In tweets sent Monday morning marking down U.S. knowledge organizations’ affirmation that Russia was behind endeavors to meddle with the U.S. presidential decision, Trump said it was practically difficult to figure out who was really behind a hack unless they were gotten in the demonstration. That is not a view grasped by the thousands who have made their occupation uncovering programmers.
The term “hacking” carries so many negative implications in the corporate world that few companies can perceive hackers as a force for good. Many erstwhile criminal hackers have discovered, however, that their skills are transferrable to that corporate world and that they can use those skills on the positive side of the law to develop careers as cybersecurity analysts. Some of the more notorious black hat hackers from the past several years have successfully made this transition.
The world’s most famous hacker, Kevin Mitnick, was once on the FBI’s Most Wanted List for hacking into 40 major corporations, including IBM, Nokia and Motorola. He now is a leading security consultant who is hired by companies to reveal vulnerabilities in their security system using the very skills that landed him in prison for five years.hacker
What is the most engaging story about hackers/hacking?
The first thing that comes to mind is Kevin Mitnick’s Ghost in the Wires. I binge-listened to the book on audio in a few days. It is the most engaging story, about hacking or otherwise, that I’ve ever read. The summary from Amazon does the book more justice than I could:
Mr. Robot Recap: The Twist in Episode 7 Is Big But a Bit Trying
Fans of Mr. Robot, a TV show about hackers who on June 9, 2015 successfully collapse a global economic system that looks and functions very much like ourChimerical one, might want to watch Werner Herzog's new documentary Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World. It opens tomorrow, concerns the current and possibly highest stage of human civilization, which is connected and defined by the technologies of the internet, and has an interview with Kevin Mitnick, the “world's most famous hacker.” What you will see in this interview with the legendary hacker are a lot of similarities with Mr. Robot's central character, the hacker and founder of fsociety Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek).