at KnowBe4

Ever since Google told the world that none of its 85,000 employees had been successfully hacked (https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/07/google-security-keys-neutralized-employee-phishing/) since they started implementing Security Keys, like Yubico’s YubiKey (https://www.yubico.com/products/yubikey-hardware/), I’ve been contacted by friends and the media about my thoughts.

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Can Australian voicemail be hacked? Optus, Telstra and Vodafone respond

The News International scandal over voicemail hacking may have focused on Britain so far, but it made us wonder whether Australian voicemail is safe.

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4 scams that illustrate the one-way authentication problem

These scams rely on tricking consumers into believing they are interacting with a trusted vendor. Here’s how vendors can prevent the scams.

My 11 ways to hack 2FA column a few weeks ago continues to be a popular discussion topic with readers. Most people are shocked about how easy it is to hack around two-factor (2FA) and multi-factor authentication (MFA). It isn’t hard. Sometimes it’s as easy as a regular phishing email.

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